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In August 2018, Singapore announced its intention to nominate Hawker Culture in Singapore for the 2003 UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity. Since then, various communities, groups and individuals have contributed and participated in the preparation of the nomination.

Here is a selection of some of the many creative forms of contributions in support of Hawker Culture in Singapore.


Letters of Support

From hawkers’ associations to community groups, NGOs and private organisations, we’ve received over 200 letters of support for the nomination of Hawker Culture.

The Federation of Merchants’ Associations, Singapore, Hawkers’ Associations and Representatives
Community Organisations & NGOs
Private Organisations
Educational Institutions
Overseas Singaporeans



From projects to paintings, students have come up with creative ways to express their love for Hawker Culture.

Contributions from Educational Institutions


People’s Association Youth Movement



More than 3,000 photos were shared with #OurHawkerCulture, showing just how much Singaporeans love their Hawker Culture!

Online photo contributions
Messages of support

Video of Consent

25 hawkers from the hawkers’ associations that are members of The Federation of Merchants’ Associations, Singapore (FMAS), lent their voices in support for the nomination of Hawker Culture