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Photowalk | Bedok, Singapore Part 1

November 16th, 2008 · 21 Comments

In an attempt to bring you Singapore, at least the way I see it. I’m starting a photowalk series. First stop, around the area where I stay, Bedok. This is my daily surrounding here. These shots were taken at around 9:30-12:00 AM.


To Bedok MRT.


That’s the MRT above.


On my way to the bus interchange.


Hawker near the bus interchange. Hawker is the name given to food centers housing stalls that sell cheap foods. I’ve never tried eating here before. The stalls are all closed now but usually this place is so crowded.


Bus parking lot

Every morning I queue here and wait for the 87 bus. I usually miss it and I have to wait for 10-15 minutes :P


Hey that’s my bus!!




Going back home..


Looking back..



Garden Hills Park..




I can see my block now! 10 more minutes to reach!


Anyway, I decided to check the park above before going home. This is around 11:00 PM and it’s quite eerie. What I like about Singapore is that it has a very low crime rate. I feel safe strolling around anytime.


It’s kinda eerie to see this empty playground. I felt like I’m in some horror films. I was expecting something supernatural to happen while I was here haha




There’s a construction going on here. I lost my way back. I have to go up again. :S Photowalk is a good exercise.



The block where I stay.photowalk_bedok_act1_27

There’s also a park behind my block. After coming back from work, I chill here just before going up to my unit.


Oops! She got my bench.





13th floor corridor. I don’t like walking here. It’s spookier than it looks.


View from the 13th floor.


I can see Raffles from here.

Photo walking is quite fun and healthy. I feel exhausted after this but I think it’s a good exercise. I felt shy at first because people were all looking at me. Some dashed to avoid the shot, and some are just simply posers who wants to be in the picture haha. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I enjoyed the photo walk.

21 responses so far

  • Mike says:
    Nov 16, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Well done!

    I like the way you take shots. I’ve no idea how can I describe it in couple simple words, but it’s just great.

    It’s like watching photos for the movies or pics in some magazines.

    Doesn’t look like they’ve been taken by someone who’s not a pro.

    You got a good sense.

    Waiting for more :).

  • Luc says:
    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Great! I’m glad u like it :)

  • jOkai says:
    Nov 19, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    looks just like Makati, but much cleaner hehehehe

  • Luc says:
    Nov 19, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Yeah Singapore is like one big Makati :P

  • dental says:
    Nov 20, 2008 at 7:37 am

    good report! i’m enjoying your photo :D

  • daemonx says:
    Nov 21, 2008 at 12:24 am

    You’re in a graveyard shift luc? I like the shots btw ~ great I like the lighting =) Hehe

  • Luc says:
    Nov 21, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    No, not a graveyard shift. Just that this is the only time i’m free coz i work from 10-7. It was 9-6 before but i’m always late so they shifted me to 10-7 hehe ^^

  • ladydesign says:
    Nov 23, 2008 at 3:17 am

    such an amazing blog!! best ever seen!! luv your photos as well.. great job there

  • panji says:
    Nov 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    hello there,
    hey I know these places!
    when I was visiting singapore I stayed in a flat near bedok reservoir, good time.
    and your photos bring back fond memory.

    :) thank you.

  • umleo23 says:
    Dec 2, 2008 at 8:58 am

    OMG! You livin’ in Bedok too!???!

    So ur my Neighboor!? wahahahahahahahaha

    Job well done on the pics! Great Shots!

  • Oridusartic says:
    Dec 2, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Cool! Photowalk is such an interesting activity to do. I think I should try a photowalk too next time. :D

  • silverhairz says:
    Dec 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    hi what camera are you using? :)

  • Dominique says:
    Dec 5, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Love your photography :) Also keen to know what camera and editing software you are using.
    Btw at the Bedok Hawker Centre featured in the picture above you should try out the Goreng Pisang at the corner. The food is great have friend traveling from all parts of Singapore to that store to eat.

  • ranvier says:
    Dec 6, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Ah…check out the backyard of many HDB estate, heck, just take a look at the letterbox area. You will be so disappointed at the disgusting and inconsiderate behaviour of singaporeans…:(

  • Yuuzaa says:
    Dec 12, 2008 at 6:26 am

    Hi, I am enjoyed reading your blog. Nice blog. I will visiting very often to reading this blog. :)

  • Luc says:
    Dec 13, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Hi ladydesign! Thanks for your compliment :)

    @panji, great! I’m glad to hear that my photos are able to do that. :)

    Haha maybe we’ll cross paths one day or maybe we already did ^_^

    Yup! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too :)

    Hi! I use Nikon D40.

    Hey! Thanks! I’ll look for that stall. I use Nikon D40. I use photoshop for image editing. These photos are not edited ;)

    Uh oh! Good thing I never go to the letterbox :P

    Nice to hear! Thanks :)

  • Online Printing says:
    Dec 20, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Awesome photos very creative idea!

  • Ho says:
    Feb 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Your Photos remind me my good old day in Bedock ….. Thanks

  • Yetinaga Oda says:
    Jul 22, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    very nice pictures. i just discovered your blog. you don’t write anymore :( . i guest it’s the lack of time.

  • イチロ イノ Ichiro Ino says:
    Sep 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    this is just pure AWESOME

    specially from a Flip

  • ApplesH says:
    Sep 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I stayed with a friend in Bedok a few years ago. The place almost convinced me to work and live in SG. Now looking at the pictures make me misty eyed remembering all the good stuff I experienced there. Nice blog. Cheers!

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