Trip to Switzerland
25th - 31th May 2006
After France, Master Yap Boh Chu’s next destination was Switzerland, a country famed for its neutrality, fusion of German, French and Italian ingredients, chocolate, cheese and watches. He visited quite a few places, including Zurich, the country’s commercial and cultural centre known for its churches, museums and gardens; the watch-making bilingual town of Biel/Bienne (two-thirds of the population speak German while the remaining one-third French) as well as popular winter sport resort towns Gstaadt and Interlaken.
Upon his arrival in Switzerland, Master Yap was greeted by Yap Cheng Hai Academy’s Swiss Accredited Instructor Theresia Stillhart. Part of Master Yap’s mission was to do a Feng Shui consultation on an office warehouse and to explore possible places to hold Advanced Feng Shui Practitioner’s Courses and Practical Courses in the future.
The places that impressed Master Yap in his visit included the Jungfrau Region in Interlaken and the Staubbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen. In Jungfrau, he walked on the glacier at the top of the Jungfraujoch, which rises to an imposing height of 3571m and is popularly referred to as the “Top of Europe”. In Lauterbrunnen, he was captivated by the 300m high Staubbach Falls, the highest freefall waterfall in Switzerland. Its milky white water that thunders over dark green rocks has inspired numerous painters, poets and travel writers over the centuries.
On the people that he met in Switzerland, Master Yap found them generally very nice. Many have taken an interest in Feng Shui and are practising it. He’s glad to say that the number is growing too.