18 Nov '11, 2pm

(CNA|sg) Four individuals awarded Cultural Medallion

(CNA|sg) Four individuals awarded Cultural Medallion

SINGAPORE: Four individuals have been awarded the Cultural Medallion this year. The award is the nation's highest honour, and is given to arts practitioners for their contributions to Singapore's cultural landscape. At the ceremony at the Istana on Friday evening, President Tony Tan Keng Yam presented the medallions to theatre practitioner Atin Amat, lyricist Yusnor Ef, visual artist Lim Yew Kuan and composer Kelly Tang. They join a select group of 100 artists who have received the award since 1979. Six people were also recognised with the Young Artist Award. This year's recipients are Ang Song Ming for visual arts, Troy Chin Chien Wen for literary arts, Lim Woan Wen and Peter Sau for theatre, and Nawaz Mohammad Mirajkar and Joshua Tan Kang Ming for music. They received their awards from the Information, Communication and the Arts Minister, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim. The award rec...

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