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Feng Shui



Feng Shui and the Singapore Flyer

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese custom. It claims a connection between heaven and earth, both of which directly influence a person's positive energy. Masters of the Feng Shui believe that the energy affects prosperity, particularly health, wealth, and personal relationships. It also determines favorable places for homes, burial sites, agriculture, and so on. It's now spread outside China, and it's often used to decide the best arrangement for furniture in homes. Feng Shui even affects building design. One such example is Singapore's observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer.


The Singapore Flyer is forty-two storeys tall and is the world's largest Ferris wheel. It has twenty-eight air-conditioned cars, each of which can hold twenty-eight passengers. The cars face the business district as they rise, and then face the sea and beaches as they descend. But Feng Shui experts realized that the counter-clockwise rotation of the wheel stole good fortune from the city. The Flyer went against the sun and sent that energy out to sea.
Rather than laugh at and dismiss the Feng Shui masters, the chairman of the Flyer considered the recommendations.
Singapore may be a very modern city, but many traditional values and beliefs still hold sway. As a result, it mattered less that the changes cost six figures (the exact amount remains undisclosed). The chairman justified the cost, comparing the change to putting together the perfect ending to a movie.
Many other structures in Asia have had large amounts of money spent in order to tap into the energy. A skyscraper that looked like a giant candle had a pool constructed on the roof because water puts out fire. Another building was redesigned for a large square hole in the middle, which would then follow the rules of Feng Shui. The wheel, as of August 4th, now rotates clockwise. It brings good fortune to the whole of Singapore.

Text from www.headsupenglish.com

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For further information:

Wikipedia
Reading comprehension

Feng Shui and Your Love Life (prepositions)

Feng Shui lesson - Upper-intermediate (pdf)

12 comments :

Mari Sánchez y Caro trujillo dijo...

helloooo!!!! we don't like de text ok??? byeee

SAGUIT AND PATRI dijo...

Hello! we are Saguit and Patri, we don't like Feng Shui. We think that it's no real.

Marina and Dani dijo...

In our opinion the feng shui is cool (Y)(Y) LOL

Isabel & Gerardo dijo...

Yes we like the article.
Is the energy of the world.
No belive in the Feng Shui.

maria y sara dijo...

Our thinks that Feng Shui is interesting and sometimes is true.

Azucena y Laura dijo...

we don't like the text..

felisa pinto y cristina zamorano dijo...

hello sara! we are feli and cristina.I do not believe in the yin yang but is interesting.kiss

TATI AND ANGEL dijo...

yes.
My opinion is that it is very interesting.
No

marina dijo...

HeloOo!We don't like the text is very borig...Good Byeee

noe y lili dijo...

It's interesting this text. We don't believe in the feng shui.The feng shui
is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to utilize the Laws of both heaven (astronomy) and earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive.

Anónimo dijo...

HeloOo!We don't like the text is very borig...Good Byeee

marina and yoli!!! dijo...

We liked a lot to both.
For us the Feng Shui is a method to guide us in the direction of good luck.
Yoli not believe in Feng Shui and I think but not to guide my life and even my house or my room toward the good vibrations.

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