This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
A place where cooked food is sold. Built by the government, it is usually a sheltered but open structure, without air-conditioning. Also referred to as hawker centre.
美食广场 (Hong Kong), 街边型夜市 (Taiwan)
The English term for “hawker” refers to people who move around hawking their wares or food. In Singapore, the hawker is not itinerant but has a fixed stall located within a food centre.
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