The Suntec City is the latest among Singapore's
megastrucutres. Documented in the 1998 Guinness Record, its
total floor area 7 Million square feet, 888,000 sq. ft. shopping
space, 3,200 units of parking lots. 1,000,000 sq. ft. of conference
area and outdoor fountain occupying 18,018 sq. ft. This is
the world's largest outdoor fountain – the spring of wealth.
It spans over 18018 sq. ft. of the basement, of 46 feet height,
with a diameter of 66 feet. Constructed of pure copper weighing
85 tones, its manufacture cost was S$6 Million.
one of a kind fountain designed is allocated the pivotal position.
From its formation, four outer main roads embraces it, providing
influx of water whilst the form inner lanes interlinked represents
the reverting of four flows towards its depository. The four
inner lanes are respectively situated on Qian, Sun, Kun, Ken
round a circle. This circulation of water enables the utmost
perfect display of pivotal water. Qian, Kun, Ken, Sun water
is termed "Official water" which according to a
classic book – Tian YU Classic depicts the visiting of officials.
No wonder the numerous international conferences held with
lots of international organizations taking up space for its
The Suntec City is a combination of five blocks of offices,
three malls and a conference
cum exhibition hall. Each of these buildings is unique, with
the aggregation of every two office blocks forming the Tui
Gua, - the caving in at the top with the base protruded. (The
I-ching states: Tui is the exclusion of the apex).
This is utterly agreeable during the 7th
Age Tui Gua which span from 1984 to 2003. Metal cannot prosper
without earth thus the location of a squarish building by
its side. (Square depicts earth).
roof of the conference hall is makes up by the assembly of
numerous pyramids. Western mystics believe in the power of
pyramids for energy storage, the sealing in of freshness of
food and the ground for meditation. Thus the adoption of pyramids
as tombs in ancient Egypt in the hope of resurrection and
the continuation of power. The ensemble of these pyramids
offers immense motivation and optimism.
The author feel honored as a Singapore resident
from Hong Kong because this S$5 billion architecture is the
combined investment by eminent Hong Kong businessmen: Li Ka
Shing, Run Run Shaw, Lee Shiu Kei, with its design administered