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Singapore Hawkers’ Seminar & Awards 2023

Thank you for being a part of Singapore Hawkers’ Seminar & Awards 2023!

Nomination for and more details on The Singapore Hawkers’ Seminar & Awards 2024 will be available at a later date. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!

Savour the moments from the 2023 event here.

About Event

The Singapore Hawkers’ Seminar & Awards is an annual platform where hawkers come together to celebrate hawkers’ achievements, exchange ideas and contribute to ongoing efforts to sustain the hawker trade.

Introduced in 2021, this annual marquee event for the local hawkers’ community commends the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of hawkers who run cooked food stalls at hawker centres managed by NEA and NEA-appointed operators, and recognise exemplary hawker brands and individuals who have helped to shape the local hawker scene.

The Singapore Hawkers’ Seminar & Awards is supported by the National Environment Agency with Enterprise Singapore as our strategic partner.

Singapore Hawkers’ Seminar & Awards 2023 Key Highlights

 

A Progressive Hawker Culture 携手共创 • 小贩辉煌

The 2023 Singapore Hawkers’ Awards received close to 100 nominations with nine hawkers honoured for their contributions towards a progressive hawker culture. A new category – Outstanding Hawker Mentor Award – was introduced to acknowledge the contributions of mentors, who have dedicated their time and expertise to support and guide aspiring hawker entrepreneurs.

Guest Of Honour, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment presented the Enterprising Hawker Award, Hawker Heritage Award, and newly introduced Outstanding Hawker Mentor Award. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, also attended the event as a special guest and presented the NEA Hawker Mentor Appreciation Certificates.

The Hawkers’ Seminar also saw lively discussions among hawkers during the dialogue session. Panellists, including Mr Jerome Lim, third generation owner of Ming Fa Fishball, Mr Lee Syafiq, Founder of Ashes Burnnit, and Ms Nooraisha Md Hashim, fifth generation owner of Haig Road Putu Piring, shared innovations that they have adopted to safeguard our hawker culture and sustain their businesses for future generations.

 

2023 Award Categories

Hawker Heritage Award

This Award celebrates hawker brands where management and culinary skills have been passed down through generations and contribute towards the continuation of Singapore Hawker Culture.

Winners

# Hawker Name Stall Name Type of Food Years in Operation Hawker Centre / Stall Number
1 Lee Hoy Chu Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling Traditional Hokkien Rice Dumpling 40 years Amoy Street Food Centre / #01-18
2 Sulaiman Bin Abu D’Authentic Nasi Lemak Nasi Lemak 27 years Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre / #01-36
3 Tan Poh Chye Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodle Minced Pork Noodle 100 years Kaki Bukit 511 Market & Food Centre / #01-10

Special Recognition

# Hawker Name Stall Name Type of Food Years in Operation Hawker Centre / Stall Number
1 Tan Siok Hwee Hwee Kee Kway Chap Kway Chap 65 years Hong Lim Market and Food Centre / #02-33

Enterprising Hawker Award

This Award acknowledges hawkers who have innovated and implemented new business models, strategies, processes, or tools to grow their hawker businesses.

Winners

# Hawker Name Stall Name Type of Food Years in Operation Hawker Centre / Stall Number
1 Ng Soon Heng New World Congee Congee 4 years Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre / #01-45
2 Teh Lay Bee Grandma Ban Mian Ban Mian Noodles 8 years Amoy Street Food Centre / #01-07
3 Vivian Liem Butternut Super Thin Pizza (Modern / Western / Fusion) 6 years Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre / #02-108

Special Recognition

# Hawker Name Stall Name Type of Food Years in Operation Hawker Centre / Stall Number
1 Leok Joo Hwa James‘ Quesadilla & Brunch Quesadilla (Mexican inspired food) 5.5 years Amoy Street Food Centre / #02-79
2 Ramli Bin Ibrahim Oiishii Corner Japanese Halal Food 6+ years Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Centre / #01-61
3 Lim Teng Feng Paul CRAFT’B & Mizu Shakebar Japanese Rice Bowl & Japanese Beverage Stall 4 years Amoy Street Food Centre / #02-115 & #02-116

Outstanding Hawker Mentor Award

This Award recognises the contributions of mentors who have dedicated their time and expertise to support and guide aspiring hawker entrepreneurs.

Winners

# Hawker Name Stall Name Type of Food Years in Operation Years as Mentor Hawker Centre / Stall Number
1 Tham For Moy Hon Ni Kitchen Nasi Lemak 20 years 3 years Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre and Market / #01-07
2 Kang Kaiming Ming Yun Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle 40+ years 4 years Geylang East Centre Market & Food Corner / #01-12
3 Sze Si Wei Snow Mount Fried Kway Teow 32 years 4 years Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre / #01-17

The judges for the Singapore Hawkers’ Awards 2023 were:

  • Chef Mel Dean Lifestyle Chef, Kapowww by Chef Mel Dean
  • Chef SR Bala
    President, Indian Chefs Culinary Association (Singapore)Founder, Empire Cuisine
  • Mr Erik Wang
    CEO, Chang Cheng Group Pte Ltd
  • Mr Anthony Low Hock Kee, PBM
    Vice-President, FMAS
    Chairman, FMAS Hawkers’ Division
    Chairman, Boon Lay Hawkers’ Association
  • Mr Lim Gek Meng, PBM
    Chairman, Chinatown Complex Hawkers Association
  • Ms Evon Wong
    Director, Policy, Programmes & Engagement Division,
    Hawker Centres Group, National Environment Agency

 

Singapore Hawkers’ Seminar & Awards 2023 Exhibition Partners

Our sincere appreciation to our partners for being part of the event exhibition. Attending hawkers were able to learn more about the slew of innovative products and useful solutions available to help improve their productivity or scale their businesses.

Platinum Exhibitors
  • FirstCom Academy
  • Lunchbox
  • SGDATAPOS
  • Starvision IT
Gold Exhibitors
  • DBS
  • DeVries Public Relations (Abbott Ensure)
Silver Exhibitors
  • Chubb
  • Livingmenu
  • Sia Huat
  • W.L.P