Choa Chu Kang And Lim Chu Kang
Choa Chu Kang and Lim Chu Kang derived their names from the village settlements that sprang out in the northwestern part of Singapore following the proliferation of gambier and pepper plantations in the area during the early 19th century. Since then, the area has witnessed significant changes. Today, Choa Chu Kang is a modern, self-sufficient new town, while Lim Chu Kang is Singapore’s agrotechnology hub and eco-tourism destination.
Discover more about the two chukangs and their histories through this story map.
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This story map does not show a comprehensive coverage of the places of interest in Choa Chu Kang and Lim Chu Kang.
The title of the base map used in this story map is the Singapore Topographical Map (1987).
This story map used related articles in Infopedia, HistorySG, BiblioAsia, and Roots as references. It also consulted the following materials: Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics (2013), What’s in the Name?: How the Streets and Villages in Singapore Got Their Names (2018), Keat Hong Community Centre Heritage webpage (2022), Central water catchment, Lim Chu Kang, north-eastern islands, Tengah, western islands, western water catchment planning areas: Planning report 1997 (1998), Choa Chu Kang planning area: Planning report 1996 (1996), Housing Development Board webpage on Choa Chu Kang (2020), Remember Singapore website, and Mothership’s “Ever wonder why Choa Chu Kang is called Choa Chu Kang?” article.