Singapore’s Foodie Hawker Culture

Singapore’s foodie hawker culture is a tradition of communal dining that developed at hawker centres. These centres were set up to house ‘hawkers’ or street vendors in the 1970s to ‘clean up’ the island. These centres serve a variety of dishes to the local people and also serve as social settings for people from diverse backgrounds to gather over breakfast, lunch or dinner. This culture has been added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.