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The World Health Organisation defines wellness as the state of physical, mental and social well-being. Organised annually by the National Organ Transplant Unit in collaboration with multiple community partners, the Wellness Carnival seeks to provide residents with a centralised one-stop location to learn about wellness.

Through a wide variety of interactive and family-friendly activities ranging from game booths, outdoor inflatables and engaging information booths, the Wellness Carnival promotes adoption of a healthy lifestyle amongst residents, increases awareness of the benefits of organ transplantation, and encourages residents to consider acts of altruism which includes organ donation.

Through the years, Wellness Carnival has brought together the following partners: ActiveSG, Central Narcotics Bureau of Singapore, Health Promotion Board, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS), National Heart Centre Singapore, National Kidney Foundation, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore Red Cross, SG Cares, Singapore Eye Bank, Singhealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre, Transplant TIssue Centre, Tzu Chi Foundation Singapore, Yishun Health and Youth Corps Singapore.

  1. Wellness 2019 Backdrop

    The theme for Wellness Carnival 2019 - ‘Inside Matters’ highlights not only the importance of physical wellness, but also on the importance of values. Conceptualised with a subtle play with words by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), “Inside Matters” also refers to how organs inside our body matters, and how our decisions on organ donation matter.

    Wellness Carnival 2019 also unveiled the otter family conceptualised by students from NAFA. Each member of the otter family (named Olene, Owen, Olena, Oliver and Olivia) has their own characteristics and represents values of knowledge, community, care, hope and trust respectively. The characters symbolises the love and unity that organ donation brings.

    A total of 18 organisations came together as one community to empower and engage over 6000 visitors at the carnival.

  2. Wellness 2019 Faishal Speech

    Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Education, and Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC) graced Wellness Carnival.

    Wellness 2019 Tx Race

    Transplant Race - a race against time! Participants got to experience the ‘ups and downs’ of organ failure patients through this interactive game.

    Wellness 2019 Yishun Health

    Eye check up by volunteers from Yishun Health. Remember to take good care of your eyes!Our favourite New Chords Band with our transplant recipients performing many classic pop songs.

  3. Wellness 2019 Game

    Smash the cans and destroy the junk food! This was one of the many game booths, incorporating elements of health for participants to enjoy.

    Wellness 2019 Tzu Chi

    Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) performed a song titled “Meet the Sixth Pair”, expressed through the beauty of fingers, a sign language performance.

    Wellness 2019 NAFA

    A/Prof Faishal with the designers from NAFA behind all the visuals for this year’s carnival - Rachel, Sophea and Yvette, together with Ms Sabrina Long (Dean, School of Art and Design, NAFA) and Ms Marienne Yang (Vice Dean, Academic, School of Art and Design, NAFA)

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    Modern Dance by Woodlands Secondary School.

    Wellness 2019 SCGS Charleston

    Roaring 20s - the Charleston by Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

    Wellness 2019 SCGS Perenakan

    The graceful Nyonyas by Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

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    “The Greatest Showman” by Zhonghua Secondary School.

    Wellness 2019 Wait for Lucky Draw

    Crowds entertained and waiting in eager anticipation for the Lucky Draw.

    Wellness 2019 Group shot

    Token of appreciation presented to our Guest of Honour and Nee Soon Central CCC chairperson.

  1. “Small gestures, Big Impact!” - was the tagline for Wellness Carnival 2018. Mr Baey Yam Keng (Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC) reiterated to his fellow residents that every one of us can support each other and amplify our efforts in building a healthy and caring home and society where we can gain new perspectives on how healthy living can be fun for all and that organ donation and transplantation no longer remain as an unfamiliar topic. Over 5,000 residents visited the carnival and gained insights through 13 partner organisations present at the carnival.

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    Mr Baey Yam Keng graced Wellness Carnival as the Guest of Honour.

    Wellness 2018 ActiveSG

    Father-son bonding in action! Trying out the archery game brought in by our carnival partner - ActiveSG.

    Wellness 2018 New Chords

    Our favourite New Chords Band with our transplant recipients performing many classic pop songs.

  3. Wellness 2018 NOTU SNL

    Upsized snake & ladder! This game reflected the journey of an organ failure patient who eventually gained a second chance in life to start afresh with a transplant.

    Wellness 2018 YCS

    Checking out the various simulations activity at Youth Corps Singapore’s booth.

    Wellness 2018 Cornea

    Ever wondered what is it like to play a game of basketball with a pair of frosted glasses? Singapore National Eye Centre presented an experiential simulation to help residents understand what happens when a person’s cornea fails.

  4. Wellness 2018 inflatables

    Kids @ play! Overcoming all the obstacles, one step at a time.

    Wellness 2018 Lucky Draw winner

    One of our lucky draw winners! Congratulations!

    Wellness 2018 Group Shot

    Group shot with Mr Baey at the end of the night.

  1. Following the successful pilot of Carnival@SMU held in 2016, Wellness Carnival was inaugurated in 2017 with the theme “Small Pieces, Big Difference” - signifying how each person only needs to play a small part by sharing their thoughts on organ donation, and adding each small act together could make a big difference for many others.

    Mr Charles Chong (Member of Parliament for Punggol East Single Member Constituency (SMC)) was invited as the Guest-of-Honour. Being a liver transplant recipient, Mr Chong shared his transplant journey after he was diagnosed with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. He was very fortunate that his younger son able to donate part of his liver to him. Mr Chong also encouraged fellow Singaporeans to start thinking about organ transplants and donations, to plant a seed in people’s mind that this is something they can do to enable the dreams of patients suffering from organ failure to live on.

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    Mr Charles Chong was invited as the Guest-of-Honour.

    Wellness 2017 SRC

    Mr Chong taking a tour at the booth by Red Cross Singapore.

    Wellness 2017 NOTU

    Spin the wheel and walk away with knowledge on organ donation!

  3. Wellness 2017 SG Cares

    How does lying in a pool of hand-folded hearts feel? An initiative by SGCares to foster a more caring and inclusive society.

    Wellness 2017 Zumba

    ​Clocking in the exercise for the day - Zumba! Stay active, stay healthy!

    Wellness 2017 liver

    Featuring our poster gentleman - Mr Farhad, a liver transplant recipient.

  4. Wellness 2017 New Chords Group

    New Chords Band Performance - put up by transplant recipients, medical students and healthcare professionals.

    Wellness 2017 Lucky Draw Crowd

    ​Over 3,500 people visited the carnival, gained insights and participated in the activities, including the grand lucky draw.

    Wellness 2017 Grp Shot

    Group photo with Mr Chong and transplant programmes directors.

  1. The inaugural Carnival@SMU was held in November 2016 at the Singapore Management University (SMU) served to introduce organ donation to the students through interactive activities. More than 700 visitors attended the one-day carnival.

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    Mimicking patients who have lost their sense of sight, students were blindfolded and asked to find selected objects in the box. Through this activity, students gained an appreciation on the importance of sight.

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    Functioning as filters, the kidneys serve to remove waste from the human body. By picking out red beans from an assortment of beans, these students learnt about the importance of the function of kidneys and the need to protect them

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    Information booths were also present to explain to students about the benefits of organ donation and transplantation. Booths from transplant partners and National Kidney Foundation provided information on how to stay healthy and also on the treatment options should one’s organs fail.

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    Students gathered around the information booth to gain a better understanding on organ donation.

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    How hard can colouring get? Participants tried a colouring activity while wearing frosted glasses. This activity simulates the predicament that corneal failure patients are in.

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    A participant listening attentively on the treatment options for kidney failure patients and how one can take care of our kidneys.