Gambling The Prince of Wales Visits Singapore For the Singapore Prize

The Prince of Wales Visits Singapore For the Singapore Prize

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The Singapore Prize is awarded to organisations, corporations and individuals that develop solutions that are practical and cost effective. The prize aims to encourage thought-leadership and the exchange of ideas in urban solutions that are relevant to cities around the world. The winning organisations will be presented with a certificate and a gold medallion. In addition, they will also be given a cash prize of SGD 300,000 from Keppel Corporation. The Prize is administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore.

The prize was first introduced in 2011 and is an initiative to promote Singapore as a global innovation hub. The Singapore government hopes that the prize will help boost the city’s economic growth while encouraging more local entrepreneurs to start new businesses. The prize is also intended to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable development and increase public support for green technologies.

During his visit, the Prince of Wales will meet with Singaporeans to see how the country is working to protect and restore the environment. He will also attend a summit to tackle the trade in illegal wildlife products, which is estimated to be worth $20 billion per year.

The heir to the British throne is making his first trip to Singapore alone since 2012, when he arrived with wife Princess Catherine. At Changi Airport, he stood on an upper floor for a stunning view of the 40-meter high Rain Vortex, the world’s largest indoor waterfall, which was lit green to mark his arrival. He also saw a tree planted in his honor at the foot of the waterfall.

He will meet Singapore President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana. He is visiting to mark the third annual ceremony for the Earthshot Prize, which he and his Royal Foundation charity launched in 2021 to encourage inventors and entrepreneurs to develop technologies to combat climate change.

Five green innovators, including an Indian maker of solar-powered dryers and a soil carbon marketplace, were announced as winners of the 1 million-pound ($1.23 million) prize Tuesday. Britain’s Prince William said the 15 finalists demonstrated that “the light of optimism does remain,” as the effects of climate change worsen globally.

In a nod to sustainability, William wore an old 10-year-old dark green suit by Alexander McQueen and other presenters walked down the red carpet in eco-friendly shoes. Singers One Republic and Bastille, actor Sterling K. Brown, and actresses Hannah Waddingham and Mbatha were among those who walked the red carpet.

Gabriela Serrano won the top prize at the festival’s industry-facing Southeast Asian Film Lab, which comes with a residency and script mentorship, for her film “Please Bear With Me.” Rein Maychaelson won a special mention for his film “The Burning Land.” Gladys Ng won a special mention for her film “Every Mall Burns the Same.”