It is widely acknowledged that Feng Shui had been used in the design of the road layout when Singapore gained independence in 1965.
In the 1970s, the Singapore Government planned to dig railway tunnels for their proposed MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system. To prepare Singapore for the disruption, both physically and economically and using the expertise of the Venable Hoon Choon, the Government issued the $1 dollar with an octagonal shape.
I have visited Singapore and have looked at the various buildings with feng shui incorporated in the initial design.
These include several Government buildings like the Revenue House etc. I have written a feng shui analysis of the New Parliament building.
In the Private sector, there are which have incorporated feng shui. These include Marina Sands Complex, Universal studios, Suntec City (mixed-use development), VivoCity (shopping Mall), OUB Bank and OCBC near the “belly of the Carp” of the Singapore River and others.
Singapore has a significant number of infrastructure projects which show the Government’s commitment to the use of Feng Shui for the development and advancement of Singapore. It is a small island without any natural resources, but its development is based on the talent of its people, strategic location and integrity of its systems.
A. Location of Changi Airport
B. Jurong Industrial Development
C. Tuas Crossing to Malaysia
D. Marina Bay development and water as a resource. Changi Airport: It is one of the busiest hubs and rated the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax. It is on the east end of the island.
E. Rain Vortex in the Jewel at Changi Airport
F. Singapore Flyer and direction of rotation.
A. Changi Airport: It is one of the busiest hubs and rated the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax. It is on the east end of the island.
The east sector of the Bagua (Chinese octagon) is for the 2nd son who enjoys travelling. Therefore, this is the ideal location for an airport.
B. Jurong Industrial development. This west sector is yin metal – ideal for metal or industrial areas.
C. Tuas Crossing: This crossing to the state of Johore (Malaysia) was opened in 1998. This bridge is in the Northwest direction.
The other crossing is the Causeway which was completed in 1912. This crossing is in the North direction.
This combination of North and Northwest is a highly auspicious combination. It is part of the Lo Shu square combinations.
D. Singapore River and the creation of Marina Bay.
In Feng Shui, the outflow of water is a symbol of wealth draining away.
There are three bridges near the mouth of the Singapore River:
Anderson Bridge, Cavanagh bridge and Elgin Bridge.
Symbolically, these bridges “hinder” the exit of energy, hence the outflow of wealth.
In 1972, the merlion (Its name combines “mer”, meaning the sea, and “lion”.) was placed at the mouth of the Singapore River to further stop the exit of wealth from Singapore. The Merlion spouted water into the river.
However, the bigger plan to stop any outflow of water (or wealth) from the Singapore River is the Marina Bay project. This was not only to create a lake to act as a reservoir for freshwater but to create additional land for the Marina Bay Complex (Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay), Singapore Flyer, F1 Grand Prix circuit and many others. In fact, it is a creation of a new city.
The water from the Singapore River flows into the Marina Reservoir as a source of freshwater.
The Marina Bay development has changed the “front” of Singapore and involved 360 hectares of prime land for development. Much of it was reclaimed land, which extended the size of Singapore.
E. Rain Vortex in the Jewel at Changi Airport
The Jewel in Changi Airport is a large shopping centre. At the heart of the building is an iconic feature – “rain vortex”. It is the tallest indoor waterfall in the world.
This rain vortex is based on the initial design of the indoor waterfall at Suntec City. The feng shui consultant had determined that the complex needed more energy in the basement. The “Fountain of Wealth” was designed for this purpose – to bring the energy down to the basement.
This feature was replicated in the Marina Sands Mall and the Jewel in Changi Airport. The primary function is to bring more energy into the centre of the building.
F. The Singapore Flyer and a Feng Shui Master
The Singapore Flyer is an observation wheel. It is very much like the London Eye.
It was noticed by a Feng Shui Master living outside Singapore that the proposed rotation of the Flyer would be encouraging the flow of energy outward – away from Singapore. This is very much like the outward flow of water from the Singapore River which I described earlier.
If you are standing in the mark “X” looking at the Singapore Flyer, the wheel rotates in a clockwise manner; the energy will flow out. It was decided that the wheel would rotate in an anti-clockwise manner so that the energy would flow towards Singapore.
As soon as it realised that will energy drain from Singapore, a decision was made to reverse the rotation direction so that the energy moved towards the City rather than outwards.
Conclusion: From this post, I have shown that it is official Government policy to make the best possible use of the resources it has. It uses feng shui to maximise the results.