The Tropica, Singapore
Case Study of Applied Feng Shui in action at the Tropica Condominium.
by Cecil Lee, Centre for Applied Feng Shui Research, Geomany.net
14 October 2000
The Tropica condominium is a cluster
of seven apartment blocks arranged in a horseshoe layout that takes advantage of
the scenic view of the tranquil Bedok Reservoir.
Picture above - taken from across the Bedok Reservoir.
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The Seven Auspicious Clusters of
There are a total of 7 clusters of
apartment blocks within this condominium development: -
Under the Lunar Calendar, we are now in the Period 7
i.e. from 1984 to 2004. The Number 7 is considered an auspicious number for
this period. Since the development also will be completed in Period 7, this
symbolizes Good Luck.
Feng Shui friendly features: -
1. Rectangular plot of land
The Tropica is situated on a rectangular piece of land. In
Shapes and Form Feng Shui, a rectangular plot of land has good Feng Shui.
The horseshoe layout is auspicious. It is equally good if the
`mouth' of the horseshoe faces the south-side. This `mouth' is known as the Dragon-Tiger gate.
In addition, it is auspicous as water flows from west to east to Sungei Bedok. The Summer Place in China was also based on this setting where
the palace was built overlooking the Kun Min Lake with the hills at the north as
The Tropica also shares this concept where the apartment blocks at the
north side stimulate the effect of the protecting back hill ridge or `tortoise'
to provide a solid backing. The water positions within the condominium and at
the frontage of the site provides excellent clear space.
3. The Auspicious Dragon-Tiger
The Dragon-Tiger gate is considered auspicious.
For example, two cities in China i.e. Amoy and Canton are
situated at this Dragon-Tiger gate. This is where the Yang Dragon of the East is
in gentle embrace with the Yin Tiger of the West.
The Tropica also has the Dragon-Tiger gate on its south-side
with the protective hills represented by the apartment blocks at the north side.
The clear space with water positions at the south side is in perfect harmony
with the horseshoe wall of the apartment blocks acting as the hills.
Generally, it is advisable not to have a toilet at the centre-point
of the house or next to the main entrance.
The internal layout avoided
having the toilet either at the centre-point of the unit or next to the main
entrance of the home for all 10 major internal layout plans as shown below:-
The Tropica is really a good example of Applied Shapes and Form Feng Shui in action.
Overall, I give this development the thumbs up
for being really Feng Shui friendly!
Center for Applied Feng Shui Research
This research is done by Geomancy.Net - Centre for Applied Feng Shui
It does not represent the views of MyHome and the developer.
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