SINGAPORE - Children born in the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar are the smartest, said Singaporean feng shui master Tan Khoon Yong.
According to China Press, Tan said many people preferred not to give birth during this period as the Hungry Ghost Festival falls on the same month.
"Although many people think that this month is not auspicious, it also depends on the year. This year is the Year of the Dragon so children born in the seventh month are more intelligent," said Tan.
The seventh month starts on Aug 17.
Another feng shui master Xu Yi Ting urged mothers to avoid giving birth between 11pm and 5am this month and on the three days starting from the 14th day of the month.
Tan also advised the public to avoid getting married next year as it was known as the Blind Year also called the Widow Year because spring would begin earlier than usual.
To the Chinese, this means that there will virtually be "no spring" next year, which is inauspicious for marriage.
"However, it depends on the couples. If they are confident in themselves, they can get married next year. Otherwise, don't," said Tan.