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.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Book Haven at the Strand Mall, Kota Damansara

Continuing from Views from Skypark in Cyberjaya.

Later in the afternoon we headed back towards Klang Valley to get to Damansara.

We wanted to get to Strand Mall.

There was a book fair called Book Haven going on.

Held Saturday to Sunday 9-10th September 2023 it was the first time the event was held anywhere...

For the record this is the 2,424th article in this blogspot.

Views from Skypark in Cyberjaya

OK. This is more recent.

Yesterday Sunday afternoon 10th September 2023 me and wife went of to Cyberjaya.

We wanted to attend a wedding function at a place called Skypark. That is to the right in this picture.

Inside the wedding function.

Then we went to the top two floors to savour the views around...

Climbing up Bukit Tadun

Peace be upon you. Just to clear my log. Something from 4 days ago.

Thursday 7th September 2023. After settling some business in the town of Rawang I took this road heading for the hills.

I want to go to a particular hill called Bukit Tadun.

I have about two weeks ago surveyed the road heading towards its summit.

If you go straight you can reach a water facility of sorts.

If you take a certain turn you can go higher up the hill. But I decided to leave the car at a certain point...

Then I continued by walking.

This is because the road further is not fit for my small car...

Then I saw a junction and decided to take the left road.

This seemed good and safe enough for small cars.

So I arrived at an area which is the highest summit of the hill.

But because of the telecommunications facilities it is off-limits to non-personnel.

I took a walk around the fenced perimeter...

Then went down to the junction to take another road...

It seemed like this one has not been passed by vehicles for quite some time.

Yet the telecommunications facility it led to is still up and running...

I went down the junction again to take another road, the last one...

It led to another telecommunication facility.

With that only I felt satisfied enough on Bukit Tadun.