Chao Chu Kang is a sprawling neighborhood located in the north-western side of Singapore. This place was a village originally, but it was transformed into a popular suburb due to the efforts of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) that undertook the construction of many high-rise apartments and condos. As a result these efforts, the new town of Choa Chu Kang emerged, and has since then, been attracting people to come and live here.
The proposed MRT line from Bukit Panjang is likely to make it more convenient for the residents of Choa Chu Kang to travel East. Moreover, the LRT from Choa Chu Kang to Bukit Panjang is only ten minutes, so it is going to cut your time greatly when you want to travel from Choa Chu Kang to other parts of the city.
Other than LRT and MRT, Choa Chu Kang is well-connected by buses. The SMRT Corporation handles all the bus services that ply in this part of town. There is even good connectivity to the relatively remote industrial town of Yew Tee, thereby making it easy for the residents of Choa Chu Kang to work there.
The road network is also good if you prefer to take your private vehicles. The Kranji Expressway (KJE)runs through Choa Chu Kang and connects it to the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE). Besides this major expressway, there are other important roads that offer connectivity to Choa Chu Kang such as the Upper Bukit Timah road, Bukit Panjang road, Choa Chu Kang, Woodlands Road and the Choa Chu Kang Way.
Places of Attraction
If you like animals or fishes, make sure to visit the Qian Hu Fish Farm located near Choa Chu Kang. The shuttle buses from the Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange will take you to this farm. This is one excellent place to spend some family time together and also to enjoy the scenery. Some people also like to buy fresh produce from this farm.
Another good place to visit in this neighborhood is the Hai Inn temple. It is a Buddhist temple, and is also famous for housing the largest temple bell in all of Singapore. This place also has a school that teaches kids about the Buddhist way of life. If you are not interested in religion, you can simply visit this place to enjoy its beautiful architecture.
Many residents who live here like to go to the Choa Chu Kang park that offers ample recreational activities. It is also a great way to spend some family time, as you can cycle around its path together. It is also a good place to walk or jog. There are other parks also in this area such as the Tembusu park, Limbang park and the Stagmont park.
For sports lovers, the Choa Chu Kang stadium hosts plenty of local and national sports events all through the year. The Choa Chu Kang swimming complex offer a good place to swim for people of all ages.
The Choa Chu Kang community center and library also offer many activities for people of varying ages, and this is another opportunity to spend time with your family and friends, and also to make new friends in your community.
There are two major shopping centers located in Choa Chu Kang, and they are Lot One and CapitalOne. Both these malls offer many retail shops that a range of different things. There are also other smaller commercial centers such as the Choa Chu Kang Center, Limbang Shopping Center and the Teck Whye Shopping Center. A Giant Hypermarket is also located in Choa Chu Kang to make it convenient for its residents to get all that they want.
Due to the above amenities, more people are moving to Choa Chu Kang to live in its HDB flats and private condos.
Photo credits: Garden of Memories by William Cho – used under CC BY