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HDB BTO Launches In 2021 (Bukit Batok, Tengah, Kallang – Whampoa, Toa Payoh – Bidadari, Woodlands, Bukit Merah, Geylang)

Geralyne Ong
·13-min read

2021’s HDB BTO launch in February and May will feature an estimated total of 7,410 new BTO units, spread over 10 locations across Singapore. 

November 2020’s HDB BTO launch too soon for you and your bae? Well, there’s the February and May 2021 HDB BTO launch that you can now look forward to. 

February 2021’s HDB BTO launch will consist of an estimated 3,540 new BTO units, spread over 6 locations across Singapore. Slightly smaller in scale as compared to previous launches in 2020, it will feature 4 projects located at Bukit Batok (non-mature estate), Tengah (non-mature estate), Kallang – Whampoa (mature estate) and Toa Payoh – Bidadari (mature estate). 

On the other hand, May 2021’s HDB BTO launch will consist of an estimated 3,870 new BTO units, spread over 4 locations across Singapore. This launch will see 4 projects located at Tengah (non-mature estate), Woodlands (non-mature estate), Bukit Merah (mature estate) and Geylang (mature estate).

More details on HDB BTO launches can be found here.

To cut through the confusion and what surrounding schools or amenities are available for prospective residents (like yourself), here’s all you need to know about each HDB BTO project. 

Table of contents
HDB BTO launch, May 2021

  • Tengah

  • Woodlands

  • Bukit Merah

  • Geylang

  • Which project should you keep an eye out for?

HDB BTO launch, February 2021

  • Bukit Batok

  • Tengah

  • Kallang – Whampoa

  • Toa Payoh – Bidadari

  • Which project should you keep an eye out for?

General information regarding HDB BTO flats

  • HDB BTO flat prices 2020

  • HDB BTO flat types

  • How do I apply for a HDB BTO unit?

HDB BTO launch, May 2021

Location

Flat type

Est. number of flats

Tengah
(Non-mature estate)

2-Room Flexi
4/5-Room

780

Woodlands
(Non-mature estate)

2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room

1,540

Bukit Merah
(Mature estate)

3/4-Room

170

Geylang
(Mature estate)

2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room

1,380

Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Tengah (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 780
Site location: Tengah Central, Tengah Garden Walk
MRT: Tengah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Tengah Plantation MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Hong Kah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction)
Bus Interchange: – 
Schools: Jurong Primary School, Fuhua Secondary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Dunearn Secondary School, Dulwich College (Singapore), Millennia Institute
Amenities: Community Club (under construction), Neighbourhood Centre (under construction)     

Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Woodlands (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 1,540
Site location: Woodlands Avenue 1
MRT: Woodlands MRT Station (North-South Line), Woodlands MRT Station (Thomson-East Coast Line), Marsiling MRT Station (North-South Line), Woodlands South MRT Station (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Bus Interchange: Woodlands
Schools: Si Ling Primary School, Marsiling Primary School, Fuchun Primary School, Woodlands Primary School, Woodgrove Primary School, Innova Primary School, Woodlands Ring Primary School, Fuchun Secondary School, Marsiling Secondary School, Woodlands Secondary School, Riverside Secondary School, Woodgrove Secondary School, Christ Church Secondary School, Singapore Sports School, Former Innova Junior College (future Yishun Innova Junior College), Singapore American School
Amenities: Causeway Point, Woodlands Civic Centre, Woods Square, The Woodgrove, Marsiling Mall, Woodlands Town Park East, Sports and Swimming Complex, Marsiling Point, Vista Point, Treehaus Park, 888 Plaza, Woodlands Community Club, Christalite Methodist Home, Polyclinic, Fuchun Community Club 

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Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Bukit Merah (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 170
Site location: Telok Blangah Drive, Telok Blangah Street 32
MRT: Telok Blangah MRT Station (Circle Line), Labrador Park MRT Station (Circle Line), HarbourFront MRT Station (North-East Line)
Bus Interchange: HarbourFront Bus Terminal, Bukit Merah
Schools: Blangah Rise Primary School and MOE Kindergarten @Blangah Rise
Amenities: Telok Blangah Community Club, Labrador Park, Depot Heights Shopping Centre, Safra Mount Faber Club, Radin Mas Community Club, PSA Club, Moral Welfare Home, Nursing Home, Vivo City, HarbourFront Centre

Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Geylang (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 1,380
Site location: Paya Lebar Road, Ubi Avenue 2
MRT: Macpherson MRT Station (Downtown Line), Macpherson MRT Station (Circle Line), Mattar MRT Station (Downtown Line), Ubi MRT Station (Downtown Line), Aljunied MRT Station (East-West Line), Paya Lebar MRT Station (East-West Line), Paya Lebar MRT Station (Circle Line), Eunos MRT Station (East-West Line)
Bus Interchange: Eunos
Schools: Canossa Catholic Primary School, Saint Margaret’s Primary School (holding), Geylang Methodist Primary School, Maha Bodhi School, Geylang Methodist Secondary School, Manjusri Secondary School, Nexus International School
Amenities: Macpherson Community Club, Market and Food Centre, Neighbourhood Centre, Lifelong Learning Institute, Paya Lebar Square, Paya Lebar Quarter, Polyclinic

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Which project should you keep an eye out for?

For those looking at getting a BTO in May 2021, we suggest keeping an eye out for the project at Woodlands and Bukit Merah.

The Woodlands project may be categorised as a non-mature estate/town, but it definitely offers soon-to-be residents a plethora of transport options, schools and amenities similar to a matured estate/town. Not to mention, since there’s an estimated 1,540 units up for grabs, there’s a higher chance that you and bae will get a successful application here as compared to the Tengah project. 

Surrounded by a tonne of amenities, and situated near 8 MRT stations and the Pan-Island Expressway is where you will find May 2021’s Geylang project. From weekly groceries to petrol stations, shopping, gym and more, everything that you can possibly need or want is just a stone’s throw away from here. Apart from that, the main reason why you should focus on Geylang instead of Bukit Merah is also partly because of the number of units available. You would have a smaller chance of getting a successful ballot at Bukit Merah as it only offers approximately 170 units, while the Geylang project is offering approximately 1,380 units.

HDB BTO launch, February 2021

Location

Flat type

Est. number of flats

Bukit Batok
(Non-mature estate)

2-Room Flexi
3/4/5-Room

960

Tengah 
(Non-mature estate)

2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room

760

Kallang – Whampoa
(Mature estate)

2-Room Flexi
3/4-Room

620

Toa Payoh – Bidadari
(Mature estate)

3/4/5-Room

1,200

Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Bukit Batok (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 960
Site location: Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Bukit Batok West Avenue 5       
MRT: Bukit Gombak MRT Station (North-South Line), Tengah Park MRT Station (Jurong Region Line), Bukit Batok MRT Station (North-South Line)     
Bus Interchange: Bukit Batok    
Schools: St. Anthony’s Primary School, Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Lianhua Primary School, Dazhong Primary School & MOE Kindergarten @ Dazhong, Dunearn Secondary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, Hillgrove Secondary School, Millennia Institute, Eden School (Special Education), Dulwich College (Singapore)        
Amenities: Bukit Batok Home For The Aged, Neighbourhood Park, HomeTeamNS Adventure Centre @ Bukit Batok, Bukit Batok Golf Range, Bukit Batok Driving Centre, Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Centre, Hong Kah North Community Club, Bukit Gombak Stadium, Bukit Batok Polyclinic     

Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Tengah (Non-mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 760    
Site location: Tengah Drive, Tengah Boulevard       
MRT: Tengah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Tengah Plantation MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction), Hong Kah MRT Station (Jurong Region Line, under construction)
Bus Interchange: –   
Schools: Jurong Primary School, Fuhua Secondary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Dunearn Secondary School, Dulwich College (Singapore), Millennia Institute        
Amenities: Community Club (under construction), neighbourhood centre (under construction)    

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Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Kallang – Whampoa (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 620   
Site location: Balestier Road, Mcnair Road       
MRT: Boon Keng MRT Station (North-East Line), Farrer Park MRT Station (North-East Line), Bendemeer MRT Station (Downtown Line)    
Bus Interchange: Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal   
Schools: Bendemeer Primary School, Hong Wen School, Northlight School     
Amenities: Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Singapore Khalsa Association, City Square Mall, Centrium Square, Mustafa Centre, Bendemeer Shopping Mall, Kallang Community Club, Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex 

Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Toa Payoh – Bidadari, Bartley Road (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 380    
Site location: Bartley Road, Bartley Walk      
MRT: Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line), Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line)     
Bus Interchange: –   
Schools: Cedar Primary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Bartley Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Stamford American International School
Amenities: Hillock Park (under construction), Bidadari Park (under construction), The Woodleigh Mall (under construction)    

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Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Toa Payoh – Bidadari, Sang Nila Utama Road (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 470    
Site location: Sang Nila Utama Road, Bartley Walk      
MRT: Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line), Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line)     
Bus Interchange:
Schools: Cedar Primary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Bartley Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Stamford American International School
Amenities: Hillock Park (under construction), Bidadari Park (under construction), The Woodleigh Mall (under construction)    

Source: HDB
Source: HDB

Toa Payoh – Bidadari, Upper Aljunied Road (Mature town/estate)

Total approximate units: 350
Site location: Upper Aljunied Road, Alkaff Crescent      
MRT: Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line), Potong Pasir MRT Station (North-East Line)     
Bus Interchange:
Schools: Cedar Primary School, Bartley Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary/Secondary), Stamford American International School
Amenities: The Woodleigh Mall (under construction), St John’s Home for the Elderly Persons (under construction), Potong Pasir Neighbourhood Centre, The Venue Shoppes, The Poiz Centre, Macpherson Mall    

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Which project should you keep an eye out for?

Based on transport options, schools and surrounding amenities, couples and young families should keep an eye out for the Bukit Batok or Toa Payoh – Bidadari launch. 

Bukit Batok may be slightly far from the city centre, but this project is great for couples who are planning to start a family or young families as there are many nearby schools. Getting around the island will also be a breeze since it is sandwiched between Bukit Gombak MRT Station (North-South Line) and the soon-to-be built Tengah Park MRT Station (Jurong Region Line – currently under construction). With 2 different train lines nearby, you won’t have to worry if there’s a major train fault during the morning rush hour because there’s another transport option available. Not to mention, this project is a stone’s throw away from amenities like Bukit Gombak Stadium, Bukit Gombak Neighbourhood Centre, West Mall and Bukit Batok Town Centre. 

For similar reasons, singles who are looking to purchase a 2-Room Flexi flat in a non-mature estate should keep an eye on the Bukit Batok project during February 2021’s HDB BTO launch. 

But, if Bukit Batok is too far west and you want a centrally located home with nearby schools, then consider the Toa Payoh – Bidadari launch — in particular, the project located along Upper Aljunied Road. As it is situated within walking distance to Woodleigh MRT Station (North-East Line) and a 5 minute bus ride to Bartley MRT Station (Circle Line), Orchard Road or Raffles Place is just a short 20 minute ride away. And for those who drive, the Pan-Island Expressway is located just down the road. With regards to schools, there are quite a few popular kindergartens, primary and secondary schools within walking distance for you to choose from. 

With all that is said about the Toa Payoh – Bidadari project, be prepared to pay for a unit here. Given that a 5-Room BTO flat in a matured estate was sold for as much as $725,000 during the  HDB BTO launch in August 2020, you can expect prices for a unit here to be offered for a similar price. 

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HDB BTO flat prices 2020

Based on the prices released by HDB for August 2020’s BTO exercise, here is what you can expect to pay for the aforementioned BTO projects excluding grants.

Non-mature town/estate

Flat type

Est. price (excluding grants)

2-Room Flexi

From $90,000

3-Room

From $164,000

4-Room

From $253,000

5-Room

From $405,000

3Gen

From $355,000(Based on February 2020)

Mature town/estate

Flat type

Est. price (excluding grants)

2-Room Flexi

From $137,000

3-Room

From $205,000

4-Room

From $311,000

5-Room

From $423,000

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HDB BTO flat types

Apart from deciding on a comfortable budget for your nest and if you want a unit located in a mature or non-mature estate, you should also get acquainted with the different flat types and the space each of them offer.

Flat type

Size (square meters)

Bedroom(s)

Bathroom(s)

2-Room

36 or 45

1

1 (attached to master bedroom)

3-Room

60 to 65

2

2 (1 attached to master bedroom and common)

4-Room

90

3

2 (attached to master bedroom and common)

5-Room

110

3

2 (attached to master bedroom and common)

3 Gen

115

4

3 (1 attached to master bedroom and 2 common)

Executive Flat

130

3

2 (attached to master bedroom and common)

Get alerts

Apart from finding out how much you have in your CPF, which housing grants you (and your partner) are eligible for, and how much you can borrow from the banks, we strongly suggest that you subscribe to HDB’s eAlert Service. It is a free email service from HDB that will provide you with the latest information on BTO project launches, application windows, community events, changes to eligibility requirements, etc. 

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How do I apply for a HDB BTO unit?

Over the years, the application process has streamlined and applications all take place online (yay for us!) – there is no longer the need to personally visit HDB Hub to make an application. 

How do I apply for a HDB BTO unit?
If an application window is open, you will be directed straight to application when visiting HDB’s homepage.
Source: HDB

How to apply for a HDB BTO unit: 

  1. Await news for the application window to be open, it is usually announced a couple of weeks before the date. While waiting for the date, get soft copies of your personal and financial documents on hand for a smoother application process. 

  2. Once the application window is open, head over to HDB’s homepage. (We suggest heading to this page as soon as the application window is open.)

  3. Proceed to the application page. 

  4. Follow the instructions carefully and submit your application. (Note: This submission does not mean that you have got a unit, rather this application is for a ballot.)

  5. Once the application window is closed, HDB will conduct a computerised ballot. If you have been selected, you will receive an invitation to select your unit. If you have not been selected, you will have to wait for the next project launch to make another application.

More detailed information on how to apply for a HDB flat of your dreams can also be found here.

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Read these next:
HDB BTO Launches In 2020
Step-By-Step Guide To Buying Your Very First HDB BTO In Singapore
How To Buy A House In Singapore: A Complete Guide
Complete Guide To HDB Grants: How Much Can You Get?
Fixed vs Floating Home Loan Rates: Which One Is Suitable For You?

By Geralyne Ong
A lover of gin and all things Nigella Lawson, Geralyne’s a big believer of #Adulting. She spends her leisure time serving fur-babies and doing as many mountain climbers and kettlebell swings as she possibly can.

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