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Singapore sends hawker fare nomination to UN

Three agencies submit nomination to Unesco with more than 850,000 pledges of support

A roving exhibition at Tiong Bahru Market in October 2018, called Our SG Hawker Culture, was aimed at garnering support for the Unesco bid. It is hoped the inscription of Singapore's hawker culture will bring pride, celebrate the multicultural aspects of Singapore's identity and encourage Singaporeans to value and support hawker culture, and its long-term sustainability.

IF ALL goes well, Singapore's hawker culture will be inscribed on Unesco's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity by the end of next year.

The National Heritage Board (NHB), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Federation of Merchants'...

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