27 Feb '11, 4am

Superstition still widespread in high-tech Asia

Superstition still widespread in high-tech Asia

TAIPEI: From the compatibility of her groom, to the timing of her wedding and the naming of her child, Shen Yi-ching has always turned to fortune tellers for guidance on life's big decisions. "It's for good luck and peace of mind. I'd rather be safe than sorry," said Taiwanese teacher Shen, 38, whose parents consulted a soothsayer to pick a name with an auspicious arrangement of Chinese characters for her. Young and old, rich and poor, ancient spiritual practices and folk beliefs still sway daily life for many across Asia despite the region's rapid modernisation. In ethnic Chinese communities, and societies where their influence remains strong such as Korea and Thailand, the age-old art of feng shui commands a huge following when it comes to seeking ideal homes, offices and burial sites. Many of Hong Kong's skyscrapers were built in line with feng shui 'rules', while the d...

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