PEO­PLE – JOEY YAP

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The future is in your hands.

Joey Yap is a lead­ing au­thor­ity in feng­shui and Chi­nese meta­physics, with over 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and hav­ing pub­lished more than 172 books on the sub­jects. We catch up with the renowned ex­pert to find out more about the feng­shui out­look for home­own­ers in 2018.

Feng­shui may not be ev­ery­one’s cup of tea, but when it comes to feng­shui-au­dit­ing a new home, Joey feels that cur­rent home­own­ers are more re­cep­tive to the idea be­cause they want to know that they are mak­ing a wise in­vest­ment on their prop­erty pur­chase.

“Com­pared to years ago, peo­ple are def­i­nitely more open to feng­shui due to ex­po­sure through books and the Internet. They are more well-in­formed about the sub­ject and it’s be­come the norm for them to know their in­di­vid­ual good di­rec­tions,” he says.

In fact, Joey goes on to point out that home­own­ers to­day are more dis­cern­ing when it comes to the topic as well. “Nowa­days, home­own­ers are more de­mand­ing – not only do they want their home to be part of a qual­ity de­vel­op­ment, but they also want to en­sure the in­trin­sic val­ues are aligned to them en­ergy-wise. How do they feel when they en­ter a house? Do they feel good when they are in the house? Do they feel at home? It wouldn’t mat­ter if the house has a great mod­ern de­sign, but the oc­cu­pants don’t feel com­fort­able in it – that’s usu­ally a sign that there may be some­thing wrong with its feng­shui.”

But what hap­pens when there are such is­sues plagu­ing a home? While many feng­shui ob­sta­cles can be reme­died by mak­ing changes in the home’s lay­out, Joey says there are in­stances where lit­tle can be done. “Some­times, it’s be­cause of struc­tural lim­i­ta­tions that can­not be reme­died and other times, it’s be­cause the over­all lo­ca­tion is too neg­a­tive. We pre­fer be­ing trans­par­ent and do not take on such cases. If we can’t help, we will let the client know.”

When broach­ing the out­look for 2018, Joey is op­ti­mistic and be­lieves it will be favourable for lo­cal home­own­ers. “It’s go­ing to a bet­ter year than 2017. It may be slug­gish, but it’s mov­ing to­wards a pos­i­tive di­rec­tion.

“Prop­erty mar­kets will def­i­nitely see an im­prove­ment. The best sec­tors to pay at­ten­tion to will be south-east for wealth and north-west for good health and no­bil­ity. Sur­geons and those in the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion will stand to ben­e­fit most from their ca­reers this year,” he ad­vises.

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