The Ritz Carlton is a Six Star Hotel in Singapore's
bay area. A peripheral view elucidate the presence of octagonal
shaped windows with the whole of the lower portion of this
building elevated high up into the air. Beneath thus exists
a gigantic spherical air well with its inner frontage together
with both the dragon and tiger barricades displaying design
In view of the many buildings sighted by
the author during various
visits to Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East, windows
adopting the Ba Gua shape is indeed a vacuity. Ritz Carlton
is indeed avant garde to use this conception. From the point
of feng shui the Ba Gua is used for the elimination of Shar
from outer formation. However, care must be taken because
it also encourages disharmony and lawsuit thus its placement
must be that of due care to prevent environmental disharmony.
Just adjacent to one side of the hotel is a diagonal eight
lane highway. With the high speed of the traveling vehicles
and the proximity of this bridge, the impact of its Shar is
ominous. Certain geomancers will use 'Ba Gua mirrors' to intermit
this Shar, whereas for the Ritz Carlton, the octagonal shaped
windows employed resemble thousands of hundreds of Ba Gua
mirrors on the hotel's exterior.
hotel's main entrance is that of a large circular tunnel totally
consummating its basement. Thus in feng shui study is the
'hauling of water across the hall' i.e. water in the exterior
frontage is lug in for self usage, thus the incessant incoming
Most buildings adopt a solid base to depict
stability, credibility and the hailing of abettor. However
for both the Ritz Carlton and the
Hong Kong's Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Corporation headquarters
the base of the building are thoroughly lifted. The adaptation
to and recreation of new environment of modern architecture
in semblance to the requirement of olden days lair formation
- begets the benign and expel the baleful.
Due to proximity of the highway, the whole
hotel has been up rooted skyward of about
five storeys to completely the Shar radiated, a measure in
addition to the use of reflective mirrors.
The highway, originally the hotel's 'bridge
star' is converted into its 'incoming water' by this elevation
- an exquisite display of Xuan Kong's 'Mountain & Water
The classic states: 'The embodiment of wind requires water,
presence of both, the hoarding of chi.'
Frontiers can be subdivided into both external
and internal, the requirements being outer frontier must be
huge - the Marina Bay, whilst the inner frontier small - the
hotel's swimming pool.
With the presence of water in both its frontiers
together with its refined apparition, this is an undefeatable
lair lasting for 180 years (throughout the three Cycles).
A semi circular car porch further dictates the dragon &
tiger barricades thus the entrapment of the inner frontage
chi and its preservation.