Singapore Prize Winners Announced

SINGAPORE — The first Singapore prize to recognise a work of historical significance has been awarded, as have the top awards for best architecture, and a book on the city. The inaugural award for history was won by the book, Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea, 1300-1800, by archaeologist John Miksic. The architecture prize was won by Kampung Admiralty, a community and public building designed by Indonesian architects Budi Prajot and Tito Supriatna, which beat out post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal and a stacked apartment complex in Spain that was co-designed by OMA and Ole Scheeren. The awards are given by a panel of judges from the International Society for the Study of Western Civilisation, and were announced at an event on Thursday.

In the literary category, this year’s shortlist of six for the Singapore prize includes non-fiction with a personal slant, like Leluhur: The History of Kampong Glam (2020, available here) by Hidayah Amin, who was born in a heritage royal building there. The shortlist also includes novels that take on different periods of Singapore’s history, and a work about the city’s migrant workers.

The prize money will help the winners accelerate their plans for tackling the planet’s biggest challenges, said the prince, who is scheduled to call on President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his four-day visit this week. He will also call on business leaders to help find ways to tackle climate change, and visit the Singapore-based MIT Technology Review’s 2023 edition of its Global Innovation Index, which will be released at an event in the capital.

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Neo4j is delighted and proud to be recognised as the Most Innovative Graph Data Platform 2022! It’s a fantastic honour for us and we thank everyone who has supported our journey so far.

Singapore’s National Day celebrations are under way, with a host of events and activities across the island. But it is also a time to remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country, including members of the Singapore Armed Forces, and a chance for the nation to reflect on the past and look to the future.

The first Singapore Sweep was launched in 1969 by Singapore Pools to raise funds for the construction of our first National Stadium. A one-in-eleven chance of winning a prize was guaranteed for each ticket bought back then, with the first prize of $400,000 contributing to the construction cost over a few years. This was the start of a long tradition of giving back to the community through Singapore Sweep, now in its 53rd year.