Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa
Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa Sri Lanka
Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives
Cinta Ayu All Suites – Johor Bahru
Ponderosa Twin Towers
Mixed Comercial Development – Johor Bahru
Sabah International Convention Centre
Pulai Springs Resort – Johor Bahru
Corporate Office @ Taman Puchong Utama


CKTAN ARCHITECT, formerly known as CTAP ARCHITECTS was established in November 1992 in Johor Bahru, and has been active in developments within Johor Bahru and parts of Malaysia since.

CTAP ARCHITECTS is a Singapore-based practice dedicated to the perfection of architecture. It was previously established in 1987 as Chao Tse Ann & Partners.

The Practice

CKTAN ARCHITECTS, formerly established in November 1992 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia as CTAP ARCHITECTS, and has been active in developments within Johor Bahru and parts of Malaysia since, offering comprehensive architectural consultancy services ranging from conceptual design to contract implementation.

We have an expansive portfolio that includes residential developments (from condominiums to conventional housing), commercial and mixed developments (such as shopping complexes and offices), resorts and clubhouses.

Leveraging on our association with CTAP ARCHITECTS, a company based in Singapore, we are able to increase our resources and expertise to handle a wide variety of projects of differing scales and nature.


Architecture is the symphony of space; a composition of strength, beauty and purpose in harmony.

With the highest possible professional standards and competence in all aspects — from design concept to implementation and supervision of projects — we are committed to making every work a masterpiece.

We believe that no one can play a symphony alone, and hold teamwork and collaboration as the foundations of success. Working closely with our clients, we ensure that our design solutions not only meet functional needs but make a positive contribution to the built environment and enriching lives. In multidisciplinary teams, we assume the leading role of the architect, coordinating and working closely with project management, other consultants and specialists; and co-leading role with the Builder under the Design and Build System.


Year Name of Project Award
1993 Pelangi Beach Resort, Langkawi Singapore Institute of Architects
Micro Architectural Design Award
1998 Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru Malaysia FIABCI Award of Distinction
Best Resort Development
2000 Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru FIABCI International Prix d’Excellence Award
World Best Leisure Resort Development
2013 Ponderosa Lakeside Apartments, Johor Bahru Green Building Index (GBI) – Gold Certification
2013 Molek Pine 3, Johor Bahru Green Building Index (GBI) – Gold Certification
2013 Molek Pine 4, Johor Bahru Green Building Index (GBI) – Platinum Certification
1st Residential New Construction (High-rise)
2013 Molek Pine 4, Johor Bahru Special Award for Rainwater Harvesting System (Year 2013-2014)
Johor Bahru City Council
2016 Molek Pine 4, Johor Bahru 1st Iskandar Malaysia Green Accord Initiative Award (GAIA)
by Iskandar Regional Development Authority
2017 Molek Pine 4, Johor Bahru Awards 2017 – Jewels of Johor
– Best High-rise Residential Development (Excellence)
– Best Sustainable Development (Excellence)
2018 Molek Pine 4, Johor Bahru Awards 2018 – The Earth-Conscious Award
– Best Sustainable Development Award (Excellence)

Contact Us

Malaysia – CKTan Architect
Suite 10-03, Level 10,
Johor Bahru City Square (Office Tower)
106-108 Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000,
Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Tel: (607) 2232 481 / (607) 2232 482
Fax: (607) 2232 480

Singapore – CTAP Architects
60 Paya Lebar Road, #04-31 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

Tel: (65) 6732 4343
Fax: (65) 6733 9793

Email us at with your portfolio and resume, and tell us why you’re interested in joining us!