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.

Thursday, June 08, 2023

New look of the Bagan Datuk jetty

Continuing from Perak river from the floating mosque of Bagan Datuk

Actually much development has happened in Bagan Datuk over the last two years making the town look more touristy. Among the places that has received significant facelift is the jetty.

Previously it looks like any common jetty made primarily for fishing and fishermen. Look at the old article The Perak river mouth at Bagan Datoh made in 2009.

Now it looks like a tourist jetty to get to a resort island, almost like the Lumut jetty to get to Pangkor Island. Look at Misty views from the Lumut ferry terminal jetty which is from last year.

Perak river from the floating mosque of Bagan Datuk

Continuing from New bridge across Perak river to Bagan Datuk.

Around 10.30 am we arrived at the town of Bagan Datuk where lies this new floating mosque.

After entering the mosque I went to what should be the furthest extended open part overlooking the Perak river.

With the naked eye could be seen the new bridge across the river about 7.2 km directly from here.

The river is about 1.61 km wide around here.

New bridge across Perak river to Bagan Datuk

Continuing from Sungai Dinding from Lumut waterfront again.

From Lumut we took the road to Teluk Intan where soon could be seen a new bridge across the Perak river (see the middle of this picture).

We took the  bridge which was just opened on 1st June, two days earlier.

It is now the bridge closest to the Perak river mouth.

Previously the closest bridge was near Teluk Intan, some 19 km by road upstream from here.

At a span of 1.5 km this is the longest bridge across the Perak river.

Connecting to Bagan Datuk it cuts the distance from Lumut by 46 km!

Sungai Dinding from Lumut waterfront again

Continuing from New visit to the leaning tower of Teluk Intan.

Saturday 3rd June 2023. After spending the night in Kampung Temong, Kuala Kangsar then making stops in places like Kota Lama Kanan, Sayong, Manong and Beruas we arrived at the town of Lumut. 

Lumut has always been an attractive place to visit.

This time I found this new signage at its waterfront.

Looking at Sungai Dinding, the wide Dinding river from the waterfront...

For the record the last time I was here was in September 2022. Look at the article Dusk at a regular part of Lumut waterfront.

New visit to the leaning tower of Teluk Intan

Continuing from The tower of Batak Rabit old mosque.

Next I brought the book to the leaning tower of Teluk Intan.

Then we enter.

As it turned out the exhibits or information inside is more eye-catching and organised compared to the last time we entered years ago.

Going to the top floor accessible by visitors...

A higher level is off limits.

Looking around for views of the town of Teluk Intan...