Tag: hawkers

Malaysian lawmaker questions joint nomination with Singapore for hawker culture recognition

Who really owns "hawker culture"? A Malaysian lawmaker has urged his peers in the northern state of Penang to be vigilant regarding the recent suggestion for Malaysia and Singapore to jointly apply for UNESCO's recognition of hawker culture in both countries Read: UNESCO’s nod will mean...

Hawkers share their sauce for success

Sweat, the smell of grease, the drudgery, scorching heat and the long hours of work can make any man or woman quit. But, not the hawkers of Singapore. With blazing determination and a persistence that is not easy to duplicate, Singaporean hawkers can be the...

Founder of Makansutra rounds up his year in mysterious meeting with “hawker minister” Amy Khor

The founder of Makansutra KF Seetoh took to Facebook to share how he rounded up the year 2018; with a chat with Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, over a steaming cup of ‘kopi’. On the last...

Malaysians try to foil SG’s attempt for hawker culture to be on UNESCO list; Singaporeans fight back

The rivalry between Singapore and its neighbour Malaysia has reached a peak after many Malaysians criticized Singapore’s attempt for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to recognise their hawker culture as an “intangible cultural heritage”. Malaysian food critics have also been reported...

Makansutra’s KF Seetoh: “Hawkers should write in to SMS Amy Khor since she personally is looking out for their interest in Parliament”

Lately, founder of Makansutra KF Seetoh has been under the spotlight regarding the issue of hawker centres. In an exclusive with TISG, Seetoh talks about the hawker culture he knows so well. TISG: What are your thoughts on the effectiveness and feasibility of the Government...

Singaporeans upset that committee to support hawker culture’s UNESCO bid has only one (semi-retired) hawker

To support Singapore's bid to have hawker culture included in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a 14-member nomination committee has been formed, and Singaporeans are enraged that only one member is a hawker (who considers himself semi-retired). And let...

Donald Low takes on Lim Biow Chuan, questions “why should hawkers have to bear the burden of keeping the hawker centres vibrant?”

Former Associate Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), Donald Low wrote a much shared post on Facebook in response to Member of Parliament (MP) for Mountbatten Single-Member Constituency (SMC) Lim Biow Chuan’s remarks on the issues pertaining to Old...

Lim Biow Chuan responds to allegations that hawkers at Old Airport Road Food Centre must work “super long hours”, but fails to address entirety of issue

Member of Parliament (MP) for Mountbatten Single-Member Constituency Lim Biow Chuan has responded to allegations about the hawkers of Old Airport Road Food Centre having to work “super long hours”. He said that he visited the food centre at night and expressed disappointment at...

KF Seetoh slammed on hawker issue by Fb page ‘SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh’; called a hypocrite

Makansutra’s founder KF Seetoh is no stranger to the issue on hawker stalls and the petition lodged by some hawkers at Jurong West Hawker Centre to remove the fee of 20 cents customers are paid for each returned tray. However, Seetoh was called out...

Makansutra’s Founder KF Seetoh speaks out about hawker tray-return issue

After a petition from the hawkers at Jurong West Hawker Centre to the National Environment Agency (NEA) for the operator to remove the fee of 20 cents for each returned tray, Makansutra’s KF Seetoh took to Facebook to address the issue. In a post over...