Channeling the positive vibrations at home according to Feng Shui expert Dato’ Joey Yap

The space where you chose to live was not an accident. Ever wonder why a space makes you feel comfortable and welcome? Its décor may not resonate with your typical style, but being there makes you feel good.

Alternatively, you are puzzled by your instant uneasiness as you walk into a beautiful office or a restaurant.   You might feel nervous, depressed or even agitated despite a seemingly well decorated space but feel something is not right.

Our own experiences can show us how energy of the spaces could influence our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  Practice of Feng shui regulates the flow of energy known as Qi, so that our environment becomes the solid foundation to build our life of happiness and contentment.

When it comes to decorating the interiors, Yap said, “Feng Shui is not just the art of placement. In fact, it is much more than that. By understanding how the Qi in our environment and particular location can work in given periods of time, a Feng Shui practitioner can ascertain certain outcomes of events or predict possible happenings. Feng Shui can also be applied to create positive opportunities in life, improve health, well-being and most of all, improve your quality of life.”

According to Yap, founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics and self-made entrepreneurial millionaire, flow is everything. “(Qi) is the invisible force that shapes, nurtures and governs all living beings. From the peak of the highest mountains to the depth of the deepest oceans, the flow of the rivers to the undulating ridges of the land, and from busy malls to the quaint little corners of the street - Qi permeates our world. Qi is the force that brings life to all beings.”

Feng shui principles maintain that we live in harmony with our environment. Its aim is to achieve balance in your living and working space and maximize your potential for success in all areas of your life. Literally translated feng shui means “wind water”. Wind scatters energy and water holds energy.

Feng shui audits by Yap are performed by taking into consideration many aspects of the environment and the residents. For instance, from the time the residents move into a property, they start a relationship with that environment and its natural energies.

In the event that selecting a property is not an option, then Yap recommends to maximize on the spaces’ positive energies. “Use the available space for its intended purpose. There is no point in trying to change what is not there.”

Homes are a reflection of their occupants. If any part is missing, neglected or has negative energy then this is reflected in the life of its occupant. Ultimately, Qi reveals itself as life events.

three important elements to consider when buying a new residential

Buying a house is a long term investment. Often it is a life changing experience because of the time, money and energy involved in choosing the perfect property. Unlike the past where a property gets passed down through generations, modern society moves in a rapid fashion. Hence it is important to know how to tap on the existing Qi in the given timeframe. There is no one-size-fits-all model.


Establish if the house is solely for residence or if you plan to work from home.


Establish the time frame in which the property is occupied whether it is a rental or for long term stay.


Identify who would be living in the property and their individual roles in the family.

quick tips to consider interior design

Eliminate missing corners

In feng shui missing corner creates problems in various spheres of life depending on its position in the house. Regular shapes, such as square or rectangular, are considered ideal because of the absence of missing corners and therefore creating a perfect balance.  

Protect the Northwest

Northwest is connected to the luck of friends and helpful people. So if the northwest is missing then you will have less friends and more enemies.

Determine the wealth area

In the classic, traditional feng shui school, the wealth or money area is considered to be the southeast corner of your home.

This area is considered to be best suited for a home office or study area for students. Alternatively, the southeast corner of each individual room would work for wealth energy.


Joey Yap,

Kuching Property Explorer

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