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Title: REGULATED FOOD CONSUMPTION SPACES IN SINGAPORE: REINFORCING THE COMMUNITY AND PLACEMAKING
Authors: CHANG PEI QIANG
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
DT
Master
Ng Wai Keen
2012/2013 Aki DT
Arch
Coffeeshop
Food
Food Court
Hawker Centre
Kopi tiam
Singapore
Typologies
Issue Date: 9-Sep-2014
Citation: CHANG PEI QIANG (2014-09-09). REGULATED FOOD CONSUMPTION SPACES IN SINGAPORE: REINFORCING THE COMMUNITY AND PLACEMAKING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This dissertation aims at analysing the evolution of food consumption spaces unique to Singapore. The rapid development of the city state since the time of its independence has altered the faces of these spaces accordingly. Food consumption patterns have also changed, from rampant itinerant hawking to the regulated premises of the hawker centre. Food centres, present in almost every neighbourhood today, have established themselves as important social and economic spaces. The ubiquitous coffee shop or neighbourhood hawker centre serves as an unofficial gathering space for residents; the public dining room of the community. The focus of this research paper is to document and analyse the three prevalent typologies of food consumption spaces found in most Singaporean neighbourhoods; namely the hawker centre, the coffeeshop (known colloquially as the kopi tiam) and the food court. With food consumption so closely intertwined with society and local culture, these food spaces are in fact an evolved response to Singapore's geographical and political climate. Hence, an elaborate study will hope to reinforce these typologies as unique products of Singapore, also investigating their impact on the community and placemaking.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222008
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