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How Hawker Culture in Singapore Started

1 Empress Pl
Singapore, 179555 Singapore
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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

When Singapore nominated Hawker Culture to be inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it raised debates, criticism and discussion, and even doubt if Hawker Culture is representative of Singapore’s intangible cultural heritage. This talk will look at the history of Hawker Culture in Singapore. By understanding how Hawker Culture in Singapore started, it may help to better understand why it deserves its place in Singapore.


Lectures are held either in the Ngee Ann auditorium (in the basement) or in the River Room (level 2) at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555. Refreshments will be provided from 10:30 and the lectures will begin promptly at 11:00am. Latecomers are asked to enter via the rear door.

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