Master Yun Long Zi’s first exhibition in Europe: “Celebrating Wind and Water” at Mariënhof, Amersfoort in the Netherlands, 3rd to 5th May 2019


Master Yun Long Zi has granted me the honour to attend the”Celebrating wind and water” Lotus on Water event, which took place in the Netherlands in Amersfoort from 3rd to 5th May 2019.


My sincere gratitude for the kindness of Master towards me, his smile and affection always delicately expressed through courtesy and noble gestures.


His FengShui Art leaves you breathless by the power of its message and the climax happened when Master got on stage to whip gold and silver from the giant painting to achieve in front of us the fulfilment of divine perfection.


For all of that, Dear Master, please accept my deepest gratitude and affection in response to your friendship and consideration.


His Royal Highness Prince Sisowath Tesso is the son of His Royal Highness Prince Sisowath Essaro, brother of Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak and of Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Wathanary, first cousin of my father. Prince Tesso and I shared many happy and cheerful moments in our youth in Paris. We have in common a deep passion for beauty and especially for our venerated Royal Ballet.


Prince Tesso went back to Cambodia in 2005 to live in our homeland and to serve his Country being once Secretary of State for Tourism. He is now High Counsellor to His Majesty the King with rank of Secretary of State and has created his own ballet company, which already had great success abroad especially in India and now in the Netherlands, during Master Yun Long Zi‘ s event “Celebrating wind and water” in Mariënhof at Amersfoort. All my best wishes for a bright future to my beloved cousin who will always have a special place in my heart.


Master Jun invited also our dearest Excellency Julio Jeldres, Counsellor to the King of Cambodia, the great stylist Eric Raisina and Monsieur Stéphane Ruffier Meray from Paris to join the celebration.


I was also cheered up by the presence of two very special persons to me: Swiss photographer Helmut Stampfli and his partner, my “little brother” Massimiliano Turci whith whom, we actully toured the world, filming and shooting in the perspective of a nice project, born in 2013….


Thanks to Master Yun, we met fantastic people like Kees van Hammersveld and his partner Tai, who created this incredible FengShui Wine, together with their friend Janneke Rutten and Marcel Bertaud, International Sales Manager for Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Abraham Van Hell & Cees Van Oije, two wonderful jewelers, Antonio and Marie Tan Diaz from the Philippines, who succeeded in convincing their Ambassador to the Netherlands, His Excellency Jaime Victor B. Ledda to join Master’s event…. and many other personalities who contributed to make this event truly unforgettable.





Master Yun Long Zi’s opening speech, Amersfoort, 3rd May 2019

“The Classical Chinese use a few terms to describe “art”.

We use “Fa “法 to describe standards and canonization of art. We use “yi” 艺 to describe the beauty and aesthetic of art. We use “Su” 术to describe the skills and methodology of art.

But when art reaches its highest level, we call it “Tao “. 道

What does Tao mean? Literally it means the path, the road or the way.

To where? For the Chinese, it is to the heaven. Which means to the universe, to higher being, to paradise, to higher intelligence, to truth, to great wisdom..

When art reaches its highest level, it brings inspiration from heaven. When the human soul is in touch with that inspiration from the above, the paradise comes to the humanity. And together, it brings all the different forms of goodness from heaven such as prosperity, happiness, energy, fantastic health, excellent relationships and opportunity.

Feng Shui is a kind of Tao , art is a kind of Tao, and Feng Shui art is a kind of Tao. When it is divinely inspired, and it attains the highest level of reaching up to heaven and allowing paradise to reach us.

When I visited the Angkor Wat, one of the greats wonders of the world, I discovered that it is built very closely to the principle and idea of Feng Shui.

When I was given the honor to watch the Apsara Dance, I was amazed that it is also a kind of Tao.


In the past The Apsara Dance could only be summoned by the king. And when it is performed, it would please the Gods so much that the blessings from heaven will descend upon the human world.

I am very honored to know His Royal Highness Prince Tesso Sisowath of Cambodia as a very close friend. His Royal Highness has graciously agreed to bring the Apsara dancers to perform the Apsara dance during the opening of my Art Exhibition here today.

The Netherlands is not a new and foreign land to me. More than thirteen years ago, a Dutch man from the Netherlands flew to Singapore.

He has heard about this Feng Shui Master from their friends and he came to consult me. When he flew back to the Netherlands the things I predicted to him came true and he invited me to fly here to Feng Shui his restaurant and his house.

He have also introduced to me more than a hundred clients in this country. In these thirteen years, he has grown from one restaurant to two restaurants and one hotel with three restaurants inside.

He has also bought and moved in to a huge and beautiful house.

And he is also into the wine business. This Dutch man is non other than Mr Cornelius Van Hamersveld, the owner of Van Hamersveld wine.

Such is the man when he acts according to the calling and inspiration of the Tao. He is blessed by heaven.

As a believer of Feng Shui, he came up with an idea of the putting my painting onto his new red wine cuvée call “Feng”. “Feng” as in Feng Shui.

With the launch of my Art Exhibition, is the launch of the new wine by Van Hamersveld wine “feng- win”.

Royalties and dignitaries, nobles and entrepreneurs, friends old and young, ladies and gentleman… thank you for coming to witness this historical moment.

May you be in touched with the Tao and receive from it many many blessings of prosperity, happiness, health and elegance!”


My deepest gratitude to Lotus on Water Directeor, Mr. Kan Yin Loong for his energy and bright intelligence in smoothing any situation in a very diplomatic and sensitive way, to Mr. Charles Chen, perfect host and adorable in every way and our dear photographer form Singapore, Mr. Kazuka Kaka.

The Royal House of Cambodia : the three pages on His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

“The Royal House of Cambodia” is the last book written by His Excellency Julio A. Jeldres, in which three pages are dedicated to the biography of His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong.

The book was officially launched on 20th December 2017 at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.


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Wedding of His Highness Prince Sisowath Samyl Monipong and of Her Highness Princess Norodom Daravadey, 8th January 1967, Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

This article was published in “Kambuja” of February 1967.

Many thanks to His Excellency Julio Jeldres who sent me this precious archive from his own collection.


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His Royal Highness Prince Samdech Krom Preah Reacheameatola Vongsa Phimouk Chea Barom Reach Noussarak Sisowath Monireth pouring the pure flower of the arec as a symbol of fidelity.