The winners of the 2022 Singapore prize were announced tonight in a ceremony at the Victoria Theatre. Twelve winners were selected in the biennial competition, which recognizes work across the island-state’s four languages: Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. The top prize carries a cash award of 3,000 Singapore dollars, plus a commissioned trophy. This year’s competition attracted more than 4,000 voters, which was roughly twice as many as the 2020 cohort. In the consumer choice category, authors Ali bin Salim (Honing the Pen, Vol 2), Daryl Qilin Yam (Home Is Where We Are Going), Pan Zheng Lei (Pan Cheng Lui) and rma cureess (Rama Suresh) were named readers’ favorite writers. Each received a cash prize of 1,000 Singapore dollars, and readers also voted to win book-purchase vouchers worth 50 Singapore dollars.
The NUS Singapore History Prize was established in 2014 when an anonymous donor provided an endowment to fund it. The Prize aims to cast a wide net for consideration of works that deal with Singapore’s past, and the judges will consider both non-fiction and fiction. The NUS Singapore History Prize will be awarded every three years, and the winning book will receive an award of $50,000 Singapore dollars. In addition, the shortlisted books will be publicly announced and featured on the program website.
Winners of the coveted title “world’s best building” at the 2022 World Architecture Festival awards in Singapore. The accolade is a major mark of prestige for architects and the project teams behind them. The winning design, Kampung Admiralty, is a stacked apartment complex built to address the city-state’s aging population. Designed by local firm WOHA, the 104 elderly-only apartments are split between two 11-story-high blocks, with lower sections housing public areas such as gardens and so-called hawker centers.
The ceremony for the award will take place in November and will feature performances by world-renowned musicians and artists. It will be held in conjunction with “Earthshot Week,” during which global leaders, businesses and investors are expected to arrive in Singapore to explore new opportunities to accelerate their solutions and bring about tangible effects that help repair the planet.
The event will be hosted by Britain’s Prince William, who is the founder of the Earthshot Prize. The prize aims to show that solutions to some of the planet’s most urgent environmental problems are not just possible, but already in existence. The five winners will be awarded GBP 1 million each to boost their efforts and accelerate them. In a press release, the Prince said: