Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Fengshui saves Mall


Regular travellers to Bangkok would know the former World Trade Centre Building. It wasn't bringing in the crowds until it underwent a major renovation some time back.

It changed its name to Central World and you probably would have noticed this sharp structure protruding from the middle of the building. That's a fascinating Fengshui move.

Directly opposite the building is a hotel, shaped like a sword. The owners of WTC Centre believe that the poor business in the past was due to this 'vicious sword' slicing their building into two.

Amazingly, after putting in the sharp structure to counter the negative qi (energy), the mall began seeing more human traffic and prosperity for all the occupants!

Fengshui is an ancient Chinese practice to help one improve life by receiving positive energy through the Laws of Heaven and Earth. It is a profound subject that has fascinated many.









43 comments:

  1. it was still under renovation when i was there in dec 2006!

    so feng shui do have an effect ya?

    Happy WW!

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  2. Hey, i am first to comment!
    I feel like i already visited some great asian places with your post.
    You always share a very interesting post with your picture. Very nice!

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  3. Thai also believe in FengShui. Mall must be opened by Chinese lah!

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  4. There is also one building near Bugis there, with lots of metal balls on the top floor - according to the fengsui philosophy.

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  5. I know no much in fengshui...think should learn a little bit lo....haha..

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  6. I really like every WW entry that you have,all of them are interesting.

    distorted building

    Happy WW!

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  7. that's interesting! have seen the place thru BTS never stepped on it yet..hopefully years later. hahaha

    happy WW!

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  8. Sometimes you just have to believe it, I mean the fengshui. It does affect our lives.

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  9. Nowadays even non-Chinese believes feng shui!

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  10. fengshui is science!

    so hor... hv u found the sexcrets to abundant sex, money & power?? share-share, ok... muahahahha...

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  11. leonard,
    Yes... fengshui does help in certain ways.

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  12. tigerfish,
    The Thais believe very much in fengshui, not only Thai Chinese. There are several major malls and buildings in Bangkok that have some fengshui elements added to its structure.

    Next time try to spot them and come tell me. If you get it right, I'll reward you. :)

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  13. My angel,
    Where got secret to obtain these!? Must be willing to bare, suck and say things without blinking eyes!

    Don't think senyet (crooked). hehe...

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  14. It certainly is an attractive addition to the building. Happy WW

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  15. Interesting! my family's fascinated with fengshui as well ... though we don't really practice it much.

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  16. Yes I heard about that. I am totally into FengShui. My husband, being a quai loh and all, doesn't buy a bit.
    So I practice it behind his back. So far, so good.

    LOL.

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  17. Negative qi can't be good, we're glad they got it fixed.

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  18. I always love your entry,you always have great info to share.

    I can spot you easily on the list who joined.
    Happy WW!

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  19. Maybe I should have someone over to feng shui my apartment. I have been less organized since I have moved in, and don't know why. Plus I sure need more positive energy in my life. I wounder if it works?

    Eastcoastlife, please subscribe to my RSS feed. My old feed isn't working that well. I had to get a new one.

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  20. That reminds me of my old office building at Gateway, Beach Road.

    And then this weird "evil-ish" brown building that was built right in the line of the two "wings" or "swords" or what not you perceive.

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  21. interesting architecture and concept of placement. (fengshui)

    happy ww. :)

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  22. I've heard of FengShui because in my country others observe it too. It's interesting.

    VERB

    Makimeji

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  23. very interesting - I love it when WW are explained LOL
    I can talk underwater too
    Feng shui is amazing

    My WW is up
    My Little Drummer boys

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  24. That was very interesting.. and what a cool building they changed it into.
    Happy WW

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  25. i'm fascinated with fengshui... i would like to at least learn some tips... there's no harm in following them, right?

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  26. Impressive building ! More and more people here are putting their furniture in "Fengshui" way. There are decorators especially for this and they earn a lot of money I can tell you !

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  27. Your WW and my APAD WW today connects :P I think World Trade BKK I'll think of the ErWan Shrine(4 face Buddha) diagonally across it.

    p/s: "peifu peifu" with your 2 fingers snaps :P I'm still in the midst of training on that!!

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  28. Wow! Some people will go to great lengths for the proper Fengshui! And it looks like it worked, too.

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  29. Very interesting information. Feng Shui must work since they've been perfecting it for centuries!

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  30. Very informative as usual. Interesting architecture...
    Happy Wednesday to you.

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  31. I don't know anything about fengshui or architecture, but mayhap you should look up the meaning of Wordless Wednesday. ;P

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  32. I am a die-hard feng shui amateur! But I keep losing track of my turtles and golden frogs.. and people keep giving me cactus plants! One thing I will never accept is a clock!

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  33. eastcoast, I do a little feng shui in my house. Your story about the mall is amazing. Who's to say? :D

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  34. Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Interesting. Thanks for the insights. I really do not know too much about FengShui to practise it. Happy WW

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  36. It'd be interesting to interview some of the visitors to the building, before and after the renovation, to see how they had picked up on this change of vibe.....see if they used to feel uneasy, unsettled.....

    Architecture affects us more than we like to admit. I'm a big fan of this book:
    http://www.alaindebotton.com/architecture.asp

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  37. Great report! And a great post as well.

    Here is my post for today, and here is my "Where were you" game. Do you want to play?

    Happy WW!

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  38. Yes.. i remembered that they didn't have alot of traffic.. when i was in Bangkok many years ago. I really believe in feng shui.. ! donch play, play..!

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