JJ Lin among recipients of Singapore Youth Award 2009
Posted by diopatra on July 2, 2009
SINGAPORE: A pop singer, a film maker and a wine merchant are among this year’s recipients of the Singapore Youth Awards.
JJ Lin is one of Singapore’s most recognisable musical exports, having made a name for himself in the regional Chinese pop scene.
He entered the charts with his debut album “Music Voyager” in 2003. He is also a strong supporter of children’s charities.
Both Lin and film director, Ho Tzu Nyen, who made his Cannes debut this year with his film “Here”, will receive the award for their contributions to arts and culture.
Besides making films, Ho is also a visual artist and lectures regularly at schools.
Wine merchant Clinton Ang is being recognised for his entrepreneurial skills.
The annual awards are given out to outstanding Singaporeans under the age of 35.
Three other individuals will also be conferred the accolade – Lina Chong, for her work in youth leadership development, Tong Joo Chuan for his work in the sciences, and national sailor Koh Seng Leong for his contributions to sports.
Recipients will receive their awards at the Istana on Sunday.