Feng shui, the mysterious ancient Chinese science that the world loves. Oriented from China, feng shui is mainly used in architecture for good fortune. Feng shui masters believed that the position of the building and furniture could influence one’s wealth in various aspects. Based on what we sourced from our experts and community, here are some common feng shui ideas for a fortuitous real estate equity investment, even if you’re looking at Southeast Asian real estate markets like Vietnam real estate market or Malaysia real estate market.
Location, location, location
Real estate equity investment is all about location. We all know that. But this is also true when it comes to feng shui. It is crucial to look at the position of your preferred building before you purchase it. For example, it is auspicious to have a roundabout, a mountain, and a garden near the building. On the other hand, if there is a curved road, a construction site, or a footbridge near your flat, then it may cause harm to you and your family’s health. In general, a building with a bright view, ventilated air, and good lighting will be a safe choice.
Floor number is not the same for everyone
In Chinese culture, the number 4 is considered ominous because it sounds like “death” in Chinese, while number 8 is deemed to be auspicious because it sounds like “fortune”. Therefore, most people will choose floor numbers with 8 and avoid floor numbers with 4. However, feng shui masters suggest that this is not the case. Each number represents a basic element: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth; just like each person. So, it is more important to examine if the floor number matches your own “fate” instead of merely looking at general guidelines. If you’re in doubt, try to seek some inspirations from the latest Denzity series where Denzity founder Darren Wong talks to feng shui real estate expert Allen Kong.
Positions of doors are the key to your fortune
The position of the main door is very important in feng shui. One of the main considerations in feng shui is “Qi”, which roughly translates into “air”, and doors are responsible for the transportation of Qi. There are certain dos and don’ts while designing your flat. The main entrance should not face any other doors, including those inside the flat and those of your neighbors. The main door should not face any windows, lifts, toilets, or kitchens. Pretty complicated right? That’s why people usually hire a feng shui in real estate expert before they start decorating. Don’t have the connection? Go to Denzity Directory to check out some feng shui masters now.
Points of fortunes
There are different points of fortunes inside a flat. Feng shui experts will calculate the exact positions of these points according to the time of the year and the flat owner’s fate. To achieve the most from these points, you have to place specific furniture on specific locations. For instance, a piano can be placed on “the point of fortune” because the movement of playing the piano can increase cash flow, and children’s bedroom can be placed in “the point of academia” to improve their academic performances. In contrast, the toilet should not be placed in these two points.
Feng shui has become a hot topic in recent years in the field of real estate equity investments. Although some may see it as superstition, some people discovered that feng shui could be explained by science. For example, it is not only auspicious to separate the kitchen with the toilet, but also hygienic. Any thoughts on whether feng shui practices should be applied in real estate equity investments? Let us know in the comment section!