The Singapore Prize

The Singapore Prizes are an amalgamation of trophies, medals and awards that have been bestowed upon Singaporeans since independence. These may include cups, trophies, bowls, badges and state decorations. While this list may never meet specific standards of completeness.

The NUS Singapore History Prize, established by an anonymous donor in 2014 and administered by NUS’ Department of History, recognizes works in English that examine any aspect of Republic’s history. Administered by NUS Department of History. It began with an award of S$500,000 gift earmarked as funding.

NUS will host an inaugural Singapore Prize for Innovation in Urban Water Management to mark Singapore’s centenary celebrations. Set to launch next month, this prize will recognize innovative ways that reduce urban water waste while improving quality. Professor Chee Yew Seng of NUS will award it at an award ceremony later in May.

Prince William joined celebrities, scientists and other dignitaries this week in Singapore to honor the winners of the third Earthshot Prize award. This award is inspired by US President John F Kennedy’s “moonshot” speech from 1962 that encouraged Americans to reach the moon by the end of that decade.

This year’s winner of the prize was an international team led by NUS researcher Prof Medema who used wastewater to monitor trends in COVID-19 circulation during its pandemic phase. Their prize will help strengthen connections between water and health sectors.

NUS is commemorating 100 years since Lee Kuan Yew was born by awarding scholarships, grants and fellowships to students, researchers and industry. These prizes range from student awards through grants, scholarships and fellowships; with grants like The Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship for Young Researchers being introduced last year as an effort to identify students with leadership potential.

One man won a $1 Million Toto lottery on Oct 2. His ticket could be found at Giant supermarkets in Pioneer Mall and FairPrice outlets at The Woodleigh Mall as well as Singapore Pools locations such as Chinatown Point branch. His winning ticket number 7722 could be found at Giant outlet No 76 in Pioneer Mall.

Last Thursday at the National Museum of Singapore was unveiled the inaugural Singapore Design Awards organized by Designers Association of Singapore and Trade Development Board. The awards honour designers and their teams, students and practices who employ innovative and human-centric approaches in solving regional challenges. Winners will be featured in articles by The Straits Times. This year marks the second time the awards have been hosted, following their inaugural run in 2016. Over 5,000 people attended last year, while this year we received 62 nominations. In November, winning companies will showcase their designs at the Singapore International Design Forum and will receive both a trophy and cash prize of up to S$200,000. They may also have an opportunity to present their ideas at a global summit on sustainable innovation that provides nature-based benefits for humanity.