Singapore’s Hawker culture has officially been added to the UNESCO cultural heritage list.
In a virtual event by UNESCO, they had accepted Singapore’s application.
Singapore now joins the list, along with 463 other entries, such as Swedish watch making , and thai Massages.
This is the second entry from Singapore to this list, after Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2015.
Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, gave short remarks to the international audience on the historic occasion on Wednesday, following the announcement of the official result. He said: “Singapore’s hawker culture is a source of pride for Singapore and all Singaporeans. It reflects our living heritage and multiculturalism, and is an integral part of the daily lives of everyone in Singapore regardless of age, race or background.”
“I thank all our hawkers and Singaporeans for their overwhelming support of this nomination… We pledge to do our part to safeguard our intangible cultural heritage.”