Bedok: Introduction

11 April 2007

Abstract
Bedok District is located in the East Region; and the district comprises Bedok New Town, Bedok Estate, Upper Changi (Chai Chee) Estate, Kaki Bukit Estate, Kembangan Estate, Telok Kurau Estate, Siglap Estate and Upper East Coast Estate.

Bedok is developed in 1972 as the 5th New Town of Singapore. It is the most populous district in Singapore.

Toponymics
Bedok is the Malay name for the drum that was used in the pre-loudspeaker days to call worshippers to pray at the mosque.

Statistics
English Name: Bedok
Chinese Name: 勿洛
Year of urban development: 1972
Total Area: 2,161 hectares
Neighbourhoods: 19
Population: 288,100
Region: East Region
Heritage Road Corridor: Changi
Postal District:
1441 (Kaki Bukit Estate & Kembangan Estate)
1542 (Telok Kurau Estate)
1545 (Siglap Estate)
1646 (Bedok Estate, Bedok New Town, Chai Chee Estate & Upper East Coast Estate)
1647 (Bedok Reservoir)

Transport
MRT:
EW4 Tanah Merah
EW5 Bedok
EW6 Kembangan
DT28 Kaki Bukit (under construction)
DT29 Bedok North (under construction)
DT30 Bedok Reservoir (under construction)

Expressway:
Pan Island Expressway (PIE)
East Coast Parkway (ECP)
Kallang – Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE)

Bus Interchange:
Bedok Bus Interchange
Upper East Coast Bus Terminal

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