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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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Return to stone age and live comfortably within this ‘boulder’ of a cabin nestled in the Swiss alps

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Friday 19 December 2014

Called Antoine, this compact boulder cabin has a bed, table, stool, fireplace and window (you have to look outside for your ablutions). It is inspired by and act as a tribute to the alpine experience and the writing of French philosopher Paul Virilio in 1975 on hidden bunker archaeology and principles of camouflage. Built off […]

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This turtle teaches us not to mind your own business and that a friend in need is a friend indeed!

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Friday 19 December 2014

It’s a S-L-O-W news day and I will give you one. Caught on tape live at the Taipei Zoo, this turtle was taking a leisurely afternoon stroll, presumably to walk off lunch, when it sees another turtle sunning on its back. Since it really takes one to know one, our turtle knew the other can’t […]

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Would you dare take a rest in this gigantic hammock suspended 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah?

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 18 December 2014

50 thrill seekers took three day off to install this huge pentagon-shaped hammock 400 feet above Moab desert in Utah this month. Called the Mothership Space Net Penthouse, it lured some daredevils into the desert for some dangerous stunts.

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This building looks like a crumpled piece of discarded paper but its design is inspired by something else altogether

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Love it or hate it, this piece of crumpled paper of a building will definitely stop you in your tracks. Housing the UT Sydney Business School and built at US$180 million, it is California-based architect Frank Gehry’s first building in Australia. With an imposing and asymmetrical facade spanning to the east and the west, the […]

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They may be old and decrepit but these 60 automobiles are going for a cool £12 million

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Entrepreneur Roger Baillon collected more than a hundred of vintage automobiles (1930s to 1950s) during his lifetime. Amongst them were a Talbot-Lago that was previously owned by Egyptian King Farouk and a Ferrari in which actress Jane Fonda had sat inside for a movie.

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Cheer yourself and everybody else up with one of these fun head wraps in the chill of winter

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Tuesday 16 December 2014

If you’re one of those who gets a healthy dose of brain freeze in winter, you’ll probably have an arsenal of knitted woolies to protect your precious head during the cold months. Well, apart from doing a great job in keeping you warm and snugly, these head wraps will surely bring on a smile to […]

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It may be possible that your fur baby has a vendetta against Christmas

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By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 16 December 2014

Have you put up your tree to outshine all trees yet? If so, you have my prayers that your pet doesn’t morph into Conan the Destroyer during this festive time of the year. And I certainly hope that the owners of these frisky fur babies have learned their lessons from Christmases past and segregate their […]

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This cosy BnB costs just $8.50 a night but its location may disturb you a whole lot

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Tuesday 16 December 2014

Called the Ki no Ke Pension, this little bed-and-breakfast inn is located inside the runway area of Tokyo’s busy Narita Airport! It used to be the base of operations for protesters who were very much against the expansion of the airport’s original runway. Well, expanded it did and all around it too as Ki no […]

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This helpful kitty is a guide dog for its blind doggie best friend

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Monday 15 December 2014

Be warned. This video is not for the frozen-hearted who may just melt into a puddle of quivering mess. Once upon a time, and the tale is still unfolding as we speak, there was a cat named Pudditat and a dog named Tervel who live on a farm. Tervel is all of 14 and blind as a bat.

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The scale and beauty of these animals’ mass migration will stop you in your tracks

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Sunday 14 December 2014

While we are talking about mass movement in migration here, these awesome pics will literally stop you in your tracks. And it’s not surprising when you think it’s thousands and thousands of each animal type we’re talking about. Be it for the changing of seasons, the foraging of food or the reproduction of their young, […]

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Thinking of buying this house? Hop on this roller coaster ride within to help make up your mind

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 12 December 2014

Verder Met Wonen, a Dutch brokerage firm, has come up with an utterly unique way of selling houses to prospective buyers. They installed a wooden roller coaster that runs throughout the house (we’re talking about different levels here) and while seated in the little carriage, you get to view the different rooms within as well as the exterior of the house being sold.

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At US$250,000 a bottle, this is the most expensive nail polish in the world

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 11 December 2014

Launched by Los Angeles-based luxury jeweler Azature, its hefty price tag is justified with 267-carats of black diamonds inside this tiny bottle of preciousness. We know and they know it ain’t gonna be a snatch-me-up, so only one bottle is available, which makes it an obvious publicity stunt for selling the rest of the budget 0.5oz version at US$25 that comes with a promise of a glittery sheen.

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Show your love of Japanese restaurant food by wearing these one-of-a-kind plastic replica food accessories

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Tourists in Japan never starve for want of Japanese speaking ability since they can always point to the plastic replica food they wish to eat that is displayed very nicely outside most restaurants. And if this experience is highly enjoyable for them, they can also buy some replica food made into necklaces, earrings and rings […]

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A gift for your parents? How about recreating photos of yourself taken when you were itsy bitsy

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Lead your parents down memory lane by selecting some childhood pictures of you and your siblings and re-enacting them as adults. No cheating. Be as accurate as possible in the replication, from the hairstyles to the clothes, the poses and physical landscape. A pair of brothers even used food colouring to turn their present bathroom […]

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Man crosses road, got hit by not one but three cars three separate times, and survives

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Wednesday 10 December 2014

I’ve always believed that you go when it’s time to go and until then you’ll stick around no matter what. This man who crossed a road got hit by three different cars. That he survived only fuels my conviction further. The incident happened on October 28 in the city of Kunshan in Eastern China. The […]

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