There's no doubt that this matured residential town makes our hearts go "Bedok, Bedok." Cheesy lines aside, the name Bedok first made a mark in Manuel Godinho de Erédia's map of Singapore in 1604 to refer to Sungei Bedok.
Derived from the Malay word 'bedoh', Bedok translates to a massive drum used as a call to prayer or to sound the alarm back when loudspeakers were non-existent. However, it could also come from the Malay word 'biduk' which translates to a sampan-like fishing boat, which then explains the many fishing villages by the east coast.
Now, the fishing village has transformed into a buzzy neighbourhood brimming with hawker haunts, hip cafés, supper spots, obstacle courses and endless sporting activities. Zipline across the reservoir, tuck into scrumptious local delicacies and cool off at the estate’s lifestyle hub while you’re in Bedok.
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