23 Feb '12, 11am

Have Singaporeans forgotten how to laugh? #Singapore

Have Singaporeans forgotten how to laugh? #Singapore

It comes as no surprise when Timothy Goh Ming Quan, a second-year diploma student at Republic Polytechnic noted that he and his peers felt stressed in the lead-up to their examinations last year. According to a 2001 UNICEF survey, exam anxiety was a key cause of increasing stress levels. The survey also stated that thirty five per cent of these Singapore students aged between 9 to 17 years revealed that getting good grades made them happy. It was then that he decided that something needed to be done to help de-stress students, and as one of his school's student coordinators, he took the initiative to engage laughing therapy conductor, Feliz Angela Hassan, Founder and President of "J" Beloved Club. The seminar was funded by the Health Promotion Board and was well received by students. "Before the laughing therapy session I felt lethargic and stressed with the thoughts of up...

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