Bishan has come out of a 14-year long BTO hibernation with a bang. Prior to the August and November 2020 BTO launches, the last Bishan BTO flat launch was way back in 2006.
The November 2020 Bishan BTO flats feature 1,522 units across 2-room Flexi, 3-room, and 4-room flat types. These BTO flats will be close to Bishan MRT station and the Central Expressway (CTE), in an estate brimming with amenities.
If you’re lucky enough to get hold of a Bishan Ridges unit, here’s what you can expect.
November 2020 Bishan BTO overview (Bishan Ridges)
November 2020 Bishan BTO
Bishan BTO address
Bishan street 13 and 14
No. of units
2-room Flexi, 3-room, and 4-room flat
Bishan MRT, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Kallang River, Bishan ActiveSG Stadium, Bishan Sports Hall, Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls' Secondary, Catholic High School, Ai Tong School
Bishan BTO location map
November 2020 Bishan BTO flats Location Map (Image credit: HDB)
What to expect from the November 2020 Bishan BTO flats (Bishan Ridges)
1) Near to Bishan MRT station and the Central Expressway (CTE)
Bishan is right in the heart of Singapore (geographically, at least), and these new BTO flats are right in the heart of Bishan. Location-wise, this makes this particular Bishan BTO launch very attractive.
Bishan MRT Station will be only 500 metres away from the November 2020 BTO flats, serving as an interchange for the North-South Line (NSL) and Circle Line (CCL). Orchard Road is only five 5 stops away from Bishan MRT, and it takes just 30 minutes to get to the CBD.
For drivers, the BTO flats are a 5-minute drive to the Central Expressway (CTE)
Apart from providing convenient access to the CBD and Orchard, the CTE will also link residents to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), the Seletar Expressway (SLE), and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE).
2) Kallang River, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and more scenic spots to unwind
For those who appreciate nature and greenery as much as the convenience of nearby transport, sports and recreational amenities, fret not: there are many scenic spots where future residents can unwind as well.
If you’re looking to escape unwind from the hustle and bustle of busy Bishan, you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the Kallang River, which will be almost right at your doorstep.
Venture along the Kallang River for about 700 metres and you’ll find yourself at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, a dog-friendly park filled with great food and family activities.
3) Many sports amenities and popular schools in the area
Bishan ActiveSG Stadium, Bishan Sports Hall, and Bishan Swimming Complex
Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ Secondary and Raffles Junior College
Ai Tong School
For sports enthusiasts, Bishan ActiveSG Stadium, Bishan Sports Hall, and Bishan Swimming Complex are only 300 metres away.
Looking for community-based sports activities? You can sign up for neighbourhood exercise classes or enrichment programs at the Bishan Community Club—just 500 metres away.
Parents-to-be will also be pleased to know that there are a number of well-known schools in the area. Top schools like Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls’ Secondary, Catholic High, Ai Tong School, and Raffles Junior College are all nearby.
November 2020 Bishan BTO Review (Bishan Ridges)
1,522 BTO flats will be launched, which is considered a generous supply for high number for a BTO project. That said, competition for the Bishan BTO flats is still expected to be stiff.
After all, we’re talking about a BTO project that’s
in a prime estate in Singapore
among the first few launches in the estate after 14 years
close to the MRT and key amenities
near to many popular schools
Competition aside, you can expect to pay a hefty premium for these flats even if you do get lucky!
Bishan BTO price: How do they compare?
Bishan BTO Flat Type (Nov 2020)
Price (Excluding Grants)
2-room Flexi (38 sqm, 40-year lease)
$121,000 - $139,000
2-room Flexi (48 sqm, 40-year lease)
$151,000 - $179,000
$374,000 - $470,000
$528,000 - $679,000
Many expected the Bishan BTO prices to be the most expensive for this launch. However, they turned out to be cheaper than the Toa Payoh / Bidadari BTO flats. There are also some 1,222 4-room units, which is great news for families.
More FAQ related to HDB BTO launches
When can you apply for Bishan BTO?
You can only apply for BTO flats in February, May, August and/or November. If there is a Bishan BTO project during those quarterly sales launches, you can apply.
What is unique about Bishan HDB flats?
Bishan is a popular estate for HDB flats because it is known for having high resale value. HDB resale flats in Bishan have even crossed the million-dollar mark. Read more about million-dollar HDB flats here.
How does BTO balloting work?
Once applications close, HDB uses a computerised ballot system to randomly assign queue numbers. When and whether or not you get to pick your flat depends on your ballot number. Those under priority schemes may get multiple chances, but there is no way to advance earlier in the queue to pick first. Read about HDB balloting here.
How long does a BTO take to complete?
HDB estimates that BTO flats take about three years to complete. Due to COVID-19, however, HDB announced that some projects may be delayed for up to nine months.
While you’re here, why not learn more about the other November 2020 BTO estates?
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