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Singapore Hawker Centres: People, Places, Food (2nd Edition)

By: Lily Kong
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  • About the Author
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Singapore's culinary heritage as you journey through the pages of this book.

    From the sizzle of char kway teow to the fragrant aroma of chicken rice, this second edition (2023) of Singapore Hawker Centres: People, Places, Food is an updated version of the first volume, published in 2007. It updates readers on developments over the last decade and a half, bringing the reader through the highs and lows of hawker culture, from the remarkable inscription of hawker culture on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, to the challenges wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    As you savour the tantalising images, dive into stories of myriad individuals, share in the spirit of community, while working your way through new business models and revised government policies, you’ll come to understand why hawker culture is an invaluable part of Singapore’s society and cultural heritage.

    This book is a passport to a world of flavours, a culture of community and a living heritage. Embark on this remarkable journey and discover the heart and soul of Singapore’s Hawker Culture.

  • Lily Kong is Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor at the Singapore Management University, where she is also its fifth President. She is an award-winning researcher and teacher. Her research has focused on urban transformations, and particularly, social and cultural change in Asia. She has published widely on topics ranging from cultural heritage, cultural policy, creative industries, inter-religious relations, smart cities, to higher education.

ISBN: 9789811883279
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 240
Year Published: 2023
Size: 240mm x 220mm (P)
Language: English