To Late Grandmaster
Abbot Phor Kark See Monastery
(1947 - 1990)
Hong Choon and Feng Shui
Choon studied Feng Shui under Master Yen Ben
in 1950s. He was imparted the secret Xuan Kong
Geomancy Theory became very competent in
the art. This San Yuan Feng Shui comes under the
famous Wu Chang Sect Geomancy which originates
in Wuxi, Jiangsu China.
his stay in Singapore (as Abbot Phor Kark See
Monastery), Master Hong Choon played a mentor
and consultant role to many rich and influential
individuals advising them in the aspect of Feng
Shui well-being which includes his well known
work at Grand Hyatt Hotel Orchard Road.
Master Hong Choon was born in Xiahu village JinJiang,
Southern Province of Fujian.. He was the only
son in the family of six and was the favorite
child in the family.
his early days, he was send to a private school
to study Chinese Classical Literature. As a child
then, he was very conscious about importance of
social serving. At the age of sixteen, he became
a monk and devoted himself to the teaching of
the age of eighteen, he went to Nan Pu Tuo Temple
in Xiamen with his master, Venerable Seck Hui
Quan where he had the opportunity to meet Bhikkhu
Taixu and studied under him. During World War
II (Japanese Invasion of China), he fled with
his master and made his first stop in Singapore
where they stayed at Long Sun See Temple and Phor
Kark See Temple. They then left for Medan, Indonesia
and later settle down at Meow Sian Lin Temple
on after the death of his master, the Singapore
Buddhist Lodge, Putuo Temple and the Chinese Buddhist
Association invited him to lead Phor Kark See
Temple at Bright Hill Drive Singapore. Master
Hong Choon then made Singapore his home and was
acknowledged by the local Chinese Buddhists as
their highest religious leader.
Meng San, Phor Kark See Monastery
Meng San, Phor Kark See Monastery, the largest
Buddhist temple in Singapore.
Hong Choon Memorial hall
A tribute to Master Hong Choon"
published by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See temple.
Hong Choon welcoming Singapore's Minister Mentor
Mr LEE Kuan Yew to the Phor Kark See
temple in 1966
layout done by Late Grandmaster Hong Choon (Hong
have claimed to understand the Geomancy layout
of Phor Kark See Monastery. Some has even gone
on with beautiful explanations and details of
its Feng Shui layout, giving special and fanciful
names to match the formations.
in actual, do they really understand the Feng
Shui formula that are behind the work using the
"Advanced San Yuan System"? For
instance, why are the doors at Phor Kark Monastery
tilted to a certain angle? What purpose do they
would explain that it is beneficial (giving special
and fanciful formation names). Then, there are
some who proclaimed that a tilted (off-center)
door resembles a crooked mouth that triggers bad
Feng Shui. But if that is indeed the case, why
is Phor Kark Monastery (with a crooked mouth)
still flourishing after so many decades and remain
the largest Buddhist Temple in Singapore?
is the reason behind? Could the landscape, watercourse
and landforms that surround the monastery have
influential luck effect?
written by Jon Sim
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