Hawkers In Our Centre

Published on January 9, 2021 by

A History Of Singapore Hawker Culture: From Food To Architecture
Preserving Singapore’s Ageing Hawker Culture: The New Wave
From street peddlers to food masters in hawker centres, hawkers have been feeding Singaporeans for over a century. How did this humble trade become our national culture and part of our DNA?

The series looks at the parallel history between Singapore’s development, and the emergence of our hawker culture, with hawkers feeding Singaporeans for over a century to date. Our story starts off with a look at the history, from how early settlers took to the trade, to the urgent construction in the 1970s of our “community dining halls” – the hawker centres.

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