Spirited debate shows Singaporeans' passion for hawker culture: NHB

At the roving Our SG Hawker Culture showcase, which opened at Tiong Bahru Market yesterday, people can pledge their support for the nomination of Singapore's hawker culture to the Unesco list and pen their thoughts on the topic. The exhibition will t
At the roving Our SG Hawker Culture showcase, which opened at Tiong Bahru Market on Thursday, people can pledge their support for the nomination of Singapore's hawker culture to the Unesco list and pen their thoughts on the topic. The exhibition will travel to 13 locations over the next three months.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Solutions arising from the ongoing public discussions on issues faced by new hawker centres managed by socially conscious enterprises could be included in Singapore's nomination dossier to Unesco.

These centres have come under the spotlight after food critic and Makansutra founder K.F. Seetoh claimed in late August that they were being run like "a hardcore commercial foodcourt management system".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2018, with the headline 'Spirited debate shows S'poreans' passion for hawker culture: NHB'. Print Edition | Subscribe