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Choa Chu Kang
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Choa Chu Kang

Choa Chu Kang is a suburb in the north-west part of Singapore. It is known amongst travel enthusiasts for, believe it or not, its cemetery.

All feel welcomed there, because the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery caters to a number of religions including Catholicism, Protestantism and Buddhism. Services and burials are also provided for Bahais and Muslims.

Choa Chu Kang Singapore, MRT, LRT, Map & Swimming Complex

All Souls Day is celebrated by the Chinese people all over the world, including those in Choa Chu Kang. Cheng Beng, also known as the Festival of the Tombs, is held annually on April 5th for All Souls Day. The normally peaceful and tranquil cemetery awakens with life. Family members of loved ones past come out in-droves to remember those now departed. They leave food and paper money on the tombstones as offerings. However, before the offerings are presented there is a tradition of prayer and candle lighting. The festival starts bright and early and goes all day long. Take a camera and be sure to photograph all the elaborate customs and traditions.

There are many recreational reserves to enjoy during your stay in Choa Chu Kang including Choa Chu Kang Park, Tembusu Park and Limbang Park. Sports fanatics should check out the list of current events held at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium during their stay, as there are frequent events held there.

Adults can get their exercise at the Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex and the kids can expend some excess energy at the Choa Chu Kang Mega Playground. There are also two main shopping centres in Choa Chu Kang: Lot One, a large mall with many retail clothing and accessory brands; and Yew Tee Square.

The Choa Chu Kang MRT & LRT Stations and Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange are conveniently connected to one another in the town centre making travel within the township very convenient.

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