Support Your Local F&B At The Heartlands Festival 2021

From now till February, check out the Heartlands Festival and participate in food eating challenges, hawker discovery trails and more!

Festivals have always been synonymous with good food, which is why we're excited for the Heartland Festival taking place from now till mid-February. The festival, organised by the Heartland Enterprise Centre Singapore, supported by the Federation of Merchants’ Associations Singapore, and Enterprise Singapore, expects to help approximately 40,000 merchants, hawkers and wet market stall operators across the heartlands - no better way to support local right?

Chris Kway Chap - Photo by Burppler Wei Zhi Chiang

Since most of us weren't able to travel in the past two years, nor are we intending to travel soon, how about rediscovering your local neighbourhoods through some of these key festival highlights for all to enjoy?

Eddy's Ultimate Food Challenge

Confident on your speed eating skills? Compete against Zermatt Neo, one of Singapore’s most famous competitive eaters, in a timed eating contest and you might just claim the title of Singapore's Ultimate Foodie! Qualifying rounds will take place across at five Hawker centres from this month, while the final showdown with Zermatt will be held at the Closing Ceremony. The first to finish a whopping 2 to 3.5kg hawker food platter will walk away with up to $800 worth of NETS FlashPay card value.

Top 100 Eats with Eddy - Hawkers Edition

When you think of great food at affordable prices, there is no doubt that a hawker stall (be it full meals, snacks and desserts) will come to mind. Discover some of the most prominent hawkers in the heartlands, curated in collaboration with food bloggers and Burpplers like @fatspoting and @thisisjeffrey and voted by local foodies.

928 Laksa - Photo by Burppler Whatisdigesting 😋

Eat your way across the island starting from the North with Yishun's famous 928 Laksa and Papa Jones BBQ and Grill, or from the South - Granny's Pancake from Ghim Moh Food Centre and Bukit Merah's 146 Famous Ang Ku Kueh. From the East, there are places like Haig Road Putu Piring, Xiang Ji Lor Mee, Chris Kway Chap, and so much more to discover.

Check out Burpple's own list of top eats curated by cuisine and neighbourhood, many of which offer attractive 1-for-1 dining deals with Burpple Beyond!

President of The Federation of Merchants’ Associations Singapore, Yeo Hiang Meng, says "In recent years, new hawkerpreneurs and 2nd generation and even 3rd generation hawkers are putting a new spin on hawker food through creativity as well as increasing awareness among consumers through channels such as social media. An example of one such hawker is 3rd Generation hawker, Coffee Break, which expanded their coffee selection by providing consumers with options like Caramel Sea Salt Latte, Hojicha Latte and more, that meld both traditional coffee and modern cafe flavours in one."

Besides food, visitors can also discover plenty of splendid sight and spots in the heartlands, including 5 different trails in Bedok, Tampines, Jurong East, Ang Mo Kio and Yishun Central that will introduce you to heartland eateries, merchants, nature strolls and festive light-ups.

Find out more about the Heartlands Festival here!