Hawker Centres were built in the 1960s to relocate Itinerant and Street Hawkers to more conducive and hygienic environment.
Hawker Centres (or Food Centres) continue to be part of Singaporean's daily lives as an alternative to the more 'modern' Food Courts/ Cafes/ Restaurants. Hawker Centres are where you (can) find unpretentious, good and affordable food: Although, you do see a new generation of hawkers getting more creative with their menu (imagine French cuisine in a hawker centre) or hawkers selling niche products such as cold pressed fruit juices.
As of 2016, there are a total of 107 hawker/ food centres managed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and 2 managed Social Enterprises.
More hawker centres have been planned by the Government: 10 more by 2027.
Here, we share some of our Halal eatery finds.