Your Fengshui Travel Guide For The Year Of The Fire Rooster

Travel | Written By, NOW!Singapore | June 14th, 2017

As the world becomes more connected, travelling overseas has become almost as easy as taking a bus ride. There are many benefits to travelling – for personal and career development, for relaxation and for strengthening relationships. This guide is put together by Way Feng Shui Consultancy, whose 30 years of experience provides some interesting information on ideal travel destinations based on readers’ zodiac signs, as well as revealing the benefits of travelling, according to individual luck cycles.


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Beneficial to: Career & Romance
A celebratory year awaits you despite a middling luck cycle. To maintain positive spirits, travel with loved ones to enhance interpersonal bonds. This is also a good year for taking business trips. Engaging in business networking with international corporations will help improve your career and business prospects.

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Germany is famous for its efficient and innovative workforce. But did you know that there are plenty of romantic destinations within this mighty European giant? Hamburg’s Alster Lake is one such destination, offering boat rides as well as walks along the river. Leave behind the stress of your hectic metropolitan lifestyle as you wine and dine with your significant other in one of the many lakeside restaurants.

As a country known for its exquisite fashion and architecture, bask in the beautiful scenery and architecture that Italy has to offer. The romantic Rat can consider visiting Venice, a city famous for its gondola rides. There is little more relaxing than riding through Venice with your loved one, enjoying the sunset together in one of the most romantic destinations on Earth without a care in the world.

A bustling metropolitan destination, this island country boasts an attractive skyline that is sure to delight the elegant Rat. Take a trip on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest giant observational wheel, for a panoramic view of the city while enjoying high tea.


Beneficial to: Career
Smooth progress in career and business matters spells opportunities for promotion or expansion respectively when travelling overseas. As you acquire prominence within local industrial circles, it is useful to consider international expansion for further growth.

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As the world’s dominant superpower, the United States remains an attractive destination for business expansion and brand exposure. Of course, the States offers a plethora of tourist attractions to help the industrious Ox maintain a healthy work-life balance. One of the world’s premier natural attractions, the Grand Canyon National Park, is located in Arizona and attracts about five million visitors annually. Aside from casual sightseeing, more adventurous activities like skydiving, rafting, hiking, jogging and helicopter tours are also popular.

The United States’ northerly neighbour, Canada is home to the breath-taking Niagara Falls. Queen Victoria Park, the main parkland located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is considered the main centrepiece of the Niagra Falls recreational tourist area and offers horse and carriage tours alongside over half a million blooming daffodils in Spring.

If sun and sand is your cup of tea, then be sure to visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia! A visit to the Great Barrier Reef can yield many enjoyable experiences that include snorkelling, scuba diving, helicopter tours, whale watching and even swimming with dolphins. In a year filled with tribulations, the steady Ox deserves some fun in the sun.


Beneficial to: Wealth & Career
The presence of Yue De Star of Kindness shall attract benefactors who will aid you in career growth. Be it expanding operations, hiring talent or devising new campaigns and proposals, seeking business partners on your travels shall propel you towards a financially successful year.

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The capital of China is known for its modern architecture and rich cultural sites. Colossal attractions such as Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China are sure to captivate the attention of the energetic Tiger.

A global financial hub and the world’s busiest container port, Shanghai has been described as the showpiece to China’s booming economy. This is an ideal business destination for ambitious Tigers to tap on their thriving wealth and career luck.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s major capitalist service economy, characterised by low taxation and free trade, makes it appealing destination for foreign business owners and investors. Businessmen belonging to the Tiger zodiac should consider travelling to Hong Kong in 2017.


Beneficial to: Luck & Health
A less than stellar year in terms of luck and health means that going for overseas getaways will help you regain your health and relieve stress. Do not take risks with your health – avoid politically unstable regions and adventurous activities when possible.

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Seoul is a must-go family destination for the easy-going Rabbit. With amusement parks such as Lotte World and Everland to keep the whole family entertained, going to South Korea on holidays with your family can help ease the burdens of an obstacle-laden year and improve your luck cycle.

Rabbits who are looking to boost their physical and mental well-being can look to visit Lake Erie in Ohio for some fresh air and relaxation. For the more adventurous, kayaking along the lake is a popular activity, particularly in places such as Put-in Bay, Ohio.

The stunning scenery of Hokkaido, Japan, is guaranteed to delight the innately happy Rabbit. The island has much more to offer as well in the form of excellent food, compelling history and soft, powdery snow in the winter, making it a paradise for skiers and snowboarders.


Beneficial to: Career
Your stellar luck cycle in 2017 indicates thriving career prospects. As such, opting to travel for business networking and expansion shall prove to be a wise decision. Thanks to Zi Wei Benefactor Star, you shall meet generous people who will present you with solid opportunities to grow your business and wealth.

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Romania’s array of ancient castles makes this country an attractive destination for majestic Dragons. Perhaps the most famous of them all is Bran Castle, which served as an inspiration for the myth surrounding Dracula. Perched atop a 200-foot-high rock, take your time to explore the castle’s many towers and turrets.

If you are a fan of café hopping, then Austria’s grand coffee houses are sure to captivate your interest. Amid a year of booming progress in career and wealth, Dragons can well afford to take a trip to the Central European nation for some rest and relaxation with their loved ones.

Thailand’s low cost of doing business, attractive tax rates and government incentives make the country one of South East Asia’s premier investment destinations. Moreover, local investors who are looking to expand closer to home will find Thailand’s welcoming culture one of the biggest plus points for doing business there.


Beneficial to: Luck & Health
Encounters with several inauspicious stars and an absence of lucky stars signifies a sharp decline in luck cycle, leading to high stress levels. Consider travelling for relaxation purposes to maintain a calm state of mind. This shall put you in a good position to tackle the obstacles that lie ahead and regroup for the following year.

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Taiwan’s beautiful scenery and bustling street life offers some respite for the disaster-stricken Snake. Visiting the many night markets on offer or going on a backpacking adventure in Taiwan should be high on the itinerary for Snakes.

South Korea
Those of the Snake zodiac can consider travelling to Korea, a popular family destination, to enhance familial bonds and lift their downcast spirits. Why not head down to Busan to enjoy a dip in the hot springs or a day on the beach, depending on whether you travel in winter or summer.

Located in Southern China, Guangxi is known for its gorgeous natural scenery. Whether you are exploring Lijiang River or the spectacular Longji Terrace, these natural wonders shall give you wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

This island is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants, mostly situated along clear waters. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia, so enjoy some perfect weather and relaxation whilst on holidays.



Beneficial to: Wealth & Romance
Aided by Fu De Auspicious Star, you shall enjoy substantial returns from sound investments and carefully nurtured business partnerships. Take this opportunity to make further, more diversified investments in international markets. Romance luck is strong as well; plan a holiday trip with your partner to strengthen your relationship.

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Singapore’s popular island resort, Sentosa, is an ideal location for a romantic weekend staycation for Horses high on romance luck. There are lots of couple activities that the Horse and his/her partner can engage in, such as visiting Universal Studios Singapore, cycling along the coast or enjoying a lavish dinner in one of the many chic restaurants situated within the island.

Located in the northwest corner of Malaysia, Langkawi tops the list of Malaysia’s island destinations. With many tourist attractions, like the country’s indoor aquarium and the Sky Bridge, there will be something to captivate the attention of the prosperous Horse.

Horses can revel in the comforting oceanic climate as they visit Melbourne. While at the second-most populous city of Australia, the tenacious Horse can opt to visit Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne’s major and must-visit tourist destination. Besides selling fresh produce, there are also non-food related stalls to purchase souvenirs for family and friends.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong is home to the closest Disneyland to Singapore. Besides reliving your childhood dreams, Hong Kong is also renowned for being a shopper’s paradise. From trendy boutiques to traditional Chinese product stores, from luxurious shopping malls to the bustling street markets, you can find everything from the latest designer fashions and electric products to best-value collectibles and antiques.


Beneficial to: Romance
Clashes with family members are on the cards this year, negatively affecting your mood and relationship with others. Travelling with your family is an excellent way to maintain strong familial bonds and take your mind off the pressure from various aspects of life. Married couples might consider embarking on a second honeymoon to reaffirm their commitment to one another.

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When asked about India’s tourist attractions, the first destination that comes to mind for most would be the Taj Mahal. A symbol of India’s rich history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ivory-white marble mausoleum is a must-visit place for people of all ages.

Located at the very eastern edge of Asia, the Philippines are home to more than 7,000 islands, which are inhabited by friendly locals and many indigenous tribes. From pristine beaches and marvellous natural wonders to interesting historic sites and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the Philippines pack many exciting things to see and do.

The undisputed favourite of Indonesia’s many islands, Bali lives up to its reputation as the quintessential tropical paradise. Whether exploring the distinctive culture of the Balinese people, scuba diving on coral reefs, climbing ancient volcanoes or sunbathing on a broad stretch of beach, Bali has a bit of paradise to offer every visitor.


Beneficial to: Career & Health
The presence of Mo Yue Achievement Star denotes a breakthrough in your career and recognition of your efforts at work. Hence, you are likely to find success if you travel in search of new business and career opportunities. As health luck is poor this year, travelling abroad to enjoy some fresh air and recreation will do wonders for your constitution.

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A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. With George Town listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, Penang is also regarded as the food capital of Malaysia and entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisine.

The cool and confident face of modern China, Shanghai’s attractions are plentiful and varied. Beyond the Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower cityscapes there is a huge range of museums, colonial architecture, religious buildings, theatres, gardens, parks and shopping areas.

A vibrant, multicultural Australian city, Melbourne is a style, sports, culture and dining hub all combined into one. How about paying a visit to The Crown? This is a huge entertainment complex next to the Yarra River in the heart of the city. There are cinemas, shops, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, hotels, shops and even a casino!


Beneficial to: Wealth
Roosters shall enjoy exceptional wealth luck with the aid of Jin Kui Wealth Star. Investments in international enterprises, especially those within entertainment and agricultural industries, shall bear fruit and pay off handsomely. Avoid visiting casinos when travelling as you may end up biting off more than you can chew.

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Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. While this premium destination offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, dining and entertainment options, there are many cultural attractions to explore in Tokyo as well. The city’s history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa, and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens.

India has an almost endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments and places to explore. From the ancient ruins, fascinating religious structures, exotic cities and diverse landscape there is an endless collection of tourist attractions in India that will never cease to awe and fascinate the magnificent Rooster.

Roosters looking to unwind could consider travelling to Indonesia’s Lake Toba for holidays. Relax and unwind from the hectic trials of life at Lake Toba, swim in the largest volcanic lake in the world on lazy afternoons and have a long massage after then followed by a good meal to end the day. With a quiet and serene beauty, it is famous for travellers as a place to just unwind and while the time away.


Beneficial to: Romance & Health
Tai Yang Success Star denotes a blissful and prosperous year ahead. Travelling for leisure shall serve to further your happiness and keep you relaxed as you enjoy smooth progress in all matters. A busy travel schedule may leave you fatigued, as jetlag and climate differences take its toll on your body. Pay attention to your health and plan for relaxing activities when on holidays.

Auspicious Destinations:

Las Vegas is commonly known as “Sin City”. But did you know that this internationally-renowned resort city offers other forms of entertainment as well? One such place is Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel. This landmark has been featured multiple times in pop culture and offers a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment shows.

Taiwan remains largely undiscovered and seriously underrated by Western travellers, but those that make it here are in for a real treat. It has sensational food, traditional Chinese and aboriginal festivals and exuberant temples on top of multiple national parks, a selection of alluring offshore islands and numerous hot-spring resorts that are sure to delight those of the Dog Zodiac.

Vietnam is filled with natural highlights that will amaze the cheerful Dog. Hikers, bikers and outdoor lovers can enjoy the countryside within the numerous national parks, while the spectacular karst seascape of Halong Bay is a stunning natural sight. This fascinating country is full of surprises and is one of Southeast Asia’s most underrated destinations.


Beneficial to: Health
Thanks to Yi Ma Voyager Star, travelling will help boost your less than ideal luck cycle this year. Whether it be in the form of new business or career opportunities or maintaining your physical and mental well-being, this is a good year for international visitations. If you are looking to conceive, planning a romantic getaway with your spouse can help to boost your chances of pregnancy.

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For those of the Pig zodiac experiencing a bout of wanderlust in 2017, the Singapore Botanic Gardens should feature high on their list of travel destinations. The Gardens possess an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance, making it the most visited botanic gardens in the world.

Shanghai, a vigorous and energetic international metropolis, welcomes people from all over the world to enjoy its rich heritage of ancient Chinese culture and modern architecture. There is much to see and do at places such as The Bund, Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Circus World.

Australia’s flagship city and capital of New South Wales, Sydney has an endless array of things to see and do. The city is full of adult and family-friendly attractions and activities to partake in, including visiting Sydney Harbour with its iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. For tourists looking for more to do, consider visiting Taronga Zoo or enjoying a lazy day on Bondi beach.



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