Singapore Prize Winner Announced

On March 14, Vienna, Austria was announced as this year’s recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. Awarded every two years to cities that create liveable, sustainable, and vibrant urban communities – read all about this year’s application here and the judges’ decision here.

On his visit to Singapore, the Heir-to-the-Throne welcomed guests at Changi Airport and activated the HSBC Rain Vortex waterfall – which lights up green to mark his arrival – before planting a tree at The Jewel, an integrated development which includes both airports.

William is in Singapore as part of a Southeast Asia tour to promote the Earthshot Prize, an environmental initiative launched by his foundation in 2020. This award honors entrepreneurs, innovators, and companies working to combat climate change.

At the ceremony, William presented 2023 prize winners GRST, Accion Andina, WildAid Marine Program, and S4S Technologies with their awards. At this point he acknowledged their efforts in combatting global warming while emphasizing their need to make greater impacts in their efforts on Earth.

This year’s Articulation Prize Singapore 2023 will take place on April 26 at the National Gallery of Singapore (the Gallery). This national competition aims to encourage students to share their appreciation of art with the general public while honing presentation skills and critical thinking abilities. School participants are eligible for participation; each one will be judged by an impartial panel. In addition, there will be Grand Finals featuring both schools and students that will be streamed online live!

The NUS Singapore History Prize, founded in 2014 through an endowed gift from a donor and administered by the Department of History at NUS, offers wide consideration for works with historical themes. Equipped with a cash award of $50,000 Singapore dollars, this prize welcomes English works on any time period, theme or field within Singaporean history.

As part of an effort to safeguard personal data and give more control over how it’s used, the National Library of Singapore’s Governing Council approved the adoption of GDPR-compliant privacy policies nationwide on June 1. These new policies will offer measures designed to protect users’ rights as well as strengthen security and control over accessing personal information – the library being the first in Singapore to introduce these new policies.