4 Dec 2020: This is the little HDB estate that could. It started in 1979 with nothing much but a lone block – Block 101 – and a single main road leading out to civilization. From there grew a bustling, close-knit neighbourhood with a distinctive old-school charm. People come from all corners of the island for its hawker fare, and its Chinese New Year bazaar, the largest among all heartland bazaars, is also a huge festive draw. The centre feels almost like a time warp, and you will find lots of quaint businesses from the 90s. However, it will also surprise you with the hip new concepts sprouting amidst all the retro-offerings. Chong Pang is slated for a major redevelopment come 2022 – soak in the sights, sounds and experiences while you can.
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