August 14, 2023

Singapore stands as an international hub of environmental innovators and community leaders committed to revitalizing our planet. Organisers of the inaugural Dreams Asia Breakthrough Prize announced Team Empowered Families Initiative as its grand winner this May; winning an impressive $500,000 award that can invest in low-income families’ aspirations for a brighter future. Led by Straits Times editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang and composed of philanthropists, academicians, and social entrepreneurs; judges recognised its innovative developmental model empowering families to take charge of their futures.

The annual NUS Singapore History Prize, supported by the National Research Foundation, seeks to encourage greater engagement with Singapore’s history in a broad sense and welcomes works that examine its complex place within global culture. Professor John Miksic of NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies won this year’s competition, providing significant archaeological findings that reconstructed early stages of Singapore development through archaeological evidence.

As part of their longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility, the AmCham CARES Awards honor organizations that demonstrate an ability to create and sustain economic and social value in Singapore. ASM was honored twice with this accolade – in 2020 and 2019. Judges recognized ASM’s strong track record of responsible business operations, engagement efforts with stakeholders and communities, understanding between business operations and society’s impact, as well as its understanding between its operations’ impacts and social wellbeing.

The winning teams are selected by an expert panel of judges comprised of senior executives from leading organisations in both the private and public sectors, academia, and civil society representatives. Winners receive cash prizes of $200,000 as well as recognition by the Singapore government; runners-up and honourable mention recipients also receive certificates of recognition.

CapitaSpring by Bjarke Ingels Group in partnership with RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd and Carlo Ratti Associati is an exceptional example of green skyscraper architecture. Its vibrant design includes offices and residences connected by lush landscaping that harness nature’s restorative properties for an unparalleled work-life experience.

SUSPECT: VOLUME 1, YEAR 1 showcases the ambitious and talent of Singaporean poets emerging over the last few years. Covering themes including neocolonialism, geographies, positionalities and identity; this anthology showcases both daring and precision from this emerging writing group – challenging readers to visualize the world in new and unexplored ways, with authors engaging readers through an imaginative range that is both broad and singular.