November 2022 BTO Launch Overview: Bukit Batok, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, Tengah, Yishun

Deborah Gan
Last updated Sep 01, 2022

It has been announced. The November 2022 BTO launch will see about 9,500 units in four HDB estates — Bukit Batok, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown and Yishun, and a total of seven different projects this time round. Keep your eyes peeled in this space for updates!

Though the August BTO projects had just launched on the second last day of the month, it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead and look out for future projects right?

Looking at the mix lined up for November, once again, there seems to be a very balanced combination of mature and non-mature estates. Out of which, it seems like the Kallang/Whampoa project, as well as the three projects in Queenstown, might be appealing to the masses since they are located in prime locations and relatively close to MRT stations. Which one are you keeping an eye out for?

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HDB BTO launch November 2022 at a glance

LocationFlat typeNumber of flats
Bukit Batok2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room & 5-room790
Kallang/Whampoa3-room & 4-room470
Queenstown3-room & 4-room1,330
QueenstownCommunity Care Apartment, 3-room & 4-room960
Queenstown2-room, 3-room & 4-room960
Tengah2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room & 5-room2,070
Yishun2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room & 5-room950
Yishun2-room Flexi, 4-room & 5-room680
Yishun2-room Flexi, 4-room & 5-room1,330

Bukit Batok

Total approximate units: 790
Site location: Bounded by Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 2
MRT station(s): Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok
Bus interchange(s): Bukit Batok Bus Interchange
Schools: Dazhong Primary School & MK @ Dazhong, St. Anthony’s Primary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, Dunearn Secondary School, Eden School 2 (Special Education), Dulwich College (Singapore), Eden School (Special Education), Millenia Institute, Hillgrove Secondary School, Lianhua Primary School
Amenities: Le Quest Shopping Mall, West Mall, Hong Kah North Community Club, Bukit Batok Home For The Aged, Bukit Batok Park Connector, Bukit Batok West Park Connector, Upcoming Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok, Bukit Batok Polyclinic, Bukit Gombak Sports Hall, Bukit Batok Driving Centre (Interim), HomeTeam NS Adventure Centre @ Bukit Batok (Interim)

Though Bukit Batok is a non-mature estate, you’ll be surprised to find a host of amenities in close proximity to this project. For starters, the project is situated just a 5-10 minute walk from Bukit Gombak MRT station, which falls on the North-South Line (NSL). Just take two stations down to Jurong East, and you will find three major malls — mainly JEM, West Gate and JCube. For extra convenience, a five-minute bus ride will also bring you to the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange.

Aside from connectivity, you won’t have trouble finding food either. In the vicinity, you will find Le Quest Shopping Mall and West Mall. There’s also an upcoming Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok in the pipelines, which includes Community Care Apartments integrated with a hawker centre.

The neighbourhood doesn’t fall short on recreational spaces either. The project is located right beside Bukit Batok Park, which connects you to Bukit Batok West Park Connector just a stone’s throw away. Fancy some sports? You can have a game or two with your family and friends at Bukit Gombak Sports and HomeTeam NS Adventure Centre. HomeTeam NS features a slew of facilities like a game zone, futsal courts, laser quest and even villas to stay in!

Kallang/Whampoa

Total approximate units: 470
Site location: Along Sims Avenue, Bounded by Upper Boon Keng Road and Lorong 1 Geylang
MRT station(s): Kallang, Bendemeer
Bus interchange(s): Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal
Schools: Bendemeer Primary School, Geylang Methodist Primary School, Stamford Primary School, Macpherson Primary School, Kong Hwa School, Hong Wen School, CHIJ Katong Convent, Broadrick Secondary School, Bendemeer Secondary School, Northlight School, St. Andrew’s Secondary School
Amenities: Geylang West Community Club, Kallang Riverside Park, Golden Mile Food Centre, Golden Sultan Plaza, Kallang Park Connector, Kallang Basin Swimming Complex, Kallang Wave Mall, Kallang Leisure Park, City Square Mall

If you’re one who values staying near an MRT station, you won’t find any better than this. This project is situated right beside Kallang MRT station, making for the most convenient project of the whole launch. While it’s great living beside the MRT station and Bus Terminal, do take note of the potential noise disturbances if you’re an early sleeper. On top of that, this project might also fall under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model.

Amenities are aplenty for this project, with malls like Kallang Wave Mall, Kallang Leisure Park, City Square Mall, and Golden Sultan Plaza littered all across the neighbourhood. Foodies will especially enjoy this project, as it’s located in close proximity to the famous Golden Mile Food Centre, which serves up delectable local delights.

If you’re planning on having kids, the number of schools available within a 2km radius is also abundant, such as CHIJ Katong Convent, Geylang Methodist Primary School and St. Andrew’s Secondary School. This means you can potentially get priority for your child’s enrollment and even save on school bus fares!

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Queenstown (Ghim Moh Link)

Total approximate units: 1,330
Site location: Along Commonwealth Avenue West, bounded by Ghim Moh Link and Lulu Pandan Canal
MRT station(s): Dover, Buona Vista
Bus interchange(s): Buona Vista Bus Terminal 
Schools: Singapore Polytechnic, School of Science & Technology, United World College of South East Asia (Dover Campus), Dover Court Preparatory School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Anglo-Chinese School (International), Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, Fairfield Methodist Primary School, New Town Secondary School, INSEAD, Essec Business School, Tanglin Trust School, Civil Service College
Amenities: Ulu Pandan Park Connector, The Star Vista, One-North Park, Ulu Pandan Community Club, Buona Vista Community Club, Holland Village, Dover Road Market & Food Centre

Given its centrality location, this project, along with the other Queenstown projects, might fall under the PLH model, and with good reason. This project is located right beside Dover MRT station, located on the East-West Line (EWL). If you take a short drive in the other direction, you will reach Buona Vista MRT station in under 5 minutes, which connects you to the Circle Line (CCL). 

If you take a short drive or bus ride, you can also reach two other MRT stations, mainly One-North and Holland Village on the CCL, making the commute to other parts of Singapore so convenient.

For some cheap local fare, you can head down to Dover Road Market & Food Centre for a quick fix. Else, if you’re looking for proper eateries and restaurants, you can head down to The Star Vista, an urban retail sanctuary that features its run-of-the-mill architecture, unlike other malls. Holland Village Shopping Centre also has rows of restaurants and bars to patronise.

Families with children are in luck as well. There are numerous schools nearby, like Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore Polytechnic and School of Science & Technology.

Queenstown (Queensway Road)

Total approximate units: 960
Site location: Along Queensway Road, bounded by the upcoming Queen’s Crescent 
MRT station(s): Queenstown, Commonwealth
Bus interchange(s):
Schools: MDIS (Interim), New Town Primary School, Queensway Secondary School, Tanglin Trust School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Anglo-Chinese School (International), Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, Fairfield Methodist Primary School
Amenities: Alexandra Village Food Centre, ABC Brickworks Hawker Centre, Alexandra-Queensway Park Connector, Alexandra Hospital, Queensway Shopping Centre, Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, IKEA Alexandra, Alexandra Central, Queenstown Swimming Complex & Stadium, Queenstown Community Centre, Mei Ling Market & Food Centre, Kent Ridge Park, 1st SCDP Division HQ/Alexandra Fire Station/ Neighbourhood Police Centre

Though this project is also located in Queenstown, it’s situated quite far away from the previous project. The nearest MRT station is Queenstown, which probably requires a 5-minute drive. If you don’t mind driving further down, you’ll also reach Commonwealth MRT station, both located on the EWL.

One of the great things about this project is the close proximity to various malls, mainly Queensway Shopping Centre, Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, Alexandra Central and even IKEA Alexandra, which are just a short five-minute walk away. If you’re craving some hearty local dishes, you have plenty of options as well. Head down to either Mei Ling Market & Food Centre, Alexandra Village Food Centre or ABC Brickworks.

In close vicinity, there are also numerous amenities like the Alexandra Hospital, Queenstown Swimming Complex & Stadium, Queenstown Community Centre and Alexandra-Queensway Park Connector. The neighbourhood doesn’t lack schools either, including Anglo-Chinese School (International) and Fairfield Methodist Secondary School.

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Queenstown (North Buona Vista Road)

Total approximate units: 960
Site location: Along Commonwealth Avenue West, bounded by North Buona Vista Road and Ghim Moh Road
MRT station(s): Buona Vista, Holland Vista, Dover
Bus interchange(s): Buona Vista Bus Terminal 
Schools: Singapore Polytechnic, School of Science & Technology, United World College of South East Asia (Dover Campus), Dover Court Preparatory School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Anglo-Chinese School (International), Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, Fairfield Methodist Primary School, New Town Secondary School, INSEAD, Essec Business School, Tanglin Trust School, Civil Service College
Amenities: Ulu Pandan Park Connector, The Star Vista, One-North Park, Ulu Pandan Community Club, Buona Vista Community Club, Holland Village Shopping Centre, Dover Road Market & Food Centre

If you prefer to stay nearer to Buona Vista MRT station, maybe this Queenstown project might interest you more. With just a 5-minute walk, you’ll be able to reach Buona Vista station, located on both the EWL and CCL. You’re also significantly nearer to Holland Village MRT station, that’ll require just a 5-minute drive.

Staying near the MRT station not only allows for an easy commute but also gives you access to the numerous retail shops and restaurants that are housed in The Star Vista.  If you want more options, you can head over to Holland Village Shopping Centre or look forward to the upcoming One Holland Village. 

Tengah

Total approximate units: 2,070
Site location: Bounded by upcoming Tengah Boulevard and upcoming  Tengah Garden
MRT station(s): Upcoming JS4, upcoming JE1
Bus interchange(s): Upcoming bus interchange at Tengah Park Avenue
Schools: Jurongville Secondary School, Hua Yi Secondary School, Dulwich College (Singapore), Millennia Institute, Bukit Batok Secondary School, Princess Elizabeth Primary School & upcoming MK @ Princess Elizabeth, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, Eden School (Special Education), Fuhua Secondary School, Yuhua Secondary School, Rulang Primary School, Shuqun Primary School & upcoming MK @ Shuqun
Amenities: Proposed Health & Medical Care Centre, Proposed church, Proposed Tengah Pond, Proposed Park, Proposed Civic & Community Institution, Jurong Spring Community Club, Jurong Innovation District

Tengah is definitely an up-and-coming neighbourhood that has many proposed projects in the pipeline. One of which is the Jurong Region Line (JEL) which runs through the western region of Singapore and aims to put 60,000 more households in Jurong within a 10-minute walk from the train station. 

Connecting existing MRT stations, including Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East and Boon Lay, this Tengah project will definitely benefit from this new MRT line as it will be located right at JS4 station (name still unknown), that’s just three stops away from Choa Chu Kang station. Just a 5-minute walk from the project will also bring you to JE1.

Currently, there aren’t many amenities around the area as the neighbourhood is still undergoing major developments. However, some facilities residents can look forward to are the proposed parks, Tengah pond, and Health & Medical Care Centre. 

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Yishun (Yishun Avenue 6)

Total approximate units: 950
Site location: Along Yishun Avenue 1, nearer to Yishun Avenue 6
MRT station(s): Yishun, Khatib
Bus interchange(s): Yishun bus interchange
Schools: XCL World Academy, North View Primary School & MK @ North View, Huamin Primary School & MK @ Huamin, Future Holding site for Woodlands Ring Secondary School, Northbrooks Secondary School, Northland Primary School, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), Naval Base Primary School & MK @ Naval Base, Orchid Park Secondary School, Rainbow Centre — Yishun Park School (Special Education), Yishun Town Secondary School, Xishan Primary School
Amenities: Wisteria Mall, SAFRA Yishun Country Club, Khatib Bongsu Park Connector, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Yishun Mall, Everspring Park @ Yishun, Nee Soon Soith Community Club, Khatib Central, Yishun Community Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Swimming Complex, Proposed park, Proposed Health & Medical Care Centre

If you’re looking for convenience, this particular Yishun project might not necessarily tick all your boxes. Though there are both Yishun and Khatib MRT stations nearby, it might take you about 10 to 15 minutes by bus.

However, one major appeal of this project is the panoramic views. Depending on the unit you choose, you might be able to wake up to unblocked views of the Lower Seletar Reservoir and Orchid Country Club Golf Course — instead of constantly being reminded of the concrete jungle we live in.

On top of that, Yishun Mal and Yishun Park Hawker Centre are in close proximity, making it very convenient for mealtimes. There is also a proposed park slated to open right beside the project, which will be a plus point for all outdoor-goers who enjoy a breezy evening walk.

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Yishun (Yishun Street 43)

Total approximate units: 680
Site location: Along Yishun Avenue 1, nearer to Yishun St. 43
MRT station(s): Yishun, Khatib
Bus interchange(s): Yishun bus interchange
Schools: XCL World Academy, North View Primary School & MK @ North View, Huamin Primary School & MK @ Huamin, Future Holding site for Woodlands Ring Secondary School, Northbrooks Secondary School, Northland Primary School, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), Naval Base Primary School & MK @ Naval Base, Orchid Park Secondary School, Rainbow Centre — Yishun Park School (Special Education), Yishun Town Secondary School, Xishan Primary School
Amenities: Wisteria Mall, SAFRA Yishun Country Club, Khatib Bongsu Park Connector, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Yishun Mall, Everspring Park @ Yishun, Nee Soon South Community Club, Khatib Central, Yishun Community Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Swimming Complex, Proposed park, Proposed Health & Medical Care Centre

Since this project is situated just beside the previous Yishun project mentioned above, it no longer needs an introduction. You can find the same amenities, dining options and schools within the same area.

Yishun (Miltonia Close)

Total approximate units: 1,330
Site location: Along Yishun Avenue 1, bounded by Miltonia Close
MRT station(s): Yishun, Khatib
Bus interchange(s): Yishun bus interchange
Schools: XCL World Academy, North View Primary School & MK @ North View, Huamin Primary School & MK @ Huamin, Future Holding site for Woodlands Ring Secondary School, Northbrooks Secondary School, Northland Primary School, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), Naval Base Primary School & MK @ Naval Base, Orchid Park Secondary School, Rainbow Centre — Yishun Park School (Special Education), Yishun Town Secondary School, Xishan Primary School
Amenities: Wisteria Mall, SAFRA Yishun Country Club, Khatib Bongsu Park Connector, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Yishun Mall, Everspring Park @ Yishun, Nee Soon South Community Club, Khatib Central, Yishun Community Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Swimming Complex, Proposed park, Proposed Health & Medical Care Centre

Once again, this project is in line with the other two Yishun projects, and they will share the same neighbourhood.

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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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