Fengshui Review: TOP Riverfront Residences at Hougang (D19)


Credits: Riverfront Residences

Published: 4 August 2023

Located in Hougang, District 19 (D19) overlooking the tranquil Serangoon River, Riverfront Residences is a 99-year leasehold that has just obtained TOP (temporary occupation permit). Congratulations to all new homeowners!

In Chinese culture, the water element often represents good fortune and abundance. However, one should know that having a direct view of a flowing river from your home doesn’t necessarily bring good fengshui.

Wondering if Riverfront Residences is an ideal fengshui home or a good property investment? Let’s take an in-depth fengshui review to find out!

Riverfront Residences: Landform fengshui  

Located along Hougang Avenue 7, Riverfront Residences is located in District 19 (D19) –  a popular residential area in the northeastern region of Singapore. This soon-to-TOP luxury condominium sits on the Eastern Dragon with the fengshui formation of “Paired Lotus Land”.

According to fengshui, a lotus land is deemed auspicious, and Hougang is a truly valuable piece of land since it has a rare pair of lotuses with the fengshui land formation “Mandarin Ducks Frolicking in Water ”. The Paired Lotus Land produces strong-minded yet traditional women.

Most married women in Hougang are housewives, playing the role of virtuous wives and caring mothers. Their successes are reflected in the achievements of their husbands and children. It is also worth mentioning that a lotus land is a spiritual place where goddesses reign supreme. 

Paired lotus represents good luck and happiness. While women staying here will be able to make it big, especially in the coming Period 9 (year 2024 to 2044), they must tap on their knowledge wisely so as to ensure a holistic development. Also, let’s not overlook the Chinese saying “出淤泥而不染” that denotes the lotus’s natural ability to grow out of the mud unsullied. One will ultimately flourish if s/he stays upright and holds on to the right principles.

External fengshui considerations

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.

Built upon the site of the former en bloc’ Rio Casa, Riverfront Residences is well-located and near to various amenities such as Hougang Mall, Hougang Central and schools such as Holy Innocents’ Primary and High School and CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity,  making it well-suited for families with school-going children.

Coupled with its convenient proximity to several parks and the Serangoon River, this upcoming condo looks very promising. In landscape fengshui, a household is considered auspicious and blessed with prosperity and abundance if you can see flowing water from your living room, especially if there is a large door or window that allows an inflow of energy from the river across your home.

Flowing from Coney Island in the northeast, it is worthy to note that the Serangoon River flows from left to right of the development. As such, stacks that are along Hougang Ave 7 facing Serangoon River with unblocked views should tap on the energy if you want to produce resilience and perseverance in your children.  

On the other hand, Riverfront Residences is surrounded by existing HDB flats. Those who are at the outer stacks on level 10 and lower in Block 43, 45, 47, 49 and 51 should keep a lookout for fengshui conflicts. For homeowners on a higher floor unit, that’s great because you can enjoy blocked views and the probability of encountering certain fengshui conflicts is lesser.

Nevertheless, do note that there may be challenges to accumulating auspicious energies, especially if your main door faces the balcony directly. In such situations, household members may find that money comes and goes easily if measures are not made to better contain the positive energies. 

In addition, some units within the estate are facing each other directly.  In the fengshui context, this is unfavourable for both households as there is direct conflicting energy. To improve the situation, homeowners can consider hanging a Liuli pendant at the top of your door frame.

Internal fengshui considerations

Do keep in mind that the main orientation of a house will directly influence the overall luck of its residents. The house orientation refers to the facing of your house, which is typically measured from the main entrance (for this development) where qi flows in.

Credits: Riverfront Residences


Riverfront Residences comprises 1,472 units across 9 blocks, at a height of 17 storeys. The luxury condo offers several units that face North, Northwest, South and Southeast amongst other directions, which is a plus point.

Here’s why: 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. Hence, residing in a unit that faces either of these directions or lies at the border of these directions can help you and your household members to tap on the positive energies.

Here are the units with favourable orientation:

North-facing units
Blk 53: Stack 63, 64, 65, 66
Blk 55: Stack 71, 72, 78

South-facing units
Blk 53: Stack 67, 68, 69, 70
Blk 55: Stack 73, 74, 75

Northwest-facing units
Blk 41: Stack 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Blk 43: Stack 15, 16, 17, 18
Blk 45: Stack 42
Blk 47: Stack 38, 39, 40, 41
Blk 51: Stack 49, 50, 51, 60, 61, 62

Southeast-facing units
Blk 41: Stack 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Blk 43: Stack 19, 20, 21, 22
Blk 47: Stack 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Blk 51: Stack 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59
Blk 55: Stack 77
Strata House: 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77

Southeast/East-facing units
Blk 57: Stack 82, 83

Keep in mind there is no fixed lucky direction that caters to everyone. However, those who live in Block 41 or 49 may want to consider a fengshui consultation as your apartment is located at the intersection of two directions. 

When in doubt, 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 make adjustments 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!

Welcome 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.

At a quick glance, Riverfront Residences ticks several fengshui criteria in terms of its favourable orientation, squarish form and layout and few obstructive landforms. However, some units may be facing an inauspicious direction. Hence, if your unit is not facing North/South, or if you are planning to rearrange your home layout to tap on the positive energies of Period 9, you may want to consult a fengshui master

Whether you are planning for long-term residence or to shift premises, good feng shui can create a harmonic environment for you and your family, allowing all to flourish in the areas of happiness, career, academic, health and romance etc. 

Way Fengshui Consultancy provides the ever-ready manpower and professional services that are sure to meet your feng shui needs.

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