Interested to see what’s in store in November? Read on to find out!
Nov 2021 HDB BTO Launch Overview
Nov 2021 HDB BTO launch estate
Choa Chu Kang
2-room Flexi, 4-room
2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room
If you missed out on selecting a unit in the Kallang/Whampoa and Hougang HDB BTO launches in August 2021, here’s your chance to take a shot at them again.
Kallang/Whampoa will be the only launch in a mature estate. However, unit choices are limited as only 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats will be up for selection. Meanwhile, Hougang will see two launches, with each offering 4-room and 5-room flats, which could appeal to couples who want a larger home.
The Jurong West BTO launch is the smallest project in November, with only 220 units of 3-room and 4-room flats available. Aside from that, Tengah will also see over 2,000 units of 2-room Flexi to 5-room flats available in two separate launches.
Lastly, there will also be 60, 2-room Flexi units in Choa Chu Kang. Similar to the assisted living flats in the HDB BTO Bukit Batok launch in February this year, it will likely be designed for the elderly.
In total, the seven BTO launches will offer 3,520 units across five estates, making this the smallest launch in the year.
Choa Chu Kang Nov 2021 BTO Review
Name of the Choa Chu Kang BTO project
Choa Chu Kang Street 62, along Choa Chu Kang North 6
Yew Tee MRT (North-South Line)
Choa Chu Kang Sports Centre, Limbang Park, Limbang Shopping Centre, MWS Nursing Home, park connectors, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square, Yew Tee Park, Yew Tee Community Club, Yew Tee MRT station
De La Salle Primary School, Regent Secondary School, Kranji Primary School & MK@Kranji, Kranji Secondary School, Unity Primary School, Unity Secondary School, Yew Tee Primary School
November 2021 Choa Chu Kang BTO Map
Location of the November 2021 Choa Chu Kang BTO flats at the intersection of Choa Chu Kang Street 62 and Choa Chu Kang North 6. (Image source: HDB)
The Choa Chu Kang BTO flats will be located at the intersection of Choa Chu Kang Street 62 and Choa Chu Kang North 6. As mentioned above, only 60 units of 2-room Flexi flats will be available, and the flats will also be integrated with a polyclinic, kidney dialysis centre, hawker centre, and community club.
Yew Tee Point and Yew Tee Square are right next to the BTO flats, which are next to Yew Tee MRT station. The station is just a stop away from Chua Chu Kang MRT/LRT station located at the heart of Choa Chu Kang town.
Aside from that, amenities such as Yew Tee Park, Yew Tee Town Centre, and Yew Tee Community Club are within 500m.
Nov 2021 Hougang BTO Review
Name of the Hougang BTO projects
Hougang Ave 1; Hougang Ave 3
Bartley MRT (Circle Line), Kovan MRT (North-East Line)
Heartland Mall, Maplewood Park, Hougang Ave 1 Park, health and medical care facility (proposed), civic and community institution (proposed), Hougang Hainanese Food Centre, park (proposed), Hougang Ave 3 Park Connector, Jalan Pelikat Park Connector
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School Primary and Secondary), Yuying Secondary School, Xinghua Primary School, Maris Stella High School
November 2021 Hougang BTO Map
Locality map of the November 2021 Hougang BTO flats along Hougang Ave 3 (image source: HDB)
Locality map of the November 2021 Hougang BTO flats along Hougang Ave 1 (image source: HDB)
Similar to the August 2021 BTO launch, there will be two BTO projects in Hougang. This time, the projects will offer 690 units of 4-room and 5-room flats located along Hougang Avenue 1 and Hougang Ave 3.
The closest MRT stations are Bartley MRT station and Kovan MRT station, but both aren’t within walking distance. However, once you’re there, you can travel to areas like Serangoon, Paya Lebar, and Bishan in just a few stops.
There are four nearby schools near the BTO flats, including Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary and Secondary School, Yuying Secondary School, Xinghua Primary School, and Maris Stella High. In particular, Paya Lebar Girls’ is within 12 minutes by foot.
Nov 2021 Jurong West BTO Review
Name of the BTO project
Jurong West Street 92
Pioneer MRT station (East-West Line)
Jurong West Sports Centre, NTUC Health Nursing Home (Jurong West), health and medical centre (proposed), Nanyang Community Club, Jurong West Park Connector, Pioneer Mall
Xingnan Primary School, Juying Primary School, Juying Secondary School, Frontier Primary School
November 2021 BTO Jurong West Map
Locality map of the November 2021 Jurong West BTO flats (image source: HDB)
The upcoming Nov 2021 Jurong West BTO is a small project with only 220 units of 3-room and 4-room flats. The flats are also unlikely to be too expensive; in the last BTO sales exercise in Jurong West back in 2019, a 4-room flat was selling from S$253,000 (excluding grants).
There are a good number of amenities around the flats, including eateries, parks, convenience shops, park connectors, clinics, the Jurong West Sports Centre, and schools.
In fact, Juying Primary School, Juying Secondary School, and Xingnan Primary School are all within 500m while there are also a lot of educational institutions not too far away, including Frontier Primary School, Jurong West Primary School, One World International School, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Pioneer MRT station on the East-West Line (EWL) is the closest MRT station at about 1.2km away. The station is one stop away from Boon Lay MRT, which will give you access to the amenities around the area, such as Jurong Point and Jurong Central Park. Furthermore, Boon Lay MRT station will be a future interchange station on the Jurong Region Line (JRL).
With a relatively good location and accessible price, expect stiff competition for the flats.
Nov 2021 Kallang/Whampoa BTO Review
Name of Kallang/Whampoa BTO project
2-room Flexi, 4-room
Farrer Park MRT (North-East Line)
Ceylon Sports Club, Pek Kio Community Centre, National Skin Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre, Farrer Park Tennis Centre
St. Joseph Institution Junior, Northlight School, Farrer Park Primary School and MK @ Farrer Park
Nov 2021 Kallang/Whampoa BTO Map
Locality map of the Nov 2021 Kallang/Whampoa BTO (image source: HDB)
For the November 2021 exercise, the Kallang/Whampoa BTO flats are the only ones in a mature estate. Located along Owen Road, right next to the Central Expressway (CTE), there will be 430 units of 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats up for grabs.
The main selling point of the flats is the connectivity to the CBD. Similar to the August 2021 launch, the flats are located in a city fringe location that’s well connected to MRT networks; Farrer Park MRT station on the North-East Line (NEL) is a 11-minute walk from the flats and the station is just one stop away from Little India MRT interchange on the Downtown Line (DTL), and two stations from Dhoby Ghaut MRT interchange on the North-South Line (NSL). From there, you’re just one stop away from Raffles Place MRT in the CBD.
In addition, Novena MRT station is not far, and you can get to Newton MRT and Orchard MRT in one and two stops respectively.
Meanwhile, food and retail amenities such as Pek Kio Market and Food Centre and City Square Mall are close by too.
The flats will also be close to medical and healthcare facilities; Farrer Park Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital are within 2km and the latter also houses several national specialist centres including the National Skin Centre and National Neuroscience Institute.
There aren’t a lot of schooling options around the area. However, St. Joseph Institution and Farrer Park Primary School are only about seven minutes and nine minutes away by foot.
Nov 2021 Tengah BTO Review
Name of the Tengah BTO project
Tengah Drive; Tengah Park Avenue Park Avenue and Tengah Boulevard
2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room
Bus interchange (u/c), proposed park (forest corridor), proposed park (forest fringe), neighbourhood centre (integrated with polyclinic), town centre (u/c), proposed health and medical centre
Special education school (u/c), Dunearn Secondary School
Nov 2021 Tengah BTO Map
Locality map of the Nov 2021 Tengah BTO along Tengah Park Avenue (image source: HDB)
Locality map of the Nov 2021 Tengah BTO along Tengah Drive (image source: HDB)
The Nov 2021 Tengah BTO flats will see two launches offering a total of 2,120 units of 2-room, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room units. The launch along Tengah Park Avenue will have 1,000 units, while the flats along Tengah Drive will see 1,120 units up for grabs.
As a new and upcoming town, there aren't a whole lot of amenities in the area yet, as most are either upcoming or still under construction. However, do expect an uptick in prices once these amenities develop over time, including MRT stations.
The upcoming Tengah MRT and Tengah Plantation MRT on the Jurong Region Line (JRL) will be the closest MRT stations to the flats; the former is expected to be completed by 2027 while the latter will be operational in 2028.
The 24km-line will help to improve connectivity and travel time to areas like Choa Chu Kang, Tengah, Jurong East, Jurong West/Boon Lay, and NTU.
Other amenities to look forward to include several community gardens and parks, new town centres, and a proposed health and medical centre.
Recommended read: JRL, TEL, CRL and MRT Project Delays: How They May Affect You
Conclusion: Which BTO Flat Should I Pick?
Although the majority of the BTO launches are in non-mature estates, the Tengah and Choa Chu Kang BTO flats will likely be the most affordable among the bunch. In the May 2021 BTO launch, 4-room flats in Garden Bloom @ Tengah were priced from S$299,000 (excluding grants). The Tengah BTO launch also has the most unit types available and therefore would be suitable for different family sizes and budgets.
Meanwhile, the launch prices for 4-room flats in Keat Hong Verge BTO in Choa Chu Kang in August 2020 started from S$253,000, excluding grants. Though, as mentioned above, the Choa Chu Kang BTO flats will only have 2-room Flexi units and are probably reserved for the elderly.
For comparison, a 4-room flat in Geylang during the May 2021 BTO launch was priced from S$523,000, while a 4-room flat in Bukit Merah in May 2021 started from S$602,000.
In terms of convenience, the Choa Chu Kang BTO flats are the most convenient, being within walking distance from Yew Tee MRT, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square, and other amenities in the area.
Jurong West BTO flats are also relatively well-located, with several educational institutions nearby including NTU. Pioneer MRT station is also not far, and you can get to Boon Lay MRT and access the amenities in the area in just one stop.
Meanwhile, Kallang/Whampoa BTO flats will also appeal to those who commute to the CBD for work, thanks to the flats’ city fringe location and nearby MRT stations.
If the most recent August 2021 BTO launch was any indication, the Hougang BTO flats would likely be the most popular, as the flats are located between two MRT stations and also near several schools, the closest of which is Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School, which is literally right next door.
Aside from that, the Jurong West and Kallang/Whampoa BTO flats are also expected to receive high applications. As mentioned, the former is located within close proximity to schools and eateries, as well as the Jurong West Sports Centre and Nanyang Community Centre.
Meanwhile, Kallang/Whampoa BTO should also receive high application rates as the flats are located in the city fringe and would likely be oversubscribed.
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