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Template:Coord Template:Location map Bedok Jetty is the longest fishing jetty (250 m) in Singapore. It is located in Area F of East Coast Park.

It is the most popular jetty for fishing in Singapore, but it is also frequented by cyclists, rollerbladers, joggers or park visitors since it is a part of East Coast Park.

HistoryEdit

Bedok Jetty was originally built by a local businessman Yap Swee Hong at a cost of $1.5m in 1966. He did this to facilitate the import of scrap metal from the Americans who were engaged in the Vietnam war at the time. Bedok Jetty used to be a base of Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for their military exercises before being opened for public. It was also used by the Singapore Armed Forces, the Singapore Air Force and the Singapore Navy during Operation Thunderstorm in 1975 to receive the refugees after the surrender of Saigon to the North Vietnamese forces. An SAF Field Hospital was deployed to Bedok Jetty to provide first aid and other essential medical services to all Singapore bound refugee boats fleeing South Vietnam following the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Bedok Jetty ceased to be a MINDEF base since 2000, although it was shifted northwards towards the Bedok Camp training areas in 2010.

FacilitiesEdit

  • Shelters (without seats) along the jetty for protection against sun or rain.
  • Stone seats (without shelter) throughout for visitors to sit.
  • Life Buoys are placed along the jetty railings for emergency use.
  • Street Lights throughout the jetty that automatically switch on at night.
  • Public toilets and Canned Drinks vending machine near the jetty in the East Coast Park.
  • Hawker sitting at the jetty entrance selling water, drinks, eatables and few fishing tackles.
  • Car Park #F1 near to jetty at Area F of the East Coast Park.
  • SBS Transit Bus number 401 looping from Bedok Bus Interchange plying on Saturdays (14:00 to 22:00), Sundays and Public Holidays (10:00 to 20:00)

ProhibitionsEdit

  • Boats are not allowed to come up to 30 m from the jetty and anglers are not allowed to cast beyond the same distance.
  • net casting is prohibited.
  • Vehicles are not allowed on jetty.
  • Swimming or rowing under the jetty is prohibited
  • Putting up tents on the jetty is prohibited.
  • No Barbecuing allowed on the jetty.

FishingEdit

Classification of fishing at Bedok JettyEdit

The different types of fishing practiced by anglers in Bedok Jetty are:

Classification of fishes found at Bedok JettyEdit

The following fishes can be found around Bedok Jetty:

Other fishes like Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass (Barramundi), Pufferfish, Scads, LeatherJacket, Sai Toh (Ikan Parang), and octopus can also be found around the jetty. Many schools of small fishes can be seen along the surface of the water around the jetty at high tide. Few Todak (Garfish) can also be seen jumping on the surface during ebb tide.

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