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rom a former sand quarry to a beautiful reservoir park, Bedok Reservoir Park enjoys popularity with joggers and water sports enthusiasts. Schools and organisations hold their regular runs here, challenging themselves round the 4.3km track. Dragon boats and canoes dot the waters and fishing hobbyists try their luck on our fishing deck. In spite of all these exhilarating activities, the reservoir park also invites you to explore its peaceful areas. You can find perfect spots to relax and enjoy the scenery around you. The Floating Deck situated near the Activity Mall event site is one of such spots. With the terraced viewing gallery as its complement, one can appreciate the tranquility our reservoir has to offer. In time, more than 14,000 wetland plants will be added to the reservoir, thanks to the upcoming Active, Beautriful, and Clean (ABC) Waters Programme. During your leisure, bring patience, sharp eyes and ears with you, as Bedok Reservoir Park is also a great sanctuary for bird watching. You will be handsomely rewarded with sights of swallows playing on waters and flashes of cobalt blue Kingfishers diving for its lunch. If you are fortunate enough, you might catch that Little Heron wading along the banks of the reservoir. Park users can also learn about the history of the Berlin Wall near at the "Kings of Freedom" art installation, which is painted by West German graffiti artist, Dennis Kuan and loaned to Singapore by the Hefner Collection. Painted on four panels taken from the actual Berlin Wall and housed in 1400 sq m glass enclosure, the murals depict a bright and joyful king representing freedom, and a colorless blindfolded king who is oblivious to the wishes of his people.
Good place for a run
At all times of the day, one will notice many joggers at Bedok Reservoir. I personally have been there a couple of times to jog with friends, and it definitely helps when you're jogging around beautiful scenery - makes the jog a lot more bearable and a lot less tiring.
Bedok Reservoir is also a great place to enjoy the scenery, and it is exceptionally beautiful at night, especially at the Floating Deck. It's not surprising to spot many couples there on both weekday and weekend nights, but I'm not a big fan of the place because I hate feeding myself to mosquitoes, and it's inevitable that one will bring home many mosquito bites just from sitting there for an hour (speaking from personal experience!).
However in recent weeks, I've noticed a lot lesser people visiting the reservoir, and it is obvious that this is due to the spate in suicide cases whereby dead bodies were found floating in the reservoir waters. It's truly a waste that such a beautiful place has since been "ostracized" because of the series of unfortunate events. This used to be one of my favourite places to jog at while admiring the scenery, but I haven't been there in a long time and sad to say, I don't think I'll dare to visit this place again.
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No place like home
Honestly, I have no idea what will I do without this place. It is really God's gift to have 4.8km of running space with a body of water less than 500m from home for me to work out when I really need to release some tension from school. I enjoy seeing people dragon boating in the middle while I'm running in the afternoons. However, sometimes it can get really hot because many parts of the running track are not shaded by trees. I'm not really complaining, just saying.
I must admit, the recent deaths around Bedok Reservior did freak me out a little. But hey, I rather work out than grow fat, which means I won't be able to enjoy those sinful supper at Bedok 85 anymore. Those mini workout corners along the track are great and thanks to them, I'm a little further away from failing IPPT these days.
Perfect place to relax
Bedok Reservoir has a nice and sandy jogging trail around the reservoir (approximately 4.3km) and is a good running track for new and experienced runners alike. It's not too crowded unlike most other places in Singapore nowadays, making the jogging experience a nice and personal one. It has a quiet, serene and easy jogging route.
Besides going there to run, many people especially teenage couples go there simply to enjoy the scenery or water the sunset, or to visit the Forest Adventure park. It really is an underrated gem in the East area.
Overall, Bedok Reservoir is an excellent place to visit if you want to unwind and relax. That is, of course, if you don't mind being a buffet for mosquitoes.
4.3 kilometers of peace and quiet
Bedok Reservoir Park is a delight. Two main paths ring the reservoir, providing jogging and hiking trails that are largely shaded.
To the south west of the park a small hill provide lovely views over the lake to the high rises of Tampines. But wherever you are on your journey round the lake, you can be assured that you will feel soothed.
On the south east side, a jungle adventure course provides a fascinating diversion, should you wish to try it out. It is fun with its tree climbs, rope ladders, flying foxes and so on. And if you need something to eat, a new bistro (reasonable), a small snack shop at the forest adventure centre, or a hawker centre on the south west side of the reservoir will satisfy you.
As a destination, you can walk here via three of Singapore's wonderful Park Cnnectors: from Pasir Ris (5.5 kms), from the East Coast Park (7 kms) or via Kembangan Canal PCN (8 kms),
Some people are put off because of the stories of drownings and they have happened. But hey, if you were to avoid a place because someone decided to end their life, you would not be able to live anywhere.
Bedok Reservoir. Well done, Singapore.
Great place for a peaceful jog
If I had to choose a place for a date, it would definitely be Bedok Reservoir Park. Although the park may seem a little small as compared to other parks like East Coast Park, there's an extremely romantic air about Bedok Reservoir Park that makes it stand out from the other parks.
Bedok Reservoir Park is an excellent place to watch the sunset. The reservoir is less obstructed compared to other parks and the view of the sunset is absolutely breath taking.
For avid runners, Bedok Reservoir Park would also be a very good place to jog. With a distance of about 4.8 km, Bedok Reservoir Park makes a very good running spot, as runners can admire the scenery while jogging. Coupled with the cool breeze and fresh air of the reservoir, the park definitely allows for an exhilarating run.
Bedok Reservoir Park also houses a Western style restaurant, and customers can enjoy the cooling breeze in the park while sipping at wine or feasting on pasta. I have personally been to this restaurant before, and I must say, the carbonara here is a definite must-try!
Serenity and beautiful sunset
The sunset view from Bedok Reservoir Park is stunning during a clear day and it would compel you to stop walking and sit in a nearby patio and admire the beautiful view. Sometimes, you might also witness dragon boaters in action.
It is a really pretty place to jog in because the view will motivate you (much better than running aimlessly around tracks).
Bedok Reservoir Park is generally clean but toilets are hard to come by. At one corner of the park, there is a newly established bar/restaurant called Wawawa Bar and it would be perfect to have an alfresco dinner over there after a relaxing stroll around Bedok Reservoir.
No short-cut >
The attractive serene view, cooling breeze and fresh air are all plus points for joggers. Not a regular jogger myself, whenever I have to get myself to some serious cardio workout, Bedok Reservior is always in one of my choices.
The distance is about 4.8km which may be much more than an ideal distance for less athletics, like my mum. I would usually have to spend some like time finding her before walking back to our starting point at the entrance/exit nearest to my house.
Although it may sound funny to some, I have encounter a man who was jogging half-way through the track and had to get back to his car - due to an emergency -which is directly opposite to where he is. There is no way he can cut through the reservior! Luckily for him, he met a teenager on a bike who offered him his bike to get back to his car quickly.
Putting that aside, it is still a great place for people to exercise, free of charge. Furthermore, while doing so, it is an opportunity for families to bring their little kids to get a change from their usual routine of IT gadgets or school work.
try not to go on weekday mornings
I think Bedok Reservoir Park is only good for one thing - running. One round around the entire park is just 4.8km, but believe me, it is actually much more tiring than it seems. They have different types of roads - the normal tar filled roads, sandy roads which are definitely much harder to run on, and hilly parts. You are definitely in for a challenging 4.8km run!
Aside from that, the park is pretty serene, especially in the wee hours of the morning. It is quiet and peacful, but be sure to be on a look out for animals or rather, amphibians like frogs; lest you step on them!
Aside from that, it is quite small so there is not really much you can do; since cycling would probably be a bore since you would reach the other end quite fast. Of course, you can engage in water sports like wake boarding; but the lake is really quite small; nevertheless good for beginners!
I know many schools in the East tend to hold their cross country or major sports events at Bedok Reservoir Park due to its proximity and strategic location, so it might be a bad idea to go on weekdays mornings; especially if you are down on your luck. Else you might meet with a whole sea of people which you have to go through!
I come to Bedok Resevoir for runs after school, and I have to say I really like this place. Do not listen to all the haunted stories because of the number of suicides there, this place is really serene.
I have been running here for the past 5 years and honestly, I have never came across anything unusual. Everybody in Singapore would know that running around a reservoir is a great way to calm ones self, due to the fact that the place is simply so serene, With very little people there and it is always cooling, as the place is a catchment area.
Great Place for A Late Night Run
On my more sleepless nights, I'll drop by Bedok Reservoir for a quick run at night. There's usually very little people in the area at that time, thus making it an extremely peaceful and conducive place for running.
In the day time however, I usually indulge in fishing around the reservoir itself, there isn't much shade but plenty of fish if you know what you're doing. And once again, the park is relatively quiet, with the exception of the occasional joggers.
A word of advice for those planning to run here though: Make sure you lace your shoes up tight, otherwise tiny rocks will get into your shoes and ruin the whole experience.
Part Of My Hometown!
Bedok Reservoir Park will always be a memory to me. It is part of where i am currently residing at now and this place serves good memories. I will always come here either alone or with my partner or my family. I like to cycle so i will cycle from my home to Bedok Reservoir Park. However, the rocky and sandy pavements are not good for cycling. You could use the Park Connector but they are away from their coastal sides of the reservoir. I managed to cycle through the uneven pavement but i felt too much vibrations so i had to stop once in awhile. I have tried their park connector too but there will be another spot where you have to either push your bicycle up a very steep slope or cycling on the uneven pavements. As for running, i have seen everyone running here and it was indeed a good one. I had mine back in secondary school during sports days and honestly, this reservoir has grown up to be a beautiful place. They have started building jetties for people to relax and float their mind away while being on the floating platform. Of course, not for the recent cases of death that were happening a few months back!