About the Cultural Medallion

The Cultural Medallion was instituted in 1979 as an initiative of our late President, then Minister of Culture, Mr Ong Teng Cheong, to recognise individuals whose artistic excellence, as well as contribution and commitment to the arts. have enriched and distinguished Singapore’s arts and cultural landscape.

 

The Cultural Medallion is presented by the President, Republic of Singapore and administered by the National Arts Council. To date, the Cultural Medallion has been conferred on 123 artists.

 

 

Nominations

Nomination for the 2018 Cultural Medallion is now open. Click here to find out more.

2017

Djamal Tukimin

Djamal Tukimin

Law Wai Lun

Law Wai Lun

2016

KohMunHong

Koh Mun Hong

NonaAsiah

Asiah Aman (Nona Asiah)

2015

Chua Mia Tee

Haresh Sharma

Lim Hung Chang (Lin Gao)

Margaret Leng Tan

2014

Alvin Tan

Chong Fah Cheong

KTM Iqbal

2013

Ivan Heng

Mohamed Latiff Mohamed

Tsung Yeh

2012

Ho Ho Ying

Milenko Prvacki

J. M. Sali

Jennifer Tham

Thirunalan Sasitharan

2011

Halimah Bte Jaafar (Atin Amat)

Dr Kelly Tang

Lim Yew Kuan

Yusnor Ef

2010

Amanda Heng

Dr Liang Wern Fook

Suratman Markasan

2009

Ang Ah Tee

Angela Liong

Lan Shui

Tham Yew Chin

2008

Chia Hwee Pheng

Iskandar Mirza Ismail

P. Krishnan

2007

Eric Khoo

Isa Kamari

2006

Lynnette Seah

Tan Choh Tee

2005

Chng Seok Tin

Dick Lee

Lee Wen

M. Balakrishnan (MA. Ilangkannan)

Jack Neo

2004

Teo Bee Yen

2003

Lim Tze Peng

Ong Keng Sen

Yeng Pway Ngon

2002

Professor Jeremy Monteiro

2001

Tan Kian Por

Yan Hui Chang

2000

Professor Tan Siah Kwee

1999

Abdul Ghani Bin Abdul Hamid

Chua Ek Kay

1998

Rama Kannabiran

1997

Ho Minfong

Lou Mee Wah

1996

Lew Poo Chan (Dan Ying)

Phoon Yew Tien

1995

Goh Lay Kuan

Han Sai Por

1993

Dr Tay Teow Kiat

1992

Choo Hwee Lim

Phan Wait Hong

Wang Sui Pick

Ying E Ding

1990

Anthony Poon

Chew Kok Chang

Han Lao Da

Lim Yau

Ong Kim Seng

Santha Bhaskar

Wu Peng Seng

1989

Foo Tee Jun

Goh Beng Kwan

Neila Sathyalingam

Kuo Pao Kun

1988

Alexander S. Abisheganaden

Chua Soo Bin

Iskandar Jalil

Lim Fei Shen

N. Abdul Rahman (Singai Mukilan)

Tay Bin Wee

1987

Lee Lim

Dr Max Le Blond

Muhammad Ariff bin Ahmad

Som Bte Mohd Said

Dr Tan Swie Hian

Teng Mah Seng

1986

Almahdi Al-Haj Ibrahim (Nadiputra)

Goh Choo San

Pan Shou

N. Palanivelu

Paul Abisheganaden

Teo Eng Seng

Professor Wong Yoon Wah

1985

Dr Lee Tzu Pheng

Low Ing Sing

Tan Lip Seng

Tay Chee Toh

1984

Kam Kee Yong

S. Varathan

Thomas Yeo

Yip Cheong Fun

1983

Ang Chwee Chai

Dr Arthur Yap

Christopher Allen

Vivien Goh

1982

David Tay

Georgette Chen

Dr Goh Poh Seng

Leong Yoon Pin

Lin Chen

1981

Ahmad Bin Ja'afar

Goh Soo Khim

Joanna Wu

Lee Hock Moh

Ng Eng Teng

Dr Wong Men Won @ Wong Meng Voon

1979

Bani Bin Buang

Dr Choo Hoey

David Lim

Professor Edwin Thumboo

Madhavi Krishnan

Wee Beng Chong