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City Hawker Food Hunt is Back for the 9th Run!

The 9th City Hawker Food Hunt is back to celebrate Singapore’s unique hawker heritage. The opening ceremony for the yearly hawker extravaganza was held at Ayer Rajah Food Centre on 2 June 2016. At the launch, 40 senior citizen residents from the West Coast Constituency were invited to a hawker lunch reception where they got to enjoy Ngoh Hiang, BBQ Stingray and Fried Rice – the hawker categories selected for this year’s islandwide hawker food contest.



From left: Mr. Bernard Thia, Hawker Representative of Ayer Rajah Food Centre, Mr. Pan Cheng Lui, Chief-in-Editor of Shin Min Daily News, Mr. Andrew Chua (BBM), Chairman of West Coast CCC, and from City Gas, Mr. Teo Kwan Hai, Acting CEO of City Gas and Mr. Tan Juay Hwa, Vice President (Commercial & Industrial Sales).

City Hawker Food Hunt was initiated by City Gas and Shin Min Daily News in 2008 as a community campaign in search for the best hawker fares in Singapore. The hawker food contest has since received fervent support from Singaporeans and frequent hawker food patrons who appreciate our delectable local delights. Over the years, City Hawker Food Hunt has evolved organically into a campaign that awards and recognises deserving hawkers. It has also rallied fellow Singaporeans together to express our love for local delights and learn to be appreciative of the challenges faced by hawkers.



Mr Pan and Mr Teo with their respective dishes for the Makan Makeover contest launch.

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Teo Kwan Hai, Acting CEO of City Gas and Mr. Pan Cheng Lui, Chief-in-Editor of Shin Min Daily News officiated the launch of the Makan Makeover Contest. Using the original food ingredients from hawker fare purchased at hawker centres, participants are encouraged to transform the appearance of the dish by re-arranging the ingredients. Participants could win some prizes with their photo submissions on Facebook.

This year, members of the public can also vote for their favourite hawker centre to win the coveted “Favourite Hawker Centre” award at In addition, the other City Hawker Food Hunt award categories are – “Innovative / Fusion Hawker Stall Award”, “Green Hawker Stall Award” and “Most Economical Hawker Stall Award”.

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