Bedok Jetty

Bedok Jetty

Bedok Jetty is a place along East Coast Park that I used to frequent. I referenced it very early on in the series with a similar structure in New York, so it's not particularly unique to Singapore.

However, there's just something special about being able to walk or cycle more than 300 meters out into the sea. On a good day, you'll often find people fishing, taking a stroll, or simply enjoying the breeze. During my trips back to the island, I would definitely pay the jetty a visit, often spending at least an hour just looking out at the ships anchored in the distance on the horizon. There was a strong sense of wondering what was out there whenever I stood at the edge.

This was, of course, illogical because I was already based in the US at the time and was as mobile as I could be. The direction the jetty was facing was also Batam at best, which wasn't a place that I desperately longed to go to. I suppose it's more symbolic than anything and you can see how it played a big part in Part 5's story.

And for those of you who don't know, the guys were singing Nothingman by Pearl Jam, which could not be a more appropriate song during that scene. Reality really knows how to kick you when you're down, doesn't it?