Join PayLah! in supporting Singapore’s Hawker Culture, now inscribed in UNESCO’s list

Let’s support our hawker heroes

Times are tough for our hawkers right now. With the recent changes, they need us more than ever. But there’s certain hawkers who might need a little more support, like those who aren’t on delivery platforms. But Makansutra has done a great job on putting together a list of them, that you can find here.

They’re not the only ones helping our hawkers, though. We all know that a lot of our hawker heroes are older and not particularly tech-savvy. That’s why we’re loving both of these Instagram accounts – @savetheelderlyhawkers and @wheretodapao. You can find great hawkers serving delicious food on both their pages!

What’s more, here’s a few articles from the last few months, showing how everyday Singaporeans have been doing their part to support our hawkers and hawker culture:

Find out more about what DBS & partners are doing to support hawkers:

  • DBS launches the 'Adopt-A-Hawker-Centre' programme to support and safeguard the hawker livelihoods during this tough time. Visit CNA and The Straits Times to find out more.
  • DBS staff handed out free meals to the less fortunate, delivery riders & frontliners in Makansutra’s food donation drive
  • Your support for hawkers has helped them, and us, in finding the winners of the DBS PayLah! Hidden Gem Hawker Awards! Learn more.
  • Savour your favourite hawker fares from the comfort of your home and enjoy limited time offers when you check out with PayLah! on WhyQ from now to 31 December. Learn more.

From hearty breakfasts, to quick lunches, and dinners with our loved ones – our hawkers have always been part of our everyday lives and the Singaporean culture.

As Singapore’s favourite everyday app, DBS PayLah! is taking the lead in preserving and improving our hawker culture by making the hawker experience even more effortless, enjoyable, and innovative. With the ultimate everyday app, you can now savour more of your favourite local dishes anytime, anywhere – while preserving our hawker culture for generations to come.

Order hawker deliveries from wherever you are with WhyQ on DBS PayLah!


Go cashless and scan to pay at over 10,000 hawker stalls with SGQR acceptance


Plus, get rewards, rides, tickets and everything you need in one everyday app



Get more shiok for your buck with these hawker deals!


Enjoy hawker meals from home when you order in advance via WhyQ:

  • Up to S$6 off for new users
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  • S$2 off for all users
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Valid until 31 December 2021, limited to the first 500 redemptions daily. T&Cs apply.

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The Ultimate Hawker Internship Challenge with Jade Seah and Charlie Goh

Singapore’s Hawker Culture has been added to the UNESCO heritage list and together with Makansutra, we challenged Jade Seah and Charlie Goh to experience the hawker life for a day. How will they fare?



Discover the best of local food that Singapore has to offer in the latest edition of Makansutra Food Guide Singapore!

The e-book is free to access and contains close to four hundred interactive pages with maps, photos and videos. What’s more, food reviews and ratings are updated frequently so that readers get the newest, latest, recommendations.

PayLah! is proud to support and be part of the local hawker culture. Look out for the PayLah! logo right next to the name of the eatery to find out where you can just ask to PayLah! for your meals!

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Top Hawker Centres and stalls that PayLah! users love around Singapore

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