Moving on to a much interesting project: Puteri-Puteri Melayu—my next book. Am going to illustrate 8 Malay princesses and the first one will be this; Cik Siti Wan Kembang, the warrior princess. My publisher has compiled the text and I just need to do some research on the clothing and illustrate.
History has it that Princess Cik Siti Wan Kembang’s father was the Ruler in an area that is now known as the state of Kelantan. Her father was Raja Ahmad and her mother Cik Banun, both from royal lineage. However, Raja Ahmad died when Princess Cik Siti Wan Kembang was only four years old. Raja Hussein from Johore was appointed as regent to rule Kelantan.
Longer stories on my upcoming book. Stay tuned!
P/S My Mother’s Kitchen (MMK) picture book is 90% done and I just got the edited text from the editor. Hope MMK and Malay Princesses will be ready before I leave for Abu Dhabi International Bookfair so that I have more picture books to showcase.