HDB’s Next BTO Exercise To Happen In Feb 2021, 3,700 Flats Available For Order
UPDATE (4 Feb): HDB launched the first BTO exercise of 2021 on Thursday (4 Feb). The information below has been updated.
Demand for many big-ticket items may have dwindled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it seems Build-To-Order (BTO) flats are seemingly immune to these market forces.
For the Feb-2021 BTO exercise, 3,740 new flats will be released in mature estates like Kallang and Toa Payoh as well as new estates like Bukit Batok and Tengah.
The BTO launch application will end on 10 Feb, so here’s a rundown of the flats available.
1,842 BTO flats open for grab in mature estates in Feb
Surrounded by 3 MRT stations – Boon Keng, Farrer Park, and Bendemeer – various religious sites, and sports facilities, McNair Heights at Kallang/Whampoa ranks high on the convenience chart.
Not only is the famed Whampoa Hawker Centre only a 5-min bus ride away, but the myriad of eateries along Balestier Road and Lavender Street will also satisfy even the pickiest of foodies.
626 BTO units will be released in the estate. Here are the flats available:
McNair Heights (626 units)
- 2-room Flexi (Type 1): 46
- 2-room Flexi (Type 2): 90
- 3-room: 104
- 4-room: 386
The other mature estate is Toa Payoh (Bidadari), where 3 BTO projects will be launched — Alkaff Breeze, Bartley GreenRise, and Parkedge @ Bidadari. Similarly, it’s also surrounded by 3 MRT stations – Bartley, Woodleigh, and Potong Pasir – and surrounded by sports and healthcare amenities.
The central estate has been among the most sought-after in past BTO launches. Apart from its proximity to town, we think the nearby Bidadari Park might also have something to do with its popularity.
Due to complete in 2022, the park has a lake, 6 kilometres of trails, and open lawns perfect for a day out with Mother Nature.
There will be 1,216 units released across the 3 estates. Here are the flats available:
Alkaff Breeze (353 units)
- 4-room: 226
- 5-room: 196
Bartley GreenRise (387 units)
- 4-room: 96
- 5-room: 291
ParkEdge @ Bidadari (476 units)
- 4-room: 280
- 5-room: 196
1,898 BTO flats to be offered in new estates
While newer estates might not have as much amenities compared to mature ones, their advantages include a quieter environment and a cheaper price tag.
One such area is Bukit Batok which is close to Bukit Gombak and Bukit Batok MRT Stations on the North-South Line. 2 BTO projects will be located in the estate in the Feb-2021 launch — West Hill @ Bukit Batok and Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok.
Though relatively ulu, West Hill @ Bukit Batok has arguably the largest variety and number of flats available, catering to all sorts of homebuyers.
West Hill @ Bukit Batok
Apart from the usual types of BTO flats, Bukit Batok is also the pilot site for Community Care Apartments in Singapore, which provides assisted living for seniors.
Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok
At Harmony Village, each unit occupies 32sq metres and are equipped with care devices that cater to seniors’ needs, allowing them to age independently.
Communal areas, recreational facilities, as well as a community garden also enable seniors to age actively.
1,131 units in the estate will be offered. Here are the types of flats available:
West Hill @ Bukit Batok (962 units)
- 2-room Flexi (Type 1): 56
- 2-room Flexi (Type 2): 107
- 3-room: 81
- 4-room: 387
- 5-room: 331
Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok (169 units)
- Community Care Apartment: 169
The other new estate awaiting couples is located at Tengah, home to the Parc Woods @ Tengah BTO project. The current MRT station closest to it is Bukit Batok station, but 4 others are underway — Tengah, Hong Kah, Tengah Plantation, and Tengah Park on the Jurong Line.
Parc Woods @ Tengah
Tengah estate might be ulu for now, but with the upcoming developments, Singapore’s first smart and sustainable town is certainly one to watch.
According to HDB, Tengah town will also have nature-centric neighbourhoods webbed with walking and cycling lanes.
767 units will be released at the estate comprising the following:
Parc Woods @ Tengah
- 2-room Flexi (Type 1): 78
- 2-room Flexi (Type 2): 219
- 3-room: 83
- 4-room: 387
Feb BTO launch has unique blend of flats in mature and new estates
The unique blend of units in mature and new estates will certainly interest home-buyers of all kinds. So if you and bae are in the market in search of a new abode, don’t give this a miss.
Application for the Feb-2021 BTO launch will end at 11.59pm next Wednesday (10 Feb 2021) — bookmark the date just in case.
For more information on application method and what kinds of grants you are eligible for, check out HDB’s website here.
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Featured image adapted from Housing and Development Singapore.