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Theme: "So as to achieve happiness"

This event occurred on
August 31, 2019
Singapore, Central Singapore

It's TEDxSingapore's 10th birthday this year, Singapore Bicentennial and our 54th birthday. We are curating a series of TEDx 'Ideas Worth Discussing' salon events around important and inspiring themes. We kick this off this National Day month with the theme: "So As To Achieve Happiness". Why? Everyday and everywhere across the island, we make this pledge. Yet, how much time and effort do we spend to think about and strive to be happy? Do we really understand what happiness is? Can we be happier in life and work? How can we raise happier children? and many more questions. Join us for an afternoon Happiness featuring a 100% community-created Museum of Happiness, a community discussion facilitated by the I'al Association of Facilitators, a multi-disciplinary panel of experts on happiness, readings by Singapore poets, a pop-up booktique, connections, and conversations Click the ATTEND button above to find out more and to register.

This event is hosted by our amazing lead partner Marina One and M+S Developments

Marina One Auditorium Level 3
7 Straits View
Singapore, Central Singapore, 018937
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Angela Ng

Human experience designer
Angela believes in designing a happy life for ourselves. She has spent 20 years in media and marketing industry, and has now found her ikigai by moving from Design for Consumerism to Design for Well-being.

Deborah Peterson

Innergy catalyst
Deborah is a catalyst and facilitator of individual and organizational transformation through engaging the hearts and minds to focus on who they are and connect that to their life and work, and a TEDxSingapore speaker in 2010.

Dr. Christopher Cheok

President, Singapore Psychiatric Association, former vice-chairman of the medical board at the Institute of Mental Health, former Head of Psychological Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and author of Achieving Happiness in Singapore.

Li Sui Gwee

poet, literary critic, and graphic artist.
Dr. Gwee Li Sui wrote Singapore's first full-length comic-book novel, and published a volume of humorous verse, Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? He spoke at TEDxSingapore 2015

Sha-En Yeo

founder of Happiness Scientists
Sha-En has trained more than 10,000 people in schools and organizations in the research and practice of Positive Psychology, and is a former primary school educator. She is a pioneer graduate of the Master in Applied Positive Psychology program at U of Pennsylvania.

Zakir Hussain Khokhon

poet, serial social entrepreneur, construction supervisor
Zakir two-time first prize winner of the Migrant Workers Poetry Competition in 2014 and 2015, and a serial social entrepreneur who shared his poetry at TEDxSingapore 2015

Organizing team


Melbourne, Australia