The Streets of Singapore

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The Streets of Singapore


In the summer of 2006, Professor Phua and five students (LiFong Chen, Emily Harsen, Douglas Kaufman, Jason Loh, and Conor Quinn) went to Singapore on a research trip to study the social construction of Chineseness among Chinese Singaporeans. This selection of images was taken during the trip and is organized into three categories Food, Religion and City.

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Dinner in Chinatown
A group eats food from a street vendor.

No Durians Allowed
Durians are banned in Hawker Centers because of their strong smell, which some love and some hate.

Street food
A tourist eats fish balls from a street vendor.

Streets of food
A row of food vendors and their tables in Chinatown.

Fruit stand
Shoppers look at produce from a fruit stand in Chinatown.

Street vendor
A vendor prepares roasted chestnuts.

Hawker Centre
A typical Hawker Centre where food stalls are lined up.

Inside a Hawker Centre
Rows of food stands serving various dishes inside a typical Hawker Centre.

Restaurant meal
Dishes from a restaurant in Chinatown.

Singapore Sling
The iconic Singapore Sling was invented at the Raffles Hotel.
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