Singapore’s hawker centres are one of most recognisable symbols of the city state’s culture and heritage, but many hawkers are struggling to keep their businesses afloat amid uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Kapi Ng/Shutterstock

How Singapore’s vibrant hawker culture – a ‘foodie’s delight’ – unifies its multiracial society

  • City state has applied to have its beloved hawker scene, which dates back to mid-1800s, recognised on Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Thousands of owners of food stalls – popular with locals and tourists – form Facebook group to promote their businesses during Covid-19 outbreak