Kovan MRT (NE13) is an underground MRT station serving the southern part of Hougang town. It sees moderately high footfalls due to several condominiums, landed properties and HDB flats. Kovan district has a high Teochew influence and there are plenty of Teochew style eateries around the vicinity of the station. Kovan is also seeing an uprising of upmarket restaurants and novelty cafes catered towards the millennials and tenants in the area. Lola's Cafe, Sunday Market and Flavour Flings are the more popular go-to eateries and Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre sees a long queue during dinner hours. Next to Kovan MRT station is the Heartland Mall, which consists of 4 floors with notable tenants such as Cold Storage supermarket, Popular bookstore, KFC, Yoshinoya and Sakae Sushi. The large Kovan Market and Food Centre is also in the vicinity of Kovan MRT station, serving up popular hawker fares and is often packed during lunch and dinner hours.
Parents can consider enrolling their students into Yuying Secondary School, Holy Innocents' High School, Monfort Secondary as well as Xinmin Secondary if they are looking for schools located near Kovan MRT. As for primary schools, Xinmin Primary School, Xinghua Primary School and Yio Chu Kang Primary School are some of the examples that one could look at.
Located just right now Kovan MRT is Heartland Mall, which serves the neighbourhood of Kovan. It is a relatively small mall however, but consists of sufficient shops and stores that can cater to basic needs such as grocery shopping, dining as well as shopping for necessities.
Lola's Cafe and Ice Edge Cafe are some of the cafes that are located just a stone's throw away from Kovan MRT that have managed to gain a huge following through its hearty savouries and stellar sweets. Tian Wai Tian Fishhead Steamboat is also another store that offers a large variety of local 'zi char', as well as its excellent fish head steamboat that one surely would not want to miss out on.
If one is looking for some family/team bonding over here, Kovan Sports Centre is a place to go to as it offers activities such as futsal and water soccer. Tachinomiya, cited as Singapore's first Japanese bar, is also located within Heartland Mall as one could venture into Japanese street food and drinks till late.
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