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You must be curious about who this writer called Nell Attas is. Well, Nell Attas is my pen name. Nell or Nellie is what I am fondly called by my family and friends. Whereas Attas is derived from Al-Attas which is my mother’s family name.
Many have asked if I am directly related to great academicians like Prof. Syed Naquib or the late Prof. Syed Hussien Al-Attas. Unfortunately, I am not but I am one of the many great grandchildren of Habib Hassan bin Ahmad Al-Attas.
I come from a multicultural family background where my father was a Chindian and my mother is of Malaysian-Indonesian arab lineage. I love the fact that I have a ‘rojak’ heritage because it gives me a unique perspective about being a true Malaysian.
However, most of my life is spent with the Al-Attas and Al-Habsyi clan from Johor Bahru, Johore.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication (Public Relations) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Malaya (UM). I look forward to pursuing my doctorate in future when the time comes.
Careerwise I have worked in different fields such as in entertainment, advertising, corporate and also had a short stint with a semi-government agency.
After 13 years working as a political aide, I have decided to quit and choose to venture into entrepreneurship full time.
Business has yet to be my forte but I am sure that it will be in future. Currently I am enjoying accumulating new knowledge and skills. I am also glad that now have I more time to spend with my family than ever before.
To you my dear readers, I welcome you to my journey towards success and many more years to witness my development as I continue sharing on this special space of mine.