The 2022 Singapore Literature Prize marked its return to a physical format and awarded winners in 12 categories in the island nation’s four languages: Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil. Its theme this year, “resonance,” focused on how literature can connect people and evoke emotions and memories. For the first time, five writers were shortlisted in two or more categories. Clara Chow became the first writer in the program’s history to win top prizes in both English fiction and Chinese poetry.
The finalists in the 2022 Singapore International Violin Competition were announced on Wednesday, with Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko winning the top prize worth $50,000. Danish violinist Anna Agafia Egholm took second prize, while Hong Kong/Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan was third. The competition was held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore.
Almost 4,000 people cast their votes in the reader’s choice category, roughly twice the number who voted last year. The four shortlisted works received a total of more than 1,000 Singapore dollars (US$719) in book-purchase vouchers. More than 2,000 readers also voted for the winner of the “consumer choice” award, which went to Ning Cai for her work of fiction and creative nonfiction.
One of the most notable projects is Kampung Admiralty, a senior-living complex built on an abandoned car park. The 104 apartments are set in two 11-story-high blocks. They are designed to promote inter-generational bonding and active aging. Residents have access to leisure facilities like gardens, terraces and hawker centers. They also get to live close to the waterfront.
In addition to the sgp prize, the Singapore Classic features a $2.4 million purse for both the tournament and the individual winner’s payout, in line with the standard European Tour prize money distribution chart. A 132-player field will compete over the first two rounds, with a cut being made on Friday. Then, only the top 65 players and ties will advance to play the final round. The top five players will each receive a share of the prize money, as well as 2750 Race to Dubai points. For more information, visit the official Singapore Classic website.