He says metaphysics helps people make wiser choices and is not the same as fortune-telling. He started a fengshui consultancy website at 19, made his first million by 26, and was conferred a datukship - an award given to Malaysians who have made significant contributions to the country - at 36.
Classical Feng Shui has long and often been associated with wealth, but there’s definitely more than meets the eye to the ancient art.
Feng Shui translates to Wind and Water, and is used to describe the flow of Qi (energy). Feng Shui is the art of accessing the qualities of the energy converging at, or affecting, a certain location; this is to determine the location's potential and shortcomings. And no, Feng Shui is not just for Chinese culture or magic tricks for you to get rich!
Think Feng Shui is about placing Asian art and sculptures throughout the house? It's definitely not, according to Feng Shui expert Dato' Joey Yap. Time to chuck those unsightly crystals!
Water, the Shui (水) in Feng Shui, is one of the two essential factors in external environment analysis. Water governs the wealth and career aspects of the house, and while many people are aware of its importance, few know how to utilize it in a way that is beneficial and helpful.
The water element is crucial in fengshui. After all, in Chinese, the term fengshui literally means “wind and water”. Much has been written about the role water plays in this ancient study; in fact, there are entire books dedicated solely to the subject of water- related fengshui. How much of the information being pushed around is fact, and how much of it is myth?
Much has been written about water within Feng Shui; in fact, there are many books dedicated solely to the subject of water in Feng Shui. With so much information being bandied around — how much of it is fact, and how much of it is myth?
I find great satisfaction in bringing Chinese metaphysics mainstream, enabling it to thrive on a global stage and in corporate circles. Last September, I shared a stage in Ho Chi Minh with Sir Richard Branson in a two-day conference at MOVE Vietnam, a success summit.
Not many people know that before Feng Shui was practiced on living in order to improve their current fortunes, it was used on the dead, specifically in the process of studying and selecting burial spots.
Mention feng shui and the first thing most people think of is the concept of putting a statue in a specific corner to gather money, or painting the walls white to negate bad luck. This is known as object placement and is not what feng shui is about — at all. After all, feng shui means “wind” and “water”, and is used to describe the flow of qi (cosmic energies).
There are other elements that also come into play when choosing a seafront property, and the sea itself cannot be a determining factor.
Feng Shui consultants are often bombarded with questions about whether a person’s house is facing a favourable direction or where they should place their aquarium or which direction should their bed face?
Joey Yap, chief metaphysics consultant of Joey Yap Pte Ltd, recently held a workshop in Singapore to teach feng shui enthusiast show to chase the wealth stars in the Year of the Monkey. Yap began the workshop, held in conjunction with the Lunar New Year, with a warning that these techniques come with the risk of inadvertently “activating” bad luck, which could lead to problems related to marriage and health, among other things. They are therefore recommended only for advanced feng shui practitioners.
At its very core, Feng Shui functions on a set of principles which is used across all sorts of properties.However, when it boils down details, there are nuances which differentiate its application for residential and commercial properties. It goes unnoticed by the common layman, but almost every new development nowadays – especially commercial properties such as shopping or business centres - goes through a stage where a Feng Shui assessment is done in order to ensure it eventually thrives. Great pains are taken to locate the Qi mouth, which will serve as the development’s main gateway as well as its main receptacle for positive Qi. More often than not, developments which fail to prosper tend to have problems associated with this aspect.
Whether they are advocates and believers of feng shui or not, people have an innate curiosity to know what the new lunar Year of the Fire Monkey will bring
Much has been said about the significance of Water in feng shui. This comes as no surprise as ‘feng shui’ literally means ‘wind water’. The fact that it is used in the name of this ancient study gives you an idea of the centrality of Wind and Water in its application.
As the world ushers in the Fire Monkey on Feb 8, The Edge Property teams up with two feng shui consultants to gather alternative insights into the property market.
As the Year of the Wood Goat draws to a close, more than 2,000 people turned up at Marina Bay Sands on Jan 16 for a Feng Shui & Astrology Seminar with Joey Yap to gather insights on the upcoming Year of the Fire Monkey.
Bearish oil prices, economic turbulence, ringgit depreciation and negative news from around the world have cast a shadow on 2016. However, Chinese metaphysics consultant Dato’ Joey Yap sees a silver lining behind the gloominess.
The property and construction industries will see strong earnings but slow growth in 2016, said Chinese Metaphysics consultant Dato Joey Yap.