16 Bedok South Road signage
(29 July, 2006)
(GPS: 1.3236, 103.92734) is a township on the eastern part of Singapore
. The residential area composed of Bedok New Town, the fifth township developed by the Housing and Development Board. It was established in 1973 and was developed over a 15 year period.
The name Bedok comes from a river that run through the area, Sungei Bedok, which was mentioned as early as 1604, in the Manuel Gomes de Erédia map of Singapore, where it appeared as sune bodo
. The place name is already in existence when Stamford Raffles arrived. The name bedok comes from beduk
, the Malay word for a type of drum made from a hollowed log, used for calling people for prayers.
Today about 200,000 people live in Bedok New Town. Most of them are in the older HDB flats.
Map of Bedok
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