Programmes and Grants

Our Hawker Centres – A Heritage & Art Project


“Our Hawker Centres – A Heritage & Art Project” is jointly organised by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and National Heritage Board (NHB), and in partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC) and Nippon Paint Singapore. The initiative aims to raise public awareness of the heritage and cultural value of Singapore’s hawker centres and the areas they are located in. It celebrates Singapore’s unique hawker culture and highlights the heritage of our neighbourhoods through incorporating art within existing hawker centres.

The initiative was officially announced on 4 April 2015 at Mayflower Market and Food Centre (also known as Blks 160/162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4) by Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Ms Grace Fu.


To date, the initiative has seen more than 70 schools and organisations creating 133 wall murals and art installations in 44 of our centres. The photos of the murals and art installations have been collected and compiled in a commemorative book. Please click here to view a copy of the e-book.