World Fest exploration with award-winning journalist Rachel Ng
Tuesday, April 20 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST | Via Zoom
Roam through Singapore's ubiquitous hawker centers, and you’ll hear tales of family legacies through the sizzle of the wok, the gurgle of boiling broth, and the thud of a cleaver landing on a wooden cutting board. Peer through the curtains of hanging poultry or behind columns of bamboo steamers, and you’ll see the diverse faces of the cooks and their calluses-harden hands steadfastly preparing affordable meals to feed millions each day. A beloved institution since before Singapore’s founding in 1965, the hawker culture was recently inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We'll explore how these formerly itinerant food vendors became such a vital part of the growth of a country after it parted ways with its colonial rulers in the 1960s, and how it rose up to be an inevitable tourist attraction.
Presented by award-winning journalist, Rachel Ng. Rachel has been published in National Geographic Travel and is currently digital managing editor and food editor at AAA Westways and AAA Explorer magazines. Follow her adventures @rachelloveschicken
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