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Divination

Out of My Closet: Thierry Chow

Illustrator and fung shui student Thierry Chow (left) has a fascination with all things miniature. Photos: Carmen Chan

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 7:08pm

Hong Kong court dismisses villagers' bid to block weather radar tower

A village in Tuen Mun failed in its legal attempt yesterday to challenge the Observatory's plan to build a weather radar tower on what it claims to be a site of good fung shui.

In the Court of First Instance, Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon dismissed an application to stop construction of the tower on Tai Lam Chung village's "dragon" fung shui hot spot.

6 Sep 2012 - 8:45am

Fortune-teller's cookies soothed the little beasts

These powdery, sweet biscuits, sometimes with a meat filling, are said to be native to Foshan in Guangdong province.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

We've never had it so good, so what exactly are we worrying about?

I often wonder which of our fads and foibles people will look back at in 100 years time and find the most ridiculous. My money is on some of the fears and superstitions about what we eat and drink every day.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Changing fortunes for temple soothsayers

Want to know your fortune using divination sticks according to ancient Taoist principles? One of Hong Kong's most famous temples has just the app.

A new smartphone application being tested by the Wong Tai Sin Temple allows people to learn their futures by keying the number printed on a divination stick into their iPhone.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

It's tongue in cheek but some do take the fung shui index seriously

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ancient art for success

If you are starting the year by moving into a new office, fung shui could help boost your business.

Inquire about who occupied the office before and why they moved out. If it was someone who expanded their business and moved to a bigger office, do not hesitate about moving in.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ancient art for success

If you are starting the year by moving into a new office, fung shui could help boost your business.

Inquire about who occupied the office before and why they moved out. If it was someone who expanded their business and moved to a bigger office, do not hesitate about moving in.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fung Shui wall taken down

A fung shui wall built illegally on private land in a Sai Kung village has been torn down after a landowner for months defied an order to remove it.

But a spokeswoman for the Buildings Department said it would continue to take prosecution action against the landowner because its officers had yet to be told about the removal or asked to inspect the site.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tear down illegal Sai Kung wall

Walls are meant to divide and protect - the very reasons that a three-storey-high barrier has been built on land in Sai Kung to separate a village house and a burial ground. For practitioners of fung shui, the metal structure on a concrete base keeps at bay whatever is lurking on the other side, literally and figuratively.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Illegal fung shui wall still standing

A village landowner in Sai Kung has defied an order to demolish a fung shui wall illegally erected to block a house's view of a burial ground.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

An auspicious beginning

Caesarean sections may have become the norm for births in Hong Kong, but not in New York- where they're only usually performed when medically necessary. Of course, they remain popular among the select few who consider themselves 'too posh to push', mostly wealthy Manhattan mums who schedule births like dental appointments.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Props for sizzling romance

As we work with the same people each day, it is not unusual to develop feelings for certain colleagues.

However, some of them may be married or may not appreciate the amorous attention they get.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Seat spells boom or doom

If you're starting a new job, you probably feel excited and eager to meet your new colleagues. Aside from being punctual and pleasant to everyone, you may also employ fung shui strategies to make a favourable impression. Certain fung shui principles will make you more efficient and productive as you start a new chapter in your life.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Best colours for job interview

You may suddenly discover that you have been laid off or that your company has folded. You may have felt that you could no longer work in a stressful environment, or that you are no longer fulfilled at work.

Regardless of the reason, you can always use fung shui principles to guide your job search.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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