It’s time to celebrate those hidden gems across the island with DBS PayLah!

We all love hawker food, right? It's such a big part of our lives in Singapore, it even got a UNESCO inscription back in 2020. But recently, hawkers have been going through a rough patch. That's why we've partnered with Hawkers United to start something special – the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards. We’re making it even easier for you to discover your next favourite hawker meal – from popular spots to undiscovered gems – and also indulge in our hawker culture. Because with the ultimate everyday app, you don't only get to book rides, get tickets and order meals – you can support our hawkers too!


Introducing the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards


We are looking for hawker stalls that serve amazing food across the island, whether they are up-and-coming, or simply underrated. The ones that could use more exposure in our increasingly digital world, and those that deserve to be recognised for keeping our hawker culture alive. And that’s where you can come in – by shining a light on the hawkers you love.

Simply nominate any stall from across Singapore for the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards. It doesn’t matter if they’ve been around for 10 years, or 10 days – as long as they’re serving up 10-star meals!

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The best hawkers from every region

We’re looking to crown the top hawker in each of the five regions of Singapore. Your nominations will help us pinpoint the top three hawkers from each zone, before we commence the voting stage of the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards to identify which hawkers will take the top spot.


How to nominate your favourite stalls

So, have a nomination in mind?

  1. Fill in the nomination form below with the details of the hawker stall you’re nominating.
  2. Nominations will close on 27 July 2021, and we’ll shortlist the top 3 hawkers from each region.

Who knows? Your favourite stall might become the next Hidden Gem Hawker!

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Hawkers enjoy benefits when you pay with PayLah!

Nominating your favourite hawkers for the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards is not the only way you can help them, though. Together with our partner WhyQ, you can order amazing hawker food right to your doorstep through your DBS PayLah! app. There’s no financial disadvantage for them either – hawkers on WhyQ pay no commissions or onboarding fees and they always get their earnings on time.

What’s more, they will receive S$1 for every WhyQ order checked out with DBS PayLah! So the next time you’re craving hawker dishes, simply fire up your PayLah! app and use WhyQ to support our hawkers! Click here to find out more.

If you prefer dining in at hawker centres, you can go cashless and simply scan to pay at over 10,000 stalls with your PayLah! app. Not only does this save you the hassle of handling cash, our hawkers will also receive a S$3 cash bonus for every 10 NETS transactions – making it a win-win for everyone! Click here to find out more.

About Hawkers United – our partner in supporting Singapore’s hawker culture

Started by a group of enthusiasts during the pandemic, Hawkers United is a Facebook group dedicated to spreading awareness about great hawker food from all corners of Singapore. Their passion for helping hawkers made them a natural choice in bringing our new awards to life!

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