When you think of convenience, the west side of Singapore probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, many of the towns in the west have been designed to be self-contained – which means that you can live there without ever needing to venture out of the area.
Tucked away in the west side of Singapore, Choa Chu Kang is a satellite town bordered by Sungei Kadut, Tengah, Bukit Panjang, and Bukit Batok. The Kranji Expressway also runs through Choa Chu Kang.
What’s great about Choa Chu Kang?
1. Housing prices
It isn’t big news that property prices in Singapore are amongst the highest in the world. As of 2019, the only country with higher property prices is Hong Kong.
Buying a house is a massive financial undertaking, one that most people have to spend years paying off. Fortunately, property prices in Choa Chu Kang are amongst the lowest in the country. This could be due to Choa Chu Kang’s relative isolation from the city centre and the Central Business District, although this might change with the upcoming Jurong Region Line.
2. Upcoming developments
Although naysayers may tout the lack of accessibility as a reason for the low prices, they might be singing a different tune in the years to come. The government has plans to build the Jurong Region Line in the near future, which will make Choa Chu Kang a lot more accessible in time to come.
When Tengah is further developed, Choa Chu Kang will also have close access to one of the newest Smart Towns in Singapore, allowing citizens to make use of all the new facilities and amenities.
Lot 1 is a shopping mall that is located right beside Choa Chu Kang MRT. All three major mobile coverage providers, Singtel, Starhub and M1, can be found in Lot 1, so you don’t have to travel too far to address any issues that may arise with your data plans. When it comes to retail options and food offerings, you won’t be disappointed too.
An added bonus is that the bus interchange is located only a short walk away from Lot 1, making it easily accessible to the public.
If you prefer someplace different, you can also head to Yew Tee Square.
Apart from the wide variety of food found at Lot 1, there are several hidden food gems to be found in Choa Chu Kang.
For one, CCK 302 Foodhouse’s Mee Pok has become one of the residential favourites over the years thanks to its vinegar-laced sauce.
The famous Ah Boy Chicken Rice can also be found in Choa Chu Kang’s V6 Food Court. It has been said to be amongst local celebrity chef Eric Teo’s favourite dishes in Singapore.
If you happen to be in Choa Chu Kang, there are a few things that you can do in the neighbouring areas that you can’t do anywhere else in Singapore. The goat farm in Lim Chu Kang allows you to get up close and personal with baby goats, and you can even feed them for a small price.
Sungei Buloh Nature reserve in Kranji is also a great place to visit for nature lovers. If you intend to visit, be sure to bring along plenty of insect repellent!
Which properties in Choa Chu Kang can I consider?
Some of the notable properties in Choa Chu Kang are located next to the MRT station.
Properties such as Northvale, which is a 4 minute walk away from Choa Chu Kang MRT, allows for easy access to public transport.
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