Saturday, May 12, 2007

Photo Hunters - Five


Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest commercial development. It has the biggest Feng Shui monument in Singapore. It never fails to fascinate me with its fengshui elements.

Designed as a city within a city, Suntec City is constructed to resemble a ‘left-hand’ structure, fused with modern concepts and geomancy elements. Its five office buildings represent its fingers and thumb while the world's largest man-made fountain, the Fountain of Wealth, stands at the palm of the hand, symbolising “to hold the wealth of the world in one’s hand.”

Four 13.8-metre high bronze legs support a huge bronze ring measuring 21m in diameter as the water of the fountain flows inwards from the ring. The 4 legs symbolise the 4 races and religions of Singapore, and the ring is based on a Hindu Mandala representing unity and peace. The bronze material is also significant as Chinese believe that when metal and water are balanced correctly, success will follow.

The inward flowing water is significant for two reasons : Water is known as the symbol of life and wealth in Chinese culture, and the inward motion of the water symbolises the retention of wealth.

Visitors can walk around the central base of the Fountain three times, touching the water at all times to gain some good luck. I make my wishes annually at this fountain and it has never failed to bless me.

When Suntec City first opened its doors to shoppers, many retailers were complaining of slow sales. They complained that they could play bowling along the corridors on most days. Now, at any one time, there are crowds thronging its spacious corridors. It is one of the most successful shopping malls in Singapore now. I would like to believe that fengshui has worked its wonders for Suntec City.

11 comments:

  1. Fuiyoh. Real fengshui talk liao.

    p/s I am intersted ... that is your left hand? Haha

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  2. Next year will be Fengshui and F1 liao, ha ha.

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  3. ohh what an obvious idea..the 5 fingers:) you are great!

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  4. I went there two years ago - But never knew about this fengshui story behind it!

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  5. Interesting in-sight... Lots of shui.. ya? It's one of the Malls I spent quite some time at, the last time I was in Singapore.. more than the ones along Orchard Rd..

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  6. yes i heard about this one when I went there a few years ago. It would be great to get an aerial view

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  7. I've been there before but I didn't know that it is related to Feng Shui. D***, I missed the chance to walk around the Fountain to get my luck. Nevermind, I believe that I would have a chance to visit Singapore one day and will remember to do so. Thanks for the info! :)

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  8. Suntec's sheer size and incorporation of various elements beyond the R&R (Retail and Restaurant) tenants made it more memorable and remarkable. I read somewhere that it has one of the world's largest man-made fountain? Perhaps the flow of water helped to bless it richly beyond other shopping malls.

    Now if only part of that blessing can go to the other "City" nearer where I live at the southern coast of Singapore.....

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  9. You have just reminded me that on Wednesday, I accidentaly overheard someone at Tiong Bahru Market saying Carrefour as "Cari-four".

    My co-worker and I was trying to endure the urge. Once we turn the corner, we burst out in laughter for almost 10mins. Can't even smoke properly. ROFL!

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  10. every morning, I walk pass the water fountain go to my office, but, I'm not rich yet.

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  11. Hi,

    The mall is always packed with visitors. During the PC Show, the whole place will be jammed packed.
    More Feng Shui Tips

    Hope you can have a link of my feng shui tips in your blog. Likewise I will do so. Just put a comment in my blog. Thanks! More Feng Shui !

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