Malaysia to follow up on proposed joint bid for Unesco listing of hawker culture with Singapore

Singapore said in March that it had nominated its hawker culture to Unesco to be inscribed on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Singapore said in March that it had nominated its hawker culture to Unesco to be inscribed on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.PHOTO: ST FILE

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia will follow up on a proposal made to Singapore last month that the two neighbours bid for a joint listing of their hawker culture under Unesco.

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik told The Straits Times on Wednesday (May 8) that although he has not received a formal request from the Penang state government on a joint nomination as reported last week, he had already raised the idea in a meeting with Singapore's Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia three weeks ago.

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