30 Jan '12, 8am

@datowoo u must help Malaysia to fight for Yusheng world heritage. otherwise it will be stolen by Singapore. you read

@datowoo u must help Malaysia to fight for Yusheng world heritage. otherwise it will be stolen by Singapore. you read

After Japan recently declared that it wanted to fight for the inclusion of the Japanese cuisine in the list of Unesco's intangible cultural heritage, a Singapore professor also proposed on Facebook that Unesco include Singapore's local cuisine in the list. The proposal has since sparked a war of words between gluttons on both sides of the Johor Causeway for the patenting of yee sang (yusheng), just as Chinese people across the region were preparing to usher in the Year of the Dragon. The Singapore professor later set up a special site on his Facebook dedicated to the inclusion of the island republic's food culture in he Unesco list of intangible cultural heritage, with several gourmet foods being cited as potential candidates, including yee sang that many Chinese Malaysians must gobble down during the lunar new year celebrations. This is not the first time the two countrie...

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