Discover the modern side of feng shui with a tour through the cosmopolitan center of Singapore. From a traditional Hakka cemetery to the lively Orchard Road and the elegant Marina Bay Sands, you can see the ways in which the ancient art is very much alive.
After you meet your guide and set out on the tour, make your first stop at a Chinese-style cemetery built in the 1800s for Singapore's Hakka community. Learn how the culture of reverence for one's family and ancestors influenced life on the island and the design of this solemn resting place.
Next, move on to the bustling avenue of Orchard Road, where your guide explains how its buildings fit into the principles of harmony with the environment that define feng shui. Learn about the former cemetery for the Teochew people that once stood along the road, and then visit a vibrantly colored monastery in Toa Payoh.
Your last stop gives you a look at Singapore's most iconic building, the towering resort of the Marina Bay Sands. With landmarks designed to enhance the image of the Marina Bay district as a hub of prosperity, you get some insight into how each structure has been strategically placed to harness the chi, or positive energy, from the bay.