Feng Shui is a most acceptable practice across East Asia, where it has been traditionally used by ethnic Chinese. Feng Shui relies on movements of the cosmos as well as something simple as placement of furniture and arranging space to generate a flow of wealth. Believers claim it can and has improved wealth, personal relationships and health.
Hong Kong and in Singapore, it is taken very seriously that corporations such as private banks Singapore is known for, consult Feng Shui experts about everything from business strategy to interior design. Donald Trump has used Feng Shui experts for all his buildings and even Disneyland in Hong Kong changed the angle of their main entrance after a Feng Shui consultation.
So great is the interest in Feng Shui, a regional Singapore brokerage house, issued a Feng Shui client note which predicted the stock market would rise from May to August and the US dollar would remain weak. The note warned everyone to be mindful of speculations, especially in the third quarter. A dealer at a Singapore brokerage house had his fortune read annually at the start of the Chinese New Year and he always adorned his office with a bull figurine to help sway a bull market. He’s a believer in Ba Zi, it’s referred to as the ‘Four Pillars of Destiny’. A Chinese fortune telling that uses the date and time of birth to determine ones life path.
Another Singapore chief executive of a metal recycling firm, get Feng Shui masters to vet his firms blueprints before construction begins on a new office site, or a new factory. But, to be fair, this chief executive also says it’s not only Feng Shui that has helped make him very successful, it’s also his hard work which has helped alongside the Feng Shui.
Many are sure to be sceptical about Feng Shui or other fortune telling can bring in riches, and even the faithful in the financial community realises its limitations.