Feng Shui

Taxman lets Tony Chan access cash for court costs

Tony Chan appears in court in May. Photo: David Wong

Debt-ridden fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen was given the green light in court on Thursday to loosen orders freezing his assets.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Tokyo shows China film, Feng Shui, despite producer protest

The Tokyo International Film Festival opens with Cirque du Soleil performers on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Organisers of the Tokyo International Film Festival said on Tuesday they had gone ahead with the screening of a Chinese-made film, despite requests by producers to shelve it because of a territorial row.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Harbour's 'lonely' giants need to overcome isolation

The International Financial Centre (IFC) is built on reclaimed land and so its energy is not as settled as some of the other towers built further inland in the business district, such as the HSBC and Bank of China buildings.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Taupe queen's style flourishes in Asia

There isn't a flicker of recognition from the greeter at the Conrad hotel's Lobby Lounge when I mention the name Kelly Hoppen. In fact, her already severe expression creases to a puzzled frown.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

How HSBC and BOC may have built-in good fortune

Hong Kong is not just one of the main financial capitals of Asia, it is also considered to be the capital of fung shui in terms of usage, as many major buildings here are built according to fung shui principles.

There are numerous examples. One such is the iconic HSBC Main Building in Central, designed by Norman Foster and completed in 1985.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Let light shine into your office - in moderation

Skyscrapers are run-of-the-mill in a bustling world financial centre such as Hong Kong, but offices with windows overlooking the cityscape are something else, reserved as they usually are for those who have achieved significant levels of success. But, from a feng shui point of view, the office that offers the 'best views' may not necessarily be the best for you.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I have strayed morally and if this turns out to be a bad role model for members of society, I can only say sorry to the whole society

Fung Shui master Tony Chan, apologising for his claimed love affair with the late billionaire Nina Wang and his failed court bid for her estate

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Best logo based on right element

I'm about to set up a new business. What's the fung shui of designing company logos? Carry

Before selecting a logo for your company, determine the type of service or product your enterprise offers and find out which of the five elements it represents: water, wood, fire, metal or water.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Home essentials

The Eight Mansions school of fung shui assigns four auspicious sectors and four inauspicious sectors to a house. Their positioning depends on the property's orientation. Each house is initially divided into eight sectors (plus the centre) and then, by reference to the facing and sitting directions, the sectors are assigned.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Animal attraction

A clock with each hour represented by an animal, a footstool shaped like a dog and an umbrella stand that resembles an owl: there is something enduringly popular about accessories and furniture inspired by animals.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hop on board

Fung shui principles are supposed to help identify areas of strong and weak energy flows, positive and negative, whether it be a few square feet of cupboard space or an entire continent.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Bunny business

As the Tiger wanders off back into the wilderness and the Rabbit hops into view, you might think we'll be in for tamer times. Think again. The year of the bunny heralds 12 months of backstabbing and celebrity sex scandals. Oh, and be careful to prevent misfortune if you were born in the years of the Rat or the Rooster.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Steer clear of unsuitable gifts

The end of the year is a great time to exchange gifts with colleagues. However, make sure your well-meaning gift is not misinterpreted in the context of traditional Chinese culture.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Odd-even car-plate limits could ease Aberdeen tunnel snarls

I live in the Southern district of Hong Kong Island. Every day, when the residents in this district commute to other parts of Hong Kong they most likely have to pass through the Aberdeen tunnel.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Bid to regulate ancient art

In the wake of recent fung-shui related court cases, fung shui masters in Hong Kong have been forming a new industry association which is intended to regulate the practice of the ancient tradition.

The association, tentatively named the International Taoist Metaphysics Association, will be 'good for fung shui', says Edwin Ma Lai-wah, a well-known local fung shui master.

26 Oct 2010 - 12:00am