KAMPONG CHIEF – NADYA HUTAGALUNG
Nadya is an eco-activist, eco-centric jewellery designer and well known personality in Singapore and Asia.
Voted one of Singapore’s stylish and most beautiful women, there are few stars in Asia who have generated so much interest than Nadya Hutagalung. Well loved as one of the pioneerin’ VJs of MTV, her work brought her incredible success, celebrity and accolades, entertaining over 70 million households across Asia. Follow Nadya on Twitter: @nadya_hutagalng
KAMPONG BUILDER – DESMOND M. KOH
Desmondkis an investor, vegetarian treehugger, Rhodes Scholar, 3 time Olympian, health/fitness evangelist and an eco-capitalist. Desmond’s interest lies in governmental green policies, raising funds for and investing in green projects, and hopes to work with non-profits and corporates on sustainable and environmentally aware practices and products.
“Green is the new Black or is it White?” observes Holman Chin, the San Franciscan native. The former magazine publisher has written features for several leading magazines and popular websites. He is a jack of all trades who fancies deep thoughts and dark poetry.
KAMPONG CONTRIBUTOR – LINDA TOM
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Linda was formerly Senior Art Director for the Singapore edition of Shape Magazine. She continues to reside in the garden city of Singapore with her husband and 3 cats. Born and raised in San Francisco, she remains, essentially, a California Girl at heart.
KAMPONG CONTRIBUTOR – KELLY WU
An environmental management graduate who spends her days working in a MNC and her free time in various pursuits – many of them environmental ones! Although she lived all her life in the city state, knowing that Nature still exists in Singapore and elsewhere in the world gives her great comfort!”
KAMPONG CONTRIBUTOR – SAN LO
San dreams of the day where we can all retire to our own 10 hectare plot and grow vegies! For San and Family this would be back home in New Zealand. For now he’s happy encouraging and pursing Green Investments in wealth management. In his spare time, he’s a covert campaigner for all things sustainable and green and works hard to walk the talk.
KAMPONG CONTRIBUTOR – OLIVIA CHOONG
As the founder of Green Drinks Singapore, Olivia feels it is important to connect changemakers to their community and vice versa. Feeling a need to make more than just individual change, she set out to build a platform for information sharing and networking in the green sphere. One with a love for writing, Olivia hopes to use it as a medium to contribute all her knowledge to those who are interested in making a change for good.
Lian Po Kor is a final-year econometrics major at the London School of Economics (LSE), a part-time research assistant to Professors Lord Nicholas Stern and Danny Quah, and a prospective emerging markets fixed-income trader with Goldman Sachs in London, and has been actively involved in global macroeconomic discussions through his research assistantship at the LSE and internships with financial institutions. Through his work for Lord Stern, he has also become very interested and concerned about the problem of global climate change.
KAMPONG ENGINEER / EDITOR – JEAN-LUC CASTAGNER
With a PhD in combustion physics and years of research in various fields, Jean-Luc oddly started a Feng Shui business, bringing more awareness about the internal and external elements and their relationship. Also a web developper and designer, he hopes to contribute to GK to become a leading plateform of information in sustainable living. According to him, bananas & kiwis make the best smoothies, not wheatgrass, although wheatgrass is fun to grow at home and has a lot of chlorophyll.
KAMPONG EDITOR – BENJAMIN “MR MIYAGI” LEE
Benjamin is one of Singapore’s pioneer bloggers and online citizens, and has a loyal following both online and offline, where he writes across various genres about “all and sundry”, and he is also known as a scriptwriter for comedians like Kumar and Hossan Leong. Being a new parent, Benjamin, his wife Naomi and their young family are always o. the look out for things cleaner, greener and safer.
NAOMI MINEJIMA – KAMPONG CURATOR
Having left the media industry after getting married to Benjamin, Naomi now really works for only one boss – her son Kai. She is however allowed to do other really useful stuff like stay on the look out for cool, interesting and useful stuff for the home and family that are good for people and good for the planet.
Over the past three years, she’s carefully curated a range of things and ideas to share with her friends and n/w, fellow villagers (that’s you, Green Kampong followers)!
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