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.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Taking the challenging coastal route from Pulau Intan

Continuing from Down to Pulau Intan.

Looking towards the southern tip of Tanjung Tuan from the furthest tip of Pulau Intan.

I decided that we should follow the coastal route to return to our car and the kids just followed.

But there are many challenging stony paths along the way...

The safe route is to climb back to the light house (see On to the lighthouse of Tanjung Tuan) and then just  follow the tarred round downhill to the parking lot.

Thank God it is low tide. Otherwise these parts are all submerged...

Looking back towards Pulau Intan. The time was 6.41 pm.

We have a window of just over half an hour before the sun sets.

And there was still some challenging distance to be covered before reaching safety...

We reached this mangrove swamp which is close to safety at 7.18 pm. Years ago there was a wooden walkway to get through. Now on have to walk on the roots to get to the other end and that turned out to be the most challenging part. For the record this is the 2,366th article in this blogspot.

Down to Pulau Intan

Continuing from On to the lighthouse of Tanjung Tuan.

The kids caught sight of a jungle path besides the lighthouse and immediately took it.

Actually it was my intention to bring them along the path. So they needed no persuasion at all.

It was with such spirit of adventure that I myself enter jungles, at times alone, when I was that young.

The path leads downhill to the western tip of the cape that is Tanjung Tuan...

There lies a place called Pulau Intan which means the island of Intan.

I can see that at high tide it is actually an island.

We proceeded on to the furthest tip of Pulau Intan...

There. Then only we were satisfied.

On to the lighthouse of Tanjung Tuan

Continuing from Views from the water tower at Teluk Kemang.

Next I brought the kids to Tanjung Tuan...

I wanted to show them the light house up the hill there...

I remember the views were superb from this spot in my previous visits. However the wide vista has been blocked by trees...

Still at least I got to show them the lighthouse. And the kids liked it.

Views from the water tower at Teluk Kemang

Continuing from A visit to Teluk Kemang.

Close to where my car was parked is this water tower.

I felt like going up to savour the views from there...