Chicken rice among top choices for Singapore's heritage item on Unesco list

Some Singaporeans The Sunday Times spoke to said hawker fare should be chosen, given Singapore's reputation as a food paradise. Most voted for chicken rice.
Some Singaporeans The Sunday Times spoke to said hawker fare should be chosen, given Singapore's reputation as a food paradise. Most voted for chicken rice.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Chicken rice could become the next Singapore entry on a Unesco heritage list, if this was decided purely based on public sentiment.

Most of the 30 people asked by The Sunday Times chose the popular dish, followed by rojak and chilli crab, similar to a National Heritage Board poll of 3,000 people which found that food heritage resonated the most with respondents, when asked about Singapore's intangible cultural heritage.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Chicken rice among top choices for heritage item'. Print Edition | Subscribe