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, July 19, 2024

Limestone lake of Malim Nawar

Peace be upon you. Continuing on the places visited in the recent Perak trip

Tuesday 9th July 2024 after a certain business in Ipoh was settled we headed to Kampar then Malim Nawar where lies this lake.

What is interesting is the formation of blocks of limestones protruding out from the surface of the lake...

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Across the Parit bridge

Continuing from Views from Kampung Semat old mosque.

Next we went to the small town of Parit where lies this bridge across the Perak river.

It is for motorcyclists, cyclists and the pedestrian.

From the bridge one could get to this island in the middle of the Perak river.

It also connects to the western banks of the river...

If not for this bridge the people across must take another bridge more than 4 km up north.

This bridge saves a distance of more than 8 km to get to Parit. Back forth it saves a total of around 17 km.

Views from Kampung Semat old mosque

Continuing from Perak river from different spots at the Kangsar jetty.

Later we went to Kampung Semat, about 27 km from Kuala Kangsar, and stopped by its old mosque.

Like Kuala Kangsar the village and mosque is also situated besides the Perak river.

Up to the mosque's tower.

Views from up there...

Perak river from different spots at the Kangsar jetty

Continuing from Pedestrian bridge at the real Kuala Kangsar.

Next we went to the main jetty of Kuala Kangsar.

Taking in the views of the Perak river from different angles and spots there...

Pedestrian bridge at the real Kuala Kangsar

Peace be upon you. More from the recent Perak trip.

Monday afternoon 8th July 2024. Me and son went to this place in Kuala Kangsar.

There is this pedestrian bridge.

It crosses the Kangsar river.

The river mouth, the Kuala (mouth of) Kangsar. This is how the town of Kuala Kangsar got its name.

The Kangsar river pours into the Perak river. You can say these parts are the real Kuala Kangsar.