Our Neighbourhoods: We ♥ Bedok
Urban Sketchers Singapore
Tucked away in the East is a sleeping giant: Bedok, a paragon of the heartlands. Previously bordered by the beach, this neighbourhood was known for its scrumptious seafood. Bedok, or Bodo, as it was once called, is now the district with the largest resident population—and the oldest.
Journey with Urban Sketchers Singapore as great change sweeps eastward. Dodge through major construction at the beloved Bedok Town Centre, where Princess Theatre still stands, for the quiet of Bedok North’s songbirds. Have a dip at Bedok Swimming Complex, then replenish your energy with the famed rojak and cheng tng at Bedok South. The artists delightfully depict Bedok Reservoir too, where a certain Wall has travelled all the way from Berlin to Bedok.
“Memory is the ultimate thing that makes a place come alive. I was a Bedok kid, and this book beautifully preserves the diversity and colour of Bedok!”
—Royston Tan, director of Old Places
About Urban Sketchers Singapore:
Urban Sketchers Singapore is an informal group of artists who draw the places they visit, capturing what they see from direct observation on location. Visit www.usk.sg for more details of their sketching sojourns.
Size: 125 x 175mm
Published: Apr 2013