More To Know About The BEDOK neighbourhood
The Bedok neighbourhood was once home to coconut farms in Singapore’s East Region. The word bedok, thought to have originated from the Malay word “bedoh,” refers to a drum once used as an alert or to summon people to the mosque for daily prayers.
BEDOK neighbourhood is now the country’s largest district in terms of population and divides into eight subzones. Due to its distance from central Singapore percentage of Bedok inhabitants live in public housing in Bedok New Town, which is comparatively affordable compared to similar housing in other parts of the country.
In the BEDOK neighbourhood, particularly in Bedok New Town, Housing Development Board (HDB) units are available. They tend to be 3-room or 4-room HDB apartments because they are mostly older flats. In the neighbourhood, there are newer and larger HDB flats available.
In terms of private housing, there are several new and historic condominiums to choose from, including Bedok Court and Stratford Court new complexes like Casa Merah, East Village, Waterfront Isle, and Urban Vista. Each development has its advantages and disadvantages, but the diverse choices please even the most discerning homebuyer.
Foods To Eat
Bedok is well-known all around Singapore as a must-visit destination. The several hawker centres dispersed across the district offer high-quality and inexpensive hawker meals. With so many have whittled down the list of places to visit in Bedok for the best meals! Try the Hokkien Prawn Mee, Fried Oyster, BBQ Stingray, and Pork Porridge at Bedok 85, among other specialities. Similarly, at Bedok Town Centre Market and Food Centre, one must taste the Goreng Pisang, Fried Carrot Cake Fishball Noodles.
Bedok is home to two shopping malls: Bedok Mall and Bedok Point.
The big two malls, Bedok Mall, connect to the Bedok MRT Station and the Bedok Bus Interchange. Bedok Residences is an integrated retail and residential development including a commercial centre and eight apartment towers. It is accessible to inhabitants at a location in the heart of Bedok to the MRT and bus interchange. With its range of establishments, including a supermarket, retail stores, electronics stores, and restaurants, it also satisfies all of the needs of the locals.
Bedok has a significant number of schools at all levels to cater to the various educational demands of the locals due to its vast population. In the area, there are twelve elementary schools, ten secondary schools, and two junior colleges – Victoria Junior College and Temasek Junior College handful of international schools and Katong School, which caters to special needs students.
Bedok Public Library, which is three stories high and located near the Bedok Bus Interchange and MRT Station, has an impressive collection of books and resources. It includes the largest and most comprehensive collection of Malay print and non-print library materials, National Library Board’s libraries in Singapore.
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