CyberFair Project ID: 8541

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: inkeuhdible hawk
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School (Secondary)
    singapore, -, singapore

2 students, ages 16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2020. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2002-2007, 2012-2015, 2020

Classes and Teachers: Ms Choo Teck Chan

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Our School's Web Site: http://-

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

We are focusing on the local hawker community, which is a unique and prominent aspect of our country's cohesiveness. As we are a multi-racial society, places like hawker centres bring together iconic food items from different racial groups, even having cross-cultural food. The community that we want to represent can be widely seen across the country, with hawker centres spread around the city, bustling with customers all day round.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our CyberFair Web Project is about the heritage and striking aspects about hawker culture. Though it is a normal experience for Singaporeans, it holds a deeper meaning that we should take pride in. We want to share the journey of evolving hawker culture, how it began to how people of Singapore can now easily access hawker centres to indulge in its food and culture.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

our computer/internet access has allowed us to smoothly create and edit our webpage together

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Firstly we had a lack of time as we started late (only in February). However we spanned out our project requirements and worked on it for at least 4 hours a week, building the website whilst compiling statistical data. Secondly, we were stuck on which unique cultural aspect of the country we should work on. We came to a consensus to do hawker culture finally as we all have experienced it.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our community would be proud to have our hawker culture being presented in an interactive and innovative way to not only educate the younger generation but the foreigners as well, since the foreigners would only eat the food without knowing the background knowledge of the food being prepared and the tedious work the hawkers have to go through in order to present the best dish that could not be found elsewhere in the world.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Our cyberfair project has focused on a specific topic addressing a local community. As our country is small, we have chosen a locally-originated community which naturally involves all citizens and people of our country. It has uniquely answered the topic of our local community. We have used, a website development site to create our required website as we had previously learnt skills on how to fully maximise the tools and options it provided. We have added much information and have conducted research and polls amongst people to add on to the value of our local community.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

We used 2 laptops for the creation and editing of our CyberFair website. We made use of online platforms to create our website, hence the computers have helped us in the production process, as well as the researching process as we visited official websites and blogs to collate information. Meanwhile, we also used our phones to create online forms and spread them around to get a larger collection of data.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Our project will further strengthen the hawker culture bond through summarizing the history of hawker culture. Hopefully, the people who visit our webpage would learn something new about our country’s hawker culture, be it foreigners or locals. As we have a rich hawker culture, we are sure that there must be some facts about it that everyone is unaware of. Other than students around us, teachers and adults from different age groups have viewed our ideas and webpage, and they found it understandable and informative. Our website has also been easy for them to navigate through and read.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Our helpers were students around us. They have viewed our websites numeral times, giving us feedback each time and pointing out the plus and minus points of the web page design. They have enabled us to greatly benefit and improve in our process of developing the website, keeping in mind that we had to make it colourful and attractive. Also, we got help from people from blogs on the internet who allowed us to use pictures they have taken and posted online. Those pictures have allowed us to better express the information we put out through visual elements, and they have also added to the vibrance of our websites.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We have learnt that hawker culture, indeed, did not have a smooth-sailing history towards the present. We were also surprised by the amount of positive responses people had towards hawker culture. After the making of this website, both of us have indeed gained even more gratitude and appreciation towards those effortlessly making sure that hawker culture can be a sustainable yet affordable future.


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