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Queenstown BTO Feb 2024 Review: Tanglin Halt Courtyard

Maelyn Lagman

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Tanglin Halt Courtyard is offered under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model, which means if you won the ballot for a flat in this BTO Feb 2024 project, you will have to return 8% of the resale price or valuation (whichever is higher), upon selling your flat.

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Did you know? HDB facts about Prime Location Public Housing (PLH)

  • There is an extended Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) of 10 years instead of the typical 5 years.

  • You may rent out your spare bedrooms*, but may not rent out the entire flat during the 10-year MOP. (*Not applicable for 1 or 2-bedroom PLH flats.)

  • A reduced number of flats set aside for the Married Child Priority Schemes (MCPS): Only 20% of the units in Tanglin Halt Courtyard will be set aside for 1st timer families, and 2% for 2nd timer families. This is two-thirds of the usual priority quota for BTO flats in mature estates, which is typically 30% for 1st timer families and 3% for 2nd timer families.

Tanglin Halt Courtyard: Project Details

Artist's impression of Tanglin Halt Courtyard, a Feb 2024 BTO project

Tanglin Halt Courtyard occupies the former site of the Tanglin Halt Neighbourhood Centre and comprises a 48-storey residential block seamlessly integrated with various amenities, such as a 2-storey market and hawker centre with a roof garden, a polyclinic, a preschool, and a residents’ network centre. There are 251 units of 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats on offer.

Situated within the Health District @ Queenstown, Tanglin Halt Courtyard provides residents with a range of recreational and communal facilities aimed at improving physical, social, and mental well-being. The central heritage courtyard, where mature trees from the site’s history still stand, serves as a focal point and gives inspiration to the project’s name.

Moreover, sky terraces within the residential block offer serene spaces for relaxation, while playgrounds and fitness stations encourage an active lifestyle for residents of all ages. For additional recreational opportunities, the nearby Rail Corridor offers an alternative venue for outdoor activities and exercise.

Tanglin Halt Courtyard: Location Review

AddressAt the site of the former Tanglin Halt Neighbourhood Centre, between Tanglin Halt Road and Commonwealth Drive
Unit Mix & Total no. of BTO flats2-room flexi
4-room

Total: 251
Project Details1 residential block, 48 storeys high
Price (excl. grants)2-room Flexi (Type 1): $235,000 – $278,000

2-room Flexi (Type 2):
$308,000 – $353,000

4-room: $565,000 – $720,000
Price (incl. grants)2-room Flexi: From $155,000
4-room: From $520,000
Transacted Prices of Flats Nearby$848,888 – $1,000,000
Nearest MRT Stations & ExpresswaysCommonwealth MRT (5 min walk)
AYE
Nearest AmenitiesQueenstown Community Centre
Queenstown Swimming Complex & Stadium
Alexandra-Queensway Park Connector
Queenstown Library
One-North Park
Ridout Tea Garden
Nearest SchoolsNew Town Primary School
Queenstown Primary School
Fairfield Methodist Primary & Secondary School
Queensway Secondary School
Tanglin Trust School
Anglo-Chinese School (International)
Anglo-Chinese Junior College
MDIS
NTU @ One-North

Tanglin Halt Courtyard will be a redevelopment of the former Tanglin Halt, along Tanglin Halt Road and Commonwealth Drive. This site is about 5 minutes away from the Commonwealth MRT (EW20) and is right next to New Town Primary School, only a 3-minute walk away, and Queenstown Secondary School.

Residents of Tanglin Halt Courtyard have access to a rich array of dining and shopping options nearby, including the revamped Tanglin Halt Market and Food Centre within the development. They can also explore culinary delights at Margaret Drive Hawker Centre, Commonwealth Crescent Market and Food Centre, and Mei Ling Heights Market and Food Centre, in addition to shopping hubs like Anchorpoint Shopping Centre and The Star Vista. Discover more HDB heartland shops in the area through Where2Shop@HDB.

For those keen on exploring new interests, Queenstown Community Centre and Buona Vista Community Club offer a variety of activities and classes. Book lovers can indulge in reading at Queenstown Public Library, while sports enthusiasts can enjoy recreational facilities at the Rail Corridor, Queenstown Sports Centre, and One-North Park.

The town is served by several educational institutions, including New Town Primary School, Queenstown Primary School, Queensway Secondary School, Fairfield Methodist School (Primary and Secondary), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, and Singapore Polytechnic.

Pros: The Tanglin Halt site has been described as an “integrated” development, which likely means a connection to an MRT station and a commercial element such as a shopping centre. 

Cons: Because of its prime location, being close to Buona Vista, which houses Star Vista mall, as well as Holland Village and One-North, there will likely be high demand, which may make balloting competitive.

Tanglin Halt Courtyard BTO Feb 2024 Prices: Before and After Grants

Flat TypePrice Before GrantsPrice After GrantsTransacted Prices of
Resale Flats Nearby
2-room Flexi (Type 1)$235,000 – $278,000From  $155,000 $325,000 – $360,000
2-room Flexi (Type 2)$308,000 – $353,000From  $155,000 
4-room$565,000 – $720,000From  $520,000 $848,888  –  $1,000,000

Tanglin Halt Courtyard BTO Feb 2024: Resale HDB Alternatives in Queenstown

While Tanglin Halt Courtyard in Queenstown seems like the best bet on paper, its 10-year MOP restriction may turn off some buyers who are looking for immediate move-in housing options. Also, the new flats offered for sale in previous Queenstown BTO launches were reserved for seniors, so the same might occur in the Feb 2024 BTO sales exercise. If you’re a first-timer or second-timer family looking for more space, it might be better to look at resale flats instead. 

Several 4-room flats — 3-bed and 2-bath, within 967 to 969 sq ft — are up for sale, with prices ranging from $780,000 to $988,888. The starting price of these flats is slightly lower than the average transacted price of resale flats in the area, which starts from over $800,000. They have about 82 years of lease left and are in relatively good condition. Some are renovated and furnished, though a few units are bare. They’re around a 7-min walk from Commonwealth MRT, from which Tanglin Halt Courtyard is about an 8-min walk.

A 947 sq ft resale flat in 50 Commonwealth Drive is also for sale, priced at $900,000 and is about a 6-min walk from the MRT.

A 3-bed, 1-bath flat that’s about 883 sq ft is priced at $618,000 and is an 8-min walk from the MRT. It’s a slightly older unit, with around 70+ years of lease left, hence the lower price. While spacious and renovated, it does have an older design than the other listings. However, a fresh coat of paint and some upgrades could make it look as new as a Feb 2024 BTO flat.

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