Fengshui Review: BTO Tampines GreenGlen (TOP)

Credits: My Nice Home by HDB

Published: 5 April 2024

Launched under HDB’s September 2019 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise, Tampines GreenGlen is an award-winning  (Global Future Design Awards 2021) housing project in eastern Singapore that ​​obtained TOP (temporary occupation permit) recently. Congratulations to all homeowners who have collected your keys!

Located near a proposed park and Sungei Api Api (river), this new BTO development promises tranquil living amidst easy accessibility to amenities in time to come.  Designed to mimic a valley, Tampines GreenGlen is named for its natural surroundings of greenery – spelling potentially ideal fengshui.

Wondering if Tampines GreenGlen is really an ideal fengshui home or a good property investment? To find out, read on for our in-depth fengshui review!

Tampines GreenGlen: Landform Fengshui  

Bounded by Tampines North Drive 1 and Tampines Street 64, Tampines GreenGlen resides on the Eastern Dragon. From a fengshui perspective, Tampines is a land of “Talented Scholar and Ravishing Beauty”, an ideal residential area for those in the creative industry. As there is high potential of cultivating talent here, young families will benefit greatly from the auspicious energies of this formation.

Tampines is also situated near the head of the Eastern Dragon, a majestic creature capable of helping inhabitants within its land to soar to greater heights. As those who possess talent and beauty may develop an “arrogant exterior”, Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong of Way Fengshui Group shared that more efforts must be made to maintain harmonious relationships. Otherwise, a breakthrough will be difficult to achieve without putting in effort.

Homeowners should also take caution against illnesses. The seasonal northeast monsoon will cause temperature to fluctuate and people with poor constitutions are susceptible to catching a cold. As such, warm colours (i.e. red or cream) are recommended in interior design and decorations while cool colours (i.e. blue, green, etc) should be avoided. Growing more plants can help to dispense the cold too.

External fengshui considerations

Credits: My Nice Home by HDB

As one’s external environment accounts for more than interior considerations, it is important to consider features of the surrounding space when selecting a new home.

Located within walking distance to the future Tampines North MRT station, Tampines GreenGlen with its lush green surroundings promises idyllic living for its residents without compromising on convenience. With several schools in the vicinity such as Meridian Primary School, Park View Primary School, Junyuan Secondary School, Springfield Secondary School, this is also a suitable home choice for school-age families.

In fact, there is a site directly across Tampines GreenGlen reserved for a school. Those who are staying at the stacks along Tampines street 64 are likely to be affected by heavier traffic and noises during active school hours. Affected residents may consider installing sound insulation to reduce noise disturbances from the external environment.

Surrounded by sites reserved for future high-rise residential and industrial developments, residents of Tampines GreenGlen are also likely to get blocked views. In fengshui, this indicates potential conflict points, as well as pollution and negative energies (Sha Qi) during the construction period.

Residents should take note that high-rise buildings in proximity present a potential risk of conflicts such as Tian Zhan Sha (home’s frontage facing an opening between two or more building structures that funnel negative energies), corner Sha (角煞) where sharp corners present hidden threats, etc. If you encounter such scenarios, you may display a pair of guardian lions or Six Emperor Coins emblem to ward off the negative energies.

Nevertheless, it is worthy to note that Tampines Link Road would be expunged and replaced by a park next to Sungei Api Api (river). Hence, residents staying along the stretch of Tampines Link Road may have unblocked views. Higher floor units may even have a view of the river.

In Chinese culture, the water element often represents good fortune and abundance. However, having a direct view of a flowing river from your home doesn’t necessarily guarantee good fengshui.  If in doubt, don’t hesitate to consult a professional  fengshui  master for appropriate fengshui measures.

Internal fengshui considerations

Homeowners should take note of the main orientation of your house, as it will directly influence the overall luck of your household member(s). The house orientation refers to the facing of your house, which can be measured from the main entrance where qi flows in.

Tip: Did you know there’s a Luopan (fengshui compass) in the Way Almanac App? You can download our app for free to measure your home orientation.

Credits: My Nice Home by HDB

Designed to mimic a valley, Tampines GreenGlen comprises 6 residential blocks cascading in height from 9 to 16 storeys. There are 649 units of 4- and 5-room flats in total.

Based on fengshui analysis, North and South are the most auspicious directions in the upcoming Period 9 and Period 1 (years 2024 – 2063), and Northwest and Southeast are the second most auspicious directions.

The following table lists the Period 9 Auspicious Homes. Do you live in any of these units?

While all stacks face the most auspicious directions of Period 9, potential homeowners should note that there is no fixed lucky direction that caters to everyone.

If in doubt, you may like to leave it to the professionals. Way Fengshui provides end-to-end fengshui services from selecting an ideal unit to helping you create a harmonious environment in your new home.

Did you know?

Period 9 corresponds with the South, representing a strong Fire element. As such, one should be mindful of locating important spaces within your premises. For example, it is best to adjust if your stove (also of fire element) is facing South, otherwise too much fire energy can cause instability and burnout for members in the household.

In fengshui, the stove represents “the female owner of the house”. As such, the state of the stove in your house represents the condition of your mother or wife. If your stove happens to face South, you are highly recommended to consult a professional  fengshui  master for appropriate fengshui measures.

As for those who are planning to conduct home renovation or move in, don’t forget to choose an auspicious date before you proceed. The information is readily available at the Way Almanac App – free for all to download!

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Thrive in Period 9 with good home fengshui

As with most things in life, getting it right from the start will save you lots of effort. More than just the correct placement of furniture or avoiding certain colours, home fengshui looks into compatibility amongst the homeowners and your living spaces.

Tampines GreenGlen looks relatively promising in terms of residential fengshui in terms of its home orientation and tranquil environment. Nevertheless, if you are settling down in this new estate, which is surrounded by work-in-progress high-rise developments, do stay mindful of negative forms in the surroundings of your home.

To tap on the positive energies of this fengshui period and optimise your home fengshui, do consider consulting a  fengshui  master.

Way Fengshui can aid you to create the perfect harmonious and comfortable living environment. Our residential fengshui consultation services include, but are not limited to the following aspects:

  • Relationships and health
  • Career and wealth opportunities
  • Wealth position of your house
  • Wen Chang position (for academic considerations)
  • Optimal furniture arrangement
  • Lucky colours and unlucky colours
  • Auspicious dates to renovate and shift premises

Keen to improve your home fengshui? Check out our residential fengshui services now!