It's a boy for former actor Vincent Ng and wife

It's a boy for former actor Vincent Ng and wife
PHOTO: Vincent Ng

It's a bouncing baby boy for former actor Vincent Ng and his wife.

The couple recently welcomed a son weighing about 3kg at Mount Elizabeth hospital.

"It's not easy for a woman to carry and give birth to a baby," he told Chinese daily ShinMin Daily News, and added that he was moved to tears when he cut his son's umbilical cord.

Even though the couple had gone for infant care classes, the first-time dad was still caught off-guard by his baby's urine while changing nappies at the hospital.

"Both fatherhood and martial arts are things that require practice," he said.

Photo: Instagram/Sora Ma

Adding to the celebrations is Ng's recent appointment as Wushu Director of Singapore National Wushu Federation.

Ng is also busy preparing for the opening of a new 6,000sqm martial arts school in October. There, he will hold physical fitness courses with local singer Alfred Sim who is also an athletics coach.

"I hope to serve the nation by promoting martial arts in Singapore," he said.

The martial arts champion loves children and often interacts with the children and youths at his martial arts school Wufang.

And when asked if he has plans for baby no. 2, Ng said: "Definitely! I hope that I can work well and be a good father at the same time."

"Now, my family is the most important part of my life. I'm very grateful."

Ng married Mei Ling, 39, in a hush-hush ceremony last July after a whirlwind romance.

Take a peek into Vincent Ng's gorgeous home

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    Vincent's three-storey home in Ang Mo Kio is a beautiful balance of traditional elements and the avant-garde, which is no surprise considering his martial arts background.

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    If you're not sure how or where certain fixtures should go, think about how to streamline your space so it doesn't look messy or haphazard. Take a leaf out of Vincent's book: A central axis runs the length of the house, beginning from the porch, continuing through the living room and into the dry kitchen. Elements such as the main door, television console and kitchen island, right down to the tile line, are all aligned along this datum.

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    The layering effect of the stairwell design was inspired by the overlapping panels of the pendant light in the dry kitchen.

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    The base of the television console feature is a black marble slab that was acid-treated to achieve a textured effect.

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    Norman sealed off the void at the top of the stairwell to create a master suite for Vincent, with a foyer and lounge area.

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    The leather travertine feature wall behind the headboard has an interesting texture that is a contrast of smooth and rough. It has an iridescent, quartz-like effect against the light that creates a mesmerising visual spectacle.

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    The master bath has a soothing spa-like ambience. The lighting feature around the rain shower creates a halo effect.

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    Even washbasin drainage holes and shower floor traps are discreetly hidden from view. End walls are deftly terminated with a special stainless steel piece at the bottom junction. The specially designed washbasin incorporates a sloping black granite insert that drains water efficiently while concealing the drainage hole.

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    The walk-in wardrobe attached to the master bath was tailor-made for Vincent and his wife. Norman personally looked into each and every shelf and drawer, carefully detailing each compartment based on what it would accommodate. The corner space has been put to good use and the drawers even incorporate hidden locks. The porcelain floor tiles that resemble wood were specially treated to enable them to dry quickly.

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    Norman's eye for detail extends to the smallest of elements.

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    For Vincent, who is used to life in the public eye, home is a place where he can feel settled emotionally, physically and mentally. "It is where I can be myself, without any restraint or inhibition," he confesses. Over the past few years, the self-professed workaholic has slowed down to spend more time with his family. "My family is what motivates me and makes me feel more focused," he shares. And, now, he has the perfect home to share with the people that he loves.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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