Saturday, November 07, 2009

Feng Shui

This will be the face of Singapore's next biggest and most happening place to be: the new Marina Bay district which will comprise of the new integrated resorts, the new financial centres, residential condominiums for the ultra-wealthy, new botanic gardens, new offices and shopping districts.

I was there with my wife just a week ago, and the place, as you can see from the photo is still taking shape.

While year after year, a new skyscraper will loom in Singapore's landscape, one must not forget that the planning of these skyscrapers and new developments may not only take into factors the physical and practical constraints, there is also an element of Fengshui (Feng Shui) or Chinese Geomancy which comes into play.

One evident example where Feng Shui or Fengshui comes into play is the Singapore Flyer, the world's largest observation wheel. The management has tweaked the direction of the spinning of the wheel from one direction to the other direction (clockwise/anticlockwise sense).

Another application of Fengshui (Feng Shui), many says is in the design of Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre, Suntec City. The five towers seem to represent five fingers and the fountain of wealth site at the centre of these five skyscrapers seem to symbolise the pot of wealth. Thus in Feng Shui or the Chinese Geomancy view, it seems to represent the five fingers of a hand flexing in the wealth for the country.

Believe it or not, Feng Shui continues to be studied and applied across the masses today. Believers of Feng Shui in my opinion are those who have try Feng Shui Methods and see them work.

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