In August 2018, Singapore announced its intention to nominate Hawker Culture in Singapore for the 2003 UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity. Since then, various communities, groups and individuals have contributed and participated in the preparation of the nomination.
Here is a selection of some of the many creative forms of contributions in support of Hawker Culture in Singapore.
Letters of Support
From hawkers’ associations to community groups, NGOs and private organisations, we’ve received over 200 letters of support for the nomination of Hawker Culture.
The Federation of Merchants’ Associations, Singapore, Hawkers' Associations and Representatives
Community Organisations & NGOs
From projects to paintings, students have come up with creative ways to express their love for Hawker Culture.
Contributions from Educational Institutions
People's Association Youth Movement
Changi Airport Group Singapore Pte Ltd (CAG) has pledged its support for Singapore’s nomination of ‘Hawker Culture in Singapore’ to be included in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage through the provision of complimentary media spaces at various locations at Singapore Changi Airport's terminals. These spaces were used to raise greater awareness of Singapore’s well-loved Hawker Culture amongst Singapore residents and visitors to our shores.
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
More than 3,000 photos were shared with #OurHawkerCulture, showing just how much Singaporeans love their Hawker Culture!
Online photo contributions
Video of Consent
25 hawkers from the hawkers’ associations that are members of The Federation of Merchants’ Associations, Singapore (FMAS), lent their voices in support for the nomination of Hawker Culture