HDB launched 6,373 flats for sale today (May 25).
This comprises 3,879 BTO units, spread across four projects in Bukit Merah, Geylang, Tengah and Woodlands, as well as 2,494 SBF units across various towns/estates.
Garden Bloom @ Tengah
Types of flats available: 2-room flexi, 4-room, 5-room
The development comprises seven residential blocks that are 15 storeys in height.
Tengah will be the first town to integrate housing developments with the area’s surrounding greenery. One major attraction will be the approximately 100m-wide and 5km-long Forest Corridor, which will form part of the larger network of greenery connecting the Western Water Catchment Area and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Tengah will be the first HDB town to have a car-free town centre nestled next to a lush green park.
Home owners at Garden Bloom @ Tengah can subscribe to have air conditioning provided from a centralised cooling system. This system for public housing is the first of its kind in Singapore.
Types of flats available: 2-room flexi, 3-room, 4-room
Located next to MacPherson MRT station, Macpherson Weave is bounded by Circuit Road, Circuit Link, and Paya Lebar Road.
The development comprises seven residential blocks ranging from 15 to 19 storeys in height.
MacPherson Weave will have several eco-friendly features such as regenerative lifts to reduce energy consumption, and the common areas within MacPherson Weave will be installed with Smart Lighting to reduce energy usage.
Types of flats available: 2-room flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room
Woodgrove Ascent is sited near the Woodlands Regional Centre.
Woodgrove Ascent is located near amenities such as Causeway Point, Woodlands Civic Centre, and Marsiling Mall.
Similar to the MacPherson project, Woodgrove Ascent will also have several, similar eco-friendly features.
Telok Blangah Beacon
Types of flats available: 3-room, 4-room
Telok Blangah Beacon is located along Telok Blangah Drive and within an existing neighbourhood centre.
The residential block, which is 38-storeys high, comprises 175 units of 3- and 4-room flats with integrated commercial facilities located on the lower floors.
The nearest MRT Stations include Labrador Park MRT Station and Telok Blangah MRT Station.
It is also located near Telok Blangah Community Club, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber Park.
This Bukit Merah project will be the most expensive of the May 2021 projects, starting from S$419,000 for a 3-room flat and over S$600,000 for a 4-room.
Eligible applicants may apply online via HDB’s InfoWEB, from today to May 31.
Applicants can apply for only one flat type/ category in one town under either the BTO or SBF exercise.
Applicants who wish to take up an HDB housing loan for their flat purchase need to produce a valid HDB Loan Eligibility (HLE) letter when they book a flat, except for young couples who are eligible for deferment of income assessment.
Flat buyers are advised to take the estimated project completion timelines into consideration before deciding to submit an application.
In August 2021, HDB will offer about 4,900 BTO flats in Hougang, Jurong East, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown and Tampines.
For the May 2021 BTO launch, the Telok Blangah project is expected to have the longest wait.
-Tengah: Q3 2025
-MacPherson: Q1 2026
-Telok Blangah: Q1 2027
-Woodlands: Q3 2025
For ongoing BTO projects, HDB said they are closely monitoring the construction progress and will work with contractors to meet the revised completion dates.
HDB is also working with various agencies on mitigating measures to reduce the length of delays. This includes getting exemptions to allow less noisy construction activities to be carried out on Sundays and Public Holidays, where possible.
Ongoing projects could be delayed by a further three months or more, on top of the six to nine months previously communicated.
The extent of the delay varies with each BTO project.
Top photo via HDB.