May 2022 BTO Launches Overview: Bukit Merah, Queenstown, Toa Payoh, Yishun, Jurong West

Deborah Gan
Last updated Apr 13, 2022

It’s official. The upcoming May 2022 BTO launch offers homeowners a slew of choices in mature and non-mature BTO estates,  with an estimated 5,330 new flats. Though it hasn’t been officially launched, you can still keep your eyes peeled for the most suitable development for you.

Whether it’s your first time applying for a BTO or it’s your 10th (and hopefully final) time hoping that Lady Luck will be on your side, we’re all here for the same reason: getting a house.

We’ve seen highly popular developments in the past few launches like the King George’s Heights located in Kallang Whampoa and River Peaks I and II in Rochor that were a part of the prime location public housing (PLH) model. 

Read on to find out which highly-anticipated BTO development will gather the most eyeballs as we compare the BTO flats in terms of accessibility, convenience and price points.

HDB BTO launch May 2022 at a glance

LocationFlat typeNumber of flats
Bukit Merah3-room & 4-room780
Bukit Merah3-room & 4-room1,660
Queenstown3-room & 4-room860
Toa Payoh2-room Flexi, 3-room & 4-room380
Yishun2-room Flexi, 4-room & 5-room640
Jurong West2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room & 5-room1,010

Bukit Merah (mature estate) — Alexandra View

Source: HDB

Total approximate units: 780
Site location: Bounded by Alexandra View and Tiong Bahru Road
MRT station(s): Redhill, Tiong Bahru
Bus interchange(s): Bukit Merah bus interchange
Schools: Crescent Girls’ Secondary School, Alexandra Primary School, Gan Eng Seng Primary School, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School, Zhangde Primary School, Bukit Merah Secondary School
Amenities: Tiong Bahru Plaza, Delta Sports Hall, Delta Swimming Complex, Leng Kee Community Club, Bukit Merah Community Centre, Henderson Community Club, Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre, Queensway Shopping Centre

Flat typeEstimated price range
3-roomS$390,000 – S$510,000
4-roomS$550,000 – S$700,000
Source: SRX

With two Bukit Merah developments in this upcoming launch, this particular Bukit Merah BTO seems to be the better of the two, simply because it’s located right beside Redhill MRT station. This means that you won’t have to take a bus, with just a five-minute walk to the station at most. There’s also Tiong Bahru MRT station and Bukit Merah bus interchange to improve connectivity.

Buying food won’t be a problem either, as there are the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre and Tiong Bahru Plaza in close proximity, as well as Queensway Shopping Centre a bus ride away.

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Bukit Merah (mature estate) — Henderson Road

Source: HDB

Total approximate units: 1,660
Site location: Bounded by Henderson Road and Lower Delta Road
MRT station(s): Redhill, Tiong Bahru, and upcoming Havelock station
Bus interchange(s): Bukit Merah bus interchange
Schools: Crescent Girls’ Secondary School, Alexandra Primary School, Gan Eng Seng Primary School, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School, Zhangde Primary School, Bukit Merah Secondary School
Amenities: Tiong Bahru Plaza, Delta Sports Hall, Delta Swimming Complex, Leng Kee Community Club, Bukit Merah Community Centre, Henderson Community Club, Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre, Queensway Shopping Centre

Flat typeEstimated price range
3-roomS$390,000 – S$510,000
4-roomS$550,000 – S$700,000
Source: SRX

Though this development may be a little further away from Redhill MRT station, a pro of this is that it is situated in between Tiong Bahru and Redhill MRT station, making commuting very convenient to either station. 

Since the two developments are very near to each other, you can expect the same connectivity and accessibility to amenities as the other Bukit Merah development.

Queenstown (mature estate) 

Source: HDB

Total approximate units: 860
Site location: Along Ghim Moh Road
MRT station(s): Buona Vista, Holland Village
Bus interchange(s): Buona Vista bus terminal
Schools: Anglo-Chinese School (International), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Fairfield Methodist (Primary),  Fairfield Methodist (Secondary), New Town Primary School, Queensway Secondary School, Tanglin Trust School, Essec Business School, MDIS (Interim)
Amenities: Holland Village, The Star Vista, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Holland Drive Market and Food Centre, NUH, Alexandra Hospital

Flat typeEstimated price range
3-roomS$390,000 – S$490,000
4-roomS$550,000 – S$679,000
Source: SRX

The Queenstown BTO launch located in a fully-developed mature estate will definitely be one of the more highly sought after developments in the upcoming launch. With an extensive range of food options, transport systems and amenities all within a stone’s throw away, staying here would be extremely convenient.

In close proximity, you can find both Buona Vista and Holland Village MRT stations located along the Circle Line. If you want to travel towards other parts of Singapore, you can hop on the East-West Line as well, at Buona Vista station which connects you directly to the CBD area and Changi Airport.

You’ll be thrilled to know that you can easily reach Holland Village in under 15 minutes by foot. The Star Vista, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre as well as Holland Drive Market and Food Centre are also all well within the neighbourhood, giving you plenty of dining options.

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Toa Payoh (mature estate) 

Source: HDB

Total approximate units: 380
Site location: Along Lorong 6 and Lorong 7 Toa Payoh
MRT station(s): Bradell, Toa Payoh
Bus interchange(s): Toa Payoh bus interchange
Schools: Beatty Secondary School, Kheng Cheng School, Pei Chun Public School, First Toa Payoh Primary School, St. Andrew’s Junior College, CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh), CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh), St. Joseph’s Institution (International)
Amenities: Toa Payoh Mall, Toa Payoh South, East & Central Community Clubs, Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre, Toa Payoh Lorong 4 & 8 Market & Food Centre, Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Food Centre, Toa Payoh Polyclinic, Toa Payoh Public Library, Toa Payoh Sensory Hub

Flat typeEstimated price range
3-roomS$350,000 – S$450,000
4-roomS$530,000 – S$680,000
Source: SRX

Another launch located in a mature estate that’s also known as Singapore’s second-oldest satellite town, Toa Payoh is a strong contender for the most popular development this launch. With its abundance of amenities and eateries, be sure to expect fierce competition. 

As we all know, Toa Payoh is known for its myriad of food options ranging from affordable coffee shop grub to decent restaurant fare. Specifically, there are at least three food centres nearby and Toa Payoh Hub that offers a selection of food, which will definitely leave you spoilt for choice.

Located in the heart of Singapore, commuting to the CBD area will take no more than 20 minutes. Toa Payoh interchange also makes it easy to travel by bus, with its numerous bus services provided, connecting you to all parts of Singapore.

Yishun (non-mature estate) 

Source: HDB

Total approximate units: 640
Site location: Along Yishun Central, Yishun Avenue 2, Yishun Central 1, Yishun Central 2
MRT station(s): Yishun, Khatib
Bus interchange(s): Yishun bus interchange
Schools: Peiying Primary School, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), Orchid Park Secondary School, Jiemin Primary School, Yishun Innova Junior College, Rainbow Centre — Yishun Park School Special Education School, Northland Primary School, Huamin Primary School
Amenities: Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Yishun Pond Park, Yishun Park, Yishun Swimming Complex, Yishun Community Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Northpoint City, SAFRA Yishun, Wisteria Mall, Chong Pang Market and Food Centre

Flat typeEstimated price range
4-roomS$290,000 – S$390,000
5-roomS$430,000 – S$520,000
Source: SRX

Though Yishun isn’t a mature estate, the neighbourhood is already relatively well-developed in terms of the food options and amenities. If you’re a fan of local hawker fare, hop over to Yishun Park Hawker Centre that’s accessible by foot. If you’re willing to travel further, you can also commute to Chong Pang Market and Food Centre that’s an eight-minute bus ride away. Northpoint City is also fairly nearby, offering a wide range of retail shops and restaurants.

If connectivity is your main concern, you won’t have to worry. The development is nestled between Yishun and Khatib MRT stations, which are both about a 10-minute walk away. They are both located on the North-South Line, connecting you to the CBD area in under 25 minutes.

The biggest draw of Yishun? It’s significantly cheaper than the other developments of the launch. Those on a budget will be able to cut costs without having to compromise on convenience.

Jurong West (non-mature estate) 

Source: HDB

Total approximate units: 1,010
Site location: Along Yuan Ching Road and Kang Ching Road
MRT station(s): Lakeside, Chinese Garden
Bus interchange(s): Boon Lay interchange
Schools: Lakeside Primary School, Yuan Ching Secondary School, Jurong Primary School, Jurong Secondary School, Rulang Primary School, Yuhua Secondary School, Shuquan Primary School, Fuhua Secondary School, Canadian International School, Nanyang Technological University
Amenities: Jurong Lake Gardens, Jurong Lake District, Jurong Innovation District Jurong Point, JEM, Westgate, JCube, IMM, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre

Flat typeEstimated price range
3-roomS$200,000 – S$250,000
4-roomS$300,000 – S$380,000
5-roomS$440,000 – S$540,000
Source: SRX

If you’re a Westie, this particular development might pique your interest. Located beside Jurong Lake Gardens, nature-lovers can enjoy the scenic lake view depending on where your unit is facing.

The nearest MRT station is Lakeside MRT Station on the East-West Line (EWL). 

If you’re a parent, the district has some renowned institutions including the Nanyang Technological University just a five-minute train ride away.  . It’s also one stop away from Boon Lay bus interchange.

Hop on the EWL and you can find JEM, Westgate, JCube and IMM right at Jurong East MRT station two stops away, offering a ton of mouth-watering dining options and retail stores. For variety, there’s also the Boon Lay Place Market and Food Centre as well as Jurong West 505 Market and Food Centre a bus ride away.

Which May 2022 BTO launch should I choose?

In terms of convenience, the developments located in mature estates will definitely outrank the rest. They offer prime connectivity and are within walking distance from their nearby MRT stations that can lead you straight to the CBD area.

The one that stands out the most is the Bukit Merah launch located along Alexandra Road. Located within a 5-minute walk to Redhill MRT station, it seems like the best-for-value choice that provides maximum convenience if you don’t own a car.

If you’re seeking affordability, the Yishun and Jurong West developments do not command such high prices compared to the rest. If that means a higher budget for renovation or cash savings, then consider if the location is a compromise you’re willing to make. After all, they are both still fairly near to the nearby MRT station and have neighbourhoods that are considered relatively well-developed.

Regardless of the BTO that you’re applying for, it’s best you do your due research and ensure that you carry out proper financial planning before committing to a unit that’s out of your budget.

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By Deborah Gan
A mahjong addict with an undying love for dogs, Deborah is always on the hunt for cheap deals because she is always broke. That is why she is attempting to be more financially savvy to be.. less broke.


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