The inaugural NUS Singapore History Prize has been awarded to Prof Miksic for his book titled “Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea, 1300 – 1800” for “laying the foundations for a fundamental reinterpretation of the city’s history and its place in Asian history”. Historian Wang Gungwu, who heads the panel that chose the winner, said the publication provides detailed archaeological evidence showing that Singapore’s story began more than 700 years ago.
Makbul Mubarak’s “Autobiography” won this year’s top award at the Singapore International Film Festival’s Silver Screen Awards, continuing a winning streak that began with its debut at Venice and has included awards from the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Marrakech, QCity and Jogja-NETPAC. The jury, which included Lav Diaz, Ritu Sarin and New York Film Festival artistic director Dennis Lim, praised the film for its “control and clarity of vision.” It is a vivid character study, a powerful allegory of national trauma and an urgent dissection of the fascist mindset and how it persists.
The 2023 Earthshot Prize winners will be celebrated in Singapore as part of a series of engagements dubbed the “Earthshot Week”. They will also join other global leaders and innovators for a range of activities in advance of the awards ceremony and a week of events. The 2023 winners will have access to a broad network of partners and investors that includes Temasek Trust, GenZero, and Conservation International.
“The Earthshot Prize is a platform to catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation to accelerate our collective progress toward climate change solutions,” said Standard Chartered chief executive officer Bill Liu. “We are honored to be a Founding Partner of the Earthshot Prize and look forward to working together with our other partners to help shape the future of energy.”
Singapore is the perfect venue for the event, given its commitment to addressing climate change through its Smart Nation initiative and the Asia-Pacific’s role as a global innovation hub. The Earthshot Prize’s strategic partners will play a key role in helping the Winners and Finalists engage with the global community of change makers in the lead-up to and during the awards ceremony and ’Earthshot Week’.
The prestigious award includes a US$50,000 prize, plus a slew of other perks and opportunities that will boost the winner’s business. For instance, the winner will receive 16.5 OWGR points based on field strength, which will translate into a two-plus season exemption on the Tour and berths in key events. In addition, the winner will get to participate in a number of networking and mentorship opportunities. The deadline for applications is November 30. Click here to apply.