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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Visiting Health Information Centre (HIC)

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

-- Lord Byron (1788-1824) English Poet

The visit to the Health Information Centre (HIC), Health Promotion Board today starts with a talk on laughter and it is great to have the laughter exercise "Laughter Yoga" as an Ice Breaker.

All the visitors from different libraries feel so good and smile their way throughout the visit.

The visit today is organised by LAS Programmes and Social Committee.

Health Information Centre (HIC), Health Promotion Board is a library that specialises in health education, health promotion and disease prevention resources.

HIC offers a collection of health related books, journals and magazines, audio-visual resources and print resources and exhibition panels on a wide range of health topics. 

Our group was briefed by Ms Flora Bay, Manager of HIC.  I had my BMI and blood pressure checked at Health Zone and glad to note that all are within the normal range!

As I was very impressed with the visit and like the HIC collection very much, I enroll myself as a library member by paying $20 refundable deposit on the spot!

Here is the detail programme of the day:

Date: 28 October 2010 (Thursday)

Time: 2:00 pm – 5.00 pm

Meeting Point:  Lobby of Health Promotion Board, 3 Second Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168937

MRT: Outram Park (SGH exit)

Registration is on a first-come-first served basis. Maximum group size: 50


2.00 – 2.15 pm Meet @ Lobby of Health Promotion Board

2.15 – 3.15 pm Health Talk on Laughter and Laughter Yoga with Demonstrations

3.15 - 4.30 pm Tour of HealthZone/Viewing of HIC resources

(Divide in 2 groups)

4.30 – 5.00 pm Tea/Networking

5pm End of Visit

For those who miss this visit, you may visit the links available at

HPB Online and click the link under "Health Information Centre'

Professional Development Scheme (PDS) Points

Eligible for PDS Points:

This activity attracts 46 points under the Industry Knowledge Development (ID) category. " Study visit to other libraries (local and overseas)"

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