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This Lunar New Year, Expedia returns with a ‘roaring’ new set of travel predictions for the Year of the Tiger, developed by popular Hong Kong-based Fengshui Master, Qi Xian Yu. The 2022 edition of the Expedia Feng Shui Travel Guide analysed the factors that will bring forth the best travel fortunes for each of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and distilled this information into practical tips on how to achieve overall prosperity for the coming year, and how to improve your luck based on your travel direction according to the attributes of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, water, and metal.

 

Read on to find out how you can level up your travel fortunes in the Year of the Tiger.

 

Rat

Year of Birth: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960 and 1948

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Water governs the sign of the Rat. 2022 marks a stable and settled year for those born in the Year of the Rat. Make extra effort to take care of your relationships with family members, as well as monitoring their health. Meet or call family members who live abroad often to enhance your luck in relationships. For an extra boost of luck, the Rats should hang out more and make new friends to strengthen their popularity. Take care when driving to avoid incidents.

Relationship-wise, the Year of the Tiger will be a lucky year for the Rats to get married. You will enjoy a smoother romantic relationship overall. If you are single, you are more likely to find someone who you can spend the rest of your life with this year.

Travel Directions to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: Northwest

Health: Southeast

Love: South

New Year Travel Recommendations

Head east to boost your health and prosperity! Consider visiting Busan in South Korea, known for its beaches, mountains and temples, which is just over three hours away by train from Incheon International Airport. Among Busan’s various beaches, Haeundae Beach is the best-known destination. At night, take a relaxing stroll along the beach and check out The Bay 101, which provides dining and bar services against the beautiful night view of Marine City.

 

 

Ox

Year of Birth: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961 and 1949

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Earth governs the sign of the Ox. Those born in the Year of the Ox can expect a good year ahead in investments, so be sure to seize the golden opportunities and make more fortune! At the same time, you might also experience some instabilities in 2022. Be cautious when going out or travelling. Remember, disaster emanates from careless talk. Act like an Ox, talk less and avoid potential conflicts. Also beware of petty characters around you. Relationship-wise, spend more time with your partner to avoid interference from a third-party.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: West

Health: South

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

For those who are looking to boost your overall prosperity, especially in health and love, take a chance to explore the southern part of Singapore. Escape the city life and book a relaxing and rejuvenating staycation in the island of Sentosa.   

 

 

Tiger

Year of Birth: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962 and 1950

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Going into its own year, those born under the sign of the Tiger will experience a year of Fan Tai Sui (offending Tai Sui, the grand commander of the Chinese zodiac). The Mercury retrograde will bring adverse effects to your luck in career, relationships, and health. Pay extra attention to your health, especially during the times of COVID-19 pandemic. A kind reminder from Master Qi - you might feel dizzy or physically weak more easily this year. Be active to keep minor ailments at bay and avoid long-term illnesses. Wood governs the sign of the Tiger. Spend more time on passive activities, such as drawing, gardening, reading, or learning something new. Take some time to cultivate your artistic mindset and reduce physical activities. Prepare ahead to avoid financial difficulties or accidents during long haul travel.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: West

Health: Northwest

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

Follow Master Qi’s recommendation to travel north, and head towards the city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Check in to the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, at the heart of the city-centre, and enjoy magnificent views of the Petronas Twin Towers from your hotel pool. Explore the KLCC park, a 50-acre urban sanctuary located less than a kilometre from the hotel or stroll through the lanes of the city’s Golden Triangle to enjoy Kuala Lumpur’s best culinary experience.

 

 

Rabbit

Year of Birth: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963 and 1951

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Wood governs the sign of the Rabbit. 2022 will foresee a flourishing year full of good fortune for those born in the Year of the Rabbit. The Rabbits will enjoy good luck both in love and wealth this year. Seize the opportunity to find your true love and figure out the right direction in your career path. For those hoping to boost your luck in love, take Master Qi’s recommendation to hike or get closer to nature often. Consider a pet to add liveliness to your home if money and time allow. Avoid spicy or mala food no matter dining in or out. Eat as mild as possible. Master Qi says this will help reduce impurities in your body, thus pushing away bad luck.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: South

Health: Northwest

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

East is the lucky direction for the Rabbits. Boost your luck with a visit to Australia, which is your gateway to a wide array of city, nature, sea and culture-based activities. If you’ve never been to Australia, Melbourne may be just the right destination to start. As a melting pot of creativity expressed in its arts, fashion and events, Melbourne will surely appeal to the young and the young at heart, with something for everyone to enjoy. Plan your trip, mixing a city stay with a weekend escape to the tranquil valleys of Yarra, to get the best of both worlds in a single trip.

 

 

Dragon

Year of Birth: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964 and 1952

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

The year 2022 is forecasted to be less promising year for those born in the Year of the Dragon. The Dragons will face some unprecedented challenges and obstacles at work. You might also find petty characters surrounding you. Avoid investments to prevent financial loss. Master Qi suggests the Dragons learn some new skills and try to cultivate a healthy mind through meditation this year. It is important to reduce your alcohol intake and maintain a balanced diet. Avoid bad habits that drain your Qi. Boost your overall luck by heading north. Tame your temper to avoid potential conflicts and doing so will help you better navigate the coming year.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: North

Health: East

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

Looking to increase your fortune and fame in 2022? This is the year for you to head Northeast! Visit the scenic Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, United States to nourish your mind with the healing power of nature. Balance your mind, body and soul to improve your prosperity. Young Dragon couples can plan a stay at the Alyeska Resort and enjoy a one-of-a-kind accommodation experience.

 

 

Snake

Year of Birth: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965 and 1953

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

2022 marks a stable and calm year for those born in the Year of the Snake. It will be a relatively stable year with no major ups and downs for your wealth and love life. Yet the chance of being scammed is higher this year, so pay extra attention to the details before signing any agreements or contracts. Although the Snakes will experience a year of Fan Tai Sui (offending Tai Sui, the grand commander of the Chinese zodiac), you could include red in your outfits as fire governs your sign. Keeping your room bright will help increase your chances of meeting benefactors, thus boosting your luck in your career.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northwest

Career: North

Health: Southeast

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

Water poses greater threats to the Snakes this year, hence Master Qi reminds you to stay away from water activities or going out on a picnic near water. Travelling more to the south side of Singapore might boost your fortune. Instead of water, walk amongst tall trees at the Southern Ridges. Connecting Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve, the 10km trail will bring you to some of Singapore’s best vantage points, letting you experience diverse flora and teeming wildlife throughout your hike.

To soak in the rich colonial history of the area, stay at Villa Samadhi, housed within a restored colonial garrison in Labrador Nature Reserve. This tranquil hotel offers guests a romantic evening at a private terrace, as well as a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool.

 

 

Horse

Year of Birth: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966 and 1954

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Fire governs the sign of the Horse. 2022 might not be the best year for those born in the Year of the Horse overall, especially in your love life. Married ladies should pay extra attention as they might bring misfortune to their partners unintentionally. Luck in wealth is average this year. Control your expenses and expand your source of income via cautious means. Steer away from impulse shopping, avoid making reckless investment decisions and gambling, or else you might experience huge losses that could affect your family. In order to prevent your fortune from taking a bad turn, Master Qi reminds the Horses to avoid getting cut by trees or sharp objects.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northwest

Career: East

Health: Southeast

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

If you are looking to boost your fortune, especially for your health and career, head towards the east of Singapore. 

 

 

Goat

Year of Birth: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967 and 1955

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Fire and Earth govern the sign of the Goat this year. Coming into a year of Chong Tai Sui (opposing Tai Sui)include red in your daily outfit to help mitigate negativity, allowing a smoother career path in 2022. This year you will travel with friends, or even meet new companions during your travels. However, as you may be prone to injuries this year, remember to avoid travelling alone, or engage in outdoor activities such as hiking or biking without a buddy.  

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northwest

Career: East

Health: East

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

Enhance your overall fortune this year by heading to the south, especially if you are trying to develop a long-term and steady relationship with your partner. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy some couple time at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. 

 

Monkey

Year of Birth: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968 and 1956

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Stepping into a year of Fan Tai Sui (offending Tai Sui, the grand commander of the Chinese zodiac) in 2022, those born in the Year of the Monkey will experience a relatively tough year. There might be some financial loss, accidents, or injuries. Metal governs the sign of the Monkey. Master Qi points out the Monkeys might feel emotionally unstable more easily this year. Wear bright colours and avoid all-black outfits.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: East

Health: West

Love: Northeast

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

Avoid water as you are prone to water accidents this year. Instead, consider exploring downtown Orchard and its surrounds for a change.  

 

Rooster

Year of Birth: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957 and 1945

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

With auspicious stars coming into your charts, those born under the sign of the Rooster will enjoy favourable career prospects and good luck in love. Those who are in a steady relationship will enjoy more stability. Metal governs the sign of the Rooster. Include gold in your daily outfit or wear golden accessories. A special reminder to those who drive, don’t drive fast or run a red light even if you are in a hurry.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: Northwest

Health: West

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

Got a pet? Master Qi has a special advice for you. Taking a pawcation with your furry friend could help boost the luck of yourself and your pet! Consider pet-friendly hotels such as InterContinental Singapore, which provides a wide range of pet amenities including beds, gourmet treats and exclusive pet-friendly menu or enjoy a five-star experience for you and your furry friend in a Heritage Suite.

 

Dog

Year of Birth: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958 and 1946

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Those born in the Year of the Dog will expect more twists and turns this year. It will also be a year filled with fortune at the same time, so be sure to seize every opportunity you get at work to grow your fortune. Earth governs the sign of the Dog. You might experience more emotional fluctuations this year. Sleep more for a healthier lifestyle and pay extra attention to your eyes and heart.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: Northeast

Career: Southeast

Health: West

Love: Southeast

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

For those who plan to go on a long trip with friends, avoid arguments and try your best to keep disagreements from turning into fights. Be more considerate and communicative, otherwise it might affect your luck in relationships. Avoid heading to the south. Travelling to the west or northwest side will be a better option. Consider heading up to Colombo, Sri Lanka – a city rich with history spanning over 3,000 years. Cleanse your soul and immerse yourself with an Ayurvedic treatment, shaped by ancient recipes on herbs and diets. A trip to Sri Lanka is incomplete without experiencing the many dishes featuring Sri Lankan spices and Ceylon cinnamon, as well as the famous Ceylon Tea.

 

 

 

Pig

Year of Birth: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959 and 1947

 

2022 Fortune Prediction

Water governs the sign of the Pig. 2022 marks a stable year for those born in the Year of the Pig. There will be less ups and downs in your wealth, career and health compared to last year. Entering a year of Fan Tai Sui (offending Tai Sui, the grand commander of the Chinese zodiac), the Pigs are recommended to take public transportation instead of driving during travel. Pay close attention if you choose to drive. Keep your eyes open for traffic and road conditions to prevent accidents. Don’t forget to place a bottle of water or a fengshui talisman in your car for safety.

 

Travel Direction to Boost Prosperity

Wealth: North

Career: Northeast

Health: Northwest

Love: South

 

New Year Travel Recommendations

Those born in Year of the Pig are the most suitable to travel this year. Do more outdoor activities and head south – you might just meet the love of your life and have a much higher chance of turning your crush into a formal relationship!

 

About Master Qi Xian Yu

Master Qi Xian Yu is a Malaysian award-winning expert in fengshui, magic and fortune. She is well known for hosting entertainment and fengshui programmes since 2007 and has gain popularity with her witty humour and creative expressions. Graduated with a master’s degree, Master Qi worked in the media industry as a journalist and columnist in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

 


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Poppy covers a wide range of topics at Billionaire, having spent the past 13 years at companies including Singapore Tatler, Her World Plus and Harpers Bazaar UK. She has a passion for fashion, jewellery and travel as well as an avaricious fascination with crime novels. Follow her at poppypskinner on Instagram. 

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