The Singapore Prize is a biennial literary award that celebrates the best of writing in Singapore. It was first established in 1992 and is administered by the Singapore Book Council.
The prize is divided into 12 categories and is awarded in Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English. In addition to a cash prize, each winner gets a commissioned trophy and a gift code to audiobook platform Storytel.
Kampung Admiralty, a public housing development in the coastal city of Singapore, has been named Building of the Year at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF). It was designed by local firm OMA and is part of Gardens by the Bay, the famed nature park which is also home to the world’s largest collection of glass conservatories.
‘As an architect, I am delighted that Kampung Admiralty has won the WAF, which is an internationally-recognised award and is a great honour for my practice’ says OMA founding partner Ken Yeo. ‘This is another recognition of the value of our work, which has gained us much praise in the international architecture community and beyond. We hope it will inspire others to continue building in a sustainable and thoughtful way.
This prestigious award is presented biennially and is one of the most coveted in the world, with previous winners including Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Palace, Medellin’s Casa de los Hombres and Suzhou’s Yulin Garden City.
In the 2022 edition, more than 30 buildings were shortlisted from all over the world in categories spanning residential, commercial and community architecture. The award’s jury, led by former London mayor Ken Livingstone, said: ‘It is very encouraging that many of the best architects in the world are finding their way to Asia, proving there is a place for their practice in our region’.
Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize – an award for water conservation and sustainability
Kazuo Yamamoto, a Japanese scientist, has been named the winner of the 2022 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for his invention of a wastewater treatment technology that helped Singapore recycle its water resources. He received his award from Ng Joo Hee, the head of the national water agency, at a ceremony in Singapore today.
The Singapore Sports Awards – an annual series of awards recognizing the achievements of local athletes and teams – were also announced at the event, organised by the Singapore National Olympic Council. The awards honoured 68 medallists at the gala, with SGD495,000 (PS305,000/$352,000/EUR352,000) given to SEA Games gold medal winners and SGD340,000 (PS305,000/$352,000/EUR352,000) for other sporting achievements.
Awarded to a top-performing student in the Portfolio Management course at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, the CFA Singapore Gold Medal is an opportunity for the school’s students to recognise their achievements and encourage them to excel at an even higher level.
‘The CFA Singapore Gold Medal is an excellent incentive for the top students in this programme to stay on track and achieve their goals,’ said Professor Lim Hoon Ping, director of LKCSB. ‘It is also a great opportunity for them to learn about the importance of risk-taking and how they can contribute to making our economy better in the long run.