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International Day of Happiness celebrated in KL

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KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the 2015 International Day of Happiness celebration on Friday, the Federal Town and Country Planning Department chose to highlight the importance of a “happy city” on the well-being of its residents.

Department director-general Datin Paduka Dr Dahlia Rosly said that life in the city could be stressful due to many factors, such as work commitments, from commuting, and the environment”.

“We want today to be a day to celebrate happiness in the city.

“A happy city is a productive city, it is a safe city, and a healthy city ” said Dr Dahlia at the official launch of the 2015 International Day of Happiness.

“We have identified several factors that contribute to closeness and cohesiveness in a community such as the increase of walkable areas in the city, more cycling paths, and urban community gardening, where residents can do the activities together,” she explained.

The day was marked with activities such as performances by buskers at Sogo shopping mall and free bus rides to certain routes in the city.

The department also set up booths in front of Sogo shopping mall to conduct free glucose and cholesterol tests for the public.

The International Day of Happiness was established by the United Nations in 2012 and is celebrated annually on March 20.
This year marked the first time it was officially celebrated in Malaysia.

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