Bid to make Malaysia world feng shui centre Exposition to promote 4,000 year-old Chinese art

News Straits Times (Main Page),
Monday, 24th July 2000
By Deborah Loh

KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The MCA English-Speaking Membership Bureau will be organizing the World Feng Shui Exposition in 2002 in a bid to make Malaysia a world famous feng shui (geomancy) centre.

MCA vice-president Datuk Chua Jui Meng said the bureau wanted to promote aspects of Chinese culture to non-Chinese Malaysians.

The bureau, he said, would be working with Penang born Lillian Too, a well known feng shui expert.

"We will like to make Malaysia the feng shui centre of the English speaking world, just as Taiwan and Hong Kong which are the centers of world feng shui now," he said when opening a day-long seminar on Feng Shui for Health, Wealth, Harmony and You at Wisma MCA.

The event, organized by the bureau, drew 1,300 participants.

Feng shui, literally meaning "wind and water", is the 4,000-year old art of harmonizing one's living and working environment with the self to bring about well-being.

"Feng shui gives Chinese a deeper understanding of our culture and a greater sense of our own identity. It helps to counteract the increasing forces of westernization." Chua said.

He said feng shui was practised even among westerners in companies such as Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Universal Studios and brokerage house Merrill Lynch.

Too, who conducted today's seminar, said feng shui was science and not superstition.

She said she was looking into the possibility of setting up feng shui faculties in universities abroad.

"An American university and another in Australia have invited me to discuss the idea further. They are interested in the application of feng shui in architecture and physics," she told reporters later.

"Advanced feng shui has great similarities with physics. It involves chi or energy, the earth's magnetic fields and calculations.

"Some feng shui symbols are also similar to the human genetic code and the binary code used in computers. There is something more we need to unlock.

" However, she stressed that her evidence was "anecdota".

"I will be the first to admit this. But I know that there will come a time when feng shui can be scientifically proven.

" Too, an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School, is author of 42 books on feng shui which have been translated into 21 languages and have sold over 3.5 million copies.

She is chairman of Sdn Bhd which runs an on-line feng shui magazine at
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