HDB has announced that it will launch for sale about 4,400 BTO flats in November. It said these will be spread across seven estates in the towns of Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang Whampoa and Tengah.
If you are someone mulling over the locations of these build-to-order flats, here are some notes about the amenities near the estates to answer your first questions about the projects.
Choa Chu Kang
The BTO site in this town will be located at the corner of Choa Chu Kang North 6 and Choa Chu Kang St 62. The project will offer 60 two-room Flexi units and will be integrated with a polyclinic, kidney dialysis centre, hawker centre and community.
The Flexi flat scheme allows elderly citizens the flexibility of choosing the length of lease on their 2-room flat based on their age, needs, and preferences.
This allows someone who is 55 years old or older to take up a lease of between 15 and 45 years in 5-year increments until the lessee and spouse are at least 95 years’ old.
Meanwhile, first- and second-timer families, as well as first-timer singles, can buy new 2-room flats on a 99-year lease.
For details about eligibility conditions, click here.
The project here will be next to Yew Tee Point – a mixed development with 2 levels of F&B and retail outlets, as well as a food court and an NTUC Fairprice.
Yew Tee Square mall is across the street with more F&B and retail choices while the Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council is also nearby.
Meanwhile, the Yew Tee MRT station on the North-South Line is a short 1.5-minute walk away.
There will be two BTO sites here located across each other, separated only by Hougang Avenue 1. A total of 690 4-room and 5-room flats will be available to families, couples and orphans.
The sites are next to a proposed park and opposite a proposed health & medical centre. The locations are also about 10 minutes away from a food centre.
Parents may want to know that the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary and Secondary Schools are within a kilometre away. Drivers, meanwhile, may appreciate that the projects are a 2-minute drive to Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway.
However, the nearest MRT station, Kovan on the North-East Line, is 15 minutes away via bus 113. Take note that the bus stop before the MRT station is the one for Heartland Mall-Kovan (which has a Cold Storage) and Kovan Hougang Market and Food Centre.
The BTO site in Jurong West will be located at the corner of Jurong West Street 92 and Street 93. Some 220 units of 3-room and 4-room flats will be available.
The site is near an NTUC Health outlet, some coffee shops and the Nanyang Community Centre. It is also just 5 minutes away from Jurong West Sports Centre and Stadium.
Jurong West Primary School, Xingnan Primary School and Juying Secondary School are within a kilometre radius, while Nanyang Technological University is just a 2-minute drive away.
The nearest MRT station here is Pioneer on the East West Line, which is accessible by bus 241 (available every 9 minutes).
Pioneer Mall is this location’s nearest suburban mall.
The project here will offer a total of 430 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats.
Located on Owen Road, the site is opposite the Pek Kio Market & Food Centre and will be within 10 minutes’ walk to the Pek Kio Community Centre, Farrer Park Field, Farrer Park Hospital and the Farrer Park MRT station on the North-East Line.
Moreover, City Square Mall and Mustafa Centre will be about 12 minutes’ walk away.
Within a kilometre’s radius is Farrer Park Primary School, while the Central Expressway and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital are a short 1-kilometre drive away.
There will be two BTO sites here located across each other, with Tengah Park Avenue separating the estates. A total of 2,120 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats will be available to the public.
The location is next to a proposed park, near a bus interchange and the neighbourhood centre with a polyclinic.
Around a 12-minute walk away will be the Tengah Plantation MRT station on the future Jurong Regional Line – which will serve the Jurong area and the western part of Singapore – as well as the future community centre.
Meanwhile, a future special education school, Dunearn Secondary School and St Anthony’s Primary School will be within a 1-kilometre radius.
Research by Adam Yap Keh Chew