Hong Choon was born in China, Fujian province
and was the only and favorite son of a family of six siblings. At 16 he became a Buddhist monk
and at 18 he went to the Nan Pu Tuo temple. During World War II and the ensuing Japanese invasion he emigrated to Singapore
where he resided first at the Long Sun See temple and then at the Phor Kark See temple. He later emigrated to Medan in Indonesia and then went to the Meow Sian Lin temple in Penang (Malaysia). By that time, in the 1950s he was a student of Yen Pen
. He was later called again to direct the Phor Kark See temple in Singapore where he became the head monk
of the Chinese Buddhist community.
Hong Choon is famous for several Feng Shui consultations
, including the Feng Shui design performed at his Phor Kark See
temple where all the doors are tilted and oriented in the same direction. Another example of a famous case is that of the Hyatt hotel
on Singapore's Orchard Street. This hotel had an average occupancy rate of 40% at the time of the consultation. On the same day, immediately after implementing the recommendations (on an auspicious date), the hotel received a call that a Boeing 747 was delayed requiring accommodation for 380 passengers. On the fourth day of the implementation of the cures, the Hyatt hotel was completely full.