HDB BTO Feb 2023 Review: Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, Tengah

Yen Joon

Yen Joon

Last updated 07 December, 2022

The HDB BTO Feb 2023 launch will see 4,410 flats across Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, and Tengah, with two of them likely being PLH projects. Here's an overview of the launch.

The upcoming February 2023 BTO launch will feature 4,410 flats across four estates: Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, and Tengah.

If you’re interested to know what’s in store, read on.

HDB BTO February 2023 launch overview

Location

Total units

Unit types

Jurong West

270

3-room and 4-room

Kallang/Whampoa

1,770

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

Queenstown

730

3-room and 4-room

Tengah

1,640

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

Although HDB will only reveal the information during the launch, it’s likely that the Queenstown BTO and one of the Kallang/Whampoa BTO projects — the one smack between Little India MRT and Farrer Park MRT — will fall under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model, given their city-fringe locations and proximity to MRT stations.

Price-wise, the Tengah BTO project will probably be the most affordable. That said, the area isn’t loaded with amenities yet and is undergoing heavy development, so future residents will have to bear minor inconveniences and construction noises for a few years.

Speaking of Tengah, it’s also the only BTO project that offers 5-room flats. So if you’re eyeing a 5-room flat, this is the project to look at. Otherwise, you may want to wait until the BTO May 2023 launch, as there will be 5-room flats available in Serangoon and Bedok.

Now let’s take a look at each of the individual BTO projects.

HDB BTO Feb 2023 Jurong West overview and location

hdb bto feb 2023 jurong west locationSource: HDB

HDB BTO February 2023 Jurong West project name

TBA

Location

Jurong West Street 93

Number of units

270

Unit types

3-room and 4-room

Price

TBA

Nearest MRT station

Pioneer MRT (East-West Line)

Nearby amenities

Jurong West Sports Centre, Jurong West Park Connector, Yunnan Park, Yunnan Gardens, Jurong West Hawker Centre, NTUC Health Nursing Home, Pioneer Mall, Nanyang Community Club, Pioneer Polyclinic

Nearby schools

Juying Secondary School, Pioneer Primary School, Xingnan Primary School, Frontier Primary School & MK@Pioneer, Jurong West Primary School & MK @Jurong West

The Jurong West BTO is located close to Pioneer MRT station and features 270 units of 3-room and 4-room flats. In fact, it takes only seven minutes on foot to reach the station. 

It is close to the elevated MRT track of the East-West Line, so expect some noise, especially if your units are closer to the track.

That said, the area is quite convenient because the amenities are within walking distance. Sports and outdoor enthusiasts will be glad that Yunnan Gardens, Yunnan Park, and Jurong West Sport Centre are less than a 5-minute walk. What’s more, the Jurong West Park Connector is also nearby.

HDB BTO Feb 2023 Kallang/Whampoa overview and location

There will be two BTO projects in Kallang/Whampoa in February 2023; the first is located along Jalan Rajah and the second is bounded by Farrer Park Road, Hampshire Road, and Race Course Road.

In total, 1,770 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room will be offered.

Jalan Rajah BTOhdb bto feb 2023 kallang whampoa jalan rajah locationSource: HDB

HDB BTO February 2023 Kallang/Whampoa project name

TBA

Location

Along Jalan Rajah

Number of units

500

Unit types

3-room and 4-room

Price

TBA

Nearest MRT station

Toa Payoh MRT (North-South Line)

Nearby amenities

Toa Payoh stadium, SAFRA Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, Toa Payoh Town Park, Zhongshan Mall, Balestier Plaza, Shaw Plaza, St. Michael Bus Terminal

Nearby schools

Bendemeer Secondary School, Hong Wen School, Northlight School

The Jalan Rajah BTO is located along Jalan Rajah and overlooks the Kallang River. It consists of 500 units of 3-room and 4-room flats.

Most notably, the project is nearby several sporting facilities, including Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Toa Payoh Stadium, and Toa Payoh Swimming Complex. Toa Payoh MRT is about 15 minutes on foot; therefore, it’s unlikely that this will be a PLH project.

There aren’t many schooling options too, with Bendeemer Secondary School and Hong Wen School being the nearest schools.

Farrer Park Road BTO

hdb bto feb 2023 kallang whampoa farrer park road locationSource: HDB

HDB BTO February 2023 Kallang/Whampoa project name

TBA

Location

Bordered between Farrer Park Road, Hampshire Road, and Race Course Road

Number of units

1,270

Unit types

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

Price

TBA

Nearest MRT station

Little India MRT (North-East Line, Downtown Line) and Farrer Park MRT (North-East Line)

Nearby amenities

City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre, Tekka Centre, Centrium Square, Pek Kio Community Centre, Farrer Park Hospital, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Nearby schools

Farrer Park Primary School & MK@Farrer Park

On the other hand, the Farrer Park BTO is located in a more central location; it’s smack between Little India MRT and Farrer Park MRT, and it takes less than five minutes to get to either station by foot. As mentioned above, this will likely be a PLH project.

This is also a bigger project with 1,270 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-room, and 4-room units offered.

Nearby amenities include City Square Mall, Mustafa Centra, and Tekka Centre. Moreover, there are plenty of shophouses, restaurants, and cafes in the area, so there’s no shortage of food and retail options.

However, like the Jalan Rajah BTO site, the lack of schooling options might deter families with schooling children.

HDB BTO Feb 2023 Queenstown overview and location

hdb bto feb 2023 queenstown locationSource: HDB

HDB BTO February 2023 Queenstown project name

TBA

Location

Along Commonwealth Avenue and Ghim Moh Link

Number of units

730

Unit types

3-room and 4-room

Price

TBA

Nearest MRT station

Dover MRT (East-West Line)

Nearby amenities

Ulu Pandan Park Connector, Ulu Pandan Community Club, The Star Vista, Ghim Moh Market, Holland Village, Rochester Mall

Nearby schools

Singapore Polytechnic, New Town Secondary School, School of Science and Technology, ESSEC Business School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary), Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)

Queenstown BTO site is located along Ghim Moh Link and Commonwealth Avenue West, on Dover Forest East. It also overlooks the Ulu Pandan Canal. If the area sounds a little familiar to you, it’s because it’s located east of Ulu Pandan Banks, one of the Queenstown BTO projects in Nov 2022.

This time around, there will have 730 units of 3-room and 4-room flats up for grabs.  

The BTO site is also about 10 minutes by foot to Dover MRT. Given its locational attributes, it’s likely that this will be a PLH project too.

This BTO project is also ideal for families with schooling children as it’s near several schools including Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary), Fairfield Methodist School (Primary).

On top of that, tertiary institutions such as Singapore Polytechnic, School of Science and Technology, and ESSEC Business School are also nearby.

Aside from that, the BTO site is also near amenities like Star Vista, Holland Village, Ghim Moh Market, Rochester Mall, and Ulu Pandan Park Connector.

HDB BTO Feb 2023 Tengah overview and location

hdb bto 2023 tengah locationSource: HDB

HDB BTO February 2023 Tengah project name

TBA

Location

Along Tengah Boulevard, Brickland Crescent, and Brickland Rise

Number of units

1,640

Unit types

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

Price

TBA

Nearest MRT station

Choa Chu Kang West MRT (Jurong Region Line)

Nearby amenities

Keat Hong Shopping Centre

Nearby schools

Chua Chu Kang Primary School, Dunearn Secondary School, St. Anthony’s Primary School

Last but not least, we’ll see yet another BTO project in Tengah in the February 2023 BTO launch and 1,640 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room flats will be up for grabs. As mentioned, this is the only February 2023 BTO project that will be offering 5-room flats.

Located along the future roads of Tengah Boulevard, Brickland Crescent, and Brickland Rise, there aren’t many amenities nearby as the area is currently developing. The upcoming Choa Chu Kang West MRT on the Jurong Region Line isn’t nearby either, taking roughly 20 minutes if you’re travelling by foot.  

That said, more amenities will be available as they are built up. Also, this will likely be priced attractively, which is good for budget-conscious people.

Upcoming HDB BTO May 2023

If the Feb 2023 HDB BTO project doesn’t tickles your fancy, you might want to wait for the May 2023 HDB BTO launch.

HDB will offer about 3,800 to 4,800 BTO units across these estates:

  • Bedok (2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room, 3Gen flats)

  • Kallang/Whampoa (3-room and 4-room)

  • Queenstown (3-room and 4-room)

  • Serangoon (4-room and 5-room)

  • Tengah (2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room)

On top of that, it’s likely that Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) will be offered as well. So if you don’t want to wait for years for your BTO flat to complete, you may want to consider applying for an SBF flat in May.

We’ll be doing an overview of the HDB BTO May 2023 flats when further details are available.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a home loan for your home purchase, you can find the best home loans available on SingSaver.

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