Overview of the Bedok Neighbourhood
Based in the East of Singapore, Bedok is the most populous planning area in the country, with approximately 281,300 people as of 2018. This high demographic is due to the affordable prices of public housing in Bedok’s New Town. In addition to public housing developments, many private residential areas are also common in Bedok, mostly in southwestern and western areas. Bedok covers an area of nearly 9.4 km2 with 42% allocated for residential use. Its perimeter is lined by the Singapore Strait to the southeast and south, as well as 5 other planning areas: Marine Parade in the southwest, Geylang in the west, Tampines in the east and northeast, Hougang in the northwest, and Paya Lebar in the north. Bedok used to be a hilly area, and hence the town’s focal point is a special sports complex and landscaped park constructed on the higher ground. Bedok is divided into 8 subzones with 16 districts, including Bayshore, Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok South, Siglap, Kembangan, Kaki Bukit, and Frankel. As of 2016, there are two junior colleges, nine secondary schools, and eleven primary schools in the neighborhood.