Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My World Tuesday-Bedok

This is another old housing estate in Singapore. It is Bedok. Bedok is on the eastern part of Singapore.

You can see many shophouses in here. The shops are mostly non air conditioned and you can bargained for the products you want to purchase unless they have a fixed price tag.

Shophouse meant the ground floor is often used as a shop for business and the owner occupied the 2nd storey as a residential quarter. The higher floors are occupied by other flat owners. Further down the photo, you can see a lift upgrading going on. In the past, lifts stop only at certain floors but as the population aged, lifts are being upgraded to stop at every floor for the convenience of the aged residents.

Bedok is a self contained small town, that have many amenities/facilites eg. bus/train stations, malls, banks, markets, hawker centre (above photo), etc.

Wet market selling poultry, meat, vegetables, etc

This wet market has already been upgraded, it is so much spacious, clean and the floor are dry and not wet.
Please visit "That's my World" for other parts of the world.

16 comments:

Photo Cache said...

what a very convenient way to live. singapore is really amazing.

SandyCarlson said...

Singapore is so very interesting. Thanks for these images.

fishing guy said...

Alice: That is a very neat place to go and shop.

Lawstude said...

never been to that part before. thanks for sharing. i would love to visit the place.

M.Kate said...

Nice Alice...but as you would have guessed..I was interested in the food :P Happy week ahead...

the donG said...

the nice ceiling of the shophouse actually looks like you're inside a boat.

Anya said...

Your world is always beautiful :)
Lovely shopping place :)
Great shots !!
Have a nice day :)

Luiz Ramos said...

So interesting World.
Luiz Ramos

erin said...

wonderful and most informative post alice. i clicked through to read more about bedok...enjoyed learning more. like that the lifts are being upgraded to all floors for the population. a good thing.
have a wonderful wednesday.

Jim said...

That looks like a great place to shop.

napaboaniya said...

Bedok central?

How have ya been? Good I hope, the weather these days is a killer *sweat*

Arija said...

A nice post Alice, I too used to love shopping in Singapore and eating the food from the street veldors who have now disappeared.

Lara said...

how interesting! you live in such a special corner of the world!

alicesg said...

Thanks all for visiting my blog.

Elaine, yes the weather is so hot, been hiding in my corner...lolol. Been so busy with family matters too.

Indrani said...

Lovely shots from your place. I am tempted to pick my bag and go shopping.

Ann said...

Singapore is clean and safe. I feel very at ease walking about in Singapore. You can't say that about many countries. The MRT is also very good. The stations are clean. You want to shut your eyes in the Auckland station. That is why I don't travel by trains here.