Choa Chu Kang
Facts and Figures
Choa Chu Kang New Town has an estimated HDB resident population of 161,100 and we manage 42,393 flats in the town (as of 31 March 2015).
The town consists of seven neighbourhoods including Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee and Teck Whye.
History of Choa Chu Kang
The name Choa Chu Kang was derived from the Teochew word "kang chu". The plantation owners were known as Kangchu - the word "kang" means river and "chu" is the clan name of the first headman in charge of the plantations in the area. The river banks of Choa Chu Kang had gambier and pepper planted along it.
Evolving Through The Years
Choa Chu Kang New town’s first neighbourhood was completed in 1977 at Teck Whye Avenue. Design motifs and features reminiscent of its rural past bring a touch of nostalgia to the designs of many HDB blocks.
The old attap houses, street hawkers and kampungs in the area have long disappeared and Choa Chu Kang has since evolved into a modern housing estate with ample community and recreational facilities.
Choa Chu Kang Park is a favourite amongst residents on weekends, and visitors can walk through the remnants of the old fruit tree plantations and get closer to nature. The park also has a small skate park and a wide range of fitness stations.