We talked to Feng Shui Master Kenny Hoo on his Feng Shui predictions for this auspicious new year with added tips for travel, so you can visit destinations that will bring you good fortune in 2018.


Your Zodiac: Rat (Years: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960)

Those born under the Rat zodiac will get opportunities to travel around. Travel from August onwards to attract more noble people for guidance in areas like career enhancement. Challenges can be solved smoothly in this year as well.

TRAVELS: Fly over to countries in the Northeast for greater opportunity to meet new people that can guide you in 2018 like Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia and Laos.

GAP SUGGESTS: JEJU ISLAND, KOREA. Embrace the outdoors by hiking up dormant volcanoes, catching the sunrise from a volcanic crater or learning more of the history of the carved ‘stone grandfather’ during the winter months in South Korea’s romantic destination.



Your Zodiac: Ox (Years: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961)

The Ox is well set with good luck and happiness for 2018 thus being a good year to purchase new properties or move to a new house. Couples will see their love grow stronger with smooth sailing plans if one is looking to tie the knot.

TRAVELS: Travel to Southeast Asia or Western countries to further boost your luck and meet new people that will benefit your life.

GAP SUGGESTS: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA. This former trading hub blends the old and new 1973 in an exciting city where skyscrapers sit alongside red-tiled colonial buildings. Go shopping in the streets of Pettah for knick-knacks and food galore near religious sites like temples and mosques.


Your Zodiac: Tiger (Years: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962)

Career and business growth can be seen for the Tiger. Some challenges will arise this year so try to stay cool in tense situations to avoid major arguments.

TRAVELS: To reduce stress, the Tiger zodiac can travel to places to rejuvenate the mind and soul; Thailand, Burma and India.

GAP SUGGESTS: JAIPUR, INDIA. Be awed by the architecture of one of India’s historical cities that was once ruled by the royal Rajput family. It is known as the ‘Pink City’ and is home to majestic structures like the Hawa Mahal Palace and Amer Fort.

Jaipur City in Rajasthan, India

Your Zodiac: Rabbit (Years: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963)

The rabbit zodiac will see opportunities for new relationships and a spark in love life for 2018. They will be surrounded by a good group of supporters and helpers that can give a helping hand during hard times.

TRAVELS: Travel to cities with an aura of romance to strengthen your love or get lucky in conceiving like Indonesia or Cambodia.

GAP SUGGESTS: LOMBOK, INDONESIA. Just a boat ride away from Bali, the quiet side of Nusa Tenggara on the island of Lombok features untouched natural wonders like Senggigi Beach, Mount Rinjani and the Gili Islands for beach bums and nature lovers alike.

Terrace of Three Immortals at Taitung, Taiwan

Your Zodiac: Dragon (Years: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964)

Innovation and creativity thrive for those born in the year of the dragon, a great time to acquire new skills. It will also be a busy year as a lot of travelling is in store but make sure to take extra care when it comes to your safety during these trips.

TRAVELS: For further enhancement of wealth and career, travel to Southwestern and Northwestern countries like Indonesia, Taiwan and China.

GAP SUGGESTS: TAITUNG, TAIWAN. The southern part of Taiwan is home to beautiful coastlines and natural wonders like the Terrace of Three Immortals. Learn about the indigenous people of Taiwan and their well-preserved culture.



Your Zodiac: Snake (Years: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965)

An auspicious year for the snake with boosting luck in areas like career and business. Love is in in the air as this year will also bring smooth planning for marriages and strong luck for family expansion.

TRAVELS: To further boost good energy, travel to Southwestern and Northeastern countries like Indonesia, Korea or Taiwan.

GAP SUGGESTS: PADANG, SUMATRA. The surfing seaside town of Padang is where the popular Nasi Padang originates from. Its landscape offers a stunning set of islands off the coast called the Mentawai Islands, to the large natural lakes like Lake Toba and Lake Maninjau.


Sunset at Teluk Bayur, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia


Your Zodiac: Horse (Years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966)

Those born in these years will experience a mixture of good and challenging times. Luckily there will be noble and supportive people around to help during hard times. The signs are bright for expansions in your work life and business.

TRAVELS: Northern countries like China, Thailand and Laos are great to increase your luck in wealth.

GAP SUGGESTS: VIENTIANE, LAOS. Admire the French colonial buildings in Laos’ sleeping capital where you can also visit the numerous temples like Wat Sisaket that holds over 6,000 Buddha statues and taste some of the best coffee in South East Asia.



Your Zodiac: Goat (Years: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967)

Thanks to the presence of a reliable support team, obstacles can be remedied for those born in the year of the goat. Single ones will see love blooming as there is a high chance to enter new relationships.

TRAVELS: Enhance health and career luck by travelling to Northern and Northwestern countries like Thailand, China or India.

GAP SUGGESTS: KANCHANABURI, THAILAND. Bask in the gleaming temples on the hilly terrain next to paddy fields as one can learn about the rich history of this region that goes all the way back to World War 2. Plus, take a dip in some the most scenic waterfalls in Thailand like the Erawan Waterfall.


Your Zodiac: Monkey (Years: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968)

More travels are seen for those born in the year of the Monkey but are advised to be vigilant to avoid any hiccups during these getaways. A surge of creativity is imminent so those wanting to further their studies are encouraged.

TRAVELS: To attract support and good people around, travel to Eastern or Southeastern countries like Singapore, Sabah or Sarawak.

GAP SUGGESTS: KUCHING, SARAWAK. The capital of Sarawak is a treasure trove for foodies and culture lovers. Learn about the many tribes of Sarawak like the Iban and their history or just lounge by the serene beaches along the shores.


Your Zodiac: Rooster (Years: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969)

Roosters will experience a lot of love in 2018 with new relationships in the works. More luck for female Roosters with many positives news towards the end of the year.

TRAVELS: Fly to the serene Northeastern or Southeastern countries to attract more positive energy such as Taiwan or Japan.

GAP SUGGESTS: NAGASAKI, JAPAN. The port city of Japan thrives with diversity as temples stand along cathedrals and even a tram system similar to San Francisco. It is a great place to experience the Sakura Blossom Season at historic places like Shimabara Castle.



Your Zodiac: Dog (Years: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970)

A bright year of career and business growth for the year of the dog. It is a lovely year for love though do take care of your relationships to avoid unnecessary arguments.

TRAVELS: Enhance your innovation and career luck by visiting Southwestern or Northeastern locations like Indonesia, Korea or China.

GAP SUGGESTS: HAINAN, CHINA Coconut island of China is known as the ‘Eastern Hawaii’ thanks to its similar climate and beautiful beaches, especially in Sanya Bay. Trek through the hiking trails to reach Dream Valley that is home to many stunning waterfalls.

Dragon bridge at Danang,, Vietnam


Your Zodiac: Boar (Years: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971)

A lucky year in wealth and career for the Boars in 2018. New relationships will also bloom and those planning to get married, great news as the marriage star is shining bright.

TRAVELS: To further boost your good BOAR energy, head over to countries in the Southwestern or Northwestern parts of Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan or Korea.

GAP SUGGESTS: DANANG, VIETNAM. The beaches of Vietnam has no rival and fewer crowds, perfect for beach bums that crave for a long stretch of beach with exciting nightlife and a sprinkle of history thanks to its proximity to the former royal capital of Vietnam.



Learn more about Feng Shui Master, Kenny Hoo

Master Kenny is known for blending traditional Feng Shui methodology with modern scientific tools in his unique Geomantic studies. He has been doing Feng Shui research, authoring, seminars and consultation services to companies and the common men for the past 18 years, making him a go-to figure of Feng Shui in Malaysia.

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