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.

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

A quick look at the Klah Hotsprings park

Continuing from Sungkai river at Muara Tisong.

Turning back towards the settlements of Felda Klah I made an excursion into the Klah Hotsprings park.

The day was hot. It was hardly a time for recreation especially when involving hot water and hot springs.

So there was practically no one around as I took a quick look at the park...

Or rather, a small part of the park.

For the record this is the 2,393rd article in this blogspot.

Sungkai river at Muara Tisong

Continuing from Small bridge of Perlok Lama.

After crossing the Sungkai river at Perlok Lama I took the road going inland towards the mountains past Felda Klah into an Orang Asli village until the road ends.

That's when I came across a recreational area which I learned later is called Muara Tisong.

The waters seen here is the Sungkai river.

But the name Muara Tisong which means estuary of the Tisong river implies that there is a smaller river called Tisong which flows into the Sungkai river somewhere around here.

Small bridge of Perlok Lama

Continuing from Sungkai river at Perlok Lama.

Further inside the village of Perlok Lama I came across this small bridge.

It crosses the Sungkai river leading towards the settlement of Felda Klah. 

Sungkai river at Perlok Lama

Continuing from Sungkai river from a designated campsite in Jernang.

After getting out of Jernang I took a village road to get to Felda Klah and found myself entering a village called Perlok Lama.

That's when I found another area close to the Sungkai river...

Sungkai river from a designated campsite in Jernang

Continuing from Sungkai river from a clearing in Jernang.

Closer towards the more civilised world but still in between the Orang Asli villages of Jernang is an area designated as campsite near the Sungkai river.

As such the river is much more accessible from there...

Sungkai river from a clearing in Jernang

Continuing from Looking at the Orang Asli villages in Jernang, Sungkai.

In between the Orang Asli villages of Jernang, on the way out towards the more civilised world, I caught sight of a clearing close to the Sungkai river

From there one could catch nice views of the river...

It is the just the clearing is situated on high ground.

For the record this is the 2,388th article in this blogspot.

Looking at the Orang Asli villages in Jernang, Sungkai

Peace be upon you. A week ago I made a small trip to Perak. A bit of sharing...

Tuesday morning 2nd May 2023 I went to Ipoh for a business. The following day Wednesday 3rd May, after spending the night at the main mosque of Sungkai I decided to venture to a place called Jernang.

Situated onto the slopes of the mountains of the main range that is Banjaran Titiwangsa it houses a few Orang Asli (aborigine) villages.

I went in as far as decently possible on my small car...