May 2022 HDB BTO Launch Review: Bukit Merah, Jurong West, Queenstown, Toa Payoh, Yishun

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May 2022 HDB BTO Launch Review: Bukit Merah, Jurong West, Queenstown, Toa Payoh, Yishun
May 2022 HDB BTO Launch Review: Bukit Merah, Jurong West, Queenstown, Toa Payoh, Yishun

The details of the HDB BTO May 2022 launch have been released! And this time, we have many projects located in some of Singapore’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, including Bukit Merah, Queenstown and Toa Payoh.

A total of 4,583 BTO flats will be available in HDB towns/estates such as Bukit Merah, Jurong West, Queenstown, Toa Payoh and Yishun. Additionally, in August 2022, HDB will offer about 6,300 to 6,800 BTO flats in towns/estates such as Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Queenstown and Woodlands. This figure is subject to change as additional project information becomes available, nearer to the launch date.

If you would like to know more about the upcoming HDB BTO units, visit the HDB InfoWEB. HDB will continue to monitor the housing demand and make necessary adjustments to its plans.

In other news, HDB, Sport Singapore and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that about 1,660 HDB BTO flats will be launched in Farrer Park within the next three years. The HDB project will have integrated sports and recreational facilities. With the site’s desirable location and amazing connectivity to multiple MRT lines, we bet this project is something everyone’s going to look out for in the coming years.

Now, let’s see what’s up for grabs in this May 2022 HDB BTO exercise!

May 2022 HDB BTO Launch Overview

May 2022 HDB BTO launch estate

Unit mix

Units available

Bukit Merah

3-room, 4-room

1,669

Jurong West

2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room

867

Queenstown

3-room, 4-room

385

Toa Payoh

2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room

1,016

Yishun

2-room Flexi, 4-room, 5-room

646

In this May 2022 HDB BTO launch, there are launches in three highly sought-after mature towns — Bukit Merah, Queenstown and Toa Payoh.

As usual, competition is expected to be fierce for mature estate launches. The BTO projects in Bukit Merah and Queenstown are launched under the Prime Location Housing (PLH) model. On the other hand, Jurong West and Yishun are two non-mature estates which are relatively established and have a plethora of amenities.

All the launches are located within easy walking distance of MRT stations that connect directly to the CBD without the need to change trains, making them potentially more attractive for those who work in the city.

If the May 2022 BTO launches aren’t your cup of tea, maybe you’ll be more interested in the 6,000 HDB BTO flats that will be built on the existing Keppel Club site. These flats are slated for launch in the next three years. As of now, HDB has not confirmed whether the PLH model will be applied to the flats on the Keppel Club site.

Related article: Greater Southern Waterfront: Here’s Everything We Know so Far about the Area (Including the 6,000 Upcoming BTO Flats)

Bukit Merah Ridge Bukit Merah May 2022 HDB BTO Review

Name of the Bukit Merah HDB BTO May 2022 Projects

Bukit Merah Ridge

Address

Bounded by Bukit Merah View, Henderson Road, Tiong Bahru Road, and Lower Delta Road

Unit mix

3-room, 4-room

Price

From $377,000 (3-room), from $540,000 (4-room)

Nearest MRT

Redhill (East West Line) and Tiong Bahru (East West Line)

Nearby amenities

Tiong Bahru Plaza, Delta Sports Hall, Delta Swimming Complex, Leng Kee Community Club, Bukit Merah Community Centre, Henderson Community Club, Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre

Nearby schools

Gan Eng Seng Secondary School, Crescent Girls’ Secondary School, Alexandra Primary School, Gan Eng Seng Primary School, Bukit Merah Secondary School, Zhangde Primary School

Bukit Merah Ridge Bukit Merah May 2022 HDB BTO Map

Location of Bukit Merah Ridge Feb 2022 Bukit Merah BTO flats, bounded by Bukit Merah View, Henderson Road, Tiong Bahru Road, and Lower Delta Road. Source: HDB
Location of Bukit Merah Ridge Feb 2022 Bukit Merah BTO flats, bounded by Bukit Merah View, Henderson Road, Tiong Bahru Road, and Lower Delta Road. Source: HDB

The Bukit Merah Ridge HDB BTO May 2022 launch consists of 443 3-room and 1,226 4-room flats. The site is nestled in between Bukit Merah View, Henderson Road, Tiong Bahru Road, and Lower Delta Road. The nearest MRT station Tiong Bahru will be located about 5 minutes’ walk away.

This site is ideal for anyone working in the CBD, with Raffles Place MRT station being only three or four stops away. Future residents of Bukit Merah Ridge are also a stone’s throw away from the hip Tiong Bahru lifestyle area with its many cafes and eateries.

With only 3-room and 4-room flats up for grabs, the Bukit Merah May 2022 BTO launch is likely to be sought after by couples without kids and smaller households. For those with children, there are numerous schools located within walking distance, including Crescent Girls’ Secondary School and Gan Eng Seng Primary and Secondary Schools.

The other Bukit Merah project has been shifted to the August 2022 HDB BTO launch. This launch will be built on 3.7ha of land, including the area Alexandra Post Office currently occupies. Stay tuned for that!

Can’t wait for the Bukit Merah May 2022 BTO project to be built? Browse HDB resale flats in Bukit Merah on PropertyGuru.

Lakeside View Jurong West May 2022 HDB BTO Review

Name of the Jurong West HDB BTO May 2022 Project

Lakeside View

Address

Bounded by Yuan Ching Road and Kang Ching Road

Unit mix

2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room

Price

From $107,000 (2-room Flexi), from $215,000 (3-room), from $320,000 (4-room), from $412,000 (5-room)

Nearest MRT

Lakeside (East West Line)

Nearby amenities

Taman Jurong Community Club, Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre

Nearby schools

Yuan Ching Secondary School, Lakeside Primary School, Boon Lay Garden Primary School, Rulang Primary School, Shuqun Primary School, Yuhua Secondary School

Lakeside View Jurong West May 2022 HDB BTO Map

Location of Lakeside View May 2022 Jurong West BTO flats, bounded by Yuan Ching Road and Kang Ching Road. Source: HDB
Location of Lakeside View May 2022 Jurong West BTO flats, bounded by Yuan Ching Road and Kang Ching Road. Source: HDB

Located a stone’s throw from Jurong Lake Gardens, the Jurong West May 2022 HDB BTO project is at the intersection of Yuan Ching Road and Kang Ching Road, which looks set to benefit from the development of the scenic Jurong Lake District.

The Government intends to expand transport networks and the number of homes and jobs in the area over the next decade, boosting the investment potential of flats in the vicinity.

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Lakeside View is about 8 minutes’ walk from Lakeside MRT station, which connects directly to Raffles Place MRT station and is just two stops away from Jurong East, which is now a major commercial district thanks to the presence of malls such as Jem, Westgate and Jcube.

Families with kids can choose from numerous schools located within walking distance, including Yuan Ching Secondary School and Lakeside Primary School, just to mention a few.

With a total of 1,016 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats up for grabs, the Lakeside View Jurong West May 2022 HDB BTO launch is a relatively big one that could see demand from a variety of household sizes. If you don’t mind living in the west and are looking for affordable housing with good public transport connectivity, Lakeside View could be an ideal future home for you.

Can’t wait for the Jurong West May 2022 BTO project to be built? Browse HDB resale flats in Jurong West on PropertyGuru.

Ghim Moh Ascent Queenstown May 2022 HDB BTO Review

Name of the Queenstown HDB BTO May 2022 Project

Ghim Moh Ascent

Address

Bounded by Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Close, and the Rail Corridor

Unit mix

3-room, 4-room

Price

From $369,000 (3-room), from $511,000 (4-room)

Nearest MRT

Buona Vista (East West Line / Circle Line)

Nearby amenities

Ulu Pandan Community Club, The Star Vista, Holland Village, Rochester Park

Nearby schools

Anglo-Chinese School (International), Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Fairfield Methodist Primary School, Fairfield Methodist Secondary School

Ghim Moh Ascent Queenstown May 2022 HDB BTO Map

Location of Ghim Moh Ascent May 2022 Queenstown BTO flats, bounded by Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Close, and the Rail Corridor. Source: HDB
Location of Ghim Moh Ascent May 2022 Queenstown BTO flats, bounded by Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Close, and the Rail Corridor. Source: HDB

Bounded by Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Close, and the Rail Corridor, Ghim Moh Ascent is located just 5 minutes’ walk from Buona Vista MRT station on the East West line. The Queenstown HDB BTO May 2022 project is likely to see huge demand from buyers who wish to live in a city fringe neighbourhood that offers easy access to popular schools such as ACS (Independent) and ACS (International).

Related article: 11 Popular Primary Schools in Singapore and Properties Within 1km of Them

The Ghim Moh Ascent Queenstown May 2022 BTO launch consists of 867 flats, of which 196 are 3-room flats and 671 are 4-room flats. Due to the flat mix of 3-room and 4-room flats, the HDB BTO project is likely to be popular with smaller households.

For the working adults who work in the one-north area, living in Ghim Moh Ascent is a boon. The Star Vista and Holland Village are also nearby, giving residents access to many F&B and entertainment options.

Can’t wait for the Queenstown May 2022 BTO project to be built? Browse HDB resale flats in Queenstown on PropertyGuru.

Kim Keat Heights Toa Payoh May 2022 HDB BTO Review

Name of the Toa Payoh HDB BTO May 2022 Project

Kim Keat Heights

Address

Bounded by Lorong 6 Toa Payoh and Lorong 7 Toa Payoh

Unit mix

2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room

Price

From $162,000 (2-room Flexi), from $289,000 (3-room), from $420,000 (4-room)

Nearest MRT

Braddell (North South Line)

Nearby amenities

Toa Payoh East Community Club, Toa Payoh Central Community Club, Toa Payoh South Community Club, Toa Payoh Polyclinic, Toa Payoh Public Library, Toa Payoh Mall

Nearby schools

Pei Chun Public School, First Toa Payoh Primary School, Beatty Secondary School, Kheng Cheng School

Kim Keat Heights Toa Payoh May 2022 HDB BTO Map

Location of Kim Keat Heights May 2022 Toa Payoh BTO flats, bounded by Lorong 7 and Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Kim Keat Heights. Source: HDB
Location of Kim Keat Heights May 2022 Toa Payoh BTO flats, bounded by Lorong 7 and Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Kim Keat Heights. Source: HDB

Located at the intersection of Lorong 6 Toa Payoh and Lorong 7 Toa Payoh, the May 2022 Toa Payoh HDB BTO project is located about 12 minutes’ walk from Braddell MRT station, which connects directly to Raffles Place MRT station in 19 minutes.

Unlike the other projects, Kim Keat Heights is not that near to an MRT station. However, Toa Payoh is generally well-serviced by buses. As seen from the map, there are also many amenities surrounding the Kim Keat Heights flats.

Future residents will enjoy close proximity to a number of markets and food centres with a variety of popular eateries, as well as three community clubs.

The Toa Payoh May 2022 HDB BTO launch is expected to be in high demand due to its prime location in a popular mature estate. Although there is a selection of 2-room Flexi, 3-room and 4-room flats up for grabs, the Kim Keat Heights launch consists of only 385 units, so competition will be stiff.

Can’t wait for the Toa Payoh May 2022 BTO project to be built? Browse HDB resale flats in Toa Payoh on PropertyGuru.

Yishun Beacon Yishun May 2022 HDB BTO Review

Name of the Yishun HDB BTO May 2022 Project

Yishun Beacon

Address

Bounded by Yishun Central, Yishun Avenue 2, Yishun Central 1 and Yishun Central 2

Unit mix

2-room Flexi, 4-room, 5-room

Price

From $123,000 (2-room Flexi), from $328,000 (4-room), from $485,000 (5-room)

Nearest MRT

Yishun (North South Line)

Nearby amenities

Yishun Swimming Complex, Yishun Community Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Northpoint City, Yishun Park, SAFRA Yishun Country Club

Nearby schools

Yishun Innova Junior College,  Naval Base Secondary School, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), Northland Primary School, Huamin Primary School, Jiemin Primary School, Yishun Secondary School

Yishun Beacon Yishun May 2022 HDB BTO Map

Location of Yishun Beacon May 2022 Yishun BTO flats, bounded by Yishun Central 1 and Yishun Avenue 2. Source: HDB
Location of Yishun Beacon May 2022 Yishun BTO flats, bounded by Yishun Central 1 and Yishun Avenue 2. Source: HDB

The Yishun Beacon May 2022 BTO launch consists of only 646 units. There are 273 2-room Flexi flats, 207 4-room flats, and 166 5-room flats available. Yishun Beacon is located at the intersection of Yishun Central and Yishun Avenue 2 and is bounded by Yishun Central 1 and Yishun Avenue 2.

Located next door to Yishun Community Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and across the road from Yishun Swimming Complex, the Yishun Beacon site occupies a central location in the neighbourhood, with numerous schools within easy walking distance, including Yishun Innova Junior College.

It is also about 9 minutes’ walk from Yishun MRT station, Yishun Bus Interchange and the area’s main shopping mall, Northpoint City. Yishun MRT station connects directly to Raffles Place in 35 minutes via the North South Line.

Yishun has earned itself somewhat of a controversial reputation, but if you look beyond that and consider this May 2022 HDB BTO project based on things like its location, connectivity and nearby amenities, it’s really quite attractive.

Can’t wait for the Yishun May 2022 BTO project to be built? Browse HDB resale flats in Yishun on PropertyGuru.

Conclusion: Which May 2022 BTO Flat Should I Pick?

Affordability

The HDB BTO 2022 launches in mature estates Bukit Merah, Queenstown and Toa Payoh are likely to be heavily oversubscribed and command high prices due to their prime locations. Those who prioritise location and have a generous budget can consider balloting for these flats but must be prepared for stiff competition.

For those on a tighter budget, the Yishun and Jurong West May 2022 BTO flats are good choices, with the Jurong West Lakeside View BTO flats being the most affordably priced. However, both these launches still offer a decent level of convenience due to their proximity to MRT stations which connect directly to the CBD. In addition, the Jurong West flats are likely to have good investment potential due to the development of the Jurong Lake District. We say the Yishun Beacon flats offer a good compromise between price and convenience.

Related article: HDB BTO Application Rate (From 2020 to Now): Which Estates Are The Easiest To Get BTO in

Convenience

All the launches offer good connectivity and are within reasonable walking distance of MRT lines leading directly to the CBD without the need for line changes.

The Bukit Merah Ridge launch provides the most central location and the best connectivity, with a commute to the CBD taking less than 15 minutes. The Ghim Moh Ascent Queenstown and Kim Keat Heights Toa Payoh launches are also located in highly desirable neighbourhoods with fuss-free connectivity to the CBD.

Popularity

The Bukit Merah May 2022 HDB BTO launch is likely to be the most sought-after of the lot due to its central location, with the Queenstown and Toa Payoh launches also enjoying high demand, thanks to their sites being in popular neighbourhoods.

The Jurong West launch is also likely to be popular as it offers an attractive location in an up-and-coming neighbourhood.

Applying for May 2022 HDB BTO Flats

Need more information on each project? Read our detailed review of all the May HDB BTO 2022 projects here:

This batch of HDB BTO flats is likely to take three to five years to be built. If you need a flat more urgently, you may want to consider purchasing a resale flat or a Sale of Balance Flat (SBF) instead.

Browse all resale flats for sale on PropertyGuru based on your budget, flat type, and more in the same neighbourhoods:

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This article was written by Joanne Poh. A former real estate lawyer, she writes about property and personal finance and spends her free time compulsively learning languages and roller skating in carparks.

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