Nell Attas


Thanks for dropping my blog!

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.

That’s me with my first child; Baby J. 🙂

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.


Nell Attas.

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