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Behind Our Stalls: The Hawker Story

by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Who are the people who make up the heart and soul of the culturally rich Bras Basah.Bugis precinct? The Hawker Story is a short film series celebrating some of the district’s beloved hawkers who add to its vibrancy.

The Hawker Story

Curious about what goes on behind a hawker stall? Students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ Bras Basah.Bugis Youth Panel have put together a three-part short film series detailing the hawker journey of three different stalls in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct. The team behind the series hopes to inspire Singaporeans of all ages to better appreciate Singapore’s hardworking hawkers.

Video 1: Warung Ramlah Muslim Food

 

Located at Waterloo Street, Warung Ramlah Muslim Food sells affordable nasi campur (Malay mixed rice) with accompanying dishes such as ayam lemak cili padi and rendang. Even though the shop was opened in 2019, the owner, Mdm Ramlah has been in the industry for the past 20 years, continuing her parents’ legacy. Join us behind the stalls as we hear the stories of how Mdm Ramlah overcame adversity and stayed resilient during her hawker journey.  This video is also accompanied by a dance interpretation by local dance group, D’Aura.

 

Just had your lunch there? Share your moments with us at @sgheritagefest and show your support to our hawker heroes located in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct.  

 

 

Video 2: Meng Hui Satay Bee Hoon

Located at Albert Centre Market and Food Centre, Meng Hui Satay Bee Hoon has been a familiar sight there for more than 35 years. Did you know that the satay bee hoon (rice noodle with peanut sauce) which has more than 10 ingredients is made fresh each day? Join us behind the stalls as Mr Chua shares his experiences being a hawker and what attracts his customers to his special satay bee hoon. This video is also accompanied by a dance interpretation by local dance group, D’Aura.

 

Just had your breakfast there? Share your moments with us at @sgheritagefest and show your support to our hawker heroes located in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct.  

 

 

Video 3: Al-Jilani Restaurant

 

Its close proximity to nearby art schools, NAFA and LASALLE makes Al-Jilani Restaurant the perfect hang-out spot for students. Well-known for Indian food such as briyani and prata, the 24-hour restaurant is well-known for its affordable and authentic Indian food. Join us behind the stalls as we hear the stories of Al-Jilani through Madam Malkip, as she shares an insight of her daily life there. This video is also accompanied by a dance interpretation by local dance group, D’Aura.

 

Just had your supper there? Share your moments with us at @sgheritagefest and show your support to our hawker heroes located in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct. 

 

 

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Established in 1938, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts institution. The academy is known for its rigorous and high-quality curriculum, innovative and practitioners-led teaching approach, diverse artistic creations and community outreach.

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