It’s time to put a happy spin on 2020! If anything, the 'New Norm' inspires us to be more adaptive and extremely creative. It’s an opportunity to rethink our choices and value what really matters. That said, it's okay to feel overwhelmed by it all – that's where The Happiness Project comes in handy. Our goal this month? To spread a little cheer and remind you to take mini breaks – and breathe. You’re doing just fine.


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What does your

look like?

Take our quiz to find out your happy pit-stop!

What is your idea of a perfect holiday?

A hiking expedition to a picturesque mountain range

A relaxing beach holiday at an idyllic island

A staycation at your fave boutique hotel with a loved one

A week exploring a new city at your own pace

Happiness is...

When your endorphins are pumping

In the littlest things

A choice

A state of mind

What does happiness mean to you...





When you're happy, your first instinct is to...

Make plans to celebrate

Jump for joy

Savour and enjoy the moment

Share your happy moment with a loved one

The best feeling about having a home is...

Renovating it

Decorating it

Building a future in it

Coming home after a long day

First thought when you wake up in the morning?

What's on my to-do list today?

It's too early- I need coffee

Time for a streeeetch

How many alarms do I have left?

Which of these scents do you gravitate to?

Forest pine after the rain

Salty mist of the ocean

A bouquet of your favourite flowers

Freshly-cut grass

What does your

look like?

Your happy place is the


Soaking up the sun on a pristine beach
with a tropical drink in one hand? This is
most definitely your joy-inducing pit-stop.

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What does your

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Your happy place is at


Your heart is fullest when you are home- whether it
is the comfort of your personal abode or being in the
company of a loved one who feels like home to you.

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What does your

look like?

Your happy place is in


Your adventurous spirit is what keeps you going.
There's nothing quite like the smell of freedom to
spike your endorphins and get that feeling of pure
unadulterated joy flowing in your veins.

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What do you do when you need a pick-me-up? Watch a funny
show or eat a slice of indulgence? We ask four local creatives
to dish what works for them, and hopefully, for you too!


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Where to get help for your

in Malaysia

Your state of mind matters

Whether it’s anxiety, depression or just a bucketload of emotions swirling inside of you, seeking help and support is anything but a taboo subject. We’re all entitled to our feelings and it’s okay to talk about it. If speaking to a loved one is difficult—or if you’re looking for professional help—we’ve rounded up a list of places in Malaysia that offer mental health-related services, ranging from hospitals to private clinics and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Non-Governmental Organisations


Befrienders provide emotional support 24 hours a day and seven days a week—without charge.

03 7627 2929

95, Jalan Templer, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA)

MIASA provides counselling and therapeutic assessment along with support and awareness programmes.

03 7732 2414

DS 1-07, Block D Retail Lot, Metropolitan Square, Jalan PJU 8/1, Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

SOLS Health

Services include individual and group psychotherapy, counselling, early childhood intervention services, dietary and nutritioAnal services, and family therapy

018 664 0247

G-8, 1 Petaling Commerz & Residential Condos, Jalan 1C/149, Off Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur

All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)

AWAM helps women in crises through training and support

03 7877 0224

85, Jalan 21/1, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

University Hospitals/Clinics

University of Malaya Medical Centre

Services include treatments for depression, sleep disorders, functional pain disorders, anxiety disorders, stress management, and adolescent psychiatry.

03 7949 4422

Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)

UKMMC provides mental health and clinical services, which includes support catering specifically to children and adolescents. They also offer community psychiatry and psychosocial intervention.

03 9145 7360

Department of Psychiatry, Level 1, Clinical Block, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur

UiTM Private Specialist Centre

The medical centre at UiTM offers both clinical psychology and psychiatric support

03 6144 1600

Level 2, UiTM Private Specialist Centre, Faculty of Medicine UiTM, Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

International Medical University (IMU)

IMU provides support for psychotherapy services such as anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, sexual dysfunctions, relationship and family issues, as well as counselling for individuals, families, and couples.

03 7877 0224

126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Private Clinics

The Mind Faculty

The Mind Faculty offers psychological assessment, individual therapy, couples counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, elderly mental health support, art therapy, as well as therapy for children and adolescents

03 6203 0359

Suite 11-G & 11-1, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Serene Psychological Services

Services include psychological consultation, psychotherapy, counselling and psychological assessments for mental disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorder.

018 777 2242

2D Level 2, Wisma Lifecare, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

The Wave Clinic

The Wave Clinic provides mental health support for anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, anger and aggression, as well as therapy for families.

03 2727 1799

Nu Tower 2, Level 23, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, KL Sentral, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Abri Integrated Mental Health

Services include therapy for individuals, couples, families, and children. They also provide psychological assessments and testing.

012 711 1693

Suite 3A07, Block F, Phileo Damansara 1, Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya


Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC)

PCMC offers counselling, psychotherapy, diagnostic assessments, and treatments for people of all ages.

03 2160 0000

39, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

The Neuroscience Centre here provides treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.

03 4141 3000

Block A & Block B, 282 & 286, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Berembang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Sunway Medical Centre

The medical centre offers psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and the elderly.

03 7491 9191

5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Thomson Hospital

Helmed by specialists Dr Aw Tui lar and Dr Susan Tan Mooi Koon, the hospital provides psychiatric services for a range of issues, which includes phobias, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety

03 6287 1111

11, Jalan Teknologi, PJU 5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

16 Malaysian creatives
share their favourite

Serotonin supplements

Get out of your own head and get moving–here are some tunes to get you hyped, as recommended by our favourite artists, musicians, models and influencers. From ‘80s bops to multi-lingual tunes, there’s something in here for everyone that will bring a smile to your face.

Daiyan Trisha

Wannabe by
Spice Girls

Every time I listen to this song
I’ll remember all the good times I
have with my girlfriends.

Sophia Liana

All The Way Up
by Fat Joe

Somehow this song is like an
affirmation for me before I go on
stage, and it just helps me to stay
extra positive in whatever I do in life.


Roady from Fat
Freddy’s Drop

Its irie vibes and
meaningful lyrics just
put me in the right mood!

Jason Choong
from Fly Project

Nana by Polo & Pan

This is a song that helps me
get through a bad day, when
everything feels like it’s going
against me. I love listening to it
while going out for a short 5km run.
It’s a great way to clear my head.


Private Eyes by
Hall & Oates

I have too many favourites! If I
had to pick one, it would be Private
Eyes by Hall & Oates! There’s just
something about those chords, the
melody and the arrangement that
puts me in a fantastic mood and
ready to take on the day. Actually,
there’s another one by Alan
Parsons Project called Eye In The
Sky that has a similar vibe... maybe
I just like songs related to eyes!


Make It Better
by Anderson Paak

I haven’t been hyped about music for
a while now but Make It Better by
Anderson Paak always gave me the
fuzzy feels. The lyrics are honest and
straightforward, and the music feels
timeless. It’s a lovely reminder that
being with someone requires effort
no matter how long you’ve been with
them. It’ll be a classic (in my books,
anyway) even when I’m old and grey.

Salome Das

Green & Gold by
Lianne La Havas

It’s the song I put on in the
morning when I want that
inspirational push to get out of
bed and have an amazing day, you
know? It’s just one of those songs
where the bass line carries you to
a good place and you’re soothed
by her voice, reassuring you that
everything really is okay. In fact,
it’s more than okay–it’s blessed
and you’re happy! It just puts me
in a good mood.

Anna Jobling

Heart Basel
by The Drums

I love the lyrics and the whole vibe of
it. It’s super upbeat and just makes
me want to dance around my room
like no one’s watching. I also got to
hear the song live when I watched
The Drums last year, so it just made
the song extra special. Listening to
it always lifts my mood and makes
me think back to a time when life
seemed perfect and stress-free.

Zee Avi

Ce Matin-Là
by Air

... or Someday We’ll All Be Free
by Donny Hathaway, Sir Duke
by Stevie Wonder, and anything
by The Carpenters–I’m a fickle
musician. But these make me
happy because my favourite
emotion is nostalgia.


Boredom by Tyler
The Creator

Not exactly the happiest song in the
world but it has a hopeful tone. It
makes me feel like sitting at home
and having a cup of coffee. Also,
it’s a pretty relevant song for the
current situation we’re all in.

Nelissa Nezam

Pineapple Skies
by Miguel

It just makes me think of the
amazing memories I’ve made
and it also reminds me of the
beach, which is definitely a
happy place for me

Ethan Curzon from BATE

Casino Royale by BATE
feat. Simon Webbe

I would say it’s our latest single
featuring Simon Webbe from the
boy band Blue because it’s our
biggest collaboration/feature
and it just inspires me to never
give up and to keep following my
dreams. Nothing is impossible.

Joseph Lee from
Motion Lab

Nothing by
Bruno Major

This is my go-to song no matter
what. I know it’s super mellow but
it reminds me of how grateful and
happy I am being with Maggy and
the things we’d do together. Except
that I would be the one winning in
Nintendo instead of her (even when
I’m looking at her instead of the TV)!

Charis Ow

Can’t Stop The
Feeling by Justin

First of all, JT is one of my
favourite artists of all time (duh,
he brought Sexy Back!) and this
song really gets you in a positive
mood and into the groove!

Sean Lee

September by
Throttle x Earth,
Wind & Fire

I love it because it’s a mixture of
modern and old school vibes. It
makes me want to dance. I like to
switch between the original version
and this remixed one. There is just
something about this song that
makes me feel like it expresses
how I actually feel inside.

Adeline from

Aime by
Rook1e, Chevy

This song has been on repeat–
it’s like our theme song for the
MCO. I like light tunes for dark
periods, and her voice sounds
like the flutter of birds and
butterflies. A bit surreal.