This guy BASE jumps from one skyscraper to another skyscraper’s rooftop pool

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 13 October 2014

BASE jumping is taken to a whole other level in this video of John Van Horne in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Not only does he jump from a massive skyscraper, but this BASE jumper makes it into the rooftop pool of a nearby building, 1,200 feet off the ground.

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IKEA Malaysia is selling a table for lonely singles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 3 April 2014

Singles and forever aloners will finally have some company for dinner when they purchase this hilarious furniture piece from IKEA Malaysia. Called the ‘LONE singleton dining table’, it features a mirror that will show you the most beautiful companion in all of the land… yourself! Just think of all those interesting conversations you’ll have, and there will never be any awkward silences.

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Really, animals like to get drunk too

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 3 March 2014

It looks like humans are not the only species on Earth that love to get buzzed every now and then. In a new research published in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’, there seems to be a few little critters in the forest of Malaysia who hunker for alcohol. The study says that […]

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Macro photo series lets you can gaze into the eyes of a spider

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 27 January 2014

If you’ve ever fantasized about looking lovingly into the eyes of a creepy crawly spider, well today’s your lucky day! Malaysia-based photographer Jimmy Kong has taken up close and personal photos of spiders with their eyes staring right into your soul.

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Jesus has company: Malaysians walk on water, technically

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 24 January 2014

Okay, before you scream ‘heresy!’ and ‘burn him at the stake’, hear me out. Malaysians walked, ran, danced, and did all sorts of physics-defying on top of a pool of water. But this isn’t your typical swimming pool. The pool had a non-Newtonian fluid of corn starch and water, called ‘Oobleck’. So technically they still […]

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Graphics spewing colour by LIE

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 9 May 2013

Malaysia-based graphic design studio LIE (or Little Ideas Everyday), which has done a staggering amount of good work ranging from identity design to illustration, recently ran a project on their blog where whimsical visuals, such as a polaroid that spews colours and a suitcase opening up to reveal a sea of paper waves, come to […]

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For just US$2.9million, you can ride a Unicorn in Malaysia

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 9 February 2013

A recent Groupon deal in Malaysia had unicorn rides going for cheap at just, oh, US$2.9million (RM9million) a pop. The goods are USA-imported unicorns, with optional magic pumpkin carriages or a ‘fairy god mother with up to 5 centuries of experience’. Unfortunately it’s exactly what it smells like: a hoax. Still, the hilarious disclaimer that […]

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Illustrations by Malaysian artist Tang Yau Hoong

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By Mareike Muller in New Illustration on Thursday 7 February 2013

The charismatic illustrations of Malaysian Tang Yau Hoong are created by using negative space. It’s a very clever way to play around with the visual illusion you achieve by using the space you usually do not use.

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Institutionised Care: photo series by Eiffel Chong

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 1 February 2013

Malaysian photographer Eiffel Chong has observed just how uneasy people are with the medical treatments they undergo. In his Institutionised Care series, he documents scenes of hospitals and medical centres that serve as ironic reminders of impending mortality, even as the medical equipment and facilities in them help to save lives.

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Disconnection photo series by Chew Jern Ian

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By Clarei in New Photography on Thursday 6 October 2011

Chew Jern Ian, a 19 year-old Malaysian photographer, prefers to patiently coax magic out of his compact camera. He claims influence from an eclectic variety of sources including Indian curry and Korean trot music. When asked about his ideas behind the Disconnection series, he simply said, ‘I will leave it for you to interpret’.

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Beautiful portrait work by Frederic Melotte

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By Sham in New Photography on Friday 8 April 2011

Sexy is over-rated. Simplicity and elegance is what this portrait photographer is all about. Frederic Melotte’s portraits of people and animals have a feel-good, unpretentious quality, and they stay true to the subjects’ personality. Born in Mauritius, and based in Malaysia, he has been producing beautiful photography across these two countries for the last few years.

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Feng Shui art by Munkao

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By mk in New Art on Thursday 3 March 2011

Feng Shui, a solo exhibition by Munkao, is filled with lights, kinetic energy, and has him coining a new term — ‘Painstallation’, a blend of painting and installation. Also, as a possible first, Feng Shui is curated by a real Feng Shui Master, based on his authentic knowledge of the ancient science of geomancy.

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Chow Hon Lam

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 28 April 2010

Some very clever work by Malaysian artist Chow Hon Lam, whose illustrations give voice to the animal and superheroes of this world (or another world, perhaps?!) who otherwise remain muted.

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Lisa Foo and Su Sim’s recycled PET lamps

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Eco on Thursday 1 October 2009

Working exclusively with PET bottles, Malaysian designers Lisa Foo and Su Sim have produced these creative-looking lamps, which will work inside your home or in more remote locations such as outdoor parks and plazas.

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Ee Venn Soh

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Saturday 26 April 2008

Ee Venn Soh is a self-taught designer from Malaysia whose work is very edgy and futuristic.

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