Resident’s View: Bedok

A resident of the eastern heartland suburb of Bedok, Katrina Mae Umali, senior business development manager at an Internet sales company, talks location, food and where to get a good drink.

( Street Wayang at Bedok. Image courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board. Photographer: David Ng Soon Thong )

iProperty: What are the pros and cons of living in this area?
Katrina Mae Umali: It’s close to Tanah Merah MRT stationv on the green East-West line.  There are lots of nearby food shops that are open the whole night. On the whole the area has a nice, quiet and relaxed environment

iP: What would your advice be for people looking to relocate to this area?
KMU: It’s a good area for families, because it’s quiet and there are good schools and childcare facilities in the vicinity.

iP: What is your favourite place for dinner in the area and why?
KMU: I usually go to the area around East Coast area because it is very near to my place.  I especially like Smokey’s in Joo Chiat. In fact, you are spoilt for choice in Bedok. Kims does prawn mee and bamboo clam; Engseng has the best pepper crab in Singapore; Margaritas serves great Mexican food; Two Fat Men does nice Thai food and Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice does exactly what it says on the sign. I also like Werners and Smokey’s for  steaks and beer.

iP: Do you have a local bar or pub and what’s good about it?
KMU: Two Fat Men, is close by to my place, has good food and at a reasonable price. I also like Timbre Mount Sophia for its ambiance and food.

iP: Where do you do your shopping and why?
KMU: Bedok isn’t exactly blessed with good shopping. I tend to go to Orchard because everything I need is there.

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