City Hawker Food Hunt 2013 Awards Presentation
The 6th run of the City Hawker Food Hunt has come to a successful closing with our Awards Presentation held on 10 November 2013 at Boon Lay Place Blk 221A/B Hawker Centre! We had the honour to invite Acting Minister for Culture, Community & Youth, Senior Minister of State (Communications & Information) and Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC, Mr Lawrence Wong, to grace our ceremony. Many distinguished guests from National Environment Agency, Boon Lay Hawker’s Association and CCC, as well as celebrity gourmet Mr Moses Lim also joined us in the joyous occasion.
Awards were presented to all 40 winners for the 4 selected dishes this year: Kway Chap, Prawn Noodles, Nasi Padang and Oyster Omelette. The winners for the Most Authentic Hawker Food, Cleanest Hawker Centre, Most ‘Healthier Choice’ Hawker Centre and My Favourite Hawker Centre were also crowned. In support of community development, City Gas also donated $3,000 to Boon Lay Hawker’s Association for their community activities.
This year, we introduced 2 new contests in line with the “I Love Hawker Food” campaign, the “101 Reasons Why I Love Hawker Food” contest and the ‘Singapore Hawker Style’ video contest. Response was overwhelming as many people came forward to show their love and appreciation for our hardworking hawkers and the delicious food they serve!
Here are some of the winning entries for the “101 Reasons Why I Love Hawker Food” contest:
“I love hawker food because the vibe of a hawker centre reminds me of my childhood and is able to display the identity of Singapore. The food in the current hawker centre is able to provide food from all over the world, such as Korean and Japanese food. The price of the food is affordable as well.” – Chua Kaijun Jason
“熟食中心的食物种类繁多，能让人以大众化的价格大快朵颐。熟食中心没有约束，没有时间或衣着上的限制。摊贩都是各食物的强中手，本着刻苦耐劳的精神守住岗位！” – New Swan Sim
To view the full list of award winners and the top 10 submitted entries for the “101 Reasons Why I Love Hawker Food” contest, please click here.
The ‘Singapore Hawker Style’ Video Contest unveiled 4 very meaningful and heartwarming stories of our hawkers. Click on the links below to view them:
Grand Award: TeoChew Pau by Chen Heliang & Valerie Lua Yu Ling, Republic Polytechnic
Merit Award: Mutton Soup by Oswald Gerard S/O Emmanuel and Valerie Priya D/O S M Danapathi, Republic Polytechnic
Merit Award: Chicken Rice by Alvin Choo, Esmeraldo III Comia Intervalo, Nadira Bte Mohamed Zolfakur and Nur Nazeera Bte Shaul Hamid, Nanyang Polytechnic
Merit Award: Hawker Champs by Alvin Choo, Esmeraldo III Comia Intervalo, Nadira Bte Mohamed Zolfakur and Nur Nazeera Bte Shaul Hamid, Nanyang Polytechnic