Size & Population 6 Sq Km with an estimated 110,000 residents.
About There are seven sub-zones in Chua Chu Kang; Teck Whye, Keat Hong, Central, Peng Siang, Kranji, Yew Tee and Pang Sua.
The Choa Chu Kang New Town is bounded by Woodlands Road, Choa Chu Kang Way, the Kranji Expressway and the Choa Chu Kang road. Out of the 580 hectares of land space, 52% is residential estates where some 3500 units of flats have been built to accommodate the town’s population. Majority of its flats are namely 4 rooms to 5 rooms, although there are some 4,700 units of executive type flats.
Like many developed New Towns here in Singapore, all its amenities can be found within the close proximity to each other. Lot 1, a local shopping mall in the area, is situated within walking distance to the Choa Chu Kang MRT and Bus interchange
History The name Chua Chu Kang is from 'Kang Chu'. In the early 19th century, this area used to be infested with tigers. Back then, the Sultan of Johore allowed Chinese immigrants known as 'Kang Chu's' to plant gambier and paper along the river bank. 'Kang' means river in Hokkien while 'Chu' was the clan name of the first headman in charge of the plantations there. It was a Chinese farming district with predominantly Teochews settlers.
Residential Lots of HDB units available in this area. A new sports complex has been built in Chua Chu Kang Town.
Transportation The town is served namely by the Choa Chu Kang MRT Station as well as the neighbouring Yew Tee MRT stations. The town is also closely connected to another small town called Bukit Panjang via the LRT system.