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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Tuan Nini is a Malaysian illustrator residing in Bucharest, Romania where she studied painting at the National University of Fine Arts. Nini is fortunate to work on a diverse range of projects, from advertising to film production, though drawing for social issues and food remain close to her heart. Find her work at www.tuannini.com or instagram.com/tuannini.

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