Friday, March 12, 2010

Inauspicious Spiral Staircase - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Spiral

famous spiral staircase at the National Museum of Singapore

There is a rumour that ghosts were sighted on a spiral staircase in our National Museum. I check it out whenever I bring guests for a visit. So far, I have not met any.

Touch wood. Better not encounter one. :P  


According to Fengshui, spiral staircases are inauspicious. The type of staircase we have in our house will decide the free flow of chi (energy) which is important in Fengshui.

It is very hard for the chi to flow freely through a spiral staircase and it will be easy for the chi to fluctuate, especially if it faces the main door or is in the centre of the house.







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59 comments:

  1. Yo... I saw two legs there... hmm.. ghosts do not have legs right? It must have been the shadows of something.. hehe. :P

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  2. Really? That type of stairs is inauspicious? Didn't know that. I remember old buildings have that kind of stairs, right?

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  3. That's a beautiful spiral staircase. I love the way they look but they are tiring to climb.

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  4. Beautiful spiral staircase! Perfect for the theme! My "spiral" will soon be up!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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  5. Very interesting!
    I also shared the story of a mysterious spiral staircase,

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  6. Nice shot, I am glad that no ghost is using it though! Happy weekend

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  7. And to add: the sprial staircase is hard to walk and one may easily trip :)

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  8. don't wish for it. :)

    beautiful staircase. i think i can't fit in there. :)

    happy weekend!

    yehey! i guess am the first commenter...prize? :)

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  9. How are you?

    I had the pleasure to walk up that spiral staircase at least twice more than a decade ago when the museum had organised Night Tours of the museum. And yes, I have heard of the rumour during the tour.

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  10. I find spiral staircases beautiful but quite hard to walk on. So am content to see them in buildings where I *don't* live! ;b

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  11. A beautiful staircase - but ouch can you imagine catching your shins on those metal stairs!

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  12. I used to visit the National Museum when I was little boy. Believing that the ghost was lurking around the spiral staircase I and my friends would always give the spiral staircase a wide berth whenever we visit the Ntional Museum.

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  13. only sweet ghosts at my spiral :)



    Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  14. Now you sent the chill down my spine and am going to be home alone tonight.....

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  15. Spooky I may say but I find spiral staircases very beautiful.

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  16. criz,
    Where? Where? Where got 2 legs? I must be stupid if I cannot see them. :P

    I heard that ghosts not only don't have legs, they don't have shadows too.

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  17. Randi,
    It's a pretty staircase to have in the house but I don't find it practical.

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  18. lina,
    Lots of old buildings have spiral staircases, probably because they look pretty.

    A friend of mine wanted one installed for her new house but a fengshui master advised her against having it, citing the reasons given in my post. I didn't know about that too.

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  19. Carver,
    I agree with you. The stairs is so narrow and it makes me go dizzy climbing it. :)

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  20. Tekkaus,
    I haven't met any ghost despite climbing it several times. hehe....
    Touch wood.

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  21. Anna,
    Will visit your blog. Can't wait to see what spiral object you have. :)

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  22. jams,
    Yes, I'm glad for that too. Museums can be spooky places. I have a couple of spooky encounters.

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  23. Sg short stories,
    Right, they are not easy to climb. Some have high steps, some are narrow and not well-lit. I get dizzy as I climb up and down these staircases.... go round and round and round...

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  24. ipanema,
    Good that you don't wish for it. :)

    Ooops, sorry you didn't make it to the First Commenter. Try for the next post. You get a link which gets good referrals to your blog.

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  25. oceanskies,
    I'm finally up and about. :)

    I heard about the night tours, they don't have it anymore. It must be spooky having a tour at night in the museum.

    I should tell you my spooky encounters in Memories at Old Ford Factory. :)

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  26. Whoa love the spiral staircase and wanted it for my loteng as a prayer room. But friends said bad fengshui and now you mentioned it in your post. Anyway to 'break' or neutralise the fengshui if we really want a spiral staircase? Me half half believer in fengshui haha

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  27. YTSL,
    I usually don't climb spiral staircases if I could, it's too tiring. Now I'm glad I cannot climb staircases. :P

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  28. Polly,
    Oh yes! It is going to be painful. I scrapped my right shin on a metal staircase once.

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  29. stanley,
    So the rumour about the ghost has existed for a long time? Cool.

    Do you feel that the air around the staircase is cooler than the other parts of the museum? I shall bring a thermometer the next time I visit. :P

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  30. Cloudia,
    I wish there were sweet ghosts in this world! I was told spirits exist because they have unfinished business.... which cannot be sweet. :P

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  31. Poor Doreen!

    Wish I were living near your house so I could pop over to keep you company.

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  32. sassy mom,
    Some spiral staircases are truly works of arts.

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  33. Yeah, great to hear you are healing well. I pray for your good recovery.

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  34. Bananaz,
    Spiral staircases are beautiful to look at and be admired.... but avoid having it in your home.

    My opinion is : Health, harmony and wealth are more important.

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  35. Yes they look pretty, space saving also, but their not so comfortable to use. If you have room for a regular stair then opt for the latter.

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  36. oceanskies,
    Thanks for your concern.
    Hope to be going out again even though it is not very convenient.

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  37. julie,
    Don't worry. The ghost didn't follow me home. I doubt it can teleport itself though blog comments. hehe....

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  38. Freeman,
    For a small house, a spiral staircase will be space saving but the occupants need to be slim. :P

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  39. Looks really hard to negotiate ECL.
    I think I would probably break my neck.

    Happy weekend to you.

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  40. It looks like one we had in my classroom back in high school (it was black, though) but the room looks very like it, too.

    http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/photohunter-spiral/

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  41. very pretty and dainty staircase but I could imagine myself constantly bumping my head on that while climbing it..

    hmm, spiral staircases not good for the flow of chi? that is something new for me. thanks for the tip =)

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  42. That's the best spiral staircase yet. . . and the best story too.

    http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/photohunt-spirals/

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  43. Interesting ! I always wanted to meet a ghost, so I should put Singapor on my travel list !

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  44. I don't like spiral staircases! Going up and down the spiral staircase makes me dizzy!! LOL!

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  45. Yes, spiral staircases are not good in terms of feng shui, but I think it is safer than staircases that are straight up or down. Reason - if you slip and fall, you will be stopped by the sides of the spiral, but on a straight up and down staircase, you fall all the way down! Finish!! Haha

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  46. you know I thought about a sprial staircase...but I didn't have a photo of one. Your photo is awesome!

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  47. Now that is my kinda spiral staircase. I'd love to meet a ghost, Id have so many questions.

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  48. I saw a law firm office using this staircase at the front of their office. Very beautiful.

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  49. Someone left a spiral staircase at my place in the rainforest a few years back and I've been unwilling to use it in any of the dwellings, partly for the reason you describe; but it might be useful as an external fixture - an emergency entrance and exit - as spirals are also the stuff of life.

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  50. Oohhh spooky! I am scared of ghosts but maybe I should be more scared of the living :P

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  51. spiral staircases are beautiful! alamak they are inauspicious huh.. i didn't know that :D

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  52. I've heard of so many stories about the area above the staircase that whenever we visited it, that's one place we stay far away. I didn't know about the fenshui, but what about those spiral staircase behind the house, like those at Bugis area?

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