07 Feb '11, 5am

Laughing out loud in public: The best part is: laughter exercise with the Laughter Club held every Tuesday at 6....

EVER heard shrieks of laughter resounding from the Singapore Botanic Gardens? Headed by 63-year-old Zaibun Siraj, a group of Singaporeans from their thirties to sixties have formed a Laughter Club. They gather once a week for a series of hearty laughter exercises. Laughter has many benefits, from reducing stress to acting as an antidote for pain - as well as making one feel good. According to Zaibun, laughing out loud also helps one to relax after a day's work and feel re-energised. The 30-minute weekly session includes simple stretches, moving around and does not require one to perform any difficult stunts. Zaibun has been a Laughter Club leader since September 2008 when the group had their laughter exercises at the Hort Park. Since December last year, the Laughter Club moved to the Green Pavilion at the Singapore Botanic Gardens as it was more accessible for members. The...

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