HDB BTO Launches In 2021 (Bukit Batok, Tengah, Kallang – Whampoa, Toa Payoh – Bidadari, Woodlands, Bukit Merah, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong East, Queenstown, Tampines)

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Are you and bae ready? HDB has just launched 3,740 new BTO units and community care apartments spread over 7 locations across Singapore for its February 2021 sales exercise.

Hot on the heels of the February 2021 HDB BTO sales launch, there will be an estimated 4,900 units across seven locations up for grabs in the August 2021 launch.

New BTO flats will be available in Queenstown (610 units) and Jurong East (560 units) after close to a decade, marking a new wave of interest in these mature estates.

With more locations such as Hougang and Tampines added to the August HDB BTO sales launch, the choices are aplenty. It all boils down to where your preferred location (and ballot number) is.

Not forgetting, HDB has also revealed the details of its February 2021 HDB BTO sales launch, with 3,740 new BTO and community care units, spread over seven locations across Singapore.

Slightly smaller in scale as compared to previous launches in 2020, it will feature projects located at Bukit Batok (non-mature estate), Tengah (non-mature estate), Kallang – Whampoa (mature estate) and Toa Payoh – Bidadari (mature estate). 

HDB’s February sales launch is open from now till 11:59pm on 10 February 2021.

On the other hand, May 2021’s HDB BTO launch will consist of an estimated 3,870 new BTO units, spread over 4 locations across Singapore. This launch will see 4 projects located at Tengah (non-mature estate), Woodlands (non-mature estate), Bukit Merah (mature estate) and Geylang (mature estate).

More details on HDB BTO launches can be found here.

To cut through the confusion and what surrounding schools or amenities are available for prospective residents (like yourself), here’s all you need to know about each HDB BTO project. 

Table of contents
HDB BTO launch, August 2021

HDB BTO launch, May 2021

HDB BTO launch, open from 4 to 10 February 2021

General information regarding HDB BTO flats

HDB BTO launch, August 2021

LocationFlat typeEst. number of flats
Hougang, Hougang Ave 3
(Non-mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4/5-Room
740
Hougang, Upper Serangoon Road
(Non-mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room
580
Jurong East
(Mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room
560
Kallang/Whampoa
(Mature estate)
3/4-Room300
Queenstown
(Mature estate)
3/4-Room610
Tampines, Tampines Street 96
(Mature estate)
4/5-Room540
Tampines, Tampines Street 94
(Mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4/5-Room
1,600
Source: HDB

Hougang, Hougang Ave 3 (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 740
Site location: Hougang Ave 3
MRT: Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line), Kovan MRT (North-East Line), Hougang MRT Station (North-East Line), Serangoon MRT Station (North-East Line, Circle Line), Defu MRT station (Cross Island Line, under construction)
Bus Interchange: Hougang, Serangoon
Schools: Xinhua Primary School, Holy Innocents’ Primary School, Holy Innocents’ High School, C.H.I.J Our Lady of the Nativity (Primary School), Xinmin Primary & Secondary School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary/Secondary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Bowen Secondary School, Yuying Secondary School, Former Serangoon Junior College (future Anderson Serangoon Junior College), Awwa School
Amenities: Hougang Stadium, Hougang Sports Hall, Bright Vision Hospital, Hougang Mall, The Midtown, Polyclinic, Neighbourhood Park  

Source: HDB

Hougang, Upper Serangoon Road (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 580
Site location: Upper Serangoon Road
MRT: Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line), Kovan MRT (North-East Line), Hougang MRT Station (North-East Line), Serangoon MRT Station (North-East Line, Circle Line), Defu MRT station (Cross Island Line, under construction)
Bus Interchange: Hougang, Serangoon
Schools: Xinhua Primary School, Holy Innocents’ Primary School, Holy Innocents’ High School, C.H.I.J Our Lady of the Nativity (Primary School), Xinmin Primary & Secondary School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary/Secondary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Bowen Secondary School, Yuying Secondary School, Former Serangoon Junior College (future Anderson Serangoon Junior College), Awwa School
Amenities: Hougang Stadium, Hougang Sports Hall, Bright Vision Hospital, Hougang Mall, The Midtown, Polyclinic, Neighbourhood Park  

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Source: HDB

Jurong East (mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 560 
Site location: Jurong East Avenue 1, Toh Guan Road
MRT: Jurong East MRT Station (East-West Line, North-South Line), Toh Guan MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction)
Bus Interchange: Jurong East
Schools: Fuhua Primary School, Yuhua Primary School, Crest Secondary School
Amenities: Westgate, JCube, JEM, IMM, Yuhua Community Club, Neighbourhood Park, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Ulu Pandan Park Connector, Jurong Regional Library

Source: HDB

Kallang – Whampoa (mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 300
Site location: Towner Road, McNair Road
MRT: Boon Keng MRT Station (North-East Line), Farrer Park MRT Station (North-East Line), Bendemeer MRT Station (Downtown Line)
Bus Interchange: Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal
Schools: Bendemeer Primary School, Hong Wen School, Northlight School Amenities: Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Singapore Khalsa Association, City Square Mall, Centrium Square, Mustafa Centre, Bendemeer Shopping Mall, Kallang Community Club, Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex

Source: HDB

Queenstown (mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 610
Site location: Queensway
MRT: Queenstown MRT Station (East-West Line), Commonwealth MRT Station (East-West Line), Redhill MRT Station (East-West Line) Bus Interchange:
Schools: New Town Primary School, Queenstown Primary School, Queensway Secondary School, Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School, MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School
Amenities: Queenstown Swimming Complex & Stadium, Queensway Shopping Centre, Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, Ikea, St. Andrews Nursing Home, Dawson Place, Leng Kee Community Centre, Queenstown Community Centre, Rumah Tinggi Eco-Park, Alexandra Canal Linear Park

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Source: HDB

Tampines, Tampines Street 96 (mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 540
Site Location: Tampines Street 96, Bedok Reservoir Road
MRT: Tampines West MRT Station (Downtown Line), Bedok Reservoir MRT Station (Downtown Line) Bus Interchange: Tampines
Schools: Changkat Primary School, Junyuan Primary School, Junyuan Secondary School, Tampines Primary and Secondary School, St Hilda’s Primary and Secondary School, Changkat Changi Secondary School, Temasek Polytechnic
Amenities: Tampines West Community Club, Tampines Changkat Community Club, Changi General Hospital, Eastpoint Mall, Safra Clubhouse (Tampines), Neighbourhood Police Centre, Bedok Park Connector

Tampines, Tampines Street 94 (mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 1600
Site Location: Tampines Street 94, Bedok Reservoir Road
MRT: Tampines West
MRT Station (Downtown Line), Bedok Reservoir MRT Station (Downtown Line) Bus Interchange: Tampines
Schools: Changkat Primary School, Junyuan Primary School, Changkat Changi Secondary School, Junyuan Secondary School, Tampines Primary and Secondary School, St Hilda’s Primary and Secondary School, Temasek Polytechnic
Amenities: Tampines West Community Club, Tampines Changkat Community Club, Changi General Hospital, Eastpoint Mall, Safra Clubhouse (Tampines), Neighbourhood Police Centre, Bedok Park Connector

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Which August 2021 project should you keep an eye out for?

For those looking at getting a BTO in August 2021, we suggest keeping an eye out for the project at Hougang along Upper Serangoon Road and Tampines, located at Tampines Street 94.

With the largest size designed as a 4-room flat, the Hougang project is a good choice for small families of two adults and up to two children.

Transport-wise, its close proximity to the Kovan MRT Station makes this the most well-connected project. It is just a station away from Serangoon or Hougang central and bus interchange, which connects you to various parts of Singapore easily — especially once the Cross-Island Line is operational. 

Parents will also find the choice of schools scattered across the estate to be a significant draw towards the estate.

However, at only 580 units, this will be a hotly contested location, so don’t be surprised if the project is oversubscribed when it launches in August 2021.

To (sort of) improve your chances at getting a unit, set your eyes on the Tampines Street 94 project. With approximately 1,600 units, which includes 5-room flats, to choose from, this project caters to a wide range of family sizes.

What’s more, there is an astonishing amount of amenities surrounding the estate – from the SAFRA Clubhouse (Tampines) which is just a 5-minute walk away, to the Tampines West MRT station on the Downtown Line that brings you to the centre of Singapore within 30 minutes.

Do note that this is a mature and highly populated estate, so be prepared for the huge weekend crowd at the nearby Tampines Hub, and shopping malls such as Tampines Mall or Century Square.

HDB BTO launch, May 2021

LocationFlat typeEst. number of flats
Tengah
(Non-mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
4/5-Room
780
Woodlands
(Non-mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room
1,540
Bukit Merah
(Mature estate)
3/4-Room170
Geylang
(Mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room
1,380
Source: HDB

Tengah (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 780
Site location: Tengah Central, Tengah Garden Walk
MRT: Tengah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Tengah Plantation MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Hong Kah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction)
Bus Interchange: – 
Schools: Jurong Primary School, Fuhua Secondary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Dunearn Secondary School, Dulwich College (Singapore), Millennia Institute
Amenities: Community Club (under construction), Neighbourhood Centre (under construction)     


Source: HDB

Woodlands (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 1,540
Site location: Woodlands Avenue 1
MRT: Woodlands MRT Station (North-South Line), Woodlands MRT Station (Thomson-East Coast Line), Marsiling MRT Station (North-South Line), Woodlands South MRT Station (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Bus Interchange: Woodlands
Schools: Si Ling Primary School, Marsiling Primary School, Fuchun Primary School, Woodlands Primary School, Woodgrove Primary School, Innova Primary School, Woodlands Ring Primary School, Fuchun Secondary School, Marsiling Secondary School, Woodlands Secondary School, Riverside Secondary School, Woodgrove Secondary School, Christ Church Secondary School, Singapore Sports School, Former Innova Junior College (future Yishun Innova Junior College), Singapore American School
Amenities: Causeway Point, Woodlands Civic Centre, Woods Square, The Woodgrove, Marsiling Mall, Woodlands Town Park East, Sports and Swimming Complex, Marsiling Point, Vista Point, Treehaus Park, 888 Plaza, Woodlands Community Club, Christalite Methodist Home, Polyclinic, Fuchun Community Club 

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Source: HDB

Bukit Merah (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 170
Site location: Telok Blangah Drive, Telok Blangah Street 32
MRT: Telok Blangah MRT Station (Circle Line), Labrador Park MRT Station (Circle Line), HarbourFront MRT Station (North-East Line)
Bus Interchange: HarbourFront Bus Terminal, Bukit Merah
Schools: Blangah Rise Primary School and MOE Kindergarten @Blangah Rise
Amenities: Telok Blangah Community Club, Labrador Park, Depot Heights Shopping Centre, Safra Mount Faber Club, Radin Mas Community Club, PSA Club, Moral Welfare Home, Nursing Home, Vivo City, HarbourFront Centre


Source: HDB

Geylang (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 1,380
Site location: Paya Lebar Road, Ubi Avenue 2
MRT: Macpherson MRT Station (Downtown Line), Macpherson MRT Station (Circle Line), Mattar MRT Station (Downtown Line), Ubi MRT Station (Downtown Line), Aljunied MRT Station (East-West Line), Paya Lebar MRT Station (East-West Line), Paya Lebar MRT Station (Circle Line), Eunos MRT Station (East-West Line)
Bus Interchange: Eunos
Schools: Canossa Catholic Primary School, Saint Margaret’s Primary School (holding), Geylang Methodist Primary School, Maha Bodhi School, Geylang Methodist Secondary School, Manjusri Secondary School, Nexus International School
Amenities: Macpherson Community Club, Market and Food Centre, Neighbourhood Centre, Lifelong Learning Institute, Paya Lebar Square, Paya Lebar Quarter, Polyclinic

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Which May 2021 project should you keep an eye out for?

For those looking at getting a BTO in May 2021, we suggest keeping an eye out for the project at Woodlands and Bukit Merah.

The Woodlands project may be categorised as a non-mature estate/town, but it definitely offers soon-to-be residents a plethora of transport options, schools and amenities similar to a matured estate/town. Not to mention, since there’s an estimated 1,540 units up for grabs, there’s a higher chance that you and bae will get a successful application here as compared to the Tengah project. 

Surrounded by a tonne of amenities, and situated near 8 MRT stations and the Pan-Island Expressway is where you will find May 2021’s Geylang project. From weekly groceries to petrol stations, shopping, gym and more, everything that you can possibly need or want is just a stone’s throw away from here. Apart from that, the main reason why you should focus on Geylang instead of Bukit Merah is also partly because of the number of units available. You would have a smaller chance of getting a successful ballot at Bukit Merah as it only offers approximately 170 units, while the Geylang project is offering approximately 1,380 units.


HDB BTO launch, 4 to 10 February 2021

LocationFlat typeEst. number of flats
Bukit Batok
(Non-mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4/5-Room
962
Bukit Batok
(Non-mature estate)
Community Care Apartments169
Tengah
(Non-mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room
767
Kallang – Whampoa
(Mature estate)
2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room
626
Toa Payoh – Bidadari
(Mature estate)
3/4/5-Room1,207
Source: HDB

West Hill @ Bukit Batok (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 962
Site location: Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Bukit Batok West Avenue 5       
MRT: Bukit Gombak MRT Station (North-South Line), Tengah Park MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Bukit Batok MRT Station (North-South Line)     
Bus Interchange: Bukit Batok    
Schools: St. Anthony’s Primary School, Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Lianhua Primary School, Dazhong Primary School & MOE Kindergarten @ Dazhong, Dunearn Secondary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, Millennia Institute, Eden School (Special Education), Dulwich College (Singapore)        
Amenities: Bukit Batok Home For The Aged, Neighbourhood Park, HomeTeamNS Adventure Centre @ Bukit Batok, Bukit Batok Golf Range, Bukit Batok Driving Centre, Neighbourhood Centre, Bukit Batok Town Centre, Hong Kah North Community Club, Bukit Gombak Stadium, Bukit Batok Polyclinic, West Mall

Source: HDB
West Hill @ Bukit Batok flat typeNumber of unitsPrice (indicative, without grants)
2-Room Flexi (38 sqm)56$101,000 – $115,000
2-Room Flexi (48 sqm)107$119,000 – $144,000
3-Room (68 sqm)81$175,000 – $221,000
4-Room (93 sqm)387$260,000 – $334,000
5-Room (113 sqm)331$384,000 – $460,000

Selection of unit: March to October 2021
Projected completion: 2Q 2026
Estimated waiting time: 58 or 59 months
Estimated delivery possession date: 31 October 2027 to 30 November 2027


Source: HDB

Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 169
Unit Size: Internal floor area of 32 square metres (total floor area of 34 square metres, inclusive of air-con ledge)
Site location: Bukit Batok West Avenue 9, Bukit Batok Street 41       
MRT: Tengah Park MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Bukit Batok West MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Bukit Gombak MRT Station (North-South Line), Bukit Batok MRT Station (North-South Line)     
Bus Interchange: Bukit Batok    
Schools: St. Anthony’s Primary School, Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Lianhua Primary School, Dazhong Primary School & MOE Kindergarten @ Dazhong, Dunearn Secondary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, Millennia Institute, Eden School (Special Education), Dulwich College (Singapore) 
Amenities: Bukit Batok Home For The Aged, Neighbourhood Centre, St Luke’s Hospital, Neighbourhood Park, Bukit Batok Polyclinic, Bukit Batok Community Club, Bukit Batok Town Centre, West Mall

Bukit Batok Community Care Apartments

A pilot programme, these 160 HDB flats are specially built and designed to enable seniors to live independently (all applicants must be at least 65 years of age during application). Some Community Care Apartment features include fully furnished communal spaces, pre-installed fittings, wheelchair accessible main doors, wheelchair accessible bathrooms with grab bars, anti-slip floorings and more.

Bukit Batok Community Care Apartments
Source: HDB

Seniors who choose to stay here will have to subscribe to the Basic Service Package that includes:

  • Care and support services
  • Simple home fixes
  • Activities at the communal spaces
  • Basic health checks
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Key card access to individual flats
  • Access to wellness and social activities at the activity centre located within the same block
  • Access to a community gym at Bukit Batok Care Home
  • Priority admission to Bukit Batok Care Home

There’s also a list of optional services that seniors can subscribe to and they include:

ServicePrice
Shared caregiving service, for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (e.g. moving from bed to wheelchair), washing, dressing, eating and using the toilet), as well as medical reminders and assistance with simple errandsTo be confirmed
Day care$50 per day
Housekeeping$20 per hour
Meal delivery$5 to $7 per meal
Home personal care$20 to $31 per hour
Laundry$20 to $40 per load
Medical escort and transport$50 to $90 per hour
Fully furnished communal spaces at Bukit Batok’s Community Care Apartments.
Source: HDB

Prices for Community Care Apartments are based on duration of lease, type of service package chosen and payment choice. Occupants who get a unit here will have the option to choose the duration of their lease. This ranges from 15 to 35 years (in 5-year blocks), and the lease must cover both you and/or your spouse until the age of 95.

Source: HDB
Source: HDB
Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok flat typeNumber of unitsPrice (indicative, without grants and based on a 30-year lease)
Community care apartments (34 sqm)169$52,000 – $60,000

Selection of unit: March to October 2021
Projected completion: 2Q 2024
Estimated waiting time: 35 months
Estimated delivery possession date: 30 November 2025

More information on Community Care Apartments can be found here.


Source: HDB

Parc Woods @ Tengah (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 767    
Site location: Tengah Drive, Tengah Boulevard       
MRT: Tengah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Tengah Plantation MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Hong Kah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction)
Bus Interchange: –   
Schools: Jurong Primary School, Fuhua Secondary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Dunearn Secondary School, Dulwich College (Singapore), Millennia Institute        
Amenities: Community Club (under construction), neighbourhood centre (under construction)    

Source: HDB
Parc Woods @ Tengah flat typeNumber of unitsPrice (indicative, without grants)
2-Room Flexi (40 sqm)78$110,000 – $138,000
2-Room Flexi (49 sqm)219$133,000 – $167,000
3-Room (71 sqm)83$209,000 – $239,000
4-Room (94 sqm)387$298,000 – $359,000

Selection of unit: March to October 2021
Projected completion: 1Q 2025
Estimated waiting time: 43 or 44 months
Estimated delivery possession date: 31 July 2026 to 31 August 2026

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Source: HDB

McNair Heights (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 626   
Site location: Balestier Road, Mcnair Road       
MRT: Boon Keng MRT Station (North-East Line), Farrer Park MRT Station (North-East Line), Bendemeer MRT Station (Downtown Line)    
Bus Interchange: Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal   
Schools: Bendemeer Primary School, Hong Wen School, Northlight School     
Amenities: Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Singapore Khalsa Association, City Square Mall, Centrium Square, Mustafa Centre, Bendemeer Shopping Mall, Kallang Community Club, Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex 

Source: HDB
McNair Heights flat typeNumber of unitsPrice (indicative, without grants)
2-Room Flexi (38 sqm)46$117,000 – $136,000
2-Room Flexi (48 sqm)90$139,000 – $182,000
3-Room (68 sqm)104$359,000 – $453,000
4-Room (93 sqm)386$532,000 – $672,000

Selection of unit: March to October 2021
Projected completion: 2Q 2026
Estimated waiting time: 59 or 60 months
Estimated delivery possession date: 30 November 2027 to 31 December 2027


Source: HDB

Bartley GreenRise (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 387    
Site location: Bartley Road, Bartley Walk      
MRT: Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line), Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line)     
Bus Interchange: –   
Schools: Cedar Primary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Bartley Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Stamford American International School
Amenities: Hillock Park (under construction), Bidadari Park (under construction), The Woodleigh Mall (under construction)    

Source: HDB
Bartley GreenRise flat typeNumber of unitsPrice (indicative, without grants)
3-Room (68 sqm)96$312,000 – $362,000
4-Room (93 sqm)291$496,000 – $580,000

Selection of unit: March to October 2021
Projected completion: 2Q 2025
Estimated waiting time: 47 or 48 months
Estimated delivery possession date: 30 November 2026 to 31 December 2026

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Source: HDB

ParkEdge @ Bidadari (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 476    
Site location: Mount Vernon Road, Sang Nila Utama Road, Bartley Walk      
MRT: Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line), Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line)     
Bus Interchange:
Schools: Cedar Primary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Bartley Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Stamford American International School
Amenities: Hillock Park (under construction), Bidadari Park (under construction), The Woodleigh Mall (under construction)    

Source: HDB
ParkEdge @ Bidadari flat typeNumber of unitsPrice (indicative, without grants)
4-Room (93 to 96 sqm)280$476,000 – $576,000
5-Room (113 to 116 sqm)196$612,000 – $717,000

Selection of unit: March to October 2021
Projected completion: 1Q 2025
Estimated waiting time: 43 or 44 months
Estimated delivery possession date: 31 July 2026 to 31 August 2026

Source: HDB

Alkaff Breeze (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 353
Site location: Upper Aljunied Road, Alkaff Crescent      
MRT: Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line), Potong Pasir MRT Station (North-East Line)     
Bus Interchange:
Schools: Cedar Primary School, Bartley Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Stamford American International School
Amenities: The Woodleigh Mall (under construction), St John’s Home for the Elderly Persons (under construction), Potong Pasir Neighbourhood Centre, The Venue Shoppes, The Poiz Centre, Macpherson Mall    

Source: HDB
Alkaff Breeze flat typeNumber of unitsPrice (indicative, without grants)
4-Room (93 sqm)226$464,000 – $578,000
5-Room (113 sqm)127$611,000 – $728,000

Selection of unit: March to October 2021
Projected completion: 2Q 2024
Estimated waiting time: 34 months
Estimated delivery possession date: 31 October 2025

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Which February 2021 project should you keep an eye out for?

Based on transport options, schools and surrounding amenities, couples and young families should keep an eye out for the Bukit Batok or Toa Payoh – Bidadari launch. 

Bukit Batok may be slightly far from the city centre, but this project is great for couples who are planning to start a family or young families as there are many nearby schools. Getting around the island will also be a breeze since it is sandwiched between Bukit Gombak MRT Station (North-South Line) and the soon-to-be built Tengah Park MRT Station (Jurong Region Line – currently under construction). With 2 different train lines nearby, you won’t have to worry if there’s a major train fault during the morning rush hour because there’s another transport option available. Not to mention, this project is a stone’s throw away from amenities like Bukit Gombak Stadium, Bukit Gombak Neighbourhood Centre, West Mall and Bukit Batok Town Centre. 

For similar reasons, singles who are looking to purchase a 2-Room Flexi flat in a non-mature estate should keep an eye on the Bukit Batok project during February 2021’s HDB BTO launch. 

But, if Bukit Batok is too far west and you want a centrally located home with nearby schools, then consider the Toa Payoh – Bidadari launch — in particular, the project located along Upper Aljunied Road. As it is situated within walking distance to Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line) and a 5 minute bus ride to Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line), Orchard Road or Raffles Place is just a short 20 minute ride away. And for those who drive, the Pan-Island Expressway is located just down the road. With regards to schools, there are quite a few popular kindergartens, primary and secondary schools within walking distance for you to choose from. 


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HDB BTO flat prices 2020

Based on the prices released by HDB for August 2020’s BTO exercise, here is what you can expect to pay for the aforementioned BTO projects excluding grants.

Non-mature town/estate

Flat typeEst. price (excluding grants)
2-Room FlexiFrom $90,000
3-RoomFrom $164,000
4-RoomFrom $253,000
5-RoomFrom $405,000
3GenFrom $355,000(Based on February 2020)

Mature town/estate

Flat typeEst. price (excluding grants)
2-Room FlexiFrom $137,000
3-RoomFrom $205,000
4-RoomFrom $311,000
5-RoomFrom $423,000

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HDB BTO flat types

Apart from deciding on a comfortable budget for your nest and if you want a unit located in a mature or non-mature estate, you should also get acquainted with the different flat types and the space each of them offer.

Flat typeEstimate size (square meters)Bedroom(s)Bathroom(s)
2-Room36 or 4511 (attached to master bedroom)
3-Room60 to 6522 (1 attached to master bedroom and common)
4-Room9032 (attached to master bedroom and common)
5-Room11032 (attached to master bedroom and common)
3 Gen11543 (1 attached to master bedroom and 2 common)
Executive Flat13032 (attached to master bedroom and common)

Get alerts

Apart from finding out how much you have in your CPF, which housing grants you (and your partner) are eligible for, and how much you can borrow from the banks, we strongly suggest that you subscribe to HDB’s eAlert Service. It is a free email service from HDB that will provide you with the latest information on BTO project launches, application windows, community events, changes to eligibility requirements, etc. 

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How do I apply for a HDB BTO unit?

Over the years, the application process has streamlined and applications all take place online (yay for us!) – there is no longer the need to personally visit HDB Hub to make an application. 

How do I apply for a HDB BTO unit?
If an application window is open, you will be directed straight to application when visiting HDB’s homepage.
Source: HDB

How to apply for a HDB BTO unit: 

  1. Await news for the application window to be open, it is usually announced a couple of weeks before the date. While waiting for the date, get soft copies of your personal and financial documents on hand for a smoother application process. 
  2. Once the application window is open, head over to HDB’s homepage. (We suggest heading to this page as soon as the application window is open.)
  3. Proceed to the application page. 
  4. Follow the instructions carefully and submit your application. (Note: This submission does not mean that you have got a unit, rather this application is for a ballot.)
  5. Once the application window is closed, HDB will conduct a computerised ballot. If you have been selected, you will receive an invitation to select your unit. If you have not been selected, you will have to wait for the next project launch to make another application.

More detailed information on how to apply for a HDB flat of your dreams can also be found here.


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Getting a flat is a huge purchase and investment, so it makes sense to protect your asset. To do that, consider home insurance plans such as Tiq by Etiqa Home Insurance that give you peace of mind when it comes to protecting your home.

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By Geralyne Ong
A lover of gin and all things Nigella Lawson, Geralyne’s a big believer of #Adulting. She spends her leisure time serving fur-babies and doing as many mountain climbers and kettlebell swings as she possibly can.