Bedok

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Bedok is named after the Malay word ‘bedoh', a type of slit drum used for calling the common people to attend prayers at the mosque. In fact this type of drum was commonly used by the mosques as late as the 1950s. In the recent years many residential areas have grown up in this prominent Singaporean region. Bedok New Town is a recent development to this region covering an area of about 9.4 km2. It is a hilly region with a calm and quiet locale and features landscaped parks and sports complexes.

The Housing Development Board (HDB) has built about 58,000 units in the residential area of Bedok New Town. Although flats of various configurations are included in this project, most of these flats are either 3-room or 4-room. More than 27,000 units of executive and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDC) flats can be found in the region. These are homes to around 200,000 residents, making Bedok one of the most sought after places for property investments.

Modern facilities and amenities such as the efficient transportation, quality educational and healthcare institutions can be found within arms reach, thereby making the Bedok HDB Estate very popular among property buyers.

Location Specifics

Bedok HDB Estate is located in the South-Eastern part of the region. Some of the neighboring regions are Bayshore, Upper East Coast Road, Changi and Tanah Merah.

The Bedok Planning area has been divided into 8 sub zones for administrative and development purposes. These sub zones are:

  • Kaki Bukit
  • Bedok Reservoir
  • Kembangan
  • Bedok North
  • Frankel
  • Bedok South
  • Siglap
  • Bayshore

All these sub zones comprise of large residential facilities which have all the amenities needed for happy living.

Transportation Network

The location of Bedok HDB Estate facilitates easy transportation to other parts of the nation. All modes of transportation can be accessed from this housing estate.

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is a popular mode of public transportation. There are many MRT stations namely Bedok, Tanah Merah, Expo, Simei, Tampines and Kembangan which can be found near the Bedok region.

Residents of this estate also have access to public bus services that are operated by the Singapore Bus Service (SBS) and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT). There is a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) Interchange in Bedok. Some of the bus services that travels through Bedok include:

SBS Transit Trunk Services: 2, 9, 24, 28, 31, 35.

SBS Transit Townlink Services: 222

SBS Transit NiteOwl Services: 4N

Taxis and carpools are also available near the Bedok HDB Estate.

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions for all types of courses can be found near the Bedok HDB Estate. Starting from Primary schools to the higher educational institutions, some of the prominent educational institutions near the estate are:

Primary Schools

  • Temasek Primary School
  • Changkat Primary School
  • Bedok Green Primary School
  • Saint Anthony's Canossian Primary School

Secondary School

  • Bedok South Secondary School
  • Bedok View Secondary School
  • Temasek Secondary
  • Anglican High School

 

Tertiary Institutions

  • Temasek Junior College
  • Tampines Junior College
  • Victoria Junior College
  • ITE College East
  • Kuroda
  • Singapore Institute of Commerce

Facilities / Amenities

A host of facilities and amenities are available near the Bedok HDB Estate. There are many shopping malls and marketplaces where the residents can find all the necessary goods and services. There are many religious institutions such as churches, mosques and temples. A host of dinning and recreational facilities are also located near Bedok HDB Estate.

Shopping Centre

  • Bedok Shopping Complex
  • Bedok Market Place Complex

 

Dine-Out Places

  • Pine Valley
  • Sedap Corner
  • House of Lobsters
  • Fuurin Restaurant
  • Club 10 of Lobsters

 

Community Centres / Clubs

  • Siglap Community Centre
  • Bedok Community Centre
  • Fengshan Community Club / Centre

 

Healthcare Facilities

  • East Coast Medicare Centre
  • Changi General Hospital
  • Saint Andrew's Community Hospital

 

Places of Worship

  • Tan Ah Lik Temple
  • Masiid Al Ansar
  • Lutheran Church in Singapore

 

Other Facilities

  • Princess Theatre
  • Century Cineplex
  • East Coast Medicare Centre
  • Changi General Hospital
  • Bedok Community Library
  • Bedok Town Park
  • Bedok Town Reservoir Park

 

Bedok HDB Estate is one of the most prominent residential areas in the district. This reputation owes a great deal to the ideal living conditions available in the estate together with other facilities. Bedok HDB Estate gives the residents a pleasure of living with every modern facility within arms length and being secluded from the noisy city life both at the same time.

Did you know...

  • The name Bedok has been around since Sir Stamford Raffles' time, and is one of the oldest in Singapore.
  • Simpang Bedok is a well-known eatery that many locals around the Bedok area like to frequent.

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