eATSA 03/2011
Greetings again and Happy New Year.

On behalf of all ATSA partners, directors and staff, we would like to wish a very good year to all of our friends.  May this coming year bring more love, joy, peace, happiness, wealth, health and success for everyone. Above all, I wish 2011 to be a wonderful year for Malaysia and all its citizens. I am an optimist and I always believe next year will be an even better year than the previous ones.

For ATSA, December 2010 was a month that we had to endure dust and noise whilst the office renovations were underway. We have now completed almost 95% of our first floor renovation works and it is looking promising. It is definitely a more conducive and decent work space for our staff. We have replaced some of our general lightings with LED lights and introducing energy efficient inverter air conditioning systems to all the work areas. It is our intention to use energy–efficient fixtures throughout the office in the long–run. We are doing our part in greening our office. We hope in the near future to have our office certified as a green building under GBI. At the same time, we are also making plans to upgrade our computer hardware and replacing our computer monitors with LED monitors.


Our recent renovation has allowed us to rearrange our office layout to present a clean and modern look. Our new design has also resulted in introducing more natural lighting into the 1st floor working space. We were also very fortunate that whilst we were renovating our 1st floor of 45, Jalan Tun Mohd 3, the office floor next door to our current office namely the first floor at No: 41, fell vacant. We are now making plans to move our other office, located a few blocks away from our main office, to this new place.

Over the past years, we found that this office felt very much separated from our main office and because of its distance, it inevitably became somewhat of an inefficient work space. Once the renovation is completed by mid January 2011, we will connect the new office by puncturing a door through the party walls of our existing office. And when all is completed and connected, we will enjoy a total combined floor area equivalent to 6 shoplot floors, or approximately 9000 sq ft. We can then house approximately 90 to 100 staff.  Most of all, this new additional space will give ATSA ample office space.

At the same time, we are looking forward to use a good part of this new space as our in-house training area, for approximately 30 to 40 people, at any one time. We are planning to conduct regular training sessions to better prepare and equip our staff with more knowledged skills.  Part of the additional work stations will be reserved for tertiary students undergoing their offcampus, practical training with us. Every year, we receive several requests and applications from students wanting to do their training at ATSA. The selected applicants will be the lucky few to receive good and comprehensive training from our professionals.

From last August, under Syed Kamal Affendi, our COO, we planned various initiatives to improve our work space and services. We are currently implementing our QESH policy which we aim to be fully certified and accredited by the first quarter of 2011. We are now in the early stages of implementing our ATSA Integration Management System (AIMS). We hope to have AIMS fully implemented by the beginning of the second quarter.  AIMS will definitely improve our current work and archiving system.


I have been asked to write something profound to mark this new year. It is always difficult to write one's thoughts at the beginning of the year in a way that it will still be meaningful and remembered by the end of 2011. I will however try my best to write some words that will be at least an interesting read. I would also like to recap some of the events of the last decade so that we can remember some of the interesting events that happened along the way, which I believe may shape our future.

2010 marks the end of the first decade of the 2nd millennium and for many and for many, 2011 onwards will be quite a significant year as it marks a new beginning, the second decade of the 2nd millennium.

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ATSA Updates
Rahsia Estates Resort Residences and Spa meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad

Azim and Hajjah Hanizah (CEO Rahsia Estates) presenting Rahsia Estates Resort Residences and Spa, Langkawi to Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.


ATSA Architects’ submission for NAZA TTDI Shah Alam site was selected as one of three finalists.

Design Proposal

High-End Condominium at Jalan Kia Peng

Naza TTDI Puchong Site A – Finalist

Under Construction
Al-Bukhary International University, Kedah

The Al-Bukhary International University features a valid interpretation of various Islamic Architectural styles from around the world.

IPK Kuala Lumpur  
View from Jalan Bukit Bintang  
Recent Travels (Courtesy from Azim)

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the largest city in Turkey and the 5th largest city in the world with a population of 12.8 million, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population.

Byzantium is the first known name of the city. Around 660 BC, Greek settlers from the city-state of Megara founded a Doric colony on the present day Istanbul, and named the new colony after their king, Byzas.

Istanbul is a megacity, located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents, Europe and Asia.

During its long history, Istanbul had previously served as the capital of the Roman Empire (330–c.395), Byzantine Empire (c.395–1204 & 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922).

View from the 7 Hills Roof Top restaurant

The Blue Mosque

Hagia Sophia

Summer Palace by the Bosphorus

Inside Hagia Sophia

Mosque by the Bosphorus
Sports Club
Bukit Gambang Water Park  

The ATSA Family weekend retreat at Bukit Gambang Water Park Resort held on 18th-19th December 2010 went off with a bang and surprisingly, the parents enjoyed the occasion more than the children did! ATSARIANS went home with a mug and a T-shirt as memorable souvenirs.

On 24th December 2010, the ATSA Sports Club organised another social activity, this being a birthday celebration and gift exchange session to joyfully end the year.


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