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Discovering CCK Town

Discovering CCK Town: Green Spots for a Better Life

Green Spots for Great R&R

Nature Therapy in Your Backyard

Step Up with Nature!

Blessed with abundant scenery, CCK Town has some of the country’s best parks. Head out for some relaxing nature therapy to breathe in the fresh air and bask in the greenery.

In this 3-parter series, we will explore some of the fun trails you can enjoy in our beautiful green town.

Green Spots for Great R&R

Nature helps us bond better with one another and the world at large. Research has shown that residents who live in estates with more greenery around them spend more time socialising with one another and enjoy a better quality of life.

So, in this finale of our 3-parter series on how to benefit from the lush greenery in CCK Town, we take you to green spots where you can spend quality time relaxing and bonding with your loved ones.

Check these out for some much-needed R&R (rest & relaxation)!

Community gardens

Community gardens are great places to get some Vitamin D in the sunshine, pick up a new hobby and get to know your neighbours.

Even for those without green thumbs, just bring along your favourite drink and a ‘kaki’ (meaning friend in Malay) or two, and have a good time nurturing your friendship amid blossoming plants.

Explore the rooftop community garden in West Ridges at Block 440, Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 (above)

Admire the colourful edible fruits and vegetables (see above) growing at Block 489, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 in Sunshine Gardens.

BBQ in the great outdoors

Enjoy a meal with great company among lush greenery.

With no more pandemic restrictions, it’s time to bring back those barbeque parties with your clan.

Grill your favourite meats and more at this BBQ pit at Teck Whye Garden (above) near Block 132, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1.

This BBQ pit at Tembusu Park, opposite Block 276, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 is near a supermarket in case you need to top up ingredients for the grill!

Places to bond with your fur-babies

(Photo credit: NParks)

Hey, fur-parents, Bukit Gombak Park has a dog run with a gentle slope (pictured below). There, you can let your four-legged fur kids race around unleashed while you sit back to relax and catch up with fellow dog lovers.

With plentiful green spots, you can rest & relax with family & friends in CCK Town. Be sure to check them out this weekend!

Nature Therapy in Your Backyard

Sometimes, the best things in life are free!

In this 2nd of our 3-parter series, we reveal some of the glories of Nature your neighbours have discovered in various parts of CCK Town.

Brickland

All it takes, sometimes, to enjoy the wonders of nature is for you to just gaze out of your window! This beautiful fluffy formation (see below) called altocumulus clouds was spotted over Choa Chu Kang Grove by Keat Hong resident Jonathan Woo.

188 endangered trees were planted here 3 years ago as part of the One Million Trees movement. The trees included pometia pinnata (nickname island lychee) and sandoricum koetjape which bears ball-shaped yellow or brownish fruits that resemble the langsat and mangosteen.

Research has shown that spending time in nature or even looking at nature can help to improve one’s emotional and physical well-being. It can reduce blood pressure, muscle tension and production of stress hormones.

Chua Chu Kang

Keeping your eyes peeled when taking a stroll in Choa Chu Kang Park may bring surprises. Hong Kah North resident Janet Tan found this little critter (below) carrying a leaf.

Bukit Gombak

Little Guilin in Bukit Batok Town Park is a popular relaxing and photo spot for residents.

Linger for a while longer and you may spot a red dragonfly taking a breather on a terrapin’s back like Hong Kah North resident Foong Thai Kwong did.

Keat Hong

Birds, crocodiles, mudskippers and other animals are regular sightings at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

However, if you are as lucky as Bukit Gombak resident Myron Tay, maybe, you can spot an otter (or two) catching forty winks (pictured below).

Hong Kah North

These amazing glow-in-the-dark mushrooms (pictured below) had been spotted by photography enthusiasts in Bukit Batok Hillside Park.

CCK resident Bryan Goh braved the dark one day to capture these beauties.

Nature’s best trails

Did you know by participating in the National Steps Challenge, you can earn rewards such as shopping vouchers while staying fit?

To stay active and healthy, everyone is encouraged to clock at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity and 5,000 steps daily under the revised Singapore Physical Activity Guidelines.

Why not hit some of these trails below to clock your steps (and earn your rewards) while enjoying our beautiful parks?

Keat Hong: Kranji Marshes

Panorama of Kranji Marshes and Kranji Reservoir from Raptor Tower. Photo by Yong Kuo Hoong
Raptor Tower (Photo credit: NParks)

Get a workout by heading out along New Tiew Woods to look for woodpeckers and monitor lizards or ascend Raptor Tower for a panoramic view of Kranji Marshes and Kranji Reservoir.

Hong Kah North: Park near Block 461C, Bukit Batok West Avenue 6

Ease yourself into the National Steps Challenge with a stroll around this flat park. Photo by CCKTC.

For those who need to ease themselves into a more active lifestyle, take a stroll around this small park near Block 461C at Bukit Batok West Avenue 6.

Choa Chu Kang estate: Choa Chu Kang Park

Check out the forested areas around the playground. Photo by Guo Shun.

Take a stroll in the forested area bordering Choa Chu Kang Park and find yourself among the remnants of the old fruit tree plantations. Go bird-spotting and see if you can locate the small stream in the park.

Brickland: Keat Hong Garden

Take a brisk walk around Keat Hong Garden. Photo by CCKTC.

A brisk walk around Keat Hong Garden will net you 1,500 steps. An easy and relaxing path with no elevation which is perfect for residents just embarking on their National Steps Challenge for the first time.

Bukit Gombak: Bukit Gombak Park

Enjoy nature in Bukit Gombak Park. Photo by Lee Ting Leow

Enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding forest and greenery by going on a 400m-looped hill trek in the park. Swing by the butterfly garden and see how many species of butterflies (and their young) you can spot.

Photo by Baskarasethupathy Swaminathan