By Samantha Tan, on February 1, 2021

Fengshui Travel Guide 2021: Tips for Travel in the Year of the Ox With a Dose of Good Fortune

2020 was the year when we missed the thrill of searching and planning for a holiday or a quick escape. With all that’s been said and done, we made the best of it. Now it’s high time to welcome the Year of the Ox with open arms and all the good fortune it has in store in the year ahead.

To help you make the best of your travels (be it domestic or international) in the new year, Expedia teamed up with Hong Kong Feng Shui Master, Tasha Tse, to come up with a comprehensive Feng Shui Travel Guide for 2021. Beyond providing recommendations on the best places to visit and the activities you can engage in, this year’s guide also offers tips on your best travel companions, ideal travel month and best travel directions for love, career and wealth based on an analysis of the five elements and compass directions.

So, read on to find out how you can maximise good fortune in the Year of the Ox before booking one of our CNY staycation specials for the coming Chinese New Year long weekend on the Expedia app!


  Rat  |  Ox  |  Tiger  |  Rabbit  |  Dragon  |  Snake  |  Horse  |  Goat  |  Monkey  |  Rooster  |  Dog |  Pig


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

Best Months to Travel: January, September, November, December

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

2021 will be a promising year for the Rat. Entering into a year of “He Tai Sui” (meaning the union with Tai Sui, the grand commander of the Chinese zodiac), this sign will experience a prosperous year and receive assistance from benefactors, helping them to succeed in different aspects. The Rat will also be looked after by the auspicious Wen Chang star (the Intellectual star).

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Water

Water governs the sign of the Rat. It is recommended that you take relaxing trips this year, such as going on a cruise or visiting historical places – the older the better. Visiting places of historical significance can help to promote your luck and focus, allowing you to pay more attention to matters more precisely and thoroughly, while helping you to improve your work relationships and inspire you to shape your future plans.

Best Travel Companions – Ox

Your best travel companion is the Ox. As the Ox is your Secret Friend, it is more likely for the two of you to strengthen your friendship through travel than to run into arguments when travelling. You may also consider travelling with the Monkey and the Dragon. Although the Monkey tends to be quick-tempered and the Dragon tends to be manipulative, your easy-going personality makes you compatible with them. You may also get some new inspiration when travelling with them.

Lucky Directions

Promote Career Growth and Improves Health: North

Boost Wealth: South

Attract Love: West

Attract Marriage and Improves Fertility: East

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

With the year ahead, why not take a moment to appreciate the past on your next staycay? We recommend going for a staycation at Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Capitol Kempinski Hotel or Singapore Barracks Hotel Sentosa – one of the few hotels that have been restored to preserve its rich history.


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

Best Month to Travel: March, September, December

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

Going into its own year, the Ox will experience a year of Fan Tai Sui (offending Tai Sui, the grand commander of the Chinese zodiac) in 2021. Under the powerful influence of Tai Sui, your achievement this year will greatly affect your fortune in the next two years. Be extremely careful in whatever you do. With the presence of the star of Hua Gai (the Elegance Seal star), you are more likely to experience negative emotions. Make use of this year to take on new courses or develop new skills to increase your competitiveness.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Earth

Earth governs the sign of the Ox. Take part in fun-filled water sports such as rowing and canoeing, but avoid dangerous water sports. Treat yourself to a hot-spring bath – which can help to get rid of your negative emotions, and improve your work performance, learning ability and personal relationships.

Best Travel Companions – Rat, Rooster and Snake

Your best travel companion is the Rat. As the Rat is your Secret Friend, the two of you will not only share similar interests but you will also understand and get along with each other as if your minds are in sync. Your Allies are the Rooster and the Snake. The Rooster will have good luck in love this year, so hang out with them more often to enhance your luck in love.

Lucky Directions

Attract good luck and benefactors: North West

Attract love: South

Attract marriage and improves fertility: North East

Improve health: North

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

Dreaming of a staycation within a stone’s throw of water sports by the beach? We recommend booking a stay at Capri by Fraser Changi City, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa or Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa.


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

Best Months to Travel: June, October, November

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

You will have a smooth-sailing year ahead, thanks to the presence of benefactors to lend you a helping hand. With the auspicious star of Tian Yi Gui Ren (the Nobleman star) coming into your charts for those born in the year of the Tiger, this sign will be able to turn misfortune into fortune. You will do fairly well despite the economic slowdown. Aided by the benefactors, not only will you shine at work, you are also likely to get a promotion.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Wood

Wood governs the sign of the Tiger. Be more spontaneous and plan less when you travel. Try doing some extreme sports such as parachuting and bungee jumping. This can help you to return to your true self and gain motivation.

Best Travel Companions – Pig, Horse, Dog

Your best travel companion is the Pig. People born in the year of the Pig have a genial and accommodating personality as well as enjoy taking care of others. Travelling with the Pig brings out the caring side of you and makes you feel good about protecting others. You also get along well with the Horse and the Dog. The Horse is just like you – lively and fast-paced in nature. Meanwhile, travelling with the Dog is hassle-free, as they will help you to plan everything down to the last detail.

Lucky Directions

Avoid conflicts and money loss: South

Boost overall luck and career success: South

Attract marriage, strengthens love relationship and improves health: North East

Avoid going to the Southeastern side

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

For a spontaneous staycation, opt for Lyf Funan Singapore or ParkRoyal on Pickering, where you can easily access a wide range of activities and experiences – from art jamming to bungee jumping – to lift your mood and motivation this year.


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

Best Months to Travel: March, July, October

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

There is no auspicious star for people born under the sign of the Rabbit in 2021. The Rabbit is neither in conflict nor entirely compatible with the Tai Sui. With the presence of negative stars such as Di Sang (the Earth Funeral star), Zai Sha (the Calamity Killing star) and Pi Tou (the Peeling Head star), 2021 will be an average year for the Rabbit.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Wood

Wood governs the sign of the Rabbit. Check out insta-worthy cafés, hotels, scenic spots or simply splurge on shopping. Explore local cuisine as you can gain inspiration from food, which can help boost your luck.

Best Travel Companions – Dog, Pig, Rabbit

Your best travel companion is the Dog. While people born in the year of the Rabbit are sensitive, people with the Dog sign are generally righteous and sincere. They can help you overcome your insecurities and negative emotions as well as take good care of you. In addition, the Pig and the Rabbit have gentle personalities – of which, makes them a compatible travel companion for you as it will make for a fun journey.

Lucky Directions

Increases positivity and boosts career luck: East

Improves relationship and romance luck: North

Attracts benefactors and improves health: North Eastern

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

There’s no lack of good options when it comes to booking a place to stay with shopping and insta-worthy cafés within easy reach. Our picks for a unique and comfortable stay would be Naumi Hotel, Hotel YAN or Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.


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

Best Months to Travel: August, September, December

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

In 2021, the Dragon will clash with Tai Sui. The sign will also see negative stars such as Gou Shen (the Hook Spirit star) and Guan Suo (the Piercing Rope star) emerge into their charts. This suggest that they may have a higher chance of getting involved in conflicts with other people, and even lawsuits. Practice more caution when reviewing the terms and conditions of proposals or contracts, as well as learn to be more tolerant and patient in order to avoid potential arguments.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Earth

Earth governs the sign of the Dragon. Participate in some energetic activities such as hiking, as it will make you feel successful and satisfy your desires. You are likely to come across with innovative ideas at work and have the courage to put your thoughts into action.

Best Travel Companions – Rooster, Monkey, Rat

Your best travel companion is the Rooster, who is your Secret Friend. It is also worth mentioning that the Dragon and the Rooster tend to be compatible in love. If you’ve been searching for love, consider travelling with friends who are born in the year of the Rooster to boost the romance in your life as you will enjoy spending time together. People born in the year of the Monkey and the Rat will also make good friends and get along with you, as they are two allies of the Dragon.

Lucky Directions

Strengthens relationships and avoids conflicts: West

Boosts career advancement and enhances windfall luck: North

Prevents health problem: East

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

Looking for a hotel located right in the heart of the all the action? Book a stay at Resorts World Sentosa’s Hotel Michael or Equarius Hotel, where you can take your pick from the numerous activities available. From visiting Universal Studios Singapore, to experiencing indoor skydiving, to hiking up nature trails, there’ll be plenty of things to keep you physically and mentally occupied!


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

Best Months to Travel: January, August, September

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

In the Chinese zodiac, the Ox and the Snake are in harmony with each other. You are likely to gain recognition and appreciation from benefactors abroad who can assist you to achieve great success. Additionally, your friends will be more than happy to lend you a helping hand. With auspicious stars such as San Tai (the Three Stages star) and Guo Yin (the National Treasure star) emerging into your charts, you will enjoy favourable career prospects and opportunities for career advancements this year.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Fire

Fire governs the sign of the Snake. Go on a solo trip to experience the beauty of life. Visit mythical places or religious buildings to explore the history of religion and ancient stories. Transform your travel into a spiritual pilgrimage by visiting holy sites.

Best Travel Companions – Monkey, Rooster, Ox

Your best travel companion is the Monkey, who is your Secret Friend. However, it is likely that your relationship with the Monkey is more of the love-hate variety due to the influence of San Xing (the Bullying Punishment). Having said that, the two of you enjoy each other’s company when travelling and would love to spend as much time together. Additionally, consider taking a trip with the Rooster and the Ox as travelling with the Ox will give you a sense of security, while the Rooster will bring you happiness and fun.

Lucky Directions

Boosts career success and avoids conflicts: West

Attracts love and relationship: North West

Improves health: South East

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

While going on a solo-cation may seem a little daunting at first, getting away and having some alone time to reflect can be an eye-opening experience. For a comfortable stay away from the crowds, opt for Amoy Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore or Orchard Hotel Singapore.


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

Best Months to Travel: February, July, October

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

After going through a year of Chong Tai Sui (opposing Tai Sui) in 2020, this year’s forecast is a promising one for those born in the year of the Horse. Moving into a year of Hai Tai Sui (harming Tai Sui), this suggests that you may encounter some setbacks in 2021. Fret not, as you will be showered with blessings from auspicious stars such as Yue De (the Kindness star), Tian Chu (the Cook star) and Yu Tang (the Jade Hall star). This means that any difficulties you may encounter this year will eventually be resolved. Overall, 2021 will be a better year than last for the Horse.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Fire

Fire governs the sign of the Horse. Go outdoors and challenge yourself by taking part in some exciting activities, such as horse riding, scuba diving, diving and bungee jumping. Perhaps, dive into the sea and explore the world of underwater as freely as you like – this will satisfy your desires for curiosity, excitement and freedom.

Best Travel Companions – Goat, Tiger, Dog

Your best travel companion is the Goat, who is your Secret Friend. Possessing similar personality traits, you both enjoy being with people and are generous with your money. Additionally, you both share similar preferences towards spending and interests in activities – making you two a compatible pair. Travelling with the Tiger and the Dog can make the journey more interesting too, as you will encourage them to do interesting things and broaden their horizon.

Lucky Directions

Avoids bad romance and promotes physical and mental health: North West

Enhances career and work luck: South

Attracts marriage and improves fertility: West

Improves health: South East

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

W Singapore Sentosa Cove Hotel and Changi Cove are our top picks that put you within close range of thrilling activities such as bungee jumping that will be sure to fire your enthusiasm for the new year.


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

Best Months to Travel: March, July, November

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

Coming into a year of Chong Tai Sui (opposing Tai Sui), there will be some moving around for the Goat in 2021. The likelihood of moving in a new home and even moving abroad are on the horizon. With 2021 being an uphill battle for you, your life will likely face a 180-degree turn so be prepared for some drastic changes. The Goat will observe negative stars, including San Sha (the Moon Killing star) and Da Hao (the Great Consumer star), emerging into their charts.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Earth

Earth governs the sign of the Goat. Instead of going solo, travel with friends instead – the more companions, the better. Avoid high-risk outdoor activities such as trekking, surfing and parachuting. Rather, pamper yourself to spa treatments, visit museums or bask in nature. This will help boost your luck and avoid negative energy at work and romantic relationships.

Best Travel Companions – Horse, Pig, Rabbit

Your best travel companion is the Horse. Consider travelling with the Horse, even if they are just a new acquaintance as you both make for a good match. With very similar personalities, you both are easy-going in most things and tend to be generous. Additionally, travelling with the Pig and the Rabbit can fill your journey with fun – making you wish you could stay longer!

Lucky Directions

Improves overall luck and career luck: East

Strengthens love relationship and avoids conflicts: North

Boosts health: South

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

For the perfect staycation surrounded by nature, we recommend heading over to the newly opened Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore or the tranquil Villa Samadhi Singapore at Labrador Park. Alternatively, the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is an inviting option for the ideal wellness retreat.


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

Best Months to Travel: May, August, December

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

The Monkey will benefit from Zi Wei (the Emperor star), Long De (the Dragon Virtue star) and Tian Xi (the Heaven Happiness star) in 2021. With these auspicious stars in the charts, people born in the year of the Monkey are likely to get a pay raise or promotion this year. Having said that, you will need to put in extra effort to stay ahead from your more-than-capable competitors. While people with the Monkey sign tend to be quick-tempered and may give up easily, be patient and work hard to strengthen your foundation as this will help you stay ahead of the curve.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Metal

Metal governs the sign of the Monkey. Indulge in an array of outdoor activities and waters sports, such as hockey and parachuting. In addition, visiting religious temples can help you slow down and clear your mind, and in turn, prevent you from making potential mistakes.

Best Travel Companions – Snake, Dragon, Rat

Your best travel companion is the Snake. Despite constantly having opposing views, both of you are highly attracted to each other. With this, the Snake is willing to follow your travel plans, try out new things and experiences with you. On the other hand, the Dragon and the Rat will also make a great travel companion for you. While these three signs may not talk a lot throughout the trip, you three will eventually build a bond and feel closer to each other while doing activities together.

Lucky Directions

Tames your temper and boosts learning luck: South

Attracts benefactors and promotes social luck: North

Strengthens romantic relationship: North East

Prevents relapse: South West

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

Immersing yourself in a different culture is one of the best parts of travelling, and you don’t have to miss out on that even if you’re vacationing in Singapore. Hotels like The Great Madras, Hotel Soloha and InterContinental Singapore are all located within a short walk of ethnic and religious enclaves, where you can play tourist for the day and marvel the cultural diversity Singapore celebrates.


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

Best Months to Travel: January, April, May

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

The Rooster and the Ox form one of the three compatible pairs called San He, which suggests that the sign will be blessed by Tai Sui throughout the year. Within the charts, several auspicious stars will shine for the Rooster this year, including Xun Lu (the Good Fortune star), Jiang Xing (the General star), Jin Gui (the Golden Lock star) and Ba Zuo (the Eight Seat star). As such, people with the Rooster sign will enjoy good luck in career, wealth, and investments in 2021, where you are likely to reap profits from investments. In addition, 2021 will also be a great year to expand your business.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Metal

Metal governs the sign of the Rooster. Visit enchanting places that looks straight out of a fairy tale or explore the tranquil and mysterious coral reefs. This can help to maintain stability in your life amid a myriad of changes.

Best Travel Companions – Dragon, Snake, Ox

Your best travel companion is the Dragon. Born with superb leadership qualities, people with the Dragon sign are more than happy to have everything planned and arranged for you. In return, you will offer them a listening ear. In turn, this helps you to become more acquainted and strengthen your friendship. Alternatively, travelling with the Snake and the Ox will also be a good option as they will ensure everything is sorted out, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the trip to the fullest.

Lucky Directions

Promotes overall luck, avoids conflicts, and boosts health: South

Expands new business and enhances wealth luck: West

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

For a tranquil stay that is off the beaten track, check out Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park. Alternatively, book a stay at Capella Singapore where you’ll be minutes away from the S.E.A. Aquarium to enjoy up-close encounters with tropical fish among the reefs.


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

Best Months to Travel: February, March, October

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

People born in the year of the Dog are going to face a year of Xing Tai Sui (clashing with Tai Sui) – suggesting that you are likely to be “retributed” by Tai Sui. In 2021, you are looking at a year of emotional extremities and bad temper so be sure to keep your temper in check as well as to not offend others. In addition, you may find yourself under more pressure than ever.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Earth

Earth governs the sign of the Dog. Train your patience by engaging in recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and trekking. This can help tame your temper and reduce its impact on your career. Consider taking a break by the seaside to enjoy the scenic sea view as being close to the waters can help boost your overall luck and wealth.

Best Travel Companions – Rabbit, Horse, Tiger

Your best travel companion is the Rabbit as you both tend to get along naturally. Energetic and resilient, the Rabbit can keep your energy up even after having a long journey and will be a good companion for different activities – be it for trekking or underwater diving. Consider also travelling with the Horse and the Tiger. As these two signs are active and full of energy, being with them can fill you with positive energy and confidence, while you can bring them happiness and luck.

Lucky Directions

Improves social luck and promotes career advancement: South

Enhances wealth and career luck: Costal Area

Attracts love: East

Speeds up recovery: West

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

Basking in the sun, listening to the sea breeze or taking a stroll along one of many Singapore’s beautiful parks are some of life’s simple pleasures. For a relaxing staycation close to nature, opt for Lloyd’s Inn, Hotel Fort Canning or Village Hotel Changi.


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

Best Months to Travel: February, July, November

2021 Travel Fortune Predictions

People born in the year of the Pig will see the star of Yi Ma (the Flying Horse star) emerge in their charts. The more you travel, the more beneficial it is for you as expanding your business overseas or moving abroad can help bring you good luck. That said, you will likely see limited auspicious stars and not any stars of Tao Hua (the Peach Blossom stars) in your charts this year. While there might be some financial loss, you may avoid them by seizing every opportunity to travel.

Best Travel Consideration According to the Five Elements – Water

Water governs the sign of the Pig. Get involved in group activities such as challenging you and your friends to a game of escape room, war game and canoeing. Being with people not only can bring out the compassionate and easy-going side of you, but it can also help attract suitable business partners and a new partner into your life.

Best Travel Companions – Tiger, Goat, Rabbit

Your best travel companion is the Tiger. Both of you are able to blend your differing personalities to complement each other – making you two a perfect travel companion for each other. When travelling with the Goat and the Rabbit, it is all about enjoyment. The three of you are likely to immerse yourselves in the finest and most luxurious experiences. Take heed and start saving extra money for the holidays while paying more attention to safety.

Lucky Directions

Boosts overall luck and investment luck: South

Attracts love: North

Enhances study luck, improves fertility, and boosts health: South West

Hotel Recommendations by Expedia

One’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party! With group size limits still in place, consider a cosy staycation with your closest friends at Andaz Singapore or JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, where you’ll have access to numerous food and activity options for a fun-filled stay.

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