Build To Order Flats Coming Your Way

Brace yourselves, a new wave of Build-To-Order flats are coming your way this May.

BTO flats are insanely popular among young and old Singaporeans alike. In the last release of flats last month (February), only the 3,343 applications out of 11,001 were successful.

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If you are still mourning your past failure in obtaining a BTO flat, or are a first-time applicant, fret not. HDB has officially released the details of the upcoming BTO launch and it’s very exciting.

These are the 4 neighbourhoods the BTO flats will be built in:

Geylang

Aside from its “nightlife”, Geylang is also home to one of Singapore’s favourite eateries, such as the nearby Old Airport Road food centre.

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In fact, if you’re a foodie you might want to rush for these new BTO flats, as they are going to be built just opposite the food centre.

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1,260 flats are going to be built in Geylang, and not only will residents there find it amazingly easy to get to the food, they’re going to find it amazingly easy to get to, period — Dakota Station is but a stone’s throw away from the upcoming homes.

Woodlands

Singapore is the world’s most expensive city, according to a recent report, so many Singaporeans tend to spend their weekends visiting our friendly neighbour Malaysia for cheap eats and shopping.

If you are one of those people, you might be excited to know that 1,250 BTO flats are going to be erected just beside the checkpoint.

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Who knows, you may even catch sight of some swimmers trying to sneak in to Singapore from your flat.

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If you’re feeling energetic, you could even walk to Malaysia. Or you could just go to JB and shop like a baller.

Bidadari

We know what some of you may be thinking: “Wah Bidadari, you not pantang ah?”

Ask any of your older relatives and they’ll tell you about the cemetery that used to be there.

Back in the good old days, Bidadari used to be one of the largest cemeteries in Singapore. It used to house 147,000 graves and was considered to be rather a “spooky”’ place.

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Although it no longer exists, its new incarnation, Bidadari Estate, remains close to the dead. The neighbourhood is close to the Mount Vernon Columbarium, which houses niches containing urns for ashes of the dead, but will also make way for the Bidadari Estate soon.

To top it off, the new neighbourhood is fairly near to the Woodleigh MRT station. The station itself is ridden with rumours of supernatural sightings, perhaps due to the cemetery that used to be there.

But if you don’t mind that the previous occupants of the area weren’t living, one of the new 1,340 BTO flats to come at Bidadari will be just up your alley — at least while Mount Vernon is still around, many of your neighbours will be quiet.

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On the bright side, look at the transport connectivity of the area — there are 2 MRT stations there.

Also, the proposed Bidadari Park will be right opposite the new BTO flats.

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Yishun

For you adrenaline junkies, Yishun is the place to be. Read our story on why Yishun is such a great place.

The cutthroat (quite literally) nature of life in Singapore’s “skid row” will give you the thrill that you are missing in your life. From fake guns to drug busts, Yishun has got it all.

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Now, you can be part of the fun too, with 750 new flats to be built in the exciting neighbourhood.

There are even plans to build a Chinese Temple just beside the flats. You know — for you to pray for your dear life every night.

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However, be quick to move into your flats before the great wall is built, or else you’ll miss out on all the fun you could be having with your neighbours!

Size Matters

Well, at least when it comes to housing. Various sizes of flats are available in the latest BTO exercise, ranging from 2-room flats to 5-room flats.

So, whether you’re planning on having a lot of kids or none at all, there will always be something to suit your fancy.

Apply Now

Don’t begin laying out your plans for your dream home just yet, as the application process is rather tedious.

You can get more information on from the HDB website.

Featured image from HDB