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.