HAWKER CULTURE: SINGAPORE

 

A proud tradition that has shaped the Singaporean identity, Singapore’s hawker cuisine is undoubtedly at the top of any visitor’s must-do list. What is it about these gastronomic institutions that inspire such national pride in local Singaporeans?

In August 2018, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to submit the island nation’s hawker culture for inscription to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:

“Hawker culture is not just about the food. It is also about our hawker centres being social and community spaces for people from all walks of life. It is also about our hawker food heritage, and the people behind the food – our hawkers.”

Singapore’s hawker culture represents the hard work, tradition, heritage and passion of a multicultural population. Show your support for Singapore’s UNESCO bid for hawker culture today!

 


We want to invite you to submit photos representing the essence of what Singaporean hawker culture means to you. Find out more details here.

Co-judged by National Geographic’s celebrity food expert and chef David Rocco, and Singapore’s food guru KF Seetoh, the photo competition coincides with a special vignette series exploring Singapore’s hawker culture, and the traditions passed down from one generation to the next.

A proud tradition that has shaped the Singaporean identity, Singapore’s hawker cuisine is undoubtedly at the top of any visitor’s must-do list. What is it about these gastronomic institutions that inspire such national pride in local Singaporeans?

In August 2018, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to submit the island nation’s hawker culture for inscription to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:

“Hawker culture is not just about the food. It is also about our hawker centres being social and community spaces for people from all walks of life. It is also about our hawker food heritage, and the people behind the food – our hawkers.”

Singapore’s hawker culture represents the hard work, tradition, heritage and passion of a multicultural population. Show your support for Singapore’s UNESCO bid for hawker culture today!

 

We want to invite you to submit photos representing the essence of what Singaporean hawker culture means to you. Find out more details here.

Co-judged by National Geographic’s celebrity food expert and chef David Rocco, and Singapore’s food guru KF Seetoh, the photo competition coincides with a special vignette series exploring Singapore’s hawker culture, and the traditions passed down from one generation to the next.