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Adjournment motion on hawker industry as a cornerstone of Singaporean culture

Make Dec 16, the date when Singapore earned UNESCO recognition for its hawker culture, "Hawker Day". MP Leon Perera, who suggested this in an adjournment motion in Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 3), also proposed creating a permanent pool of hawker ambassadors and starting a national hawker academy. In response, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor said the Government has been working closely with hawkers and stakeholders to future-proof the hawker trade. All staff in hawker centres have been swabbed for COVID-19, she added.

Adjournment motion on hawker industry as a cornerstone of Singaporean culture

03 Aug 2021 08:13pm

Make Dec 16, the date when Singapore earned UNESCO recognition for its hawker culture, "Hawker Day". MP Leon Perera, who suggested this in an adjournment motion in Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 3), also proposed creating a permanent pool of hawker ambassadors and starting a national hawker academy. In response, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor said the Government has been working closely with hawkers and stakeholders to future-proof the hawker trade. All staff in hawker centres have been swabbed for COVID-19, she added.

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