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, May 19, 2016

Checking the condition of Sungai Jelai-Sungai Tembeling meeting point

On to the 2nd day of the Pahang trip. Continuing from Close up look at where the Lipis river meets the Jelai.

Thursday afternoon 12th May 2016. After spending half the day at a seminar in Kuala Lipis I took the old road to Jerantut and stopped by at this place.

This is Kuala Tembeling, one of the main gateway to get to Taman Negara, the National Park.

See the murky river? That is Sungai (river of) Jelai about 50 km downstream from the town of Kuala Lipis.

A close up look. See the river with clearer water flowing into the Jelai? That is Sungai (river of) Tembeling.

So the Tembeling flows into Jelai. That is why this place is called Kuala (estuary of) Tembeling.

A look upstream. It is obvious that the Jelai is a wider and mightier river compared to the Tembeling.

Anyway, I went to Kuala Tembeling to check the condition of water. I have seen pictures of the Tembeling almost dried up at the actual entry point to the National Park at Kuala Tahan about 47 km upstream. But that was like 1-2 weeks earlier. The situation have changed since rain started to come cats and dogs when I started this Pahang trip Tuesday reversing the effect of extreme dry season the previous 2-3 months. From Kuala Tembeling I tried a rural route pass a small village. The route runs close to the river upstream from Tembeling river mouth.

Essentially this is still the Jelai river. But officially it is known as the Pahang river starting after the Tembeling river mouth,

So the mighty Pahang river, the longest in Peninsular Malaysia is mainly the combination between the Jelai and Tembeling. From Kuala Tembeling it twists and turns for about 284 km before entering the South China Sea near the town of Pekan...

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