The Winners of the 2017 Singapore Prize

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The Singapore Prize was launched in 2015 to honour outstanding contributions and achievements in physics in Singapore. It is presented by the Institute of Physics (IPS). To qualify, individuals must have conducted at least two years’ worth of physics-related work here while either being Permanent Residents or possess strong Singaporean ties.

Today saw the winners of the 2017 Singapore Prize being revealed during an awards ceremony. Biomedical scientists Dr Chan Hui Leung and Dr Wong Meng Kee, as well as chemistry professors Prof Joseph Lee and Prof Angus MacDonald won Science & Engineering categories, while poet Marylyn Tan and historian Wang Gungwu won Humanities category honors while Wong Koi Tet received Best Debut Award; comics/graphic novels published in English by debut authors were also recognized this year for the first time.

Prince Charles arrived in Singapore Wednesday evening for a four-day visit that will center around environmental work being done by local organizations. His visit is part of his Earthshot initiative, launched with his Royal Foundation charity in 2020 to find solutions that could “moonshot” environmental problems by 2030.

As part of his visit, Prince Charles will meet Singapore President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loon as well as visit one of its oldest heritage sites, Istana Palace. Furthermore, he will attend a United for Wildlife global summit featuring representatives from law enforcement agencies and conservation groups working towards stopping an estimated US$20-billion annually illegal wildlife product trade.

William will engage with members of the public and Singaporeans alike to better understand how they’re contributing to’repair our planet. He’ll join a dragon boat race and test his hand at cricket – two popular sports here. Lastly, Changi Airport will welcome him with its world’s largest indoor waterfall, Rain Vortex, lit green in honour of William.

Lianhe Zaobao editor Han Yong May commented at the awards ceremony, that it is encouraging that more local businesses recognize the significance of branding in today’s competitive business climate. She highlighted its significance for offering services continuously improving and strengthening brands via technologies like artificial intelligence.

On Wednesday at Ritz-Carlton hotel in Singapore, the 21st edition of Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA) took place. Forty-nine local businesses from heritage names to regional players were honored across all categories in this competition, from Promising Brands (Won by healthcare provider StarMed Specialist Centre) to Craftwork Construction Company and co-living operator Coliwoo – many public agencies such as suicide-prevention service provider Samaritans of Singapore also collected prizes – even winning one with special Merit award honoring them a special Merit award was also granted in recognition of service provider Samaritans of Singapore being recognised with special Merit awarding!