My parents were hawkers. They’ve retired now but they used to sell Malay dishes (such as lontong and roti kirai) when I was a kid growling up.
I remember my mum waking up in the wee hours of the morning (around 2am) to make by hand the pastries and kuihs and to prepare the dishes. She’d leave for the stall with my father around 5am to set up and get ready for the day.
As such, I have a soft spot for hawkers. It’s a hard life for them and they make a lot of sacrifices to be able to sell delicious food to us.
That’s why I heartily support this map of Singapore’s disadvantaged hawkers.
Here’s the description (and the link) of what it’s for from Reddit.
Created by Redditor Waffleboy92 (and helped out by other users), the map has a ton of stalls with hawkers who need help making ends meet.
No, the hawkers aren’t handicapped (at least I don’t think so) but they are of the older and digitally illiterate variety. People who don’t know (or can’t) do online ordering or hooking up the various delivery services.
These people need your help, as their business pretty much depends on walk-in and dining in customers. With things as they are now, the latter is gone while the former is severely reduced.
That’s why, if you’re in the area, try to buy something from them.
Here’s a map of the current hawkers listed.
You can hit up the map at this link.
Halal food is unfortunately lacking so hopefully it gets added in too.