The Big Story: S'pore's hawker culture recognised by Unesco - what can be done to preserve it

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In the coming weeks, about 6,000 hawkers in more than 110 hawker centres across Singapore will receive a label indicating their new Unesco intangible cultural heritage status.

This cultural milestone for Singapore - hawker culture being its first inscription on the list - is expected to increase the visibility of the country's food culture on the world map.

We speak to food editor Tan Hsueh Yun on how this recognition will benefit hawkers and what it would take to sustain hawker culture going forward.

Meanwhile, on this week's Life Weekend Picks, film correspondent John Lui discusses why he gave Wonder Woman 1984 a five-star rating.

Music correspondent Eddino Abdul Hadi weighs in on this weekend's Back to Live concert, which is Singapore's biggest live concert since March.

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