Again, water is money and obviously the Huangpu River brought up Shanghai.
Since thousands years ago, men went to places with water for agriculture and fishing and as well as trading.
The four ancient civilizations, ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient India, and the Yellow River of China are the earliest areas where human civilization was build. The four ancient civilizations were built near the river terraces because of the fixed water sources that made it easier for agriculture and commerce to develop. Human beings, of course, are inseparable from water. Humans always go to live in places where there is water. Water is the wealth of mankind. Since ancient times, men have used water to obtain wealth. The world’s four ancient civilizations are built next to water. The world’s most prosperous cities such as New York, Hong Kong and Singapore are all built on the beautiful waterside. Where there is good water, there is a lot of wealth. Therefore, water is money.
Currently, all the important buildings and skyscrapers are all located at the East of Shanghai which is Pudong as the Huangpu River forms “JADE BELT PROTECTING WAIST’ theory in feng shui. The West side has more old valuable buildings instead, which was once the so-called ‘cowboy town’, the era of 上海滩许文強时代.
The world most populated city has the mixture of new and old buildings which are very well maintained and preserved. It is awesome to see that.
I have written many articles previously in my blog about the benefits of land located at the 玉带环抱 ‘yu dai huan bao’ a jade belt around your waist. It is like someone is hugging and protecting you. The palace of the Sultan Brunei, the Grand Palace of Bangkok, the popular shopping mall of MidValley Kuala Lumpur and many more are all located at the玉带环抱 ‘yu dai huan bao’.
In my article about the Forbidden City, Beijing, (the palace, being the home of 24 emperors – 14 of the Ming dynasty and 10 of the Qing dynasty in the recent history of China and last emperor)
I said “The shape of the Golden Water River 金水河in front of the Hall of the Supreme Harmony (the main hall in the Forbidden City) 太和殿 is known as the 玉带环抱 ‘yu dai huan bao’ a jade belt around your waist. It is like someone is hugging and protecting you. Jade belt was a belt worn by ranking officials in the old China. Hence, if you have a house located at the auspicious sector then your relationship with family members and people around you will be remarkable and your luck in terms of wealth will be excellent. However, if your house is located at the opposite side, then it is defined as 反弓水 bend bow water, which is an inauspicious location, then your luck in terms of wealth and relationship with others will not be prosperous.”
The figure explains the theory or the back ground why the land located at the 玉带环抱 ‘yu dai huan bao’is auspicious. It is because of if you own a land at B, the flow of the river water from the mountain will make the land opposite which is A smaller but your land at B becomes larger instead.
In feng shui, the water of river is money and today the road in front of our house represents the river which is wealth to us.