SINGAPORE – An annual book prize to recognise Singaporean fiction and non-fiction has been established with the largest cash prize in a local literary award. The Dr Alan HJ Chan Spirit of Singapore Book Prize, which was launched on April 18, is supported by a $1 million donation from Confucian scholar Alan Chan. It promotes the writing of books that champion mindsets and values important to the shaping of Singapore, such as equality, diversity, religious harmony, meritocracy, pragmatism, resilience and an emphasis on education and innovation.
The top five winners of the Singapore Prize will be awarded PS1million each to help them accelerate their plans and bring them to fruition at a global scale. They will also be invited to a special awards ceremony in November, which is expected to include performances by world-renowned musicians and artists. The Prince teased today’s announcement on Twitter by asking “Where is The Earthshot Prize heading to in 2023?” and adding two eyes and a poll question mark.
This year’s prize was divided into several categories, with the overall winner receiving a grand sum of $100,000 and the runner-up winning $25,000. The winners were announced in a special ceremony that took place at the National Museum of Singapore.
Bubba Watson took home the biggest purse for a single golf tournament at the Singapore Championship this weekend, scooping up $2 million from the tournament’s official sponsors, DP World and Standard Charted. Bubba’s win in the tournament was largely thanks to his victory over Sergio Garcia at the final hole in a playoff. The pair were tied on 18 under, and after a long playoff, it was Bubba who took the win.
During the final round, Bubba had to battle through the rain to retain his title, and it was a tough task for him. However, his determination to clinch the title paid off as he managed to shoot a seven-under 64. This was despite missing a few greens, including a few tricky putts.
This was the fifth consecutive time that Bubba has won this event, putting him ahead of players like Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson who have finished second on three occasions each. This makes him one of the most successful golfers in history.
The organisers of the Singapore Prize are confident that this prize will attract more participants and encourage them to come up with innovative ideas to protect our planet. “The prize was created with the belief that there are many more ways than we can imagine to solve our environmental challenges,” said a spokesperson for the contest.
Those who win the prize money will be able to claim it at any of the contest’s outlets, which are located across Singapore. The outlets are open from 10am to 9pm, and the money can be claimed immediately after the draw. You can find the nearest outlet to you by visiting their website or calling them. You will need your lottery ticket to prove that you are the winner, and the organisers of the contest have already made arrangements for this purpose.