HDB November 2021 BTO overview: Rochor, Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa and Tengah

Kendra Tan
Last updated Dec 16, 2021

4,501 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats were launched for sale by the Housing Board Development (HDB) on 17 November 2021. This includes 960 units in Rochor, the first project under a new prime location public housing (PLH) model. Here are the latest updates.  

2021 is fast coming to an end but before the year runs out, HDB is giving young couples another chance to ballot for their dream home this November.

A grand total of 4,501 units are up for grabs in this November launch, running the gamut from two-room Flexi, all the way up to five-room flats. 

Spread over nine projects, November’s tranche of BTO flats will be offered in four non-mature estates — Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West and Tengah — along with two mature estates of Kallang/Whampoa and Rochor.

The application period for these projects starts today (17 Nov) and will end on 23 November 2021, 11:59pm.

HDB to launch up to 23,000 new BTO flats each year in 2022 and 2023 to meet housing demand

On 16 December 2021, HDB announced its plans to ramp up flat supply by 35% over the next two years to meet “strong” housing demands from Singaporeans.

They plan to launch up to 23,000 flats per year in 2022 and 2023 across mature and non-mature towns such as such as Bukit Merah, Jurong West, Kallang Whampoa, Queenstown, Tengah, Toa Payoh and Yishun.

Looking ahead, HDB is also prepared to launch up to 100,000 flats in total from 2021 to 2025, if needed, subject to prevailing demand.

HDB BTO launch November 2021 at a glance

Location  Flat type Number of flats

Heart of Yew Tee
Choa Chu Kang (Non-mature estate)

2-room Flexi 60

Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang
Hougang (Non-mature estate)

4-room & 5-room 690
Nanyang Opal
Jurong West (Non-mature estate)
3-room & 4-room 220
Kent Heights
Kallang/Whampoa (Mature estate)
2-room Flexi & 4-room 430
Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah
Tengah (Non-mature estate)
2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room & 5-room 2,132
River Peaks I & II
Rochor (Mature estate)
3-room & 4-room 960
Source: HDB

Heart of Yew Tee — Choa Chu Kang (Non-mature estate)

Total approximate units: 60
Site location: Junction of Choa Chu Kang North 6 and Choa Chu Kang St 62
MRT station(s): Yew Tee
Bus interchange(s): n/a
Schools: Unity Primary School, Unity Secondary School, De La Salle School, Yew Tee Primary School, Kranji Primary School, Regent Secondary School
Amenities: Yew Tee Square, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Community Club/Choa Chu Kang NPC, Yew Tee Park
Note: Proposed as a residential development integrated with polyclinic, hawker centre, kidney dialysis centre and community club 

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat type Number of units
2-room Flexi (Type 1) 22
2-room Flexi (Type 2) 46
Total: 68

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 3Q2026
Estimated waiting time: 52 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Source: HDB

Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang — Hougang (Non-mature estate)

Total approximate units: 690 (300 + 390)
Site location: End of Hougang Ave 1
MRT station(s): Bartley, Kovan
Bus interchange(s): n/a
Schools: Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School (Primary/Secondary), Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Xinghua Primary School, Yuying Secondary School
Amenities: Proposed park, proposed health and medical centre, proposed community club, Jalan Pelikat Park Connector, neighbourhood centre
Note: Offered as two BTO projects, Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang with 300 and Hougang Olive with 390 units. 

Hougang Olive

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat type Number of units
4-room 206
5-room 184
Total: 390

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 1Q2025
Estimated waiting time: 33 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat type Number of units
4-room 172
5-room 128
Total: 300

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 2Q2026
Estimated waiting time: 47 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Source: HDB

Nanyang Opal — Jurong West (Non-mature estate)

Total approximate units: 220
Site location: Junction of Jurong West St 93 and St 92
MRT station(s): Pioneer, Boon Lay
Bus interchange(s): Jurong
Schools: Juying Primary School, Juying Secondary School, Xingnan Primary School, Jurong West Primary School, Jurong West Secondary School, Frontier Primary School, West Grove Primary School
Amenities: Proposed health and medical centre, neighbourhood centre, Nanyang Community Club, Jurong West Sports Centre, Jurong West Park Connector, Pioneer Mall

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat typeNumber of units
3-room91
4-room130
Total:221

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 4Q2025
Estimated waiting time: 42 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Source: HDB

Kent Heights — Kallang/Whampoa (Mature estate)

Total approximate units: 430
Site location: Owen Road
MRT station(s): Farrer Park
Bus interchange(s): n/a
Schools: Farrer Park Primary School, Northlight School, St Joseph’s Institution Junior, Hong Wen School
Amenities: Pek Kio Community Centre, Neighbourhood centre, Farrer Park Hospital, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Kallang Polyclinic, National Skin Centre, City Square Mall

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat typeNumber of units
2-room Flexi (Type 1)30
2-room Flexi (Type 2)124
4-room276
Total:430

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 4Q2026
Estimated waiting time: 54 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Source: HDB

Parc Glen @ Tengah and Parc Clover @ Tengah — Tengah (Non-mature estate)

Total approximate units: 2132 (1,008 + 1,124)
Site location: Owen Road
MRT station(s): Intersection of Tengah Boulevard and Tengah Park Avenue
Bus interchange(s): Tengah Park Avenue (under construction)
Schools: Dunearn Secondary School, St Anthony’s Private School, Da Zhong Primary School
Amenities: Hong Kah North Community Club, neighbourhood centre integrated with polyclinic (under construction), community club (under construction), multiple proposed community gardens and green spaces
Note: Offered as two BTO projects, Parc Clover @ Tengah with 1,124 units and Parc Glen @ Tengah with 1,008 units

Parc Glen @ Tengah

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat typeNumber of units
2-room Flexi (Type 1)48
2-room Flexi (Type 2)156
3-room96
4-room400
5-room308
Total:1,008

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 4Q2024
Estimated waiting time: 29 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Parc Clover @ Tengah

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat typeNumber of units
2-room Flexi (Type 1)52
2-room Flexi (Type 2)153
3-room102
4-room472
5-room345
Total:1,124

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 4Q2024
Estimated waiting time: 30 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Source: HDB

River Peaks I & II — Rochor (Mature estate)

Total approximate units: 960
Site location: Central Area, next to Jalan Besar MRT
MRT station(s): Jalan Besar MRT, Rochor MRT
Bus interchange(s):
Schools: Farrer Park Primary School, St. Margaret’s Primary School, Hong Wen School and LASALLE College of the Arts.
Amenities: Jalan Besar Sports Centre, Jalan Besar Community Centre, Central Public Library, Berseh Food Centre, Rochor Canal, Raffles Hospital
Note: River Peaks I & II is the first project under a new prime location public housing (PLH) model, which comes with a 6% subsidy clawback clause upon resale.

Source: HDB

Unit breakdown

Flat typeNumber of units
3-room280
4-room680
Total:960

Selection of unit: Jan to Sep 2022
Projected completion: 2Q2028
Estimated waiting time: 71 months
Estimated delivery possession date: TBC

Which November 2021 BTO project should you keep an eye out for? 

Obviously, the highly anticipated River Peaks I & II at Rochor. In terms of convenience, this location beats all other BTOs past and present hands down.

This BTO will occupy two plots of land — one plot at where the Sungei Road flea market (Thieves’ Market) used to be, and the other next to Sim Lim Tower, used to be an open-air car park.

Pros of River Peaks I & II at Rochor

  • Accessibility to public transport
    Among the November BTO projects, the Rochor PLH flats have the best accessibility to MRT stations such as Jalan Besar and Rochor MRT. Other MRT stations in the vicinity of this plot includes Bugis MRT and Little India MRT.
  • Near town/CBD
    Imagine reaching your work place at City Hall/Raffles City in two to three MRT stops. What a dream.
  • Upcoming North-South Corridor (NSC)
    This NSC along Sungei Road, estimated to be completed in 2027, will allow you to reach town even faster via bicycle and public transport.
  • Queen Street Bus Terminal
    You can take the bus to Johor Bahru here once this whole COVID-`19 clears up.
  • Priced with additional subsidies
    This will keep the BTO affordable for all Singaporeans.

Cons of River Peaks I & II at Rochor

  • Longer Minimum Occupancy Period (MOP)
    This is the first project under a new prime location public housing (PLH) model. Under the PLH model, such flats may only be sold after a minimum occupancy period (MOP) of 10 years, to buyers with a combined salary not exceeding $14,000. In comparison, BTO projects in other areas have a MOP of only five years and no salary cap for resale buyers.
  • Stricter rental conditions
    You may rent out your spare bedrooms, but you are not allowed to rent out the whole flat even after the MOP.
  • 6% subsidy recovery upon resale
    New PLH flats will be priced with additional subsidies, on top of the substantial subsidies already provided for BTO flats. Upon selling the flat, you will have to return a percentage of the resale price of the flat to HDB as a means to recover the additional subsidies. The subsidy recovery percentage will commensurate with the extent of the initial additional subsidy provided.
  • Price
    Given its prime location, the prices of this BTO are expected to be high. 4-room flats go for around $582,000 to $688,000, while 3-room flats cost around $409,000 to $474,000.

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The Real Cost of Breaking Up Before Your BTO Flat Is Ready
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By Kendra Tan
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