From ‘游客吓一跳 滨海南花穹乍看像沉船’, 13 April 2011, article in omy.sg (SM Daily)
Google translated, the above becomes:
Miss Lee told readers, “Shin Min Daily News,” she has the whole family to play Marina Barrage, Marina Bay from the sea, look to the direction of the results to see a lot like “wreck” of the object. Miss Li was later informed that it is the National Park Service Marina South Gardens project, one of the cold room “Flower Dome” (Flower Dome).
Miss Lee said, from the direction of the Singapore Flyer looked, you can see the dome of the overall design of the flower, very beautiful, like the waves of the wave, but looked Marina Barrage, the building block each other, see it is like a “half of the ship sinking.” Flower Dome Bangshui built, the shape looks like a ‘wreck’ was somewhat unlucky.”
Hui feng shui master ring, said: “Water for the money, spend Bangshui standing dome, and combine for the ‘near (Import) Treasury’, is a good symbol. Miss Lee that looks like a ‘wreck’, I would feel more like a emitting surface of the whales, but the ‘catch water’ meaning, more ‘close embrace financial gas’ feeling. “
This is an extreme example of ‘half glass empty’ people seeing disaster where there isn’t everywhere they go, whether it’s in design of the Flower Dome, or a chicken dish on the business class flight menu. The flip side of feng shui is how such catastrophic imagery is exploited by mere amateurs to portend unnecessary doom when the ancient art/science itself was probably developed at a time when modern ships as we know it hadn’t even existed, meaning that such calls for inauspicious design is simply people corrupting elegant geometry or animal imagery with finale scenes from a Titanic movie, like how people would see a skull and crossbones on a sand dune on Mars, or look at a skyscraper and complain about how it almost looks like a train run aground and erect without even whipping out a compass to check the direction it’s facing. Still, looking at the ‘shipwreck’ design of the Flower dome and the lotus bloom of the Art Science Musuem, regardless of feng shui or ‘financial gas’, one does wonder if the MBS people hadn’t gotten the two attractions mixed up instead.