Lillian Too

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Lillian Too in the middle in a green top

Lillian Too (born 1946 in Penang) is an author, television personality and feng shui practitioner from Malaysia. She has written over 80 books on the subject of feng shui, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her books have sold more 6 million copies around the globe.[1][2][3]

A graduate with an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1976,[4] Too embarked on a career in the corporate world and became the first woman in Malaysia to head a public listed company. In 1982, she became the first woman in Asia to be appointed CEO of a bank (Hong Kong's Dao Heng bank).[4][5] After her stint in banking, she worked with prominent Hong Kong tycoon, Dickson Poon (former husband of Michelle Yeoh), as executive deputy chairman of his group of companies.[1][3][6]

She is married, with one daughter Jennifer.[7]

World of Feng Shui[edit]

Feng Shui World magazine

After retiring from her career in the banking and corporate world, Too founded World of Feng Shui, a feng shui merchandising and franchising company, where she is the chairman.[7] The franchise has stores in Brunei, Vietnam, Bangkok, Calcutta, Manila, Cebu, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Toronto, London, the Netherlands, Brussels, Madrid, Barcelona, Sydney, Melbourne, five stores in Indonesia and 23 stores in Malaysia. The company has a large feng shui resource website, wofs.com. Too is also the publisher of Feng Shui World magazine, a bi-monthly publication.

Too founded the Lillian Too Certified Consultants Institute, which runs correspondence courses and certification programs in feng shui. She also has a roadshow called Lillian Too's Feng Shui Extravaganza which was broadcast on the satellite television channel, Astro.[8][9]

In 2006, she appeared in advertisements for the Malaysian mobile telephone company Celcom, together with her daughter, Jennifer Too.[7]

Tibetan Buddhist practice[edit]

In 1997, Too met Tibetan lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche in Bodhgaya and took refuge with him. The Buddha Book describes her experience with Tibetan Buddhism in more detail, and recommends various practices promoted by the FPMT, a network of dharma centers co-founded by Zopa. (An appendix of the same book lists worldwide addresses of these centres.) Too is former president and centre director of the FPMT's Losang Drakpa Centre in Selangor, Malaysia.[10]

Books by Lillian Too[edit]

Lillian Too has written over 80 books on the subject of feng shui
Lillian Too's feng shui books have been translated into 30 languages

According to thingsasian.com, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui holds the record for the highest sales for a color hardcover book, with more than 600,000 copies sold to date.[citation needed] "Her other books have made it to best seller lists in the United States, Singapore and Germany."[3]


Publication Year Title ISBN
1998 Lillian Too's Little Book of Feng Shui ISBN 1-86204-514-3
1999 Creating Abundance with Feng Shui ISBN 0-7126-7036-X
1999 Lillian Too's Easy-to-use Feng Shui: 168 ways to success ISBN 1-85585-690-5
2000 Lillian Too's Feng Shui Success Secrets ISBN 1-85585-844-4
2001 Lillian Too's Smart Feng Shui for the Home ISBN 0-00-711750-7
2001 Lillian Too's Irresistible Feng Shui Magic ISBN 0-00-711701-9
2002 Lillian Too's 168 Feng Shui Ways to Declutter Your Home ISBN 1-903116-61-9
2002 Lillian Too's Love in a Box ISBN 0-00-712956-4
2002 Lillian Too's Flying Star Feng Shui for the Master Practitioner ISBN 0-00-712957-2
2003 Lillian Too's Flying Star Feng Shui for Period 8 ISBN 983-9778-76-5
2003 Feng Shui Life Planner ISBN 0-600-60902-2
2005 Lillian Too's 168 Feng Shui Ways to a Calm & Happy Life ISBN 1-904991-26-2
2005 Total Feng Shui ISBN 0-8118-4530-3
2007 Lillian Too's 168 Feng Shui Ways to Energize Your Life ISBN 978-1-904991-94-6
2007 Unlocking the Secrets of Chinese Fortune Telling ISBN 978-1-905695-30-0
2009 Lillian Too's Feng Shui Workbook: Transform Your Home for Health and Happiness ISBN 1-906525-51-X
2009 Living with Good Feng Shui by Lillian Too ISBN 978-967-3-29015-4
2010 Lillian Too's 168 Ways to Harness Your Lucky Numbers for Happiness, Wealth and Success ISBN 1-907030-09-3
  • The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui: How to Apply the Secrets of Chinese Wisdom for Health, Wealth and Happiness. Element Books (1996). ISBN 1-85230-902-4.[5]
  • Water Feng Shui for Wealth. Konsep Books (1996). ISBN 983-9778-03-X.
  • Flying Star Feng Shui. Konsep Books (1996). ISBN 983-9778-72-2.
  • Applied Pa-kua and Lo Shu Feng Shui. Konsep Books (1996). ISBN 983-99825-8-3.
  • Eight Easy Lessons: Lillian Too's Feng Shui Kit: All You Need to Get Started with Feng Shui (Feng Shui Fundamentals). HarperCollins (1997). ISBN 1-86204-150-4.
  • Chinese Astrology for Romance. Konsep Books (1997). ISBN 983-9778-00-5.
  • Practical Applications of Feng Shui (Feng Shui Series). Quiller (1998)ISBN 0-9587113-1-3.
  • Applied Pa-Kua and Lo Shu Feng Shui: In Collaboration with Feng Shui Master Yap Cheng Hai. Lillian Too & Yap Cheng Hai. Oriental Publications (1998). ISBN 0-9587113-0-5.
  • Lillian Too's Easy-To-Use Feng Shui For Love: 168 Ways To Happiness -Enhance Your Relationships Energize Your Friendships, Maximize Your Love Potential. Sterling (2000). ISBN 1-85585-758-8.
  • Lillian Too's Practical Feng Shui – Symbols of Good Fortune. (Element Books, 2000). ISBN 1-86204-795-2.
  • Lillian Too's Fortune & Feng Shui (insert year and zodiac animal) with Jennifer Too. (Konsep Lagenda SDN BHD (223 855) ISBN 978-983-3263-66-0
  • Lillian Too's Practical Feng Shui – Formulas for Success. (Element Books, 2000). ISBN 1-86204-563-1.
  • Lillian Too's Little Book of Creating Abundance. Rider & Co (2000). ISBN 0-7126-0065-5.
  • Die Grundlagen des Feng Shui. Droemer Knaur (2000). ISBN 3-426-87064-9.
  • 128 Easy Tips for Work and Career (Lillian Too's Feng Shui in Small Doses). Oriental Publications (2000). ISBN 983-9778-13-7.
  • Creating Abundance with Feng Shui. Wellspring/Ballantine (2000). ISBN 0-345-43743-8.
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Feng Shui: The Complete Guide to the Art and Practice of Feng Shui (Illustrated Encyclopedia) . Element Books (2001). ISBN 1-86204-589-5.
  • Ultimate Healing : The Power of Compassion. Wisdom Publications (2001). ISBN 0-86171-195-5.
  • The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui for Gardeners (Complete Illustrated Guide). Element Books (2002). ISBN 0-00-713324-3.
  • Discover Yourself: Understand Your Mind, Know Your Body, Nurture Your Spirit, Realize Your Potential. Hay House (2003). ISBN 1-4019-0152-2.
  • The Buddha Book: Buddhas Blessings, Prayers and Rituals to Grant You Love, Wisdom, and Healing. Element Books (2003). ISBN 0-00-711702-7.
  • The New I Ching: Discover the Secrets of the Plum Blossom Oracle. Lillian Too & Jane Evans. Hamlyn (2004). ISBN 0-600-60917-0.


The Lillian Too Show[edit]

The Lillian Too Show DVD Cover

Following the success of Lillian Too's Feng Shui Extravaganza, Too began recording a 13-episode series called The Lillian Too Show in 2004. The 30-minute show was broadcast in English with Chinese subtitles. Running for 13 weeks, the series covered everyday concerns from personal wealth accumulation to general improvement in the quality of life, to more specific topics. The series premièred on the satellite channel, Astro AEC, on 15 September 2004, with repeats on Astro@15. The first series was also released for distribution on DVD format. In 2006, the new series were aired on Astro Prima and the new season also features Too's daughter, Jennifer Too.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lillian Too Biography Harper Collins Australia. Retrieved 6 January 2006.
  2. ^ Rowell B. Capuz (14 January 2006). The Art of Feng Shui. Manila Standard Today.
  3. ^ a b c Lin Wan, Ee (2002). Lillian Too, Feng Shui Master Extraordinaire. thingsasian.com. Retrieved 6 February 2006.
  4. ^ a b Live Long and Prosper: Lillian Too Reveals Ancient Chinese Secrets Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin (1997).
  5. ^ a b From A Banker To A Modern Feng Shui Master The Straits Times (2003).
  6. ^ Prieto-Valdes, Tessa (29 January 2006). Tessa! : Am all fired up for Year of the Fire Dog. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. E2.
  7. ^ a b c Celcom confident of doubling 3G base The Star (2006).
  8. ^ Chiew, Majorie (25 January 2006). Productive year. The Star. Retrieved 6 February 2006.
  9. ^ a b Feng shui for everyday living New Straits Times (2004). Retrieved 7 January 2006.
  10. ^ Losang Drakpa Centre
  • The Lillian Too Show: The One about Straight A's & The One about Afflictions. DVD. ISBN I03330086.

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