Butterworth Ferry Terminal
An architecture student from UPM approached to interview me about my view about the feng shui at the Butterworth Ferry Terminal. She said the area used to be very popular and busy spot long ago but why as the main transportation hub for buses and train, it does not seem to be very bustling like many years ago. I told her if you refer to my post http://penangfengshui.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-feng-shui-of-2nd-penang-bridge.html , I said “In feng shui, there is a very important principle i.e. the mountain governs the people and water governs the wealth山管人丁水管财, 有好山就有好人才. 有好水就有好财富. In the olden day, river is important to the farmers for the purpose of agriculture. Without water, the crop will not be able to grow properly and in the era which the agriculture is crucial to produce wealth to the men, no doubt the river is very critical to the men.
Many thousands years ago, men hunted for living in the forest. Then, men started to do farming and fishing, thus they started to depend heavily on water. After that, they started to learn doing trading and they realized that the best places to do trading are near the water i.e. at the river bank and near the seaside. Men migrated from the forest to flat land and then to the river bank. You will notice that many popular cities are all built next to water such as New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and many more.
In feng shui, the importance of the road is like the river. Try to look around yourself and you will notice once a new road is ready to be used, it will bring business to the shops around it. Versa vice, if a road is closed or the traffic flow in a particular area is to be changed and it will immediately change the feng shui or the qi of the area. A good example is what happened to the Pulau Tikus area recently. Also, before the Penang Bridge was build, the area Gelugor, Bayan Lepas in Penang Island and Prai, Seberang Jaya in Butterworth were not that prosperous. We shall expect the same for the Second Penang Bridge (Sultan Abdul Halim Bridge).”
The four ancient civilizations, ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China are the first born areas for the ancient human civilization. Undoubtedly, these four ancient civilizations were built at the platform near the river because apparently the water helped in agricultural and commercial development. Again, it proved that water is money and wealth.
The smoothest flow among the three paths in between the mainland and the Penang Island is still the Penang Bridge, followed by the Sultan Abdul Halim Bridge, and then only come the ferry.
If you look back into the history of Butterworth, the main transportation platform in between Butterworth and Penang Island was via the ferry before the Penang Bridge was completed. Then, came the Penang Bridge, and now the Sultan Abdul Halim Bridge. I told her, in feng shui, it is very easy to understand how prosperous a place by understanding the road traffic flow. Whichever flow that provide the smoother flow, and then there is the place that will enjoy better development. In electrical engineering, whichever electric path that provide easier path to get accessed, the more the electric current will be transported. I told her the smoothest flow among the three paths in between the mainland and the Penang Island is still the Penang Bridge, followed by the Sultan Abdul Halim Bridge, and then only come the ferry. It is also in line with the prediction of the later bagua which the qi will move to the South. Hence, the qi of Butterworth is actually moving to the Bukit Mertajam currently and not to the North.
Wynn Casino in Macau
She then asked me how to improve the feng shui at the Butterworth Ferry Terminal. I told her, we should build a building which shape like the Wynn Casino in Macau http://penangfengshui.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-feng-shui-of-macau-wynn-casino.html at the Butterworth Ferry Terminal to oversee Georgetown. A commercial center with good restaurants should be built to overlook the beautiful Georgetown.
I told those who came to my feng shui talk at the DnPLand Sales Gallery that please do not simply pick any bagua mirror you like. If you have a rich man like Robert Kuok stays opposite you, then choose a bagua with a concave mirror as you wish to gather the auspicious qi from him. But, if you wish to block unwanted qi from the opposite, you have to get a bagua with a convex mirror instead.
The reason for me to propose a building which shape like the Macau Wynn Casino at the Butterworth Ferry Terminal is to gain the auspicious qi from Georgetown. As the matter of fact, what Macau Wynn Casino is trying to do to gain the auspicious qi from the Lisbon Casino that located opposite it.
Georgetown is located at the auspicious “a jade belt surrounding the waist of an officer 玉带环抱” , the Teluk Air Tawar, north of the Butterworth Ferry Terminal is actually at the 'fan gong shui’ 反弓水 “bend bow water”.
Also, I have said many times in my blog and book http://www.penangfengshui.com/index.php?pages=book_enjoyyourlife_ebook about a jade belt surrounding the waist of an officer 玉带环抱 and‘fan gong shui’ 反弓水 “bend bow water”, you will notice Georgetown is actually located at the auspicious “a jade belt surrounding the waist of an officer 玉带环抱” , However, versa vice, the Teluk Air Tawar, north of the Butterworth Ferry Terminal is actually at the‘fan gong shui’ 反弓水 “bend bow water”. I guess it is clear now to those who follow my blog and my students to understand what made the difference in between Georgetown and the North of Butterworth, right?