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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".


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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, February 27, 2017

Moving on to Bangkinang



At 1.43 pm or so I got a transport heading further east.


Along the way I could see parts of the lake called Danau Koto Panjang.






My next destination is the city (or town) of Bangkinang about 40 km away.






There are parts where the road ran alongside the Kampar river.












Here its crosses the river..





As usual I like to take as many pictures as I feel relevant along a road...














Closing in on Bangkinang...





Arrived at around 2.31pm.


Danau Koto Panjang from the edge down the lakeside restaurant



From the restaurant there is a slope leading to an edge of the lake of Danau Koto Panjang.





I went down it to check the sights...








Further on there is a cape or peninsular of sorts...






I felt like walking to its very end...

















Savouring the views from there...




















Danau Koto Panjang from the bridge crossing it



Close to the restaurant lies this bridge crossing the lake of Danau Koto Panjang.


Remember. The lake was formed when the Kampar river was dammed in the 1980s. So the bridge also crosses the Kampar river.



Views towards the north or upriver...









Views towards the south or downriver...











Danau Koto Panjang from a lakeside restaurant



After having a rest at a mosque close to the main road I started to walk to the road with the intention of getting lunch at one of the stalls beside the junction to Muara Takus. A man saw me walking and offered a lift on his bike. When I said I wanted to have lunch he brought me to a lakeside restaurant.


It has a pavillion eating area facing the lake called Danau Koto Panjang...





This is at an opposite part of the lake from which pictures in the article First proper look at Danau Koto Panjang were taken...