Hawker Culture is now a UNESCO Cultural Heritage

 

Daily Dose: Hawker Culture is official a UNESCO Cultural Heritage

What does Chicken Rice, Hokkien Mee, Carrot Cake and Prata have in common?

They are now part of UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. These dishes above can usually be gound in Hawker centres, one of the main 'attractions' in the heartlands. While this is great news, the reality is that there are fewer younger hawkers to take over the older generations. Let's hope we can somehow keep this hawker tradition alive. 


1) 12 imported cases

Imported cases are a mix of Singaporeans, PR, Work Permits, Dependent Pass, Long Term Visitor pass and Short Term visitor pass from various countries. Like it or not, Imported cases are going to stay with us for quite a while. The good news is that there are no local cases reported.

Source: 

https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/no-new-cases-of-locally-transmitted-covid-19-infection-16Dec-Updated


2) 3 people arrested after more than 100 face mask redeemed illegally from vending machines.

The question is how did they obtain barcodes or personal information to redeem these masks?

2 of them redeem as many as 60 masks each!

Source: CNA

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-three-people-arrested-cheating-face-masks-temasek-13785450?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR3MmPFmBJNfVDbDv_12GYooEacbqF0BFX0MnG30gE-2FOEi-5fOMCpEFvg


3) New Covid19 grant to lower to middle-income workers

Under the COVID-19 Recovery Grant, eligible Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 21 years old and above will receive up to S$700 a month for three months. This is for employees who have been retrenched or had their contract terminated, or placed on no-pay leave for at least three consecutive months. 

This is for employees who have been retrenched or had their contract terminated, or placed on no-pay leave for at least three consecutive months. 

Up to S$500 a month for three months will be paid out to those who are facing salary loss of at least 50 per cent on average for at least three consecutive months. 

Source: CNA

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-grant-lower-middle-income-workers-january-13782612


4) Singapore Hawker Culture listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

It’s official - Singapore hawker culture is now on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, joining the likes of French cuisine, Thai massage and yoga

Source: CNA

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-hawker-culture-unesco-intangible-cultural-heritage-13784522







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