The August Build-to-Order (BTO) sales launch is here, and there are 7,862 BTO units on offer that are located across 11 projects in 8 different towns! These towns are Choa Chu Kang, Tengah, Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Geylang, Pasir Ris, and Tampines.
Do note that some projects could take longer to complete due to the calibrated restart of construction activities and the requirement for building contractors to adhere to strict safe management measures to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 at construction sites.
The application portal is open from 12 to 18 August 2020. Here is a summary of everything you need to know before making a decision!
|Town||Project Name||No. Units||Starting Prices Before Grants||Starting Prices After Grants*|
|Choa Chu Kang||Keat Hong Verge||571||2-room|
Flexi from $99,000
3-room from $164,000
4-room from $253,000
Flexi from $19,000
3-room from $89,000
4-room from $193,000
|Tengah||Parc Residences @ Tengah||1,044||2-room|
Flexi from $28,000
3-room from $123,000
4-room from $243,000
5-room from $373,000
|Woodlands||1. Champions Bliss|
2. UrbanVille @ Woodlands
Flexi from $90,000
3-room from $184,000
4-room from $276,000
5-room from $405,000
Flexi from $10,000
3-room from $109,000
4-room from $216,000
5-room from $360,000
Ang Mo Kio
|Kebun Baru Edge||380||4-room from $423,000|
5-room from $571,000
|4-room from $378,000|
5-room from $541,000
Flexi from $176,000
3-room from $302,000
4-room from $484,000
Flexi from $96,000
3-room from $242,000
4-room from $439,000
|Geylang||Dakota One||421||3-room from $355,000|
4-room from $523,000
|3-room from $295,000|
4-room from $478,000
|Pasir Ris||Costa Grove||1,070||2-room|
Flexi from $137,000
3-room from $245,000
4-room from $374,000
5-room from $493,000
Flexi from $57,000
3-room from $185,000
4-room from $329,000
5-room from $463,000
|Tampines||1. Tampines GreenCrest|
2. Tampines GreenGlade~
3. Tampines GreenOpal
|1,770||3-room from $205,000|
4-room from $311,000
5-room from $423,000
|3-room from $145,000|
4-room from $266,000
5-room from $393,000
*The starting prices of flats in the table above are based on 99-year leases. For illustration purposes, the assumed Enhanced CPF Housing Grant (EHG) amounts are:
- 2-room Flexi flat: $80,000
- 3-room flat: $75,000 in non-mature towns and $60,000 in mature towns
- 4-room flat: $60,000 in non-mature towns and $45,000 in mature towns
- 5-room flat: $45,000 in non-mature towns and $30,000 in mature towns
The actual grant amount received will depend on the buyers’ income and eligibility.
Choa Chu Kang (Non-Mature Town)
|Units offered||570 (2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room)|
|Project location||Bounded by Keat Hong Link and Choa Chu Kang Grove|
|Transport links||•Keat Hong LRT station|
|Shops/ Malls||•Lot One Shoppers’ Mall|
•Keat Hong Shopping Centre
•Teck Whye Shopping Centre
|Schools||•South View Primary School|
•Teck Whye Primary and Secondary schools
•Chua Chu Kang Secondary School
•Jurong Pioneer Junior College
•ITE College (West)
|Notable landmarks||•Choa Chu Kang Park|
•Keat Hong Military-themed playground
There are plenty of amenities near this project, such as eateries (kopitiam and even McDonalds!), clinics, a pharmacy, and even a supermarket located at the foot of the HDB blocks right across the street. The famous military-themed playground located at Keat Hong Mirage is also just a 5-minute walk away. If you love nature and the outdoors, the nearby parks and park connectors will appeal to you too.
Tengah (Non-Mature Town)
|Units offered||1,040 (2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room)|
|Project location||Tengah Park District – bounded by Tengah Park Avenue and Tengah Drive|
|Transport links||•Tengah Plantation MRT station (est. completion 2026)|
|Shops/ Malls||•Upcoming neighbourhood centre integrated with polyclinic|
|Schools||•Bukit Batok Secondary School|
•Dunearn Secondary School
•Princess Elizabeth Primary School
|Notable landmarks (Upcoming)||•Forest Corridor|
The future of green and smart living is in Tengah. One of the major upcoming attractions is a 100-metre wide and 5km long Forest Corridor. This corridor is also a rich forest habitat that will connect the Western Water Catchment Area and Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Other ‘green’ features in Tengah include spaces for community gardening and urban farming.
This town is also where the use of autonomous vehicles will be piloted to provide residents convenient first-mile-last-mile connection to key transport nodes and amenities. The upcoming Jurong Region Line and bus services will also serve the public transport needs of residents.
Commercial facilities for Tengah are being planned, to complement other shopping and dining options in nearby Bukit Batok town.
Woodlands (Non-Mature Town)
1,770 (2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room)
340 (2-room Flexi and 4-room)
Bounded by Woodlands Avenue 2 and Avenue 5
Bounded by Champions Way and Woodlands Avenue 1
Woodlands is home to many green spaces, including Admiralty Park, Vista Park, Treehaus Park, and the Woodlands Park Connector. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options also abound. In 2017, HDB announced major plans to rejuvenate Woodlands under the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme. If you buy a flat in the town, you can look forward to exciting developments such as a 1.9km long community link connecting Woodlands Central and the Woodlands Waterfront, Marsiling Park, and an integrated healthcare complex called the Woodlands Health Campus.
Ang Mo Kio (Mature Town)
|Units offered||380 (4-room, 5-room)|
|Project location||Along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and across the street from Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park|
|Transport links||•Mayflower MRT station (est. completion 2020)|
•Ang Mo Kio MRT station and bus interchange
|Shops/ Malls||•AMK Hub|
•Kebun Baru Mall, Market, and Food Centre
|Schools||•CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ Primary and Secondary Schools|
•Ang Mo Kio Primary and Secondary Schools
•Eunoia Junior College
|Notable landmarks||•Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park|
•Kebun Bahru and Ang Mo Kio Community Centres
•Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex
Mayflower station, part of the Thomson-East Coast Line, is slated to open later this year. The MRT station is just a 5-minute walk from this BTO project, providing easy access for you to reach other parts of Singapore.
The project is also situated next to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, which is a great place for you to jog, cycle or even do a spot of bird-watching. You’ll just be minutes away from enjoying the lush greenery and scenic environment that the park has to offer.
Bishan (Mature Town)
|Units offered||470 (2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room)|
|Project location||Along Kallang River and bounded by Bishan Street 11 and Braddell Road|
|Transport links||•Bishan MRT station and Bus Interchange|
•Braddell MRT station
|Shops/ Malls||Junction 8|
|Schools||•Kuo Chuan Presbytarian Primary and Secondary Schools|
•Guangyang Primary and Secondary Schools
•Raffles Institutions (Secondary and Junior College)
|Notable landmarks||•Kallang River and Park Connector|
•Bishan Sports Hall, Swimming Complex and Stadium
•Bishan Public Library and Bishan Community Club
Bishan is a bustling town with plenty of retail, dining, and recreational options. This BTO project is located in a peaceful and serene location, a bus ride away from the bustle of the town centre. For fitness enthusiasts, you can also enjoy a relaxing walk or jog along the Kallang Park Connector, located right beside the project.
Geylang (Mature Town)
|Units offered||420 (3-room, 4-room)|
|Project location||Bounded by Cassia Link, Jalan Satu, and Jalan Dua|
|Transport links||Dakota MRT station|
|Shops/ Malls||•Paya Lebar Quarter Mall|
•Paya Lebar Square
|Schools||•Kong Hwa School|
•Geylang Methodist Primary and Secondary Schools
•Broadrick Secondary School
|Notable landmarks||•Geylang Park Connector|
•Geylang East Swimming Complex
•Geylang East Public Library
Whatever your interests are, there is sure to be a recreational space for you in this town. Foodies will be happy to know that this project is near to popular food centres and a wet market. It is also located right beside Dakota MRT station, which is an MRT stop away from Paya Lebar Central. The latter is an up-and-coming sub-regional hub with commercial, retail complexes and offices. With 3 malls in the area, you can find almost everything you need without having to travel to town!
Pasir Ris (Mature Town)
|Units offered||1,070 (2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room)|
|Project location||Bounded by Pasir Ris Drive 3 and Pasir Ris Green|
|Transport links||•Pasir Ris MRT station and Bus Interchange|
|Shops/ Malls||•White Sands|
•E!Hub @ Downtown East
•Pasir Ris West Plaza
|Schools||•Elias Park Primary School|
•Hai Sing Catholic School
•Meridian Secondary School
•Tampines-Meridian Junior College
|Notable landmarks||•Pasir Ris Park|
•Pasir Ris Sports Centre
Like Woodlands, Pasir Ris is also being rejuvenated under HDB’s ROH programme. The focus of the Pasir Ris ROH is to turn the town into an ‘Urban Sanctuary’ with upgraded park spaces, better walking and cycling paths, and homes close to parks. In fact, this particular project is located right next to Pasir Ris Park!
It is also in close proximity to the Pasir Ris central area, which has a mall, library, sports centre, a bus interchange, and train station. There will also be an upcoming integrated development which will add to the convenience for you.
Tampines (Mature Town)
340 (3-room, 4-room, 5-room)
350 (4-room, 5-room)
1,070 (3-room, 4-room, 5-room)
Bounded by Tampines Street 64 and Tampines North Drive 2
Bounded by Tampines Street 64 and Tampines North Drive 1
Bounded by Tampines Street 95 and 96
Two out of the three projects are located in Tampines North, which is an extension of bustling Tampines town, while the third project is situated closer to Tampines West.
On a whole, Tampines townoffers a host of existing amenities and facilities. These include parks, park connectors, the SAFRA Clubhouse, community centres, and the popular one-stop Our Tampines Hub. You will also be spoilt for choice with the numerous shopping and dining options at the town’s 3 malls, and its numerous food centres.
These Tampines BTO projects are also located near MRT stations, which will make it super convenient for you to get around.
To help you prepare for your application, here are some useful information that you need to know beforehand!
Grants and Priority Schemes
Buyers with a household income of up to $14,000 can buy BTO flats. Eligible first-timer families can also receive up to $80,000 of housing grants. Read more about the HDB priority schemes to better your chances of getting a flat.
Your eligibility for a 2-room Flexi flat is determined after taking into account factors such as your age, the lease tenure, and whether buyers are first-timers, second-timers, or others.
Useful Tips for Flat Buyers
Before you submit your flat application, do read up more on the flat buying process and take note of the following tips:
- Information on the BTO flats on offer is available on HDB InfoWEB so you can check out all the details and apply online. You do not have to visit HDB Hub to get the information.
- If you do not have Internet access, do try to seek support from family and friends instead of visiting HDB Hub or Branches. Those who need assistance, especially seniors, may call the HDB Sales/ Resale Customer Service Line at 1800 – 866 3066 for assistance.
- Consider applying for a BTO flat in non-mature towns to enjoy a higher chance of success in securing a flat
- You can only apply for flat type/ category in 1 town
- Regular updates on the application numbers for the various flat types/ towns will be published on the HDB InfoWEB, so do check for updates before submitting your application
- If you wish to take up an HDB housing loan for your flat purchase, a valid HDB Loan Eligibility (HLE) Letter is required when you book a flat. Do check your loan eligibility and apply for an HLE letter.
Applicants are shortlisted using a computer ballot; they are not processed on a first-come-first-served basis. So there is no need to rush to submit your application!