What's so special about Singapore's hawker culture?

As the country bids for a listing on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, experts weigh in on what sets its hawker culture apart from the rest

Beer and coffee are enjoyed across the globe, but the outsized role they play in two nations played a key role in their Unesco bids.

Take beer. When it comes to cold, frothy brews, Belgium stands out as a cultural heavy-hitter.

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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 'What's so special about Singapore's hawker culture?'. Subscribe