Hawker Centre Case Study

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The Hawker Centre is a quintessential element of the Singapore culture. Hawker Centres has provided a distinctive attraction to curious tourists and a locus of memories for Singaporean away from home. It pulsates with a life and rhythm unique to Singapore (Kong, 2007). Hawker Centres serves as a spontaneous gathering point for many residents, providing opportunities for stall owners and customers to interact and it also manifest aspects of local communities and its everyday life. In Singapore, each hawker centre encompasses its own uniqueness, Old Airport Road Food Centre (Figure 1) is no exception. The interviewee, Mrs Ong, is a kindergarten teacher in Singapore. She is of Hokkien descent and used to live opposite Old Airport Road Food Centre …show more content…
Itinerant hawkers are hawkers that travel from door to door to sell their products. In the past, when she hear the ringing bells from these itinerant hawkers, she would prepare a pulley system by attaching a string to a basket and carefully lower the basket down to the hawkers with money placed in the basket. Once the hawkers placed the food into the basket, customers would slowly lift the basket up to their home. She emphasizes on the fact that these itinerant hawkers had played a significant role in her life as such hawkers are uncommon nowadays due to the increasing number of high rise buildings in …show more content…
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