Aerial artist's impression of HDB BTO project at Farrer Park

Two Build-To-Order (BTO) projects by the Geylang River in Tanjong Rhu and the first flats in Holland Village in at least a decade are among seven developments that will go on sale in June 2024. That aside, BTO flats near a future Jurong Region Line MRT station in Teban Gardens and the first development in Chencharu, a new HDB residential area in Yishun, will also be on offer.

The Housing Board on Feb 21, 2024 released details on its website of seven projects that will be launched in the second BTO sales exercise of 2024. It will offer about 6,800 flats in Jurong East, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun.

HDB BTO 2024 Launches

HDB June BTO 2024

June BTO 2024 Summary:

  • Tanjong Rhu BTO (Geylang River): 2,020 units
  • Holland Village BTO
  • Teban Gardens BTO
  • Chencharu, Yishun BTO
Upcoming BTO project plans in Kallang and Queenstown

Tanjong Rhu BTO Projects (Kampong Arang Road)

The two projects in Tanjong Rhu – an area which falls under Kallang/Whampoa – will have about 2,020 units. Property analysts expect these to be popular as the flats could have views of the Singapore Sports Hub and Marina Reservoir.

There are 2-room flexi, 3- and 4-room flats across the two plots, which are next to each other, with a proposed park in the middle. The larger 1,400 unit BTO project will have amenities such as an eating house, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, a pre-school and a residents’ network centre.

Near Stadium & Mountbatten MRT

Both developments, located along Kampong Arang Road, are in the vicinity of two MRT stations – Stadium and Mountbatten.

Dunman High School is opposite the projects, and the future Tanjong Rhu and Katong Park stops on stage four of the Thomson-East Coast Line are also nearby.

Holland Village BTO

In Queenstown, a site along Holland Drive near Holland Village and Buona Vista MRT stations will house 330 2-room flexi and 4-room flats.

Ms Wong Siew Ying, head of research and content at PropNex, noted that many of the blocks in Holland Village were built in the 1970s, and the last flats in the estate were completed in 2012. She expects families and young couples to be interested in the project, as there are many retail and food and beverage offerings in the vicinity.

Teban Gardens BTO

Over in Jurong East, 1,070 2-room flexi, 3-, 4- and 5-room flats will be built along Teban Gardens Road and Jurong Town Hall Road. The future Pandan Reservoir MRT station will be located opposite the project.

Chencharu Yishun BTO

In Yishun, HDB is set to launch a 1,270 unit project with 2-room flexi, 3-, 4- and 5-room flats along Sembawang Road.

Mr Lee said the project is likely to be the first BTO development in Chencharu, identified as a new housing area in URA’s review of Singapore’s long-term plan in 2022.

New flats in Jurong East, Yishun, Tampines, and Woodlands

Tampines BTO

About 550 2-room flexi, 4- and 5-room flats will be launched in Tampines. The plot, bounded by Tampines Avenue 1 and Tampines Street 92, is about a five-minute walk from Tampines West MRT station.

Woodlands BTO

A 1,590 unit project in Woodlands, comprising 2-room flexi, 3-, 4- and 5-room flats, and 3-generation units, will be built along Admiralty Road and Marsiling Lane. The development is near Woodlands Checkpoint, but Mr Lee noted that there are no MRT stations nearby. Both Woodlands and Woodlands North stations are about 2km away.

June’s exercise will take the number of BTO flats launched in 2024 to about 10,900, and is the final launch under the current estate classification model.

The new classification of flats into Prime, Plus or Standard categories will take effect from the October launch. HDB previously said it would roll out 19,600 new flats in 2024, across three sales exercises instead of four.

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HDB February BTO 2024

The first of three HDB sale launches planned for 2024, the February BTO exercise will see about 4,126 BTO flats, plus an additional 1,588 SBF flats offered for sale. The Feb BTO 2024 is now open from 21 – 28 February 2024, 11:59pm. Here are the key details.

Feb BTO 2024BTO Flat typesPrice
Bedok South Bloom (Upper Changi Road)2-room Flexi,
4-room
$178,000 – $638,000
Bedok North Springs (Bedok North St 3)2-room Flexi,
4-room,
5-room
$155,000 – $730,000
Rail Garden @ Choa Chu Kang (Sungei Pang Sua)2-room Flexi,
3-room,
4-room
$102,000 – $376,000
Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang (Hougang Close)2-room Flexi,
3-room,
4-room
$136,000 – $432,000
Matilda Riverside (Punggol Reservoir)2-room Flexi,
3-room,
4-room,
5-room
$131,000 – $582,000
Tanglin Halt Courtyard (Commonwealth Drive)2-room Flexi,
4-room
$235,000 – $720,000
Woodgrove Edge (Woodgrove Avenue)2-room Flexi,
3-room,
4-room,
5-room
$119,000 – $515,00

There will be a total of 5,600 units offered for sale – 4,100 new BTO flats, and a further 1,500 SBF apartments. The latter is, of course, BTO units left over from previous sale exercises, and have now been consolidated under this latest sale exercise. As for the 4,100 BTO units, they will be spread over seven projects in six locations.

HDB Map screenshot of the Feb 2024 HDB BTO Bedok launch at the Junction of Upper Changi Road and Bedok South Avenue 3. Map from HDB
HDB Map screenshot of the Feb 2024 HDB BTO Bedok launch at the Junction of Upper Changi Road and Bedok South Avenue 3. Map from HDB

Bedok South Bloom BTO (Upper Changi Road)

BTO NameBedok South Bloom
LocationJunction of Upper Changi Road and Bedok South Avenue 3
Total units528
Prices2-room Flexi (Type 1): S$178,000 to S$227,000
2-room Flexi (Type 2): S$236,000 to S$284,000
4-room: S$491,000 to S$638,000
Estimated completion dateQ1 2028
Nearest MRT stationsBedok MRT, Tanah Merah MRT
AmenitiesBedok Town Centre, Hawker Centre, Integrated Transport Hub, shopping malls, community clubs, public library, sports centre, neighbourhood parks
SchoolsBedok Green Primary School, Temasek Primary School, Temasek Secondary School, Temasek JC, Bedok View Secondary School, Kallang School (Special Ed)

The new February 2024 Bedok South Bloom BTO project along Upper Changi Road, next to Bedok South Ave 3 will see 520 new flats added to the location. There will be two units types offered – 2-room Flexi and 4-room – catering to retirees and singles, as well as larger families.

Nearest to Bedok MRT

The main draw here would undoubtedly be the nearby Bedok Integrated Transport Hub, which comprises the Bedok MRT station, bus interchange, hawker centre and shopping malls. Other notable amenities include Bedok Stadium, neighbourhood parks, and Heartbeat @ Bedok, an integrated community development offering a public library, sports centre, swimming complex and educare facilities. 

There are also ample schools in the vicinity, catered towards children of all school-going ages, from primary to JC.

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Map screengrab of the HDB BTO February 2024 exercise launch at Bedok North Street 4. Map from HDB
Map screengrab of the HDB BTO February 2024 exercise launch at Bedok North Street 4. Map from HDB

Bedok North Springs BTO

BTO NameBedok North SPrings
LocationOff Bedok North St 3, and bordering Pan-Island Expressway
Total units433
Prices2-room Flexi (Type 1): S$155,000 to S$203,000
2-room Flexi (Type 2): S$209,000 to S$256,000
4-room: S$451,000 to S$568,000
5-room: S$605,000 to S$730,000
Estimated completion dateQ4 2027
Nearest MRT stationsBedok Reservoir MRT station
AmenitiesBedok Town Park and various neighbourhood parks, neighbourhood centres, Bedok Divisional Police Headquarters, Kaki Bukit Community Centre
SchoolsYu Neng Primary School, Red Swastika School, Bedok Green Secondary School, Damai Primary School, Damai Secondary School, Fengshan Primary School

The February 2024 Bedok North Springs BTO project has also been announced for Bedok town, this time just off Bedok North St 3 and bordering the Pan-Island Expressway. A total of 433 new units will be added, split across 2-room Flexi, 4-room and 5-room flat types.

Bedok Reservoir MRT

This location promises to be rather tranquil, with lots of greenery and waterfront spaces courtesy of the nearby Bedok Reservoir, making for an appealing choice for nature lovers. Besides that, it’s also within walking distance to the Bedok Reservoir MRT station. 

But in case you’re worried about a lack of amenities, know that there are three neighbourhood centres and two community centres within easy reach – together they should satisfy most daily needs. 

There are also a number of primary and secondary schools to choose from, so families with school-going children should find ample options. 

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February HDB BTO 2024 exercise launch map. Between Woodlands Road and Sungei Pang Sua. Map from HDB
February HDB BTO 2024 exercise launch map. Between Woodlands Road and Sungei Pang Sua. Map from HDB

Rail Garden @ Choa Chu Kang (Sungei Pang Sua) BTO

BTO NameRail Garden @ Choa Chu Kang
LocationBetween Woodlands Road and Sungei Pang Sua
Total units465
Prices2-room Flexi (Type 1): S$102,000 to S$124,000

2-room Flexi (Type 2): S$128,000 to S$155,000

3-room: S$202,000 to S$253,000

4-room: S$300,000 to S$376,000
Estimated completion dateQ3 2028
Nearest MRT stationsChoa Chu Kang MRT Station
AmenitiesNeighbourhood parks and park connectors, SAFRA Clubhouse, Keat Hong Community Club, public library, bus interchange, town centre, polyclinic
SchoolsWest Spring Secondary School, West View Primary and Secondary School, Jurong Pioneer JC, Teck Whye Secondary School, South View Primary School, Choa Chu Kang Secondary School

Another BTO project offering waterfront vibes, the Rail Garden @ Choa Chu Kang BTO will see 465 new units added along Sungei Pang Sua in Choa Chu Kang town. 

The canal views will be accompanied by several neighbourhood parks and park connectors, forming an adventure trail ideal for family jogs or family rides.

Nearest to Choa Chu Kang MRT

The nearest MRT station is Choa Chu Kang, which is also where the town centre can be found. Residents can enjoy a shopping mall, bus interchange and public library there, as well as pay a visit to Keat Hong Community Club and SAFRA Clubhouse nearby. 

Three types of HDB flats will be made available here – 2-room Flexi, 3-room and 4-room.

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February 2024 HDB BTO exercise launch at Hougang Close, Hougang St 13 (under construction). Map from HDB
February 2024 HDB BTO exercise launch at Hougang Close, Hougang St 13 (under construction). Map from HDB

Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang Close BTO

BTO NameTanjong Tree Residence @ Hougang
LocationHougang St 13 (under construction)
Total units360
Prices2-room Flexi (Type 1): S$136,000 to S$154,000
2-room Flexi (Type 2): S$145,000 to S$177,000
3-room: S$247,000 to S$294,000
4-room: S$371,000 to S$432,000
Estimated completion dateQ1 2028
Nearest MRT stationsBartley MRT Station, Serangoon MRT Station
AmenitiesCommunity parks and park connectors, places of worship, nursing home, neighbourhood centres, community clubs
SchoolsPaya Lebar Methodists Girls’ Primary and Secondary School, Xinghua Primary School, Yuying Secondary School,  

The Tanjong Tree Residence @ Hougang BTO project is one of the smaller ones in the batch, clocking in at just 360 new units, spread across 2-room Flexi, 3-room and 4-room flat types.

Nearest to Bartley MRT, Serangoon MRT

While there are two MRT stations within proximity – Bartley MRT and Serangoon MRT – it is likely that residents will also need to visit Kovan MRT Station (not pictured) given that the majority of amenities and town facilities are located there. 

This is partly because this BTO project will be located in a relatively undeveloped part of Hougang Town, so neighbourhood facilities will be a little lacking. If that bothers you, it’s recommended to find out more information on planned or upcoming amenities – if any – before applying.

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February 2024 HDB BTO exercise launch at Punggol Reservoir, Sumang Lane. Map from HDB
February 2024 HDB BTO exercise launch at Punggol Reservoir, Sumang Lane. Map from HDB

Matilda Riverside BTO

BTO NameMatilda Riverside BTO
LocationSumang Lane, next to Punggol Reservoir
Total units962
Prices2-room Flexi (Type 1): S$131,000 to S$177,000

2-room Flexi (Type 2): S$158,000 to S$221,000

3-room: S$242,000 to S$296,000

4-room: S$318,000 to S$429,000

5-room: S$464,000 to S$582,000
Estimated completion dateEstimated 3.5 years, Q4 2027
Nearest MRT stationsPunggol MRT Station
AmenitiesWatertown/Waterway Point, Punggol Bus Interchange, Punggol Regional Sports Centre (u/c), My Waterway @ Punggol, Marina Country Club, Punggol Promenade
SchoolsPunggol Green Primary School, Edgefield Primary School, Edgefield Secondary School, Punggol Secondary School, Punggol View Primary School, Yusof Ishak Secondary School, Valour Primary School
Matilda Riverside BTO 2024

Tucked away at the tail end of Sumang Lane, and right next to the Punggol Reservoir, the upcoming Matilda Riverside Punggol BTO will see 962 new units released for sale to the public. Homebuyers can choose from 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Nearest to Punggol MRT

While the BTO’s location is a little secluded, there is a wonderful selection of amenities and neighbourhood facilities within easy reach; most are clustered around the Punggol MRT Station, which is easily accessible via the LRT network that serves the neighbourhood.

Head over there and you’ll find suburban shopping mall Waterway Point, as well as the Punggol Bus Interchange. Other places of interest include Marina Country Club, Punggol Promenade and My Waterway @ Punggol, offering family-friendly waterfront fun. There are also several notable amenities being proposed or under construction, including a sports centre, a health and medical centre, and an economic hub in Punggol Digital District. 

Another plus point is the abundant selection of schools available, most of which are well-served by the LRT system.

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New HDB BTO exercise launch in February 2024 in Queenstown, specially Commonwealth Drive and Tanglin Halt Road. Map from HDB
New HDB BTO exercise launch in February 2024 in Queenstown, specially Commonwealth Drive and Tanglin Halt Road. Map from HDB

Tanglin Halt Courtyard BTO

BTO NameTanglin Halt Courtyard BTO
LocationBetween Commonwealth Drive and Tanglin Halt Road
Total units251
Prices2-room Flexi (Type 1): S$235,000 to S$278,000
2-room Flexi (Type 2): S$308,000 to S$353,000
4-room: S$565,000 to S$720,000
Estimated completion dateQ3 2029
Nearest MRT stationsCommonwealth MRT Station
AmenitiesPolyclinic and community wellness centre, Queenstown community centre, Queenstown Swimming Complex and Stadium, public library, park connectors, neighbourhood centre
SchoolsNew Town Primary School, Queensway Secondary School, Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive, Queenstown Primary School

You’d think old towns like Queenstown would be fully saturated by now, but somehow HDB still finds a way to keep adding new BTO units. That’s good news for those of us who want to enjoy the heritage town without paying through the nose on the resale market. 

Tanglin Halt Courtyard BTO

In any case, a new BTO project has been proposed, comprising 251 units of 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats. They will be situated between Commonwealth Drive and Tanglin Halt Road, with a neighbourhood centre right beside. 

Amenities in the vicinity include a polyclinic and community wellness centre, a public library and community green spaces, including the Alexandra Canal Linear Park. Sports and fitness enthusiasts can visit Queenstown Swimming Complex and Stadium, while those in pursuit of quieter recreation activities may seek out the public library, or venture north towards Ridout Tea Garden. 

One drawback is that there aren’t as many choices when it comes to schools, with only a handful within close proximity.

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February 2024 HDB BTO launch exercise map of Woodlands' Woodgrove Avenue BTO site. Map from HDB
February 2024 HDB BTO launch exercise map of Woodlands’ Woodgrove Avenue BTO site. Map from HDB

Woodgrove Edge BTO

Project nameWoodgrove Edge BTO
LocationJunction of Woodgrove Avenue and Rosewood Drive
Total units1,127
Prices2-room Flexi (Type 1): S$119,000 to S$144,000

2-room Flexi (Type 2): S$137,000 to S$184,000

3-room: S$223,000 to S$278,000

4-room: S$303,000 to S$385,000

5-room: S$412,000 to S$515,000
Estimated completion dateQ4 2027
Nearest MRT stationsMarsiling MRT Station, Woodlands MRT Station, Woodlands South MRT Station
AmenitiesNeighbourhood centres, polyclinics, community clubs, sports centres, parks and park connectors
SchoolsFuchun Primary School, Fuchun Secondary School, Singapore American School, Marsiling Primary School, Si Ling Primary School, Woodgrove Primary School, Innova Primary School, Singapore Sports School

If you don’t mind residing all the way up in the North, the upcoming Woodlands BTO launch should be cause for excitement. That’s because of the prime location chosen for the BTO project – next to the Woodgrove Estate, famous for its charming townhouses and true-to-tradition Halloween celebrations every year. 

3 MRT stations nearby

Another plus point: The location also has three MRT stations nearby, along with several neighbourhood facilities and town amenities that make for convenient and vibrant living. 

Also, families will enjoy the high number of schools of all levels within proximity, while the availability of ample green spaces and park connectors – including Admiralty Park and Woodlands Waterfront – makes the BTO even more attractive. 

And if you’re a regular visitor to JB, you can look forward to a shorter and more convenient drive to get to your favourite weekend destination. 

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3 HDB BTO Launches in 2024

From 2016, BTO launches had typically happened 4 times a year in February, May, August and November. However, from 2024, HDB shaved BTO launches to just 3 times a year in February, June, and October.

The Housing Board said in a statement that the HDB Sale of Balance Flats exercise will happen once a year from 2024, with the next round in February. SBF launches previously took place 2 times a year – in May and November – but the latter launch in 2023 was pushed to 2024.

About 4,100 flats will go on sale in Bedok, Queenstown, Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Punggol and Woodlands in the February BTO exercise. Another 1,500 Sale of Balance flats in various towns will be released.

HDB BTO 2024 infographics statistics summary. 19,600 HDB BTO flats will be released in 2024. Image by The Straits Times

3 HDB BTO Launches in 2024

Asked about the drawbacks of having three HDB BTO launches instead of four, Mr Lee said some people might think there are fewer opportunities to apply for a flat.

But he stressed that there was “a lot of overlap” with four launches, and this posed practical problems for applicants. With more launches, there were also fewer units and estates offered per launch, he said. Noting that overall application rates have stabilised, Mr Lee said: “It is the right time to move from four to three. There are more upsides than downsides.”

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HDB Standard, Plus, Prime

The authorities had announced that from the second half of 2024, BTO units in choicer locations will fall under the HDB Prime and Plus categories, which come with stricter resale conditions such as a 10-year minimum occupation period (MOP) and a subsidy claw back.

  • HDB Prime, Plus flats: 10 Year MOP
  • HDB Standard flats: 5 Year MOP

Standard HDB flats, which will form the bulk of public housing supply, will come with a 5-year MOP and have no significant restrictions on the pool of resale buyers.

The reclassification comes amid the authorities’ commitment to launch 100,000 BTO flats from 2021 to 2025. When asked about the expected impact of the new HDB flat classification on the HDB resale market, Mr Lee said: “This is a complex system, and so, no one can be very sure. In any case, the first of these flats will hit the resale market in 15 years.”

The interrelationship between the large number of flats under the existing system and flats to come under the Prime, Plus and Standard model will “not be so straightforward”, Mr Lee said, replying to a question on whether prices of existing resale flats in future Plus areas could rise.

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HDB BTO flats with shorter waiting times

Mr Lee noted that the 19,600 homes that will be launched in 2024 is higher than the pre-pandemic supply of between 16,000 and 17,000 flats a year. 2,800 flats with shorter waits are included in the 2024 BTO supply – these flats were initially meant to be launched in 2025, Mr Lee said.

These BTO flats with shorter waiting times are already being built when they are launched. Mr Lee declined to reveal where these short waiting time flats will be launched in 2024 and said this will be announced at the launch. In 2023, 732 flats with shorter waiting times were offered.

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HDB Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) Advantages

In 2023, HDB completed about 21,400 flats across 23 BTO projects, the highest number of flats and projects completed in the last six years, Mr Lee added. He was also asked if declining application rates for current Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model flats were the intended outcome of the scheme, a forerunner of Prime flats.

“Isn’t this good?” Mr Lee replied. “When application rates come down, you see people who are genuinely serious about wanting to live there and build a home there.”

If there are no restrictions, such flats tend to attract people who view them as an investment and intend to sell them for a profit after the MOP, he said.

In the October and December 2023 launches, application rates were down for PLH flats in mature estates such as Queenstown and Bukit Merah, with nearly all first-time applicants set to get a chance to select a unit.

On the 10-year MOP for PLH flats, Mr Lee said: “That’s the (policy) that makes a lot of difference and distinguishes those who are serious about building a home versus those who may be looking at housing for different reasons… Some people have been very candid with us that they’ve been deterred by that.”

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Part of this article was first published in The Straits Times, and Singsaver.