Choa Chu Kang: Explore this unusual but underrated corner of north-western Singapore

By Ruth Loh Xiu / EdgeProp Singapore | July 9, 2019 4:30 PM SGT
Ask any Singaporean what is their favourite local park and many will say “East Coast” without hesitation. You’d be hard-pressed to find this 185 ha seafront property – synonymous with fun and fresh air – not thrumming with life, especially on weekends.
If you’re tired of the crowds and congestion, you can consider visiting the much smaller but nature filled: Choa Chu Kang Park. We'll tell you why its worth a visit in just a bit.
Firstly, Choa Chu Kang Park is very accessible and just a 10 minutes walk from Choa Chu Kang MRT Station. At 11 ha, this peaceful park is a mere smidgen compared to East Coast Park, but the impressive amount of fresh greenery and number of mature trees more than makes up for its size.
Choa Chu Kang Park has four different areas and is home to diverse birdlife. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth
Choa Chu Kang Park is clean and filled with soothing greenery. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth
Singapore is often so densely populated that it could trigger agoraphobia (a fear of crowds) for some, but Choa Chu Kang Park, is blissfully not one of them. The park was astonishingly devoid of people on a lazy Sunday afternoon with just one child frolicking in the sandpit, a smattering of diners quietly sitting under the fans of the park’s outdoor café, and one tiny dog sauntering confidently along the park’s vast pathways with his mom and dad.
Beyond its quiet façade, glimmering with many shades of emerald, Choa Chu Kang Park is home to a bevy of beautiful activities. These are just four of them.

Activity 1

You can grow your own herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers at one of Choa Chu Kang Park’s 40 allotment plots in its Allotment Garden. Each plot stretches 2.5 metres by one metre in the style of a raised planter bed and costs $57 for three years (before GST, of course). All the plots have been rented so keep a keen...