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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The sun set off Sabang

Continuing from Views from "I love Sabang"

Just before reaching the centre of town of Sabang we stopped at this beachside area.

We were told this is where people like to rest and enjoy the sunset...

So there we where staring out into the sea and a jutting landmass...

Soon we could see the sun setting down over the landmass which turned out to be the northernmost point of Aceh and also that of Indonesia...

Views from "I love Sabang"

Just about 100 metres or so from the vantage point lies another place of interest.

It is known as the "I love Sabang" monument and is a place for many to take pictures.

Besides it also lies a platform.

From there you could also have a good look at the surroundings...

Looking at Danau Aneuk Laot and its surroundings from a vantage point

Continuing from Going to Pulau Weh and Sabang

On the way to Sabang we arrived at a vantage point situated on top a hill.

There is a roadside platform and we decided to check it out...

Never mind the fact that it was closed to the public then...

Arriving at the top platform we found a wide vista opening...

For right in front below us lies the lake called Danau Aneuk Laot...

Looking at the road besides. Parked in the middle of this picture is the car that brought us here...

Looking at the surroundings while turning anti clockwise...

To the left is the Danau Aneuk Laot. To the right is a bay facing the Andaman Sea...

Going to Pulau Weh and Sabang

In the afternoon we went to the jetty complex at Ulee Lheue.

We wanted to catch the ferry to the Pulau (island of) Weh and were earlier told the afternoon ferry would leave at 3.

It was only at the jetty that we found out the ferry would only leave after 4.

Anyway after the initial rush to get to the jetty from the centre of Banda Aceh we soon went safely onboard.

Views as the ferry left the jetty...

After half an hour or so we could see the mountains of Pulau Weh looming in view...

By the way Pulau Weh is more popularly known as Sabang. 

That actually refers to the capital town of the island.

Arriving at the main port.

From here it about 20 km to the town of Sabang...