My Visit To The National Planetarium Of Malaysia

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Published in


Last month, I visited Planetarium Negara (National Planetarium) with a friend from Singapore. It was my second time visiting this tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur although my first time was more than 15 years ago!

I did not think about visiting it until my Singaporean friend who would be flying over to Kuala Lumpur for a short holiday told me he wanted to visit it. So I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to play tour guide. Lol. 

It was a rather last minute decision for my friend to have his holidays in Malaysia so he had some difficulty getting cheap flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. At first, I thought he would not make it, but luckily, he managed to secure his air ticket at quite a reasonable price! 

Getting to Planetarium Negara was easy. I did not drive my friend there. Neither did we sit a taxi or get a Uber driver to take us there. Since my friend was staying at the Royale Chulan Damansara Hotel near The Curve shopping mall in Mutiara Damansara, we simply took the MRT.  It was really convenient as the Mutiara Damansara MRT Station is just 5 minutes walk from the hotel!

We alighted at the Muzium Negara MRT Station. The ride from Mutiara Damansara to Muzium Negara took less than 20 minutes. 

This is the escalator at the Muzium Negara MRT Station that leads to the exit at the top. 

The exit door (PIntu B) which leads directly to the front entrance of Muzium Negara (National Museum).

Did we visit Muzium Negara, which is another famous tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur? Yes, we did, but perhaps I will blog about it in another post as this post is about the National Planetarium.

This is an old locomotive displayed right outside the National Museum. Nice?

And this is a statue of Frank Swettenham. Don't know who he is? Never mind, if you are really interested or you love history, just google it :)

In the background right behind the tree is the Muzium Negara building. But, more about Muzium Negara in another post.

To get to Planetarium Negara, you need to walk up the stairs to cross the pedestrian bridge to the other side of the road. The stairs is located very near to this statue. Look for the signboard that shows direction to the Planetarium.

There were not many people walking the pedestrian bridge that day. Hence, we had the whole bridge to ourselves. Lol.

The pedestrian bridge links Muzium Negara to the Planetarium. Below is Jalan Damansara.

Reaching the Planetarium open space car park, you can see this signboard showing the details and map of the National Planetarium.

As you can see, there are many interesting attractions both inside and outside the Planetarium building.

This is the National Planetarium building with its blue dome and a tall tower beside it. Situated on top of the hill at the Lake Gardens area in Kuala Lumpur, it was built back in 1990 and opened to the public in 1993.

I did not take many pictures of the insides as it was rather dim. Most of the exhibits inside are related to space science. By the way,  it is free entry except for the space theatre, which we did not enter.

One of the many exhibits include this Viking rocket engine. I am not really a huge fan of such exhibits, but my friend love them, so it's really no wonder why he wanted so much to visit this Planetarium.

You can also go up the Observatory Tower where you can enjoy the city skyline and look through the telescope.

Outside the building, in the garden area you can find many replicas of ancient observatories.

This is a replica of the infamous Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

This is Jai Singh Observatory, which is actually an ancient sundial.

Another sundial known as Guo Shou Jing Observatory, from China.

This is called The Merdeka Sundial, located near the Satellite Station.

A weird looking sculpture that is supposed to symbolise space and time.

Another sundial located halfway the stairs going up to the Planetarium building.

We spent about one hour at this Planetarium. I thought it was worth visiting although some people may think otherwise. Anyway, it's one item off my Singaporean friend's checklist of places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. The National Planetarium opens daily from 9am till 4.30pm except on Mondays.

Feng Shui 2018 According To Joey Yap (Part 4)

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, March 11, 2018 | Published in


Part 1 : Outlook 2018
Part 2 : Face Reading Tips
Part 3 : Flying Stars 2018

The Afflictions For 2018 are as follows :

1. Grand Duke - NorthWest 1
Joey Yap said there's no need to be afraid of this Grand Duke. It only affects old people, usually affecting their health. There is no real solution to this affliction other than not staying or sleeping in this NorthWest 1 sector. Also do not renovate this sector.

2. Year Breaker - SouthEast 1
If activated, this affliction would cause unnecessary spending. However, Joey Yap said that if you enhance the wealth star, income capacity will increase and as such, the additional spending would not be too much of a problem.

3. Five Yellow - North
4. Three Killings - North
Both Five Yellow and Three Killings are in the North this year which makes North the most unlucky sector for 2018. Absolutely no renovation, as this double whammy afflictions would certainly spell disaster to your wealth, career and health.

Here are some examples on how you can possibly trigger the Five Yellow and the Three Killings in the North :
1. construction / renovation
2. installing an aquarium or building a swimming pool
3. planting a tree / digging the ground
4. moving the furniture around
5. changing the entire bed mattress or moving the bed

Make sure that you don't do any of the above in your North sector this year!

Note that sleeping or cooking in the North would not trigger the Five Yellow and Three Killings, so do not worry too much if your bedroom or kitchen is in the North.

However, if your neighbour to your North decides to renovate their house this year, that would most certainly activate the Five Yellow and Three Killings for you even though it's none of your fault!

In such an unfortunate case, Joey Yap said we should first activate all the good sectors (especially the Four Major Auspicious Stars). This would help to reduce the negative impact of the Five Yellow and Three Killing by at least 50 percent.

What are the Four Major Auspicious Stars? They are :
1. Dragon Virtue - SouthEast 3
2. Fortune Virtue - SouthWest 1
3. Sun - NorthWest 3
4. Moon - NorthEast 1

How to activate these good stars? The same way you activate the negative stars ie. renovation, moving the furniture around, digging the ground etc. Or you can simply place a water feature at these locations for 2 weeks. Even a pail of water is fine.

Below are the recommended date and time to activate these stars.

Dragon Virtue (SouthEast 3)
19 Feb 2018 @ 1.30pm (clash Rat)

Fortune Virtue (SouthWest 1)
8 March 2018 @ 3.30pm (clash Snake) or
17 March 2018 @ 7.30am (clash Tiger)

Sun (NorthWest 3)
26 April 2018 @ 7.30am (clash Horse)

Moon (NorthEast 1)
7 April 2018 @ 1.30pm (clash Pig) or
23 April 2018 @ 7.30am (clash Rabbit)

Note that the clash animal signs in brackets means if your Personal Bazi Chart has those animals, activating the stars will not have any effect on you. For example, if you want to activate Fortune Virtue star, but you have a Snake in your Bazi Chart, then activating on 8 of March will not be beneficial to you. Choose 17 March instead.

Below are the dates and time for activating different aspects of your life.

1. 20 March 2018 @ 6.30am, West (clash Snake)
2. 10 April 2018 @ 11.30am, North (clash Tiger)

It is best to activate the sector and immediately followed that with activities related to wealth.

11 May 2018 @ 3.30pm, South (clash Rooster)

Sit facing North, with your back towards the South. The other person you are making a deal with should be sitting facing you, that is South. This will ensure the deal works in your favour. However, if there is a Rooster in your Bazi Chart (or in his), this would not work.

14 April 2018 @ 7.30pm, NorthEast (clash Horse)
11 June 2018 @ 3pm, West (clash Dragon)

An example to make this work if you are looking for a boyfriend or girlfriend is to attend an event or party where you can get to mingle and meet lots of people. But this event/party must be at the NorthEast from your house if you are using the 14 April activation date. (Use Google map to determine the correct direction).
At 7.30pm on the given date, leave your house for the event/party. On reaching there, randomly talk to anyone and you may find someone who clicks with you or someone you meet may introduce you to another person.

What happens if the event/party is not located in the NorthEast from where you stay? In this case, stay overnight at a hotel or a friend's house that is located at the SouthWest of the event/party so that you will still end up traveling in the NorthEast direction to the event the next day.

22 April 2018 @ 7.30pm, North (clash Tiger)

Do not activate, but use this date and time to travel to the North to look for a doctor or even to ask anyone for help in finding someone who can cure your health problem.

13 April 2018 @ 3.30pm, SouthEast (clash Snake)
20 April 2018 @ 7am, SouthEast (clash Rat)

Use these dates and time to read books or to find someone to teach you.

14 April 2018 @ 5.30pm, East (clash Horse)

Sit facing West, with your back towards East and make a wish. Specify exactly and in detail what you want fulfilled and see your wish comes true. You can also use this to make a wish for other people.

These are the dates that you must absolutely not do anything important eg. start a business, get married, move house, change job etc.

24 April 2018 @ 9pm, North
27 October 2018 @ 3pm, NorthEast

Joey Yap also mentioned the time and direction to activate the God Of Wealth for Chinese New Year, and also gave the best days to start work after Chinese New Year during the seminar, but since the Chinese New Year is already long over,  I won't be posting about them.

In Part 5, I will be sharing about the good and bad auxiliary stars in each of the 12 animal signs. Stay tuned :)

Feng Shui 2018 According To Joey Yap (Part 3)

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Published in


Part 1 : Outlook for 2018

According to Joey Yap, the top 5 animal signs for 2018 are 
1. Ox
2. Snake
3. Goat
4. Horse
5. Pig

Now look at your Personal Bazi Chart (PBC). Do you have any of these animals? 
If you are unfortunate enough not to have even one of them, then check your spouse's PBC. If he or she has these animal signs, you can 'borrow' from him or her.

What happens if your PBC have none of these top 5 animals, and also have no Fire, Wood and Metal (the top  3 elements for 2018)? This year would not be a good year for you. This is not the end of the world, it just means that you should not do anything 'big' this year. Lie low. The logic is if you do nothing, nothing bad can possibly happen to you. 

If however, you have the top animal signs and you have the good elements in your PBC, then you should do more in 2018. Take risk, launch your business, work harder in 2018. 

The problem is most people do the exact opposite - when they have all the good signs, they do nothing. So nothing good happens to them. Then when they have the bad signs, they do everything (eg. change job, get married, launch a new business etc. etc) so they end up suffering from all sorts of bad luck. 

Regardless of whether you have a good or bad year, you can always use feng shui to improve your situation. There are two types of feng shui
1. Long term feng shui
2. Short term feng shui

Long term feng shui is for long term goals while short term feng shui is for short term goals, usually within one year. For buying property to stay or invest, and build a multi million dollar business, use long term feng shui. Whereas to increase income, find a boyfriend/girlfriend, or heal a sickness, use short term feng shui.

To change feng shui, there are 2 ways. Either
1. Change environment - eg. change room or
2. Stay in the same sector, but change activities. You don't always need to add elements.

For short term feng shui, we use the Flying Star Chart.
Below is the Flying Star Chart for 2018.

Image taken from seminar booklet

Superimpose the Flying Star Chart onto your house plan so that you know exactly which part of your house is in which sector. To do this, stand somewhere in the middle of your house and use a compass to identify the sectors.

The good sectors this year are South East, South, South West and North West.

The most important sector in 2018 is South East (Wealth Star 8). To make use of this Wealth Star, spend more time here doing business related activity.

Another good sector is South West (Star 6). If you have ideas to start your own business, spending time in this sector will help you make your ideas come true. Basically, it turns your ideas into reality.

North West is the Nobility sector. Spending time in this sector will help you to meet noble people. To get to where you want to go or to succeed in your business, you need the knowledge which you can acquire either from reading books or from being taught by someone who knows. If you are looking to learn from someone, then this Nobility star will help you attract that someone to you.

Joey Yap said it is not necessary to sleep in these sectors. You do not have to turn any of these rooms into your bedroom. Instead, spending more time doing your work in these sectors will be more effective.

Last year, South was not a good sector (with the Five Yellow there), but this year, the South with the Academic Star 4 is fantastic. Since almost anything you want in life is achievable as long as you know how, this sector is therefore very important to help you gain knowledge and know-how. It may be the most important star if you desire to change anything in your life. And especially so in 2018, as the unique combination of the 4 and 1 (star 4 and South) - activate most of the positive energies of Star 4.

The bad sectors for 2018 are North, North East, East and West.

The West is inflicted with Illness Star 2 and although it is not a good sector for health, it is however a good sector to be productive and achieve a lot of greatness in business due to the 2 - 7 combination of the Star 2 entering the West.

Argument Star 3 enters North East this year. Although staying in this sector causes more arguments, the combination of 3 - 8 (Star 3 and NorthEast) however helps you to break through and conquer your fears. If you feel stuck in your relationship or career, consider using this sector to help you break through.

Robbery Star 7 in the East does not seem like a good sector, as you stand the chance of being robbed or have your belongings stolen. However, the 3 - 7 combination of East and Star 7 is actually great for making money especially if your business involves talking and teaching.

That leaves us with the one and only really bad sector for 2018 - the North. This is where the dreaded 5 Yellow resides this year. But the bad news is, the North is also afflicted by the 3 Killings this year, so it's kind of a double whammy. More on this 5 Yellow affliction in Part 4.

However, the severity of the afflictions differ according to your Life Star number.

To know your Life Star number, simply download your Personal Bazi Chart from Joey Yap's website HERE.

This is an example of a Bazi Chart from the site. The Life Star number is circled in blue.

Once you know what your Life Star number is, look at the illustration below. I did not manage to take a photo of it during the seminar, so I had to draw this out. This is the 2018 Flying Star Chart with the respective flying star numbers in each of the nine sectors.

Note : Updated with an actual photo from the seminar, thanks to a kind reader. 

The small numbers outside the chart are the Life Star numbers. The red Life Star numbers are good while the black numbers are not.

For example, in the West, Illness Star 2 affects only people with Life Star number 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 (black numbers). If your Life Star is number 2, 5, 8 or 9 (red numbers), you won't be affected much by this illness star even if you sleep or work in this sector. Technical Explanation : The combo 2- 7 (Star 2 and West) makes fire. Fire that is strong produces 2, 5, 8 (Earth) and strengthen the Star 9 (Fire).

In the North East where the Argument Star 3 resides, people with Life Star number 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will have breakthrough but with arguments. People with Life Star number 3, 4 and 9 will have breakthrough only, no argument for them.

If you stay in the East where the Robbery Star 7 is, you will have a good chance of getting robbed if your Life Star number is 6, 7 or 9. However, if your Life Star number is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 8, you will actually make more money!

Although Wealth Star 8 resides in South East this year, don't expect too much if your Life Star number is 1, 3 or 4. On the other hand, if your Life Star number is 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, you should make use of this sector to increase your wealth.

The worst sector which is North with the dreaded Five Yellow affects those with Life Star number 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 badly. However, if your Life Star number is 5, 6 or 7,  you won't be affected too much by this Five Yellow.

In Part 4, we are going to look at the other major afflictions for 2018 (eg. Grand Duke, Year Breaker, Five Yellow, Three Killings) and what to do about them. Plus the activation date and time for wealth, health, relationships and more. Stay tuned :)