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Eyes That Spark 火花闪耀之眼

One of a kind, Spark Optics is a stylist independent optical shop, available in-store and online. Since its humble beginning in 2015, this is a place to go for everything extraordinary.

“We think differently, rebellious by nature, free spirited, independent and yet passionately honoring our heritage” says founder of Spark Optics Wayne Ng. The shop-in-café concept is unique and located at the heart of Penang’s heritage enclave, Georgetown. With the attitude of not not settling for any less than perfection for customers, Spark is led by an experienced optician of more than 25 years, together with a rigorously well-trained & multi-talented team.

Spark is home to many local and international “indie eyewear” brands from around the globe. Housing only unique artisanal, hip and period eyewear brands for those with a hunger for independent thinking. For those who need a good pair of spectacles and not forgetting to look cool with it, Spark is definitely a place to eye on.

Spark Optics 是一家具有独立风格的光学眼镜商店,采取线上网络和线下商店销售模式。从2015年开始,这是一个让一切变得不同凡响的地方。

“我们与众不同的思维方式,天性叛逆,自由自在,独立却又充满热情的尊重本身传统。” Spark Optics 的创始人 Wayne Ng 这么认为。而他们位于槟城乔治市中心地带的咖啡馆概念店是独一无二的。Spark由拥有25年以上经验的配镜和眼镜商所领导,配合训练有素、才华横溢的团队,坚持不懈的为客户提供完美的服务理念。


Smart & Safe Innovations 崭新的智能安防

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Smart Mug Keeps

The Temperature Right

Coffee drinkers always prefer their coffee hot when served and preferably could stay hot until they finished the drinks. Ember Mug² is the latest upgraded version smart mug that not only keeps the coffee hot but it allows drinkers to choose and maintain their preferred beverage temperatures. Best about Ember is that it takes no more than 30 seconds to set up for the first time, has a longer build in battery life, easy to clean and submersible up to 1 meter in water. Furthermore Ember is a connected device and coffee drinkers can easily customize, preset and be notified once the drinks are ready to drink with the right temperatures. Now your coffee is just nice. Not too hot, not too cold.

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A Glowing Dino

For those who love Jurassic World, the Raptor Lamp 2.0 is a must have collectable item that can be placed on your table or shelf. An astounding model of a Velociraptor with moving jaw, adjustable neck and limbs combined with 7 rotational acis, it infuses the raptor with spirt & vigor. The dinosaur body comes with power and dimmer switches as well as an electrical input. When opening the mouth of the Raptor Lamp 2.0, you can find two-way LED light source from its jaw and tongue while the silicone claw can grab a smartphone upright. In short, this cute little dino will not bite but glow.

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Smart Toothbrush With A Smile

Brush your teeth with a smart toothbrush is not only revolutionary but also pretty cool. Trusted oral care brand and industry leader has created Oral-B iO, a new toothbrush that uses 3D and AI technology to guide you in what is the best way to brush your teeth. Oral-B iO is beyond just a tooth brush that is powered by a smooth magnetic drive system that combines the gentle energy of micro-vibrating bristles with Oral-B’s dentist-inspired round brush head. With 7 cleaning modes and a smart pressure sensor, it informs you when brushing is just right so gums stay protected. And personalized brushing encouragement delivered in real-time through the first-of-its-kind interactive system that wakes you up, provides a 2 minutes countdown and when brushing mission completes, you will receive a smile.

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The Perfect Shield

Covid-19 may be one of the reasons for technologists to speed up the race in search of the perfect shield but the actual fact is that this virus is definitely not the last to threaten the human race. Toronto based VYZR believes that it is crucial to create an effective protective personal equipment that can protect humans against all airborne pathogens and other environmental hazards. The BioVYZR a type of PPE known as a Powered Air Purifying Respirator that is easy to wear, light weight, durable and weatherproof. Additionally, this technology comes with anti-fogging face shield that includes six N95 filter refills with a build in fan that can lasts 8-12 hours on a single charge. The only downside for this innovation is that anyone wearing this will look like an astronaut walking on earth.

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A Garden Inside Your Home

Adding greens into one’s home somehow just add value to the interior and provide a soothing lifestyle. Imagine how amazing if one can have a garden in the living room yet providing fresh green produce for consumption. OGarden Smart is an indoor micro farm that allows city dwellers to grow up to 90 types of plants simultaneously and with an expected harvest time within one month. This smart rotating garden can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in a controlled environment with no hassle of ‘sunlight’ and water all year round. It is an easy to use and minimal maintenance creation that allows your family to stay healthy with no pesticides organic greens. Not to mention it also helps save the environment and money. OGarden Smart is not only a hobby for some that can have fresh produce at their finger tips but it is also important to teach generations to come about saving and protecting the environment through smart innovations.


Patrick Ng, formerly from Johore, Malaysia is now a leading architect and company director of Strata PNA and OYOB Property

Imagine as an adolescent, arriving in a foreign country short of cash, not knowing anyone and having no resources or accommodation. 

This is how Patrick Ng remembers his first day in the country in 1978. Then at 19, it was a day he’ll never forget because the humble beginnings did not foretell the exciting and successful career that was to follow.

“I came from Johore, Malaysia, during the time of Gough Whitlam’s free education policy  to study Architecture at RMIT. While I was excited to start my new life here, the policy was at its tail end and it was offered to me at the last minute which left me completely unprepared. 

Thankfully, a Monash Uni student coordinator was able to help me with accommodation and the rest is history,” recounts Ng. 

In 1994, Ng founded StrataPNA at the age of 35 and today he is the leading architect and co- director of StrataPNA and Own Your Own Block (OYOB), a property development company. 

OYOB’s boutique unit development, The Ultimo at the suburb of Narre Warren

OYOB’s portfolio boasts a multitude of projects in Victoria with a value in excess of $250 million. Its latest, a 410 lot residential land development, is a unique housing estate abutting Kororoit Creek which will be the longest linear park in the state of Victoria upon completion.

Leaders of the Generosity Economy

OYOB has always been the game changer not only in property development, but in its pursuit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). 

Ng, with co-director Dhilharan Sivaratnam, founded OYOB with a unique business model: to build the largest property development community in Australia by making property affordable for everyday Aussies.

But it goes beyond that. OYOB’s 20 staff members and investment community have collectively raised over $1 million over the last 8 years, giving back to communities through what they call the “generosity economy.” 

“We’re so grateful for the opportunities that have been afforded to us and we aren’t just giving back, but are also helping our community grow and engender sustainability in the charities we support,” says Ng.  

This Generosity Economy is the bedrock of OYOB where it extends into the non-profit sector via partnerships with multiple stakeholders to create long-term impact on communities. 

“We’re so grateful for the opportunities afforded to us and we’re not only giving back, but also helping our community grow…”

OYOB is inviting you on its next charitable experience Tuk Tuk ride in Sri Lanka

Giving back in a disruptive way  

OYOB is disrupting the traditional understanding of charity by moving beyond philanthropy. 

Rather, their whole workplace culture and community participate in meaningful experiences to deeply connect with the charity.

Every year, the company and its business community embark on two major philanthropic endeavours raising funds for charitable causes as well as to foster engagement and build strong business bonds through ‘shared experiences’.

So while OYOB has always supported local charities, it was in 2012 that Ng was introduced to Peter Baines, the founder of Hands Across The Water (HATW or Hands), a phenomenal charity caring for at-risk children for the last 15 years throughout Thailand.

Hands’ shared experience bike rides are life-changing and impactful both for the children and donors.
Seeing the impact of funds raised firsthand is deeply meaningful and fun

OYOB was especially engaged with Hands because of its unique model of ‘shared experiences’ in the form of bike rides and its highly successful business engagement programs.

For its bike rides, the challenge of a highly engaging 500km ride is not only life-changing and impactful that it ‘gives back’ to donors,  but also delivers significant funding to children in need.

OYOB is disrupting the traditional understanding of charity by moving beyond philanthropy.”

Every rider raises funds before embarking on the five-day 500km bike ride journey. 

“We instantly form incredible bonds with fellow riders as we’re pushed beyond our comfort zones and celebrate our achievements collectively.  In addition, staff commitment has grown and we have been able to foster trust in business that years of meetings would not have achieved,” said Ng who’s completed his fourth 500km bike ride this year.

Following the April Thai bike ride, OYOB will embark on its fourth charitable shared experience in September: its Tuk Tuk ride in Sri Lanka to empower disadvantaged rural communities. OYOB is working to better publicise this unique charity model in Melbourne and is seeking for strategic partners to create a larger and more sustainable impact. 

“For those who would like to be involved,  we’ll again host a Charity Gala Ball in June to raise funds for these communities and celebrate our achievements in life and business. 

Join us and come along for the ride of your lifetime.” 

For more info, contact FELICITY at 03 9818 1467 or email

At time of print, OYOB’s Gala Ball in June will be deferred to September 2020. Please contact us for enquiries. 

OYOB empowers lives in rural Thailand and rural Sri Lanka


这就是 Patrick Ng -黄福来,回忆着他在 1978 年抵达澳大利亚的第一天。那年才19岁的他,永远不会忘记那天的情景,也因为上述苦涩且卑微的开端,根本无法预示他未来激动人心和成功的职业生涯。

“我出生自马来西亚柔佛州,由于受惠 Gough Whitlam’s 免费教育政策,我得以在皇家墨尔本理工大学攻读建筑学。虽然在这里开展新生活令人兴奋,但由于在最后一刻获得这项政策优惠,我完全没有充分准备。庆幸的是,一位莫纳什大学的学生协调员最终帮我解决了住宿问题。”

1994年,PatrickNg在35岁时创立了StrataPNA,如今他除了身为StrataPNA 的首席建筑师,还是一家名为Own Your Own Block(拥有你自己的宅基地),简称OYOB房地产开发公司的联席董事。

OYOB在维多利亚拥有超过2.5亿澳元的多元投资组合项目。这是一个具备410地块的住宅开发项目,作为独特的住宅区,毗邻Kororoit Creek,建成后将是维多利亚州最长的线型公园。

OYOB一直在引领改变游戏规则风潮,不仅在房地产开发中,也同样展现在其企业社会责任 (CSR) 领域上的追求。Patrick Ng 与联席董事Dhilharan Sivaratnam 创造了OYOB独特的商业模式:在澳大利亚建立最大的房地产开发社区,让更多一般澳大利亚人负担得起房屋资产。




因此,虽然OYOB一直支持当地的慈善机构,但直到2012年,Patrick Ng才结识了Peter Baines,也就是Hands Across the Water (HATW或Hands) 的创始人,这是一个在过去15年里在泰国照顾高危与不幸儿童的杰出慈善机构。


而每位骑手在开始为期五天的500公里骑单车之旅前皆会筹集资金。“当我们成功超越舒适区,并共同庆祝成就时刻,我们会立即与其他骑手建立不可思议的联系。此外,除了增进员工的奉献感,我们还建立起多年会议无法实现的业务信任感。”他也在今年完成本身第四次500公里骑单车比赛。在4月份泰国骑单车之后,OYOB将在9月份开始第四次慈善共享经验:在斯里兰卡进行 Tuk Tuk 车骑行活动,增强弱势农村社区的能力。OYOB正在努力透过墨尔本积极宣扬这项独特的慈善模式,并正在寻求战略合作伙伴以创造更大、更具可持续性的影响。


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By Karina Foo