Today, Suntec City is Singapore’s largest shopping, business and entertainment centre – and according to the experts, it’s success is all to do with Feng Shui. According to Feng Shui, Suntec City is located in the region of Singapore’s left hand. The right hand is located at the financial district of Raffles Place, and together the hands cradle City Hall.
At the crucial site of the left hand’s palm therefore, the developers of Suntec City built the Fountain of Wealth – a structure designed to ensure the prosperity of Suntec City. The Fountain is, in fact, the world’s largest fountain according to the Guinness Book of Records, but as with any great structure built by man, its design is just as important as its size.
Four 13.8-metre high bronze legs support a huge bronze ring measuring 21 metres in diameter as the water of the fountain flows inwards from the ring. To translate: the four legs symbolise the four races and religions of Singapore, and the ring is based on a Hindu “Mandala” representing unity and peace.
The bronze material is also significant as Chinese believe that when metal and water are balanced correctly, a pathway to success will follow.
Finally, the inward flowing water is significant for two reasons. Firstly, water is known as the symbol of life and wealth in Chinese culture, and secondly the inward motion of the water symbolises the retention of wealth for Suntec City.
All this talk of wealth and prosperity for Suntec City however doesn’t mean you can’t get your own piece of Feng Shui good fortune here. During the day, visitors to Suntec City walk around the central base of the Fountain three times, touching the water at all times to gain some good luck of their own.
Then, in the evenings, the Fountain springs to life at 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm for a laser light show complete with song dedications. Also, on the weekends, you can have your own dedication spelt out with laser lights together with the show.