Is there still a place for traditional food?

This is a special Straits Times resource for pre-university students as part of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education News Outreach Programme.

Sustaining hawker culture will require efforts from all bodies concerned. PHOTO: ST FILE
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The team behind the ST-MOE News Outreach Programme has compiled a series of news resources for you. This week, we explore the relationship between food and culture, and analyse the challenges facing local traditional food industry and business owners in different societies.

It has taken a whole-of-society effort to win recognition for hawker culture under the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It will take another whole-of-society effort to sustain this and keep hawker culture thriving.

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