Is the lighting strike on the Merlion a bad omen for Singapore?
Now, back to Singapore. Is the damage on the Merlion a bad omen for Singapore? Well, the Merlion statute prominently stands watch over Singapore's Shenton Way financial district, just as the WTC is strategically located a the sea front near the Wall Street.
Geomancer John Lok of Fengshui0011.com is positive: "As the Merlion was hit by light on its head, it could signify that Singaporeans will be able to see more clearly, as this is a wake-up call to all Singaporeans."
Fengshui master Gwee Kim Woon of Fulu Geomancy Centre: 'This could mean that it has averted a more serious disaster. Judging from the Merlion's position, it is possible that the lightning strike could bring about a release of good fortune in Singapore. The lightning strike could be interpreted as the 'ignition' of wealth and luck for Singapore."
Master David Tong of CMG Consulting: 'The Merlion is an icon of Singapore, and an icon getting struck by lightning is not a good thing. In Chinese metaphysics, we learn that everything happens for a reason. It could be that the recession we are already in could get worse."
My own feng shui expert is not too happy with the development. A hit on the head is no laughing matter, he says. It tells us that something is gonna make our heads spin round and round. Certainly, it is not the spinning of the casino roulette wheels at the Sands Marina Integrated Resort (IR). So all you still free spending Singaporeans out there, tighten your belts and get ready for the bad times. Those under 40 who have not seen a really bad recession, this will be a head kicker.
Hopefully, it will also be an eye opener for our political leaders too. After all, the ruling party, the PAP's logo looks like a lighting going through a big hole. This puts them at greater risk of some kind of "strike" as the party sorts of represents the "head" of the merlion. If they do not heed to the grumblings on the ground, they are likely to get a big surprise on Election Day or some ugly international incident could cast them in bad light.
The recent vicious physical attack on MP Seng Han Thong and threats on GRC MP Denise Phua is indicative on the rapidly changing social mood in Singapore due to declining standards of living and poorer career opportunities.
Let's hope things do not come to a head.
The Merlion Legend