Hawker food is said to be an intrinsic and integral part of Singaporean life.
PM Lee described hawker centres as the nation’s “community dining rooms” and has said that preserving hawker culture “will help to safeguard and promote this unique culture for future generations”, while also letting “the rest of the world know about our local food and multicultural heritage”.
There are more than 6000 cooked food hawkers in over 110 hawker centres around the island, and they’re not just the go-to places for affordable and good food – 28 of them have even received the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand award.
Anyone can go to this website to pledge their support for the cause.
The nomination will be submitted to Unesco by March 2019 with results expected to be announced at the end of 2020.