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Kenny Ong

Kenny lives in Singapore and was a multi-hyphenated brand consultant-strategic marketeer-PR practitioner before he realised he is even better at not doing much. He now spends his time not thinking about it and tries to do as little as possible. He is Piscean, if that helps.

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These wind-powered kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe may just hypnotize you into a deep trance

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

The work of kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe never cease to amaze with their simplicity of movements. What’s even more amazing is that they are set in motion when there is the slightest of wind present, setting off their rotating blades as sheer poetry in action. For each piece, Howe worked with some specialized software to […]

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You may do a double-take as you walk pass these works in Istanbul by Spanish street artist Pejac

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spanish street artist Pejac has been delighting his fans around the world with optical illusions that play with the environment they are set against while offering an unusual perspective for the viewer. The artist has said that ‘the least interesting thing for me is the texture, color, or wall size. What I care about is […]

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The largest sculpture you’ve ever seen underwater carries a heavy responsibility on her shoulders

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Meet Ocean Atlas, the name of this sculpture of a Bahamian girl, who’s 18 feet tall and weighs a hefty 60 tons. Reportedly the largest underwater sculpture she carries the entire weight of the ocean on her small shoulders, not unlike Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held up the celestial spheres.

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The rifles that these soldiers held in vintage photos are altered to give you a different perspective

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

We can’t change history but we can certainly learn much from it. Mister Blick, a French creative, shares his perspective on war by marrying gritty, vintage, black-and-white photographs of soldiers amidst the action with vivid and larger-than-life blossoms.

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This stunning wildlife oasis may just be the most underrated Australian island you’ll ever visit

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Tuesday 21 October 2014

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Montague Island, on the New South Wales South Coast, has been touted as ‘one of wild Australia’s most underrated destinations’ in the edition of Lonely Planet’s East Coast Australia. The island was once a weed-ridden wasteland, devoid of trees and unfriendly to native wildlife, with some very reluctant penguins forced to build nests in the weeds. Over the past 10 to 15 years, it has undergone a massive cleanup.

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Believe it or not, these tiny cubes are actually rubber bands

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 20 October 2014

Some items around the house have remained pretty much the same, serving us the same function over and over again. Take the humble rubber band, for instance. They have been around since the 1600s and were patented in England way back in 1845. And they have always been circular. But not anymore.

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Cafe Nookie could well be the smallest hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Australia

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 17 October 2014

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Let’s just get the obvious out of the way, shall we? Cafe Nookie may arguably be THE SMALLEST CAFE IN AUSTRALIA. If you crane your neck to look inside this 2m x 2m hole-in-the-wall cafe tucked in between Buckingham Street and Elizabeth Street on Cleveland Street, you can see one cheerful barista, one commercial espresso machine and grinder, and one 1950s-style sign that says, ‘I just don’t give a sh#t’.

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Enter a time warp dressed in suits and frocks from the ’40s and ’50s at this ultra vintage clothing store

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 16 October 2014

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Already embraced by hipsters and fashionistas, Melbourne is now making a name for itself as Australia’s headquarters of vintage glamor. As seen in the immaculately cut, full-skirted ’50s and ’60s-style frocks worn to great effect on TV’s Mad Men, the polished vintage look can be yours at Circa, easily one of the most authentic vintage shop located on the first floor of the beautiful Art Deco building Mitchell House at Lonsdale Street.

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Man with no legs conquered the most dangerous mountain in China

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 16 October 2014

Jianmen Pass is unanimously touted as the most dangerous mountain road in China and poses a challenge for any able-bodied person to reach its peak. Yet one person has successfully reached the top, despite having lost both his legs in an accident. Chen Zhou completed an arduous  journey of 2,080 meters on the steep and dangerous road, with some of the slopes reaching 96 degrees, and cliffs standing more than 400-meters high.

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This super snugly pillow attaches itself to your hand, arm and elbow for a zzzatisfying power nap

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Designed by Kawamura Ganjavian of Studio Banana Things, this Ostrich Pillow Mini enables its wearied wearer to catch up on some sleep in cool comfort and super style. Whether it’s wrapped around the hand, enveloped at the arm or secured around the elbow, its cushioned headrest guarantees a comfy slumber land wherever your head may […]

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150 street artists descended on this Tunisian village and painted stunning art at every corner

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Gather 150 street artists from 30 different countries, set them free in a village to let their creative juices flow and what do you get? In the case of the village of Erriadh on the Tunisian island of Djerba, also known as the Island of Dreams, any exterior surface was considered prime target for a […]

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These playgrounds know how to take the fun out of playtime

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Exhausted parents the world over certainly appreciate well-designed playgrounds that are safe and fun for Junior to play in while they have a little respite on the side. But be warned. As these pictures show, you no longer have to bring your least favorite child to the playground and put him on some mood swings […]

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These painted lips may start a new Halloween trend

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Have you gotten your Halloween costume yet? You may wanna check out the lip creations done by Spanish makeup artist and photographer Eva Senín Pernas. They may just inspire your whole getup and make you think being spooky can be very pretty. Depending on the complexity of the design, she takes 10 to 30 minutes for each lip art. ‘I always start applying a layer of lip balm to protect my lips.

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These cats will always look shocked when they see you

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 14 October 2014

In my neighborhood, there are many stray cats who are well fed by kind souls and all they seem to do is bask in the sun and judge you with inscrutable eyes when you walk pass them. As for this particular group of cats, they seem to do more than judge. They actually look askance at you when you approach.

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This pop-up bar suspends you at 164 feet in the sky for a great view of Sydney, Melbourne and even Brisbane

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 13 October 2014

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To position the McKenna brand as the ‘Urban Spirit,’ their good folks has launched the McKenna Air Bar at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island. All 164 feet of it as it hangs high in the sky offering an amazing 360 degree harbor views. Suspended by a crane, it offers 22 precious seats and has its own barman serving complimentary McKenna Bourbon drinks and a DJ mixing the beats.

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