All 114 Hawker Centres In S’pore Will Be On Google Maps From 2020

All 114 Hawker Centres In S’pore Will Be On Google Maps From 2020

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As Singaporeans, we completely love our hawker meals, however doing analysis on a stall may be tough in the event that they don’t have a web-based presence.

To assist Singaporeans and vacationers find their favorite hawker haunts extra simply, Google, the Nationwide Heritage Board (NHB), the Nationwide Surroundings Company (NEA), and the Federation of Retailers’ Associations, Singapore (FMAS) has introduced a joint initiative to make hawker stalls discoverable on Google Maps.

That is in a bid to assist hawkers in Singapore set up their presence on-line on Google Maps and Search, and “hopefully entice extra clients and footfall”.

Picture Credit score: Google
Picture Credit score: Google

Foodies from all over the world interested in Singapore’s hawker scene may even be capable to study extra about it with a easy search.

Immersive 360-degree imagery of all 114 of Singapore’s hawker centres might be out there on Google Maps’ Road View.

Past that, helpful details about particular person hawker stalls may even be out there on Google Maps.

This contains data such because the title of the stall, the stall quantity, and photographs that locals and vacationers can simply entry via a web-based search.

Picture Credit score: Google

Every stall may even obtain a separate pin on Google displaying its actual location throughout the hawker centre.

Google might be amassing indoor imagery of all 114 hawker centres, beginning with Chinatown Market, Geylang Serai Market, Tekka Market, Maxwell Meals Centre, and Golden Mile Meals Centre, amongst others.

Stated Mr Lim Gek Meng, Vice-President of FMAS and Chairman of the Chinatown Complicated Hawkers’ Affiliation: “This challenge is helpful to the hawker group as it would assist clients to find hawker stalls with ease. Additionally, with a web-based presence, hawkers are capable of attain out to extra clients, without charge and with little effort.”

Operators amassing the pictures might be travelling on foot utilizing the brand new Road View Trekker, which makes use of a state-of-the-art 360° digital camera system mounted on a wearable backpack.

Amit Morya, Road View Programme Supervisor, explaining the main points of the Google Road View Trekker / Picture Credit score: Google

Stated Mr Amit Morya, Road View APAC Programme Supervisor stated: “By documenting all 114 hawker centres, we hope to assist extra individuals get a glimpse into this fascinating a part of Singapore’s tradition and in the end assist bolster the native hawkers’ companies.”

Added Mr Khoo Seow Poh, NEA’s Deputy Chief Govt Officer (Planning, Company & Know-how): “This joint initiative will permit greater than 6,000 hawkers to have a web-based presence on a platform that’s extensively used.”

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The imagery is predicted to be accomplished and launched on Google Maps by early 2020, for the general public to entry.

 


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