Monday, June 20, 2011

Bedok Reservoir, 勿洛蓄水池, Wùluò Xùshuǐchí (Bedok Reservoir Park Forest Adventure Singapore)

Bedok Reservoir
Bedok Reservoir (Chinese: 勿洛蓄水池; pinyin: Wùluò Xùshuǐchí) is a reservoir located in the eastern part of Singapore, to the north of Bedok New Town. The reservoir has a surface area of 880,000 m², and a capacity of 12.8 million m³. The mean depth of the reservoir is 9 m, with a maximum depth of 18.2 m. The shoreline length is 4.3 km.

Bedok Reservoir was constructed under the Sungei Seletar/Bedok Water Scheme, completed in 1986. The scheme involved the damming of Sungei Seletar to form a reservoir (Lower Seletar Reservoir), the creation of Bedok Reservoir from a former sand quarry between 1966 and 1972 and the construction of Bedok Waterworks. The earth excavated was used for East Coast Reclamation in the 1970s (HDB Annual Reports). Its unique feature was the construction of nine stormwater collection stations to tap the storm runoffs of the surrounding urbanised catchments. Eight of these collection stations are ponds at Yishun, Tampines, Bedok and Yan Kit new towns.

Bedok Reservoir
Location : Eastern Singapore
Coordinates: 1°20′32″N 103°55′30″E
Lake type : reservoir
Basin countries : Singapore
Surface area 0.88 km²
Average depth : 9 m
Max. depth : 18.2 m
Shore length :1 4.3 km

The Bedok Reservoir Park was developed around the picturesque and serene Bedok Reservoir. The park is equipped with a jogging track, a children's playground, fitness stations and open fields. The park is popular for outdoor activities like inline skating, cycling, fishing and jogging. Jogathons are held regularly at the park by schools and organisations. The area of the park is 417,000 m². The park is accessible from Bedok Reservoir Road. Temasek Polytechnic is located near and not beside the reservoir. Read More

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