The Spirit of Singapore Prize

The inaugural Dr Alan HJ Chan Spirit of Singapore Book Prize is now open for submissions. This new $30,000 prize, made possible by a generous donation from Confucian scholar Dr Alan Chan, is designed to recognise books that best epitomise, inspire and promote the Spirit of Singapore.

The selection panel will be made up of SUSS academics, distinguished writers and critics, and publishers. There is no submission fee. The competition is open to all authors, including self-published works and unpublished work.

SUSS is proud to present the Dr Alan HJ Chan Spirit of Singapore Book prize, launched on 18 April 2018. This award will recognise a book that champions mindsets and values important to Singapore, such as equality, diversity, religious harmony, meritocracy, pragmatism, resilience and an emphasis on education, innovation and community.

In this award, SUSS will select and announce the winner in October by a panel of scholars, renowned writers and critics. This year, the selection panel includes Professor Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished fellow at the NUS Asia Research Institute and former head of the department of history.

This award will also recognize a book that carries a significant Singapore element in its narrative. Eligible books must be written in English by a Singapore author or permanent resident, and published by a Singapore publisher.

There will be a cash payout to all finishers, with a major share going to the top 10 finishers. The winner will receive a total of $4 million from the $20 million purse, with the second-placed finisher receiving $2 million, and the third-placed finisher earning $1 million.

A new DP World Tour event is coming to Singapore, and it promises to be an exciting one. The event will take place at Laguna National GC in Singapore, and it’s the first time the DP World Tour has visited the city since 2014.

Apart from the cash prize, the winners of this new event will also earn 16.5 official world ranking points and 460 Race to Dubai points. The tournament will have a no-cut, 54-hole format and will feature some of the best players in the world.

The LIV Golf Singapore tournament is expected to attract a large audience and will be a great chance for fans to see some of their favorite golfers in action. With a $20 million purse, and $4 million to be paid out to the winner, the Singapore event will certainly be an exciting one for the whole family.

Singapore is the capital of Southeast Asia and a cosmopolitan hub for business, commerce and trade. Its rich culture and history has been preserved, and its people have a deep connection to the region’s heritage and traditions. This is reflected in the diverse cultural contributions of its residents and visitors, and the vibrant and creative arts scene that thrives there.

Among the awards and prizes that Singapore has to offer is the annual Singapore Literature Prize, which gives authors a SGD3,000 prize money and a trophy for their literary efforts. It is an important incentive for local authors to produce high-quality literature, and it serves as a stepping stone in the country’s literary development.