Singapore Prize – Celebrating the Best of Singapore

The Singapore prize was established in memory of Christopher Bathurst KC, Viscount Bledisloe, who died in 2009. He was a leading member of Fountain Court Chambers and developed a substantial practice at the commercial bar in London with a strong reputation in Asia, including Singapore.

The Department of History at NUS launched the prize in 2014 to spur interest in and understanding of Singapore’s history. It aims to make the complexities and nuances of Singapore’s past more accessible to non-academic audiences, as well as encourage greater discussion on the country’s place in the world.

NUS historians serve as the jury for this year’s prize, which was announced on Wednesday. The shortlisted titles, all published this year, explore different aspects of the nation’s rich history, from political and diplomatic histories to personal narratives. The winner will receive a grant of $50,000 Singapore, and the books that made the shortlist will be publicly announced and featured on the program website.

In a world where brands are increasingly being defined by the experience they provide, NUS Professor Medema says that businesses must do more than just market themselves. “They have to keep investing in their brand and the products and services that underpin it,” he told SPH News. The Singapore Business Awards, he added, is a good platform to celebrate companies that are constantly reinventing themselves and doing what they can to stay ahead of the curve.

Last month, a Singaporean Dota 2 player who goes by the username iceiceice won the top prize at the regional edition of the Dota 2 championships in Taiwan. The player earned a total of around 1.8 million U.S. dollars, which was almost double the runner-up’s amount. Dota 2 is a popular multiplayer online video game.

Dota 2 is one of the most-played games on Steam, a digital distribution service by Valve Corporation. The game’s popularity in Singapore has risen in recent years as it gains more recognition as a competitive sport. The game’s popularity has helped to boost the number of tournaments and sparked interest from professional gamers.

A Singaporean has won a group two prize of $13.39 million in the Toto draw on Oct 2, 2023, according to the Singapore Pools results website. The winning ticket was purchased online via the Singapore Pools app. The prize money is the highest in the history of the lottery game, which was first launched in 1968. It was later revamped in 1981 to the current ‘6-out-of-49’ format and was guaranteed at a minimum of $200,000. The Premium Prize was increased to match the rising prize amounts. The game has also evolved over the years, changing from a traditional pre-printed ticket to on-demand ticket printing within Singapore Pools outlets. The game is played with a one-in-eleven chance of winning. The jackpot has been raised several times in the past decade to the current maximum of $500,000. The game is run by the Singapore Pools company.