Singapore hawkers making their mark on history

The hawker trade in Singapore has a grand vintage, with street vendors plying their wares since the 1800s.

In the 1960s, by registering and legalising hawkers, the authorities brought under control the freewheeling street-food sector, which posed public health challenges such as a lack of hygiene standards.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 02, 2018, with the headline 'Making their mark on history'. Print Edition | Subscribe