Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities

Well, Ching Ming Festival is coming in April, a traditional festival for the Chinese to visit and tidy up their ancestors graves. It never fails to remind me of Takashimaya@Ngee Ann City along Orchard Road which was previously a Chinese cemetery. In fact, it was even designed like a mausoleum or large tomb if you will to ask for my opinion. Every year the owners, a Chinese Teochew clan association would hold a ritual at the place to appease the spirits which are quite happy apparently as they have been no known paranormal case yet. The below are some of the pictures taken from my old article in 2009 on the Taoist ritual conducted there yearly.

The Largest Shopping Mall in Singapore when it first opened its door with at a deep womb(The many levels of basements) into Mother Earth.

It had  also reminded me of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang who was the first in China to construct a mausoleum city and to build coffin chambers and subordinate palaces in the mausoleum. The first emperor also started
the ritual of building chambers for those buried alive with the owner of the tomb on a large scale. Another
unusual discovery is that the mausoleum does not have a tomb of the empress. If Qin Shi Huang had succeeded in attaining immortality to see it, he would be amazed of what thousands of years ago he
envisaged is a reality today in Singapore, ha-ha....

A picture of the thousands of ceramic terracotta soldiers who accompanied the Emperor.

Anyway, lets look at two interesting shopping malls owned by a local land investment company in Singapore on the feng shui. The two shopping malls are just opposite each other at a busy road junction, the one below is called Velocity@Novena Square. It don't have any sign of water features or any single drops of water at all in the frontage and the building was renovated with a wing building added in 2006 and renamed as Velocity going into Age 8. It instead have a basketball court at the front as it was said the management had wanted to portrayed an image of a sports and health hub.


The other mall owned by the same company known as United Square is diagonally opposite at the side of the cross junction. Here water, water is everywhere at the frontage.

As both are owned by the same listed company, is feng shui at play here and does it means that having yang activity is the same as having water? Or maybe water is not welcome for Velocity?
There are more interesting things to observe on the feng shui aspects between both Malls if you were to spend some time there while you are free, one fine day. Especially on the landforms too, as there is an hospital just behind the Velocity. By the way, you can says all Major Hospitals in Singapore are located on Hilly terrains(There are no mountains in Singapore), coincidence that all architects or the ones in charge love hilly terrains for locating hospital in Singapore?
Till-then, cheers.