Choice of Site
The Rule of Thumb in choosing a site
either for dwelling or burial site
The best shapes of land are either square or rectangular. The following plot of land are acceptable:-
Avoid irregular shaped plot of land as it can affect fortune and health. Do avoid land especially with many corners or triangle shaped:-
In general, there are several rules of thumb to assess a site. Some of these are:
1. The front portion of the plot of land should be lower than the back. The back should preferably face a hill, mountain or higher ground. This forms a `protective' barrier for the back. The front should preferably be facing a pool of water e.g. swimming pool, a serene lake or slow flowing river but not a pool of stagnant water or a well. As a well is thought to harbour `spirits'.
2. Site must have good drainage, dry and with clean top-soil. I once remembered renting a house at Saint Michael's Estate, Singapore: The house was `damp' as it was near a canal and it was infested with termites!
3. The site have a `perfect' natural scenery where the front should face the sea, valley or lower ground with a fairly good view in front and slightly elevated ground at the back. Many old Chinese Temples in Singapore are located on a hill overlooking the sea.