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09 August 2013 08:30
48 reasons we love Singapore

Another year older, another year better. We look at 48 reasons* why we are proud to call Singapore our home in this National Day feature.



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Text: Junn Loh, Dang Hui Ling, Kymie Hwang and Ilsa Chan

Just the mention of local hawker food makes us warm and fuzzy. Traditional, inexpensive, and oh-so-delish, our street food may lack Michelin stars, but they are nevertheless a source of pride for Singaporeans.

But don’t just take our word for it, even Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, who lost to our local hawkers in a culinary face-off here last month, says so.

“It’s been phenomenal to see how passionate the people of Singapore are about their hawker fare. The hawkers have impressed me with their ability to whip-up dishes with such amazing flavours. Now that I’ve experienced the best of Singapore cuisine, I can say without doubt the people of Singapore have much to be proud of - authentic, genuine, simple food, that is of amazing quality and full of flavor.”
 

*Listed in no particular order.