29 December 2012


Hi Everyone!

This upcoming sketchwalk will be in favour of the people living in the east because we will be sketching around Bedok! It's a pretty busy and big neighbourhood. We will meet at the Bedok Food Centre just beside Bedok Mrt Station at 930am. You can have your breakfast there before the event (or eat and draw when the sketching starts like some of you like to do) From the food centre, we will hand out highlighted locations for you to draw and explore so you can head for all the places that are famous in Bedok.

You will be able to submit the sketches done in this sketchwalk to Epigram to be included in the upcoming "I Love Bedok" book. Yes, it's in the same series as the "I love Toa Payoh" book. Only the best sketches will be chosen for the book so do as many as you can and submit them! You will get 1 complimentary copy if 1 drawing gets into the book. And 2 copies if 3 or more drawings gets featured.
(all files sent to Jocelyn using yousendit or youtransfer at jocelyn@epigrambooks.sg)

We will have just 3 groups this time + 1 special ah-hoc afternoon group (see below).

We will meet back at the hawker centre again (this may change if we find a quieter location) at 12:30pm for a show and tell session before lunch.

See you guys there!

Call 91070735 if you get lost or can't find us. (well, hard not to miss so many sketchers about.)
Group 1


  • Bedok MRT entrance (on Bus Interchange side)
Very busy area. There is a regular blind busker here who starts playing from evening. Said to have good voice.
  • Bedok Bus Interchange and surrounds
There are some iconic places at the interchange itself that I think should be documented. One is the flower shop, the other is a medicine shop that sells really inexpensive toiletries. And further in there's the wet market and lots of mom and pop shops (I'd recommend one called Kian Wee Stationery Shop -- has those old school toys too!)
  • Bedok Interchange Food Centre (Blk 207 New Upper Changi Road)
- Goreng Pisang stall (back corner stall)
- Bedok Chwee Kueh, #01-53
- Jian Bo Shui Kueh, #01-24
- Selegie Soya Bean / Beancurd, #01-46
- Famous Bedok porridge near interchange - ??
  • Current construction of Bedok ResidencesHuge site worth recording, cranes and all!
  • Princess Theatre building – v old.

Group 2


  • Bedok Public Library
    This was the first solar powered library. Might be good for sketches to catch top-view down (if possible?).
  • Bedok Adventure Park
  • Blk 216 Market and Food Centre (technically Bedok North St 1)
Hon Ni Kitchen Nasi Lemak (closed on Sun)
Chris’s Kway Chap, #01-80
Rui Xing Coffee (kopi and toast), #01-42
Mixed rice stall ($2 only!) facing road, always with long queues
  • And any other neighbourhood stores that catch artists’ attention


New Upper Changi Road / Bedok North Road

  • Bedok Swimming Complex
  • Bedok Sports Hall
  • Bedok Stadium
  • Bedok Badminton Hall
  • Bedok Tennis Centre
  • Bedok Community Club (across road from swimming pool)


Bedok South Ave 1
  • Bedok South Road Market and Food Centre (Blk 16)
Ah Wah Rojak, #01-197
Hill Street Char Kway Teow, #01-187
  • Blk 18 HDB old-style long block
This is next to food centre, and good angles to sketch from – the ground here is all red tiled.
Temasek Junior College (I don’t think this is drawable from outside, so it is optional)


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