S'pore hawkers welcome recommendation for their culture to be included in Unesco's heritage list

FMAS vice-president Anthony Low, who owns a cooked food stall at Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village, said the news was an “affirmation” and an “encouragement”.
FMAS vice-president Anthony Low, who owns a cooked food stall at Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village, said the news was an “affirmation” and an “encouragement”.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Hawker Tay Swee Lim, 72, prepares a plate of carrot cake at Old Airport Food Centre on Nov 17, 2020.
Hawker Tay Swee Lim, 72, prepares a plate of carrot cake at Old Airport Food Centre on Nov 17, 2020.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - For Mr Ganesh Singh, who has been selling teh tarik for more than 30 years at Tekka Centre, the expert panel recommendation for Singapore's hawker culture to be included on the Unesco intangible heritage list is a "dream come true".

The 54-year-old, who was featured in a video produced last year as part of the country's nomination submission, said there were no words to express his feelings.

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