With roots that can be traced to Singapore’s street food heritage, hawker centres house rich and diverse culinary traditions passed down through generations. They offer a glimpse of Singapore’s multicultural society, with stalls that offer a rich array of food from various communities.
Through the years, hawker centres have evolved to become an integral part of our way of life, where people from all walks of life gather, interact and bond while enjoying tasty and affordable food at convenient locations.
To celebrate Singapore’s hawker centres and food culture, the NHB has partnered the National Environment Agency (NEA) on various initiatives including the installation of heritage markers at 12 hawker centres. These markers outline the history of the hawker centres, their distinct architectural designs, and the important role hawker centres play in our community. The NEA has also introduced the Vibrant Hawker Centres programme, which aims to enhance hawker centres as social spaces and improve the vibrancy at hawker centres by encouraging the public to regularly organise community-centric programmes and activities at the centres.