Share with us #WhatMakesSG hawker culture an integral part of Singapore's unique history through the #OurHawkerCulture photo contest!
#WhatMakesSG Hawker Culture a national treasure? A riot of flavours? The taste of nostalgia?
One thing is for sure, it is not just about the food. #OurHawkerCulture also celebrates time-honoured techniques and traditions passed down through the generations. Hawker centres are community dining spaces where Singaporeans from all walks of life come together to enjoy a meal.
National Geographic, in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information, called on Singaporeans to share what Singapore Hawker Culture means to them and to pledge their support, creating a visual spread for the rest of the world. This is in support of Singapore’s nomination of Hawker Culture for inscription into UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Through individual lenses, we see that Singapore’s hawker culture is so much more than just a quick, affordable meal. The entries are a mix of family, tradition and vibrant flavours tossed together in a culinary art form.
From nearly 3,000 entries, judges have whittled it down to just four finalists. These powerful images conjure up the sights, sounds, and smells that make #OurHawkerCulture a delicious source of national pride, worthy of UNESCO heritage recognition.