A feng shui tour of the Klang Valley #38

As we toured Pandan Jaya, Pandan Indah and Taman Cempaka recently, we observed that the Kerayong River exerted a very telling influence on the wellbeing or success of home and business owners in its vicinity.
Indeed, the impact of landform cannot be underestimated. Throughout our tour, we have observed its effects with a great degree of predictability. It may be argued that each individual is unique and may have a good life profile.

Feng shui is closely intertwined with individuals’ life profiles, derived from their date and time of birth. Yet, we find same-row houses to share almost similar characteristics, despite the fact that every individual is different and surely someone in a “bad” house must have better luck.

To put everyone’s mind at ease, the answer is yes. There will definitely be people with good profiles living in a non-conducive home. In such an instance, their good fortune could be dampened by their environment – they could have done better if they lived in a more conducive home.

It is also possible that they could be living in a period where their good fortunes are strong enough to overcome the bad environment temporarily. Hence, we will find a few houses or shops that seem to stick out from their neighbours and do well.

This is often temporary: they do well and move away to a better premise, or their luck runs out and
they succumb to the environment. Either way, the area “reverts” to its non-conducive state.

It is like the stock market. Prices fluctuate sharply within a day, but if you plot a weekly, monthly or yearly chart, you find the trend line smoother and the individual spikes, though present, are not very obvious.

We wish to stress that our series is not intended to be judgements or condemnations of non-conducive properties. We have several objectives. First, we want to dispel the notion that geomancy is some kind of hocus-pocus superstition.

With the consistent evidence that support our thesis, we hope that some academics will consider the possibility that feng shui is a science – it is predictable, repeatable and measurable. When feng shui was first formulated, mankind did not have sophisticated equipment or methodologies. Now we do. Why not apply this to validate or debunk feng shui once and for all?

We also hope that our evidence are so overwhelming that town planners, developers, architects and designers would factor in feng shui in their work. Once a house is built, everyone gets paid and the house owner is left with the baby. If the house is poorly orientated, he alone suffers the consequences.

Even if the developers do not wish to comply, property buyers can force their hand: simply refuse to buy non-conducive properties. If feng shui becomes a key consideration in their buying decisions, developers will have little choice but to comply.

If you happen to live in a non-conducive property, fear not as it is not the kiss of death. The best option is to move out. If not, perform some mitigation work to minimise the bad and enhance the good. This is only a temporary measure. When things improve, move out and be sure to find a more conducive location or orientation based on what you have learned here!

Let us return to the Kerayong River. As noted in a previous article, the river begins somewhere at Taman U Lek, goes north along the Middle Ring Road 2 and then curves southwest until it eventually joins the Klang River. We will no doubt come across it again in future.

Taman Maju Jaya, Taman Cheras Indah and Taman Shamelin Perkasa are found in the concave or emb
racing side of the river. This means energy has the chance to collect here, when it is deflected and reflected at the riverbank like a parabolic dish.
Civilisations all over the world flourish in the embrace of rivers. As the energy from mountains rebound off the banks, its velocity slows down. Within the river’s embrace, it becomes a pool of gentle, homogenous energy, which attracts life.

In the wild, the embracing side is always more verdant and the scientific response is: fertile alluvial soil is deposited on the embrace because the river slows around the bend. But why would that leave the outer convex side significantly less fertile? According to feng shui principles, earth energy plays a role.

Anyway, properties in the developments mentioned above would do well to directly face the embrace (northeast). For example, houses along Jalan Melati 2 in Taman Maju Jaya are perfectly suited to tap into the energy. The road parallels the river and houses are only built on one side: the correct side. The backdoor neighbours, however, are not in a conducive orientation.

Jalan Indah 3 and 5 also run parallel to the river. The even-numbered houses face the river, which is the most ideal direction, whereas the odd-numbered ones have their backs against it.

There are four rows of commercial lots off Jalan Indah – Jalan Indah 26, Jalan Indah 2A and Jalan Indah 28. The corner lots perpendicular to Jalan Melati 2 facing the river have the best location. This is followed by shops that face west, to follow the river flow. Further downstream, the ideal orientation shifts to southwest to follow the river.

Taman Maju Jaya is separated from Taman Shamelin Perkasa by Jalan 10/91. Interestingly enough, there is a bridge here across the river that connects to Persiaran Pandan 1 to link Pandan Jaya to Shamelin, Maju Jaya and Taman Cheras Indah. Yet, there is none to connect the vibrant Taman Maluri to these townships.

Taman Shamelin Perkasa is mostly populated by light industries and commercial district. There are a few houses off Jalan 10/91 and condominiums at Jalan 3/91A, where the Seri Bintang schools (primary and secondary, north and south) are found.

For this development, properties that face the river (northwest) or follow the flow downstream (southwest) are conducive. Colleges such as the German Malaysia Institute and Mara Polytechnic should do well business-wise as they face the river. However, we are concerned about their proximity to high-tension power cables that are found along the river.

The electromagnetic fields generated by such cables can disrupt energy pools and could be harmful. If it is any consolation, these buildings are located further away from the cables compared to Jalan Jejaka at Taman Maluri.

Menara PGRM, the headquarters of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia is located at the end of Taman Shamelin Perkasa’s main road, Jalan 1/91. However, its official address is assigned to Jalan Pudu Ulu.

This is actually quite an auspiciously oriented building. The main entrance of the first building faces the river at an angle that follows the flow of the river. The party recently completed a second tower building that doubles as a business hotel, restaurant and hospital. The hotel’s official entrance cleverly faces the river although this side of the building is largely barren. The main building also has several food and beverage outlets located in the sliproad between Menara 1 and 2.

The buildings are also in the embrace of Jalan 1/91 and Jalan Pudu Ulu, but on the outside curve of Jalan Cheras. The Maluri LRT station is located within walking distance. These are factors of concern as they may disrupt and disperse positive energy in the vicinity over a period of time.

It is very interesting that Gerakan suffered its most disastrous performance at the 12th General Election winning only two parliamentary and three state seats. It lost control of Penang which it won since 1969, first as the Opposition and then as part of the Barisan Nasional coalition.

Some people may blame the results on the construction of the second tower, which coincided with Gerakan’s defeat. That is pure hogwash! There was an obvious change in sentiments among the electorate. This has been analysed to death in the local press, so we will not flog the dead horse
If we were to look for a feng shui reason, there are many factors at play, such as the timing of the elections, the candidates’ life profiles (their suitability for the job; are they at a productive or auspicious period of their life, and so forth) as well as their homes and offices.

Next to Shamelin Perkasa, there are First Garden (now called Taman Pertama) and Taman Kobena. This is a vibrant and busy area with a lot of eateries at night – and a reputation for thug problems – due to its proximity to the Kerayong River and the low-cost flats nearby.

Rent is cheap here, so it attracts a different kind of people: low-income earners who cannot afford better housing, and frustrated with their lot in life. We have beaten this issue to death in our recent look at Pandan Jaya, so we’ll give it a rest for now.
Geologically, Taman Pertama marks the boundary of the Kuala Lumpur valley. If you look at the Titiwangsa Range, the mini-range “arms” that embrace and form the Klang Valley are not a continuous wall of mountains. They are undulating terrain marked by hills at different areas. Each hill has ridges emanating from the peak, like a starburst pattern or octopus, so to speak.

The Kuala Lumpur valley is embraced by hills emanating from Ampang. Imagine forming a claw of “C” with your right thumb and index finger. The index finger goes round Gombak while the thumb stops at Taman Pertama.
There is a ridge at Taman Pertama which embraces the township. Houses and shops that face downhill (a high back and low front) will experience moving energy.

This is a mixture of good and bad. One can make money very quickly, and lose it just as fast. For example, business could generate RM1million in sales but lose RM800,000. It is easy-come-easy-go. Energy should be slowed down to be beneficial.

Properties facing uphill will have difficult task because they cannot collect energy. Instead, they are drained or stripped of energy, and contributing to the energy stream going downhill.