Located on the island of Singapore, the city-state is the youngest and most diverse in the world. Its population is made up of people from different races, religions and cultures. The nation was founded as a colony in 1949 and has since grown into a highly developed metropolis with a rich and vibrant culture and history.
It is an ideal place to live and work if you want to experience the best of what Asia has to offer, whether it be its food, nature, shopping or cultural pursuits. As such, it is a perfect destination for tourists and business travelers alike.
In addition, the country is a popular destination for honeymooners and vacationers, thanks to its many scenic spots and beaches. It also offers a wide range of cultural events, such as festivals, art exhibitions and concerts.
The city-state is home to a variety of international institutions, including the University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore Institute of Technology. It is a hub for trade, industry and research. It is also a leading financial center in Southeast Asia and has strong economic links to Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Its main industries are finance, tourism and construction. Its economy grew to S$68.5 billion in 2017, making it the world’s second largest in terms of purchasing power parity, according to official figures.
There are several yearly awards and prizes to be won by Singaporeans or those living here, with most of them focused on the arts and education. Some of these awards include the Singapore Literature Prize, Readers’ Favourite Awards and Singapore History Prize.
The Singapore Literature Prize is an award for the best book written in English that is published in Singapore. The winning authors will receive S$3,000 and their readers stand a chance to win book vouchers.
Another award is the Readers’ Favourite Awards, which are for works that have been voted by voters online. This year, the public voted more than 4,000 times for their favourite books. This is up from more than 2,000 votes cast last year, and the winners this year are Ali bin Salim, Daryl Qilin Yam, Pan Zheng Lei (Pan Cheng Lui) and rmaa cureess.
Despite the popularity of the award, there were fewer entries this year than last, a sign that the global Covid-19 hepatitis outbreak has had an impact on publishing. The SBC says it was unable to reach out to more writers to submit work this year because of the pandemic.
This year’s awards will be announced on August 25 at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore. Veteran poet Thumboo will be conferred the SBC Achievement Award.
There were 192 submissions this year, down from 224 in 2020.
The competition was open to all authors, regardless of nationality, and judging was based on creativity, originality and excellence.
It is also a good opportunity for young talent to gain exposure and recognition, and to learn from other writers. A panel of judges, which includes authors and literary critics, selects the winner based on submissions.