A modern township on Singapore’s naturally resplendent western side, Choa Chu Kang has mega shopping malls, leafy parks and fine-dining restaurants. It also boasts convenient access to some of Singapore’s biggest wildlife and cultural attractions, along with serene reservoirs and rivers.
Shoppers will appreciate Choa Chu Kang’s retails opportunities, especially the main shopping mall, Lot One. Browse through almost 150 retail outlets covering homewares and furniture, sports apparel, technology, books and fashion. Lot One also features a bustling food court, public library, arcade and rooftop garden with playgrounds.
There are multiple parks throughout Choa Chu Kang, including Tembusu Park, Limbang Park and Stagmont Park. However, the most inviting is Choa Chu Kang Park, which boasts 11 hectares of soft grass, multiple themed playgrounds, footpaths and outdoor exercising equipment. You’ll find Choa Chu Kang Stadium nearby, which hosts athletics competitions, and Choa Chu Kang Sports Centre with its indoor sporting courts.
Looking to learn about the local culture? Check out Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple, where you can watch or join evening chants, get an introduction to Buddhism or enjoy Vipassana meditation. Afterwards, you can walk over to Hong Kiat Seafood Restaurant for delicious Asian-style seafood, before enjoying gourmet ice cream from Sticks N’ Stones.
You can easily venture out of Choa Chu Kang to experience some of Singapore’s top sights, such as Singapore Zoo. This world-famous rainforest zoo is only 15 minutes’ drive away and features over 2,800 animals, including red river hogs, pygmy hippos, otters and sun bears. About seven kilometres south of Choa Chu Kang is the Science Centre Singapore, which wows kids with interactive science shows and exhibits.
Choa Chu Kang is serviced by multiple MRT and LRT train lines, along with regular bus services. Attractions are spaced out, so it’s best to use public transport or catch taxis.
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