A Large Step In direction of Preserving Our Hawker Meals Tradition

Meals performs an necessary position within the lives of many individuals world wide. It’s the embodiment of a nation’s tradition and heritage along with solidifying friendships and kinships we share with individuals round us. In Singapore, being a melting pot of cultures, we’re blessed with an array of cuisines from the completely different races whom they’ve referred to as this Little Purple Dot their dwelling. 

Our forefathers come from close by nations resembling Malaysia, China and India, there may be even a small group that hailed from Europe. You’ll be able to think about how bustling town was again within the olden days. Being away from dwelling for an prolonged interval can have a toll on an individual’s psyche and one of many methods (in my view, the perfect) to recharge is to have a scrumptious meal ready by your fellow countrymen. Apart from solely consuming for sustenance, these meals stalls have been additionally locations for individuals to mingle, chat and bond. Slowly, this distinctive hawker meals tradition will get engrained into many generations of Singaporeans and extra just lately, it has even been inscribed to be a part of Unesco’s record of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

A digital ceremony occurred on 16 December and now the city-state’s tradition joins the likes of kimchi making in South Korean and conventional Mexican delicacies. In a tumultuous yr wrecked by the pandemic, this recognition definitely helped to enliven the environment because the nationwide rejoice collectively after practically three years of arduous work by the federal government. To have fun this momentous event, a three-week SG HawkerFest will happen from 26 December the place there will probably be actions for everybody to participate in and win vouchers that can be utilized on the 29 hawker centres throughout the island. 

Meals positively performs a pivotal position in lots of cultures and likewise, additionally it is a supply of inspiration for a lot of together with Nike. Come 13 January, the sportswear firm will probably be releasing a brand new assortment of Nike SB Dunk Low that pays homage to the road meals tradition of China. Referred to as “SB Dunk Low ‘Avenue Hawker’”, the footwear are designed by Guanzhou artist Jason Deng and can showcase China’s road meals from six completely different areas. Both sides of the shoe will symbolize a dish and in accordance with Nike, “The correct shoe options hotter colors to symbolize completely different heats, from spicy to candy,” and “The left shoe makes use of a lighter beige for 3 flour-based dishes.” The mismatch is intentional, enjoyable and playful. 

Maintain your eyes peeled on the Nike SB Dunk Low “Avenue Hawker” which will probably be launched through Nike SNKRS.

Pictures courtesy of Nike and Olivia Lee

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