Hawker tradition in Singapore has been inscribed on the UNESCO Consultant Listing of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The choice got here throughout the fifteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC), an occasion which was held on-line.
The 24-member committee adopted the advice by the analysis physique to inscribe hawker tradition in Singapore on the checklist, and this was witnessed by representatives of 117 states events and accredited non-governmental organisations to the 2003 Conference for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Tradition Heritage.
Edwin Tong, chairman of the Singapore Nationwide Fee for UNESCO, stated, “We’re extremely honoured that Singapore’s hawker tradition has been formally recognised by UNESCO and shared with the world at present.
“Hawker tradition holds a particular place within the hearts of Singaporeans from all walks of life, and is a dwelling heritage that displays our on a regular basis expertise and identification as a multicultural society.
“The nomination journey has additionally introduced Singaporeans nearer collectively and instilled a higher sense of pleasure for our hawker tradition.
“However the journey doesn’t finish right here.
“We’ll proceed to recognise and have a good time the information and cultural practices of the hawker commerce, and make sure that future generations of Singaporeans can proceed to understand, get pleasure from and cherish our hawker tradition.”
The hawker tradition in Singapore is an important a lifestyle and has been for generations.
Hawker tradition is shared by everybody dwelling within the metropolis, no matter age, ethnicity and nationality.
Populated by passionate foodies, Singaporeans get pleasure from all kinds of fine meals at inexpensive costs and hawker centres provide quite a few cuisines.
Hawker tradition originated from the early migrant inhabitants promoting fast, inexpensive meals on avenue pavements, on the town squares and parks.
As a substitute of cellular meals carts, everlasting stalls in open air buildings are actually offered for the hawkers with both generally shared or stall devoted tables and chairs offered for patrons.
UNESCO describes the hawker centres as group eating rooms the place folks from various backgrounds collect and share the expertise of eating over breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It is a crucial place for social interplay and group bonding.