10 Interesting Facts About Choa Chu Kang You Probably Didn’t Know About

Choa Chu Kang is the perfect place where North meets West. We might have been out of the spotlight for a long while, but hey, we have our advantages living as a CCK resident too.

Here are some facts that might just make you want to join us in the near future! 

1. Choa Chu Kang’s Name Origin

The name Choa Chu Kang was derived from the Teochew word “kang chu”. The plantation owners were known as Kangchu. Sounds familiar? The word “kang” means river and “chu” is the clan name of the first headman in charge of the plantations in the area. 

2. The Last Wild Tiger

The last wild tiger roaming in Singapore was actually shot in Choa Chu Kang area, in the 1930s. Reason being that these animals were once a significant cause of death in Singapore. Who would have thought the last of it had to end in Choa Chu Kang (and, well, not in, say, Mandai)?

 3. Neighbourhood

The town actually comprises seven subzones, four of which are the most densely populated: Choa Chu Kang Central, Choa Chu Kang North, Yew Tee and Teck Whye. Yes, Choa Chu Kang is huge and Yew Tee is actually part of it. 

So technically, if you’re a Yew Teer or Teck Whyer, you’re essentially a Choa Chu Kanger.

4. MRT

With the new Downtown line in Bukit Panjang, travelling to the east has been so much more convenient. Not to mention CCK is just a stone throw away from BP. And hey, CCK area has 2 MRT stations as well. Given that Yew Tee is part of CCK, both CCK MRT and Yew Tee MRT are under the name of CCK. 

5. Places of Attraction

Who says that CCK has no charm to it? Its beauty can be found in its natural state. There’s a Farmart and Qian Hu Fish Farm that’s pretty near CCK. In fact, the shuttle bus to these areas runs from the MRT station. You get to enjoy the scenery and purchase fresh produce there, perfect for a family time out!

6. CCK Park

When you’ve nowhere to go, just go to a park. It’ll remind you of all the wonderful things about nature, it might get you to exercise too. Furthermore, there’s even a path connector that leads to Xiao Guilin in Bukit Gombak. Before you know it, it might just be your favourite hangout spot! 

7. Hai Inn Temple

Housing one of the largest temple bells in Singapore, Hai Inn Temple is the perfect place to learn about the ways of Buddhism. Regardless if you are a Buddhist or just curious about different religions, the beautiful building will enlighten you in different ways. Just remember to be respectful when at a religious building. 

8. Bus Convenience

I don’t know about you, but CCK has probably the most number of buses that can lead you to almost anywhere in Singapore. If you can’t find the bus in CCK, you probably can in BP. This makes travelling around Singapore so much easier and we wouldn’t want it any other way!

9. Travelling to Zoo

Whether you’re visiting the famous Night Safari or the Singapore Zoo, the only way to get there via public transport is to take 927 from Choa Chu Kang Interchange. Yes, we’ve probably gone to the zoo so many times till we’ve memorised every exhibition there. This is what convenience does to you, no? 

10. Animal-lovers 

Just in case you didn’t know, ACRES and SPCA have all set up a place in CCK. Did the animal lover in you just squealed in excitement? You can say that CCK is the town that has the closest connection with nature. #justsaying

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An eighteen-year-old girl who is fond of words and the wonders of the world. Perpetually lost in her own thoughts, easily excitable and appreciates a great deal of humour.
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