Choa Chu Kang (officially identified as the Choa Chu Kang New City and historically known as Chua Chu Kang) is a significant residential town and neighborhood and is a suburban region in the Western region of Singapore. Initially a kampong town, the area has been swiftly built under the aspirations of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) to convert it into a contemporary township. The place now consists of seven neighborhoods, including three huge ones: Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee and Teck Whye.
Choa Chu Kang's name is derived from its historical core at the former site of Chua Chu Kang Town situated near the junction of Choa Chu Kang Road and Jalan Sungei Poyan, currently occupied by the grounds of the National Shooting Centre which comes under the purview of Singapore Shooting Association. The name started to be used to the common place around the village when Choa Chu Kang Street, a significant arterial road connecting the village to Upper Bukit Timah Road towards the east was built.
In the 19th century, China immigration to plant gambier and pepper along the river bank of Choa Chu Kang, although many moved to Johor to the north at the motivation of the Temenggong of Johor. The plantation farm oweners were known as Kangchu - the phrase "kang" indicates river and "chu" indicates "owner" or "lord", referring to the headman in charge of the plantations in the place. "Choa" is the clan name of the first headman.
The bus interchange currently only has 12 services; 11 of which are SMRT Buses (including 3 intra-town services), the other a special free shuttle to Qian Hu Fish Farm. Typically passenger traffic is often very high in morning and evening peak hours.
Northern Southern MRT Line :
Bus Services :
Bus services are available at the Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange which is connected to the Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT Station and the town's central shopping mall Lot One Shoppers' mall. It was started in 1990 with 12 bus services, all managed under SMRT Organization. Bus services at the interchange allow citizens from Choa Chu Kang New City to travel to other areas, including the Central Place while some are particularly used to journey around the Choa Chu Kang town and even to Yew Tee.
The bus interchange currently only has 12 services; 11 of which are SMRT Buses (including 3 intra-town services), the other special free shuttle taxi to Qian Hu Fish Farm. Generally passenger traffic is often very great in morning time and evening peak hours.
Choa Chu Kang New City is connected to the Main Place and to the other collections on the MRT/LRT program (to the East-West Range at Jurong Eastern Place, to the Group Range at Bishan Place, and the Northern Eastern Range at Dhoby Ghaut Station) through the North Southern line (NSL) at Choa Chu Kang Station (NS4) situated at Choa Chu Kang City Center. It usually requires an hour for travelers to travel from Choa Chu Kang to the Main Place. The station is currently managed by SMRT Organization.
Bukit Panjang LRT Line :
The intra-town Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) program is a 7.8 km light rail line that provides to the city center and to the nearby city of Bukit Panjang, hence the line's name. It is a completely robotic voice, and its rolling stock is provided under the style of the Bombardier Innovia APM 100. The system is currently managed by SMRT Organization.
Places of Attraction :
Choa Chu Kang Park :
A major park of the town located in the northern part of Choa Chu Kang.
Choa Chu Kang Stadium :
It is a town's major stadium which became a venue for the practice during the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex :
A sub-venue of Choa Chu Kang stadium located in Yew Tee and the town's only swimming complex.
Camel Rushing has a long custom among the Bedouin who arrange events with a huge number of camels across wide areas of wasteland. Including to the shout of enjoyment are the a huge number of viewers who race together with in their four-wheel pushes.