KUALA LUMPUR: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, value is in the eye of the receiver, and you would find both elements at Taman Lagenda Mas 2B,” said Regal Form Sdn Bhd director Edmond Yow who recently hosted a property feng shui audit led by renowned Classical Feng Shui consultant Joey Yap.
Yap was at Lagenda Mas in Cheras to lead his group of 40 international students through a property audit, screening properties and determining their feng shui quotient by observing what is around the area and using landform (Luan Tou) Classical Feng Shui techniques.
“Put simply, feng shui is a study on how Qi – a force that binds all living and naturally occurring things in this universe – interacts with and affects us,” Yap said.
Pragmatic and hands-on in approach, Yap led his students on a field study around Lagenda Mas, a gated community, reminding them that the feng shui of a landform is also influenced by the positive flow of Qi, quality of Incoming Dragons (i.e. hills and mountains) and formations immediately present within and beyond it.
Although there are many variables affecting the housing price of an area, only three significant independent variables (feng shui, accessibility, and building age) would matter, said Yap in an interview with Sunday Star. He said the mountain formation directly facing Lagenda Mas was one of two found in Kuala Lumpur, the other being in the vicinity of Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
“And of the feng shui of a place, the exterior landforms alone would contribute 70% to its favourability,” he said.
The Lagenda Mas audit proved to be an ideal training ground for the advanced-level students as they saw for themselves how Qi could be harnessed for the well-being of residents and occupants.
On the approach to developing good residential projects, Yow said it is important that ultimately the owners/investors/bankers or even the authorities feel good about being associated with the development, hence a win/win situation upon handing over of the keys and the enhancement of the feel-good factor.
He said understanding the landscape of corporate values in property development was challenging, especially when many business leaders believe that decision-making around values must focus on their relevance to the objectives of the organisation for financial success.
“And that is the other feel-good factor that we are constantly emphasising,” Yow said.
The other element Yow feels strongly about is delivering on promises. Lagenda Mas will be handed over to the owners within the next two months, he said.
On another note, Yow mentioned that two other gated developments would be launched next year.
One comprising bungalows, semi-detached units and double-storey terrace houses will be developed on a 7ha area near Venice Hill, Cheras, in the Q1 or Q2 of next year.
Parent company Mutiara Goodyear Bhd will also be launching 150 bungalows and bungalow lots in Melawati, Selangor, worth RM217.5mil next year.
Its previous launches such as Upper East Ampang, Taman Lagenda Mas 2A&B, Dataran Prima Condo Chapter 1, Dataran Prima Condo Chapter 2 and Villa Lagenda condominium were all successfully launched and have a combined value of RM515.5mil.
Yow said Bandar Tasek Mutiara in Seberang Prai, Penang is Mutiara's flagship project. It is a township development on a 434.4ha site with a RM2.1bil value.