This blogspot is a medium to share my thoughts and adventures apart from promoting my books. Below are the books which have been written or authored and published by myself.

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti".

ISBN 983-42031-0-1, Jun 2006

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal"

ISBN 983-42031-1-x, May 2007

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007

It is interesting to note that while these books were written in Malay it has gained enough attention to merit being part of the collections of the American Library of Congress and National Library of Australia. Look here and here.

While the first three books were published by my own company, the fourth titled "Rumah Azan" was published in April 2009 by a company called Karnadya with the help of the Malaysian national literary body Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. It features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays alongside the formation of the Malaysian nation. Look at the article A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan".

My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates", an English translation and adaptation of the Malay book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman was published early 2010. Look here... My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates... . For more information check out my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU.

Like my fourth book "Rumah Azan", the sixth book "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" is also a coffee-table book which is published by the company Karnadya with the cooperation of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (the main Malay literary body in Malaysia). Coming out January 2011 it features pictures and stories on the adventure travelling by train to all of Peninsular Malaysia along with the interesting places which could be reached this way.

My seventh book "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" in turn is a coffee-table book which is written, editted, designed and has pictures taken by me. Coming out of the factory October 2011, this book which combines family history with history of places such as Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar and in fact the history of the island of Java and England has been reviewed with me interviewed live in the program Selamat Pagi Malaysia at RTM1. Look at the article Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Some selected contents have been featured in Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".


The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could be obtained in e-book form. Enter http://www.e-sentral.com/, click general novel and go to page 4. You can also type the word "Aceh" at the search box. Or click straight Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Walking through Patani town centre

Continuing from Patani skyline from the hotel.

Around 1.30 pm local time we asked a hotel personnel to send us to the Patani central mosque his bike with carriage.

The mosque is located in Patani town centre. From there we walked around to have a feel of the town centre...

Patani skyline from the hotel

Peace be upon you all. On to the 6th day of the recent southern Thailand trip.

Early morning Tuesday 27th December 2022. I went up to the highest floor of the hotel where me and family have lodged in at the town of Patani.

It offers a good look of the Patani skyline...

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Patani river from a hotel besides it

Continuing from Views from Songkhla central mosque in Hatyai.

Late in the afternoon we arrived at the town of Patani and immediately checked-in to our hotel.

It is situated besides the Patani river.

So for the next two days we get to enjoy its calming views...

Views from Songkhla central mosque in Hatyai

Continuing from Quick drive through central Hatyai.

Next we went to the central mosque of the province of Songkhla which is situated a few kilometres outside the city of Hatyai.

From its stairs you can get nice views of the surrounding...

Quick drive through central Hatyai

On the 5th day of the recent Thailand trip...

Monday noon 26th December 2022. After spending the night at a hotel to the east we entered central Hatyai city.

We've been here a few times before...

So apart for lunch we only went in for a quick look and drive...

Monday, January 09, 2023

Klong Hae floating market after a recent flood

Continuing from Visit to Samila beach.

After Songkhla we headed to the city of Hatyai and immediately stopped at the Klong Hae floating market.

This part of Hatyai has recently suffered from flood.

Normally there are hawkers selling food and drinks on the boats  making Klong Hae a very famous floating market.

But because of the flood which only receded a few days before we came activities were restricted to the higher parts from the river leaving the boats empty for the moment...

Visit to Samila beach

Continuing from Passing through the island of Koh Yo.

Passing through the later city of Songkhla we immediately headed to Samila beach.

My wife wanted so much to make a visit...

So we spent some time here...

It is said the beach got its name from the Muslim verse Bismillah...

For the record this is the 2,332nd article in this blogspot.