SINGAPORE: Britain’s Prince William will be bringing his global environmental prize to Singapore, announcing the city’s selection as the venue for the third edition of his Earthshot awards on Nov 7. This year’s ceremony is set to feature performances from world-renowned musicians and artists. The five winners of the prize will each receive PS1 million ($1.67 million) to support their projects.
The NUS Singapore History Prize 2024 will recognize writings that broaden definitions of what constitutes history, by inviting submissions that span a wide range of perspectives and themes pertaining to the country’s past. Its aim is to encourage writings that are more accessible and inclusive of a wider spectrum of Singapore’s heritage, from established and new writers alike. The winning book will make a significant contribution to the understanding of Singapore’s history, and be accessible to both a general readership and scholars.
Winners will be awarded a trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of 20,000 SGD, and will have the opportunity to showcase their work at WAFX 2023. Held alongside the Inside World Festival of Interiors, WAFX will celebrate the best in contemporary interior design from around the globe. In addition, a panel of judges will select one finalist to receive the SGD 50,000 Award of Distinction.
This event aims to build connections for businesses that are seeking to expand their operations in Asia, with recognition from both the Singapore government agencies and Singapore’s private sector. It will also enable companies to leverage on each other’s strengths and capabilities, and to form collaborative partnerships with a wide range of partners.
In a race that saw Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton take his seventh win of the season and extend his advantage over teammate Nico Rosberg, F1 returned to Singapore for its 50th anniversary. This year’s race marked the first race to be run using Formula 1’s new turbocharged, hybrid power units, and saw Rosberg’s Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel finish second.
Remember the hit Netflix series Squid Game? It’s the story of a secret contest in which people living with financial hardship compete for a large sum of money by playing games modeled on children’s toys with deadly stakes. Well, a Tamil Nadu man just won a similar contest – but without the deadly stakes. He won a whopping 18,888 SGD (Rs 11.5 lakh approximately) in a competition organised by a company that plays games inspired by Squid Game. The winner was chosen via a draw from a crowd of 2,000 people.