We found our heritage hawkers and here they are. This is a project that came out of nowhere and took away 3 years of our lives. This was supposed to be a hobby but turned into a full-time commitment and this is our journey with our remaining heritage hawkers.
Three local "lads" began documenting Singapore's remaining street food vendors, hawker centre by hawker centre in 2010. 900 days, over a hundred hawker centres and thousands of hours of interviews, recording and transcription later "Not For Sale - Singapore's Remaining Street Food Vendors" is the most complete and ambitious documentation of Singapore's street food vendors ever archived.
We were pleasantly surprised at the co-operation our hawkers had given us throughout the entire documentation process and we are proud to be able to share these Singapore's stories with the world. This is a tribute to a generation of hawkers who have served us and gave their lives to a craft now facing real threats of extinction.
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