Hong Kong feng shui master Tong Wong shares tips on the cities which will bring you good fortune.
Lunar New Year festivities around the world kickstarts on February 15, and what better way to celebrate the year of the dog than by heading in the direction where your blessings call?
Born in: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958
Welcome to your year! Boost your luck by traveling to the northwest – perhaps you’ll find a bone or two in cities like Florence, Mumbai, Dubai, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Zurich, Prague, Reykjavik, or London.
Born in: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948
Rats should avoid travelling north this year. Instead, point your compass southwest or northeast to one of these destinations for extraordinary experiences in 2018: Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung, and Kota Kinabalu.
Born in: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949
Born in: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950
To make the most of 2018, tigers should head either southwest or northeast. Luckily this leaves them plenty of options including Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung, and Kota Kinabalu.
Born in: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951
The year of the dog brings good fortune for rabbits, particularly in the southwest and northwest. Why not hop over to: Pekanbaru, Padang, Mont Lubin, Cape Town, Port Louis, Maldives, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Dubai, Istanbul, London. Those single and looking for love should go somewhere southeast. A few ideas: Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Auckland
Born in: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952
According to feng shui, evil teems in the northwest, so avoid destinations such as Maldives, Dubai, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Edinburgh, and Scotland. Instead, travel Southeast to find better fortune in places like Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, or Auckland.
Born in: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953
You’re in luck – nowhere is off-limits for serpents during the year of the dog. For extra luck, the best directions for you are northeast and northwest, namely Nha Trang, Sanya, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taichung , Boracay, Kota Kinabalu, Mumbai, Dubai, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Zurich, Prague, Reykjavik, and London.
Born in: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954
Lucky directions this year include northwest and northeast, with extra good luck for those traveling with friends born in the year of the tiger. Top destinations include Istanbul, St Petersburg, Prague, Berlin, Manchester, Dublin, Reykjavik, Nha Trang, Sanya, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taichung, Boracay, and Kota Kinabalu.
Born in: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955
Those born in the year of the goat are kind, calm and less assertive. But this is your year to take a chance, as there are no baa-a-a-ad directions for goats to travel this year. As your luck lies northeast and south, try visiting Boracay, Taipei, Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Sentosa, Jakarta, Palembang, and Christmas Island.
Born in: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956
Plenty of bananas lie in the southwest this year so try traveling to destinations like: Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung, and Kota Kinabalu. Possible destinations include: Sentosa, Jakarta, Palembang, and Christmas Island.
Born in: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957
Cocks normally crow when the sun rises in the East, but if you are an adventurous rooster, 2018 is the year to try something new. This year, the west is where luck lies, so why not take advantage with a special trip to Africa or South America? Try heading to Malé, Colombo, Kochi, Kenya, Tanzania, Lima, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires.
Born in: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1958
Favorable directions this year include southeast, south, and southwest. Try planning a trip to: Bali, Bandung, Adelaide, Perth, Christchurch, Jakarta, Palembang, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, and Auckland.