If you thought there was nothing hip happening in northern Singapore, think again. With the upcoming Bukit Canberra and newly renovated Sembawang Hot Spring Park, the quiet estate is slowly but surely livening up.
In this article, we take a closer look at Sun Sails, the November 2020 Sembawang BTO flats, and what it has to offer — from having 2 MRT stations nearby, to being a stone’s throw from a new integrated hub.
Note: Application for the November 2020 HDB BTO launch has closed.
If you missed this cycle or were unsuccessful in getting a ballot number, here are the upcoming 2021 HDB BTO launches:
February 2021 BTO Launch
May 2021 BTO Launch
November 2020 Sembawang BTO overview (Sun Sails)
November 2020 Sembawang BTO
Sembawang BTO address
Sembawang Avenue and Sembawang Link
No. of units
3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats
Canberra MRT, Sembawang MRT, Bukit Canberra, Sembawang Hot Springs Park, Sun Plaza, Sembawang Shopping Centre
Sembawang BTO location map
November 2020 Sembawang BTO flats Location Map (Image credit: HDB)
What to expect from the Sembawang BTO Flats (Sun Sails)
1) Minutes away from Canberra MRT and Sembawang MRT by foot
Your first impression of staying in Sembawang might be having to endure poor transport access. Although perhaps once true, That couldn’t be further away from the truth now, especially when it comes to these Sembawang BTO flats.
The flats are located near two MRT stations: Canberra MRT and Sembawang MRT. Both are only about a 10-minute walk away.
With Sembawang MRT Station located on the North-South Line (NSL), you’ll have direct train access to the CBD area. From Canberra MRT, it takes around 45 minutes to get to City Hall MRT Station.
In addition, it will be easy to get to stations on the Circle Line. You only need to take a 20-minute train ride to Bishan MRT Station, then and hop on the Circle Line from there.
2) Lots of recreational amenities: Two malls, Bukit Canberra, and Sembawang Hot Spring Park
Sun Plaza and Sembawang Shopping Centre
Near Sembawang MRT, you can shop at Sun Plaza, a mall with 170 stores, a cinema, and a host of entertainment facilities. Sun Plaza also has a range of restaurants and eateries, leaving you spoilt for choice.
Apart from Sun Plaza, you can visit Sembawang Shopping Centre for more mall offerings. This mall will be just across the road from the BTO flats.
Canberra Community Club
If you’re into sports and recreational activities, you can visit the nearby Canberra Community Club, an 11-minute walk away. Here, you can sign up for a range of recreational classes like yoga, ballet, and a host of performing arts courses.
Bukit Canberra hub
In 2020, Bukit Canberra will be progressively opened. In this integrated hub that’s only a 9-minute walk away, you’ll get to enjoy access to large swimming pools, indoor sports courts, and even an active health lab for residents to learn healthy cooking skills.
On top of that, there’s also an outdoor forest gym and jogging trails where you can stay fit while enjoying Sembawang’s conserved greenery.
3) Sembawang Hot Spring Park and other neighbourhood parks
Are you a nature lover? If so, you’ll definitely enjoy the many parks located around the Sembawang BTO flats, especially the Sembawang Hot Spring Park.
Re-opened in early 2020 with many new offerings, the hot spring park is only a 10-minute bus ride from the flats.
Here, you’ll get to enjoy a foot bath at the cascading pools and even cook hot spring eggs at the egg cooking station! There’s also a scenic floral walk within the park where you’ll get to see fruit trees and edible plants common in Singapore’s kampungs in the past.
November 2020 Sembawang BTO Review (Sun Sails)
By the looks of it, Sembawang is transforming into an estate with many exciting offerings to look forward to! If you’re looking to live in an area that’s relatively accessible and filled with out-of-the-ordinary public amenities, you might want to give the November 2020 Sembawang BTO flats a shot.
Sembawang BTO prices: How will they compare?
No. of units
Price (Excluding Grants)
$92,000 - $102,000
$106,000 - $122,000
$163,000 - $189,000
$260,000 - $302,000
$336,000 - $388,000
Based on these prices, it seems Sembawang is one of the cheaper options among the November 2020 BTO projects. Sounds like a great deal to us!
More FAQ related to Sembawang BTO launches
What is BTO?
BTO stands for "Build-to-Order", referring to new HDB flats, purchased directly from the Housing & Development Board. Find out more about HDB BTO launches here.
Can singles buy BTO?
Yes, singles are eligible for HDB BTO flats under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme and the Joint Singles Scheme.
Is Sembawang a mature estate?
No, Sembawang is considered a non-mature town/estate.
Is Sembawang a good place to stay?
How "good" a residential estate is really depends on personal preference. Generally, Sembawang is a good option if you're looking for an affordable home in a developing estate with new and upcoming amenities and facilities.
How to get to Sembawang Hot Spring Park?
Newly renovated, the Sembawang Hot Spring Park is very popular. To get there, take bus 858 or 969 from the bus stop in front of Yishun MRT and alight after four stops. Then, walk seven minutes along Sembawang Road to arrive at the Sembawang Hot Spring gate at Gambas Ave.
Want to learn more about the other November 2020 BTO estates?
Read about them here: