Visiting The ‘Bukit Puteri’

From left are my big sisters Kashah, Kafah, me and Kaman in front of the Bukit Puteri.

Bukit Puteri is a 208-metre hill facing the Terengganu River.

‘Bukit’ means hill and ‘puteri’ means princess.

It was formerly a fortress between 1831 and 1876.

It is a very beautiful place.

Uncle Hulaimi or Awang Goneng wrote a lot about Bukit Puteri  in his books, ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’ and ‘A Map Of Trengganu’.

Climbing up the stairs to the hill top.
On the way to the top of the hill.
First we reached the site of 'Meriam Beranak' or the 'Cannon That Give Birth'.
The 'Meriam Beranak'; the mother and the baby cannon.
Then we saw another cannon.
Next we visited the 'Pondok Genta' or the 'The Bell's Hut'. Inside the hut is the historic 'Genta' or 'The Bell'.
The Genta or the bell.
This is the large brass bell known as the ‘Genta’. It was struck during emergencies as well as during important festivals and royal events. Uncle Hulaimi wrote about the 'Genta' in his books.
Then we climbed up the stairs to the fortress.
The fortress.
My siblings and I in front of the fortress.
We saw the throne once we entered the fortress.
Behind the throne is the 'Gun Powder Hole'.
On the left is the throne and on the right is another cannon. This must be the place where the archers be during the wars.
The lighthouse.
The lighthouse is on the hill top.
Going down the hill.

How To Order ‘A Map of Trengganu’

A Map of Trengganu

‘A Map of Trengganu’ is the latest book written by Awang Goneng or his real name, Wan Ahmad Hulaimi.

Please click here for my post on ‘A Map of Trengganu’.

It is a sequel to the best seller, ‘Growing Up in Trengganu’.

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Delivery: RM6 (for the whole Malaysia)


A Map of Trengganu

Copies of AMoT. Please place your order now.

‘A Map of Trengganu’ (AMoT) is the latest book written by Uncle Awang Goneng.

It is a sequel to the best seller, ‘Growing Up in Trengganu’ (GUiT).

The book is about the old days in Terengganu, the beautiful town and the people living there long before I was born.

It also talks about the old and historical buildings that had been demolished like the the mosque near my mother’s house and the rows of shop houses in Kedai Payang.

GUiT was launched at Alam Akademik or Kedai Pok Loh Yunang in Kuala Terengganu.

Anyway the building had been demolished.

My father picked up the books from the distributor this morning and had delivered some to the costumers who had placed their order.

Orders had came in even before the book reached KL.

There was an order from New York, USA too.

I do not really understand the book as it has lots of hard words but my big sister is so excited about it and cannot stop reading it.

I am reading AMoT but there are too many hard words for me...

She was smiling and laughing by herself while reading 🙂

I want to keep one copy and wait until I grow up a bit older to enjoy it as my big sister and my parents.

May be Uncle Awang Goneng should write a simpler edition with  larger font for small kids like me :mrgreen:

This book had just came in from Singapore and may not reach the bookstores in KL yet 🙂

Just now I sold a book to Uncle Wan Yusuf after the Friday prayer.

During the ‘Khalifah Dinner And Talk’, I helped to distrubute flyers.

I hope that I can help my father to sell a lot more copies of AMoT and that AMoT will be another best seller like GUiT 🙂

So, please >>>Click Here<<< for information on how to order ‘A Map of Trengganu’

I wish that one day I can write a book too, like Uncle Hulaimi.

This book is fun and very interesting, so please place your order now :mrgreen:

A Map of Trengganu by Awang Goneng.

The sequel to Malaysian bestseller Growing Up in Trenaggnu looks at the terrain of Trengganu, the landmarks that are still standing and those that have fallen to rubble, the winds that bring chill and change to the inhabitants of his coastal town, and people who walked the streets and breathed the air that is laced with dried shrimps, the aroma of röjök, and salt coming in with the spray from the South China Sea.

Khalifah Institute Dinner And Talk

I was enjoying my dinner.

On March 26, 2011 or 21 Rabiulthani 1432, I went to Khalifah Institute‘s ‘Dinner & Talk’.

The event was held at the Dewan Perdana Felda, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The talk was entitled, ‘Do Your Best’, by Bro Idris Tawfiq.

Bro Idris Tawfiq giving a talk entitled, 'Do Your Best'.

Bro Tawfiq is a British Muslim writer who now lives in Egypt.

[Here is his blog – http://idristawfiq.com/]

This is the second time I met Bro Idris Tawfiq.

Bro Idris Tawfiq and me before the event.

I first met him in 2009.

I also met Uncle Ustaz ‘Uthman El-Muhammady, who was one of the guests of honour.

Uncle Ustaz 'Uthman El-Muhammady sits on the left of Bro Idris Tawfiq.

Over there I helped my father to set up the camera and distribute the flyers of a new book, ‘A Map of  Trengganu’ (AMoT).

I was busy helping my father.

I also help the volunteers to pack things up after the program.

A Map of Terengganu is written by Awang Goneng or Uncle Wan Ahmad Hulaimi.

It is a sequel to the best seller, ‘Growing Up in Trengganu’ (GUiT).

I reached home at around 12:48 AM 🙂

I was very tired but I could not sleep until almost 2 AM 😉