Kesudahannya boleh diagak. Apabila Perdana Menteri Singapura, Lee Hsien Loong. mengumumkan hasrat untuk mencalonkan budaya penjaja makanan Singapura untuk memasuki Senarai Perwakilan Kebudayaan Tidak Ketara Kemanusiaan UNESCO, warga Malaysia lantang melaungkan bantahan.

Di seberang Tambak Johor-Singapura, rencana Singapura di UNESCO dicemuh sebagai tindakan angkuh, atau satu lagi percubaan untuk mengumumkan kedudukan yang lebih tersohor. Di sebuah rantau di mana kaki-kaki makan sering bertekak tentang asal usul sebenar pelbagai juadah–dari yee sang ke cendol–impian negara bandar tersebut untuk menuntut pengiktirafan antarabangsa dianggap satu daripada pelbagai percubaan untuk menunjuk-nunjuk kepada rakan merangkap musuh terdekat.

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Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han is a Singaporean journalist whose work often revolves around the themes of social justice, human rights, politics and democracy. As an activist, Kirsten has advocated for an end to the death penalty in Singapore, and is a member of the Transformative Justice Collective.