Recognising the Diversity in Local Hawker Food – A Brand New Award Category for City Hawker Food Hunt

23 July 2019

Singapore’s longest running hawker food contest is back this year with a new award category – People’s Choice International Food Award. Co-organised by City Gas, Singapore’s town gas and natural gas utilities provider, and Shin Min Daily News, City Hawker Food Hunt is in its 12th year with strong support from its partners, Health Promotion Board, National Environment Agency and Singapore Tourism Board. The event was launched at Bedok South Market & Food Centre this morning.

Mr Kenny Tan, Chief Executive Officer, City Gas, together with Mr Bernard Choo, Editor, Shin Min Daily News, kicked off the event by casting their nominations on City Hawker Food Hunt’s website, Said Mr Kenny Tan, “City Gas is proud for City Hawker Food Hunt to be the platform where people from all walks of life can nominate their favourite hawkers across 111 hawker centres. We strongly support the promotion of hawker food as it is a much cherished culture in our local community. City Hawker Food Hunt accolades and cash incentives are some of the ways we reward our hawkers as they dish out their best every day.”

Members of the public can nominate any of their preferred hawker stalls in the Local Food, International Food and Healthier Choice categories from 23 July to 15 September 2019. (Please refer to Annex A for details.) The top ten hawker stalls with the most number of nominations in each category will be presented with the People’s Choice Hawker Stall award, and hawker stalls achieving the highest number of nominations will enter the People’s Choice Hall of Fame to win a $1,000 cash reward each. Participants of the nomination stand a chance to win a 2D1N staycation at Park Regis Singapore.
To support environmental sustainability and encourage the public to nominate their favourite hawker stalls, City Hawker Food Hunt gave away 800 sets of reusable cutlery this afternoon. The public can redeem one set each (first come first served) at these hawker centres: 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Maxwell Food Centre, 221 Boon Lay Place, Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre, 44 Holland Drive and Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre. (Please refer to Annex B for the schedule.) More information can be found on

Annex A
The City Hawker Food Hunt Committee has selected three categories for this year’s food hunt. They are the People’s Choice Local Food Award, People’s Choice International Food Award and People’s Choice Healthier Choice Award.

From 23 July till 15 September 2019, ten outstanding hawker stalls will be selected from each category to be awarded the People’s Choice Award. From these outstanding stalls, six hawker stalls with the highest number of nominations will enter the Hall of Fame and win $1,000 cash prize each. The list of award winners will be published in Shin Min Daily News after the awards presentation ceremony to be held in November. Members of the public can start nominating their favourite hawker stalls on

Terms and conditions apply.

Annex B
City Hawker Food Hunt will be visiting you at hawker centres islandwide! Members of the public can redeem a reusable cutlery set with every nomination, one set per participant, while stocks last.

Bedok South Market and Food Centre
16 Bedok South Rd, Singapore 460016
23 July 2019
10.00am to 2.00pm
Toa Payoh West Market and Food Centre
127 Lor 1 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310127
31 July 2019
9.30am to 10.30am
Maxwell Food Centre
1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184
11.30am to 12.30pm
Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village
221A Boon Lay Pl, Singapore 641221
18 August 2019
9.30am to 10.30am
Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre
4 Woodlands St 12, Singapore 738620
11.30am to 12.30pm
Holland Drive Market and Food Centre
44 Holland Dr, Singapore 270044
1 September
9.30am to 10.30am
Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre
69 Geylang Bahru, Singapore 330069
11.30am to 12.30pm