[December Update] Which HDB BTO Launch in February 2021 Should You Apply For?
976
shares

[December Update] Which HDB BTO Launch in February 2021 Should You Apply For?

profileKenneth Fong
976
shares

You know you’re officially #adulting when you start thinking of retirement.

Or getting a place of your own.

Squidward's Mansion
Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

While all of us wouldn’t mind living in a glorious mansion.

Most of us are probably looking at something a little more accessible… like an HDB BTO flat.

Well… if you’re in the market for one, the upcoming HDB BTO launch in February 2021 will feature 4 estates: Bukit Batok (Non-Mature Estate), Tengah (Non-Mature Estate), Kallang/ Whampoa (Mature Estate), and Toa Payoh Bidadari (Mature Estate).

“What are my chances like,” you ask?

There’s an estimated total of 3,540 new flats available.

Plus, here’s the latest update: 160 units of Community Care Apartments up for grabs too (more on that in a bit).

Now, let’s have a closer look at the HDB BTO Launch for February 2021, shall we?

Note: You can apply for your HDB BTO online. Successful applicants will be determined by a computer ballot, and it’s NOT on a first-come, first-served basis!


TL;DR: HDB BTO Launch In February 2021 (Bukit Batok, Tengah, Kallang/ Whampoa, Toa Payoh Bidadari)

Seedly HDB BTO February 2021

HDB BTO Launch February 2021 (Non-Mature Estates)

HDB BTO February 2021 (Non-Mature)Bukit BatokTengah
Estate TypeNon-Mature
Flats Available1,120760
Flat Types AvailableCommunity Care Apartments (160 units)
2-Room Flexi
3-Room
4-Room
5-Room
2-Room Flexi
3-Room
4-Room
Estimated 4-Room Price (excluding grants)$360,000$300,000
Selection Of FlatTBC
Estimated Possession DateTBC
Nearest ExpresswaysPan-Island Expressway (PIE)Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)

Kranji Expressway (KJE)
Nearest MallsWest MallWest Mall
Nearest MRT StationsBukit Batok MRT

Bukit Gombak MRT
Hong Kah MRT [2026]

Tengah Plantation MRT [2027]
Primary Schools Within 1kmDazhong Primary School

St. Anthony's Primary School
-
Primary Schools Within 1 to 2kmBukit View Primary School

Chua Chu Kang Primary School

Jurong Primary School

Lianhua Primary School

Princess Elizabeth Primary School

Yuhua Primary School
Dazhong Primary School

Jurong Primary School

Princess Elizabeth Primary School

Shuqun Primary School
Nearest Schools (Others)Bukit Batok Secondary

Bukit View Secondary School

Dulwich College

Dunearn Secondary

Hillgrove Secondary

Millennia Institute

Swiss Cottage Secondary
Bukit Batok Secondary

Dulwich College

Dunearn Secondary

Fuhua Secondary

Hua Yi Secondary

Jurongville Secondary

Millennia Institute

Yuhua Secondary

HDB BTO Launch February 2021 (Mature Estates)

HDB BTO February 2021 (Mature)Kallang (Whampoa)Toa Payoh (Bidadari)
Estate TypeMature
Flats Available620380470350
Flat Types Available2-Room Flexi
3-Room
4-Room
3-Room
4-Room
4-Room
5-Room
4-Room
5-Room
Estimated 4-Room Price (excluding grants)$570,000$480,000
Selection Of FlatTBC
Estimated Possession DateTBC
Nearest ExpresswaysCentral Expressway (CTE)Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
Nearest MallsBendemeer Shopping MallThe Woodleigh Mall [2022]
Nearest MRT StationsBoon Keng MRTBartley MRTBartley MRTWoodleigh MRT
Primary Schools Within 1kmBendemeer Primary School

Farrer Park Primary School

Hong Wen School
Cedar Primary School

Maris Stella High School (Primary)
Cedar Primary School

Maris Stella High School
Primary Schools Within 1 to 2kmSt. Andrew's Junior School

St. Joseph's Institution Junior

St. Margaret's Primary School

Stamford Primary School
Canossa Catholic Primary School

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary)

St. Andrew's Junior School

St. Gabriel's Primary School

Yangzheng Primary School
Bendemeer Primary School

Canossa Catholic Primary School

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary)

St. Andrew's Junior School

St. Gabriel's Primary School

Yangzheng Primary School
Nearest Schools (Others)NorthLight SchoolBartley Secondary

Cedar Girls' Secondary

Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

HDB BTO Launch February 2021 (Non-Mature Estates)

For non-mature estates, both HDB BTO launches are in the West.

Bukit Batok

There will be an estimated 960 units of 2-Room Flexi, 3-Room, 4-Room, and 5-Room flats available for booking.

As well as 160 units of Community Care Apartments (aka senior-friendly housing with care services) for seniors living their silvers years in the community.

[December Update] What in the World are Community Care Apartments?

The Community Care Apartments are Singapore’s first assisted living public housing and were initially planned for a May 2020 release.

Applicants and their spouse (if any) must be 65 years old and above to apply for one.

And they can choose a lease from between 15 to 35 years — as long as it covers all owners until they are at least 95 years old.

Prices for these flats start from $40,000 for a 15-year lease to $65,000 for a 35-year lease.

Note: the Community Care Apartments cannot be resold or rented out, so if the owners do not need the unit anymore, they can return it to HDB and get a refund of the value of the remaining lease

The flats are basically studio apartments with an open layout, moveable partitions, and they all come with senior-friendly fittings such as grab bars and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms with slip-resistant flooring.

Community Care Apartment Showroom
Source: HDB

They also come with built-in wardrobe, cabinets, and a furnished kitchen so owners can move in immediately.

Just outside of these units will be communal spaces on each level for residents to share meals and participate in group activities.

Community Care Apartments Communal Space and Activities
Source: HDB

IMO, the coolest thing about these flats is the fact that it gives seniors who require some care and support, but are still able to and want to live on their own, more living options.

It gives them the social element which is sorely lacking in a lot of current senior housing options.

And creates an environment where their basic needs are taken care of, so they can just chill and hang out with their friends.

The entire development was also built for seniors in mind. In fact, it will feature a:

  • activity centre
  • community garden
  • fitness station
  • hawker centre
  • precinct pavilion (for activities)
  • strolling paths
Amenities within Community Care Apartment Developments
Source: HDB

As a resident of these flats, you’ll also have to pick up a mandatory Basic Service Package ($22,000 for a 15-year lease) which includes:

  • 24-hour emergency monitoring and response service
  • basic health checks
  • simple home fixes
  • activities at communal spaces organised by an onsite community manager

If you’d like, you can also pay to add-on other useful services like:

  • housekeeping
  • home personal care service
  • laundry
  • meal delivery
  • medical escort and transport
  • shared caregiving service for assistance with activities of daily leaving eg. moving around, getting in and out of bed or a wheelchair, showering, dressing, toileting and feeding, medical reminders and assistance with simple errands

How Much Will the Bukit Batok HDB BTO Flats Cost?

The most recent (and nearest) HDB BTO launch in Bukit Batok was the West Scape HDB BTO launch in August 2017.

Bukit Batok HDB BTO February 2021 Map
Source: HDB | West Scape edit my own

In fact, it’s just right across Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 — when the extension to the road is eventually built, of course.

The subscription rate for a 4-Room flat then was a very reasonable 2.3 (read: about 2 applicants were vying for one 4-Room flat).

If you’re wondering why it’s so low, it’s probably because it’s in an area where there aren’t that many amenities located within the immediate vicinity.

Think of it as a developing town which will eventually see its full potential a couple of years down the road.

The indicative price range for a 4-Room flat during the West Scape HDB BTO launch in August 2017 was between $265,000 to $321,000 (excluding grants).

Current resale prices for a 4-Room flat along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 start at around the $400,000 range.

My estimate?

The starting price for a 4-Room HDB flat in the Bukit Batok launch in February 2021 should be around $360,000 (excluding grants).

What Are The Nearest Shopping Malls?

West Mall
Source: West Mall
  • West Mall

When I say near, it’s actually about a 10 to 15-minutes walk away.

So you’ll probably want to take a bus or cycle (if you have a bicycle) there instead.

What Are The Nearest MRT Stations?

  • Bukit Gombak MRT (NS3)

Unfortunately, the nearest MRT station is ALSO about a 10 to 15-minutes walk away.

Primary Schools Within 1km?

For parents looking to send their kids to a school of their choice.

Primary schools within 1km include:

  • Dazhong Primary School
  • St. Anthony’s Primary School

Feel free to use Singapore Land Authority’s OneMap School Query service if you prefer to see it for yourself.

Primary Schools Within 1 to 2km?

Primary schools within 1 to 2km include:

  • Bukit View Primary School
  • Chua Chu Kang Primary School
  • Jurong Primary School
  • Lianhua Primary School
  • Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  • Yuhua Primary School

What Are The Other Nearest Schools?

Other nearby schools include:

  • Bukit Batok Secondary
  • Bukit View Secondary School
  • Dulwich College
  • Dunearn Secondary
  • Hillgrove Secondary
  • Millennia Institute
  • Swiss Cottage Secondary

back to top

Tengah

Located within the borders of the upcoming Tengah Town.

We’ll see an estimated 760 units of 2-Room Flexi, 3-Room, and 4-Room flats available for booking during the Tengah HDB BTO launch in February 2021.

How Much Will the Tengah HDB BTO Flats Cost?

The most recent HDB BTO launch in the vicinity of the Tengah HDB BTO February 2021 site would be Parc Residences, which was part of the HDB BTO launch in August 2020.

Tengah HDB BTO February 2021 Map
Source: HDB | Parc Residences edit my own

Here’s a look at the indicative prices for Tengah BTOs between 2019 and 2020, so far.

 Tengah BTO Indicative Price November 2020
(excl grants)
Tengah BTO Indicative Price August 2020
(excl grants)
Tengah BTO Indicative Price Nov 2019
(excl grants)
Tengah BTO Indicative Price May 2019
(excl grants)
2-Room Flexi$108,000 - $150,000$108,000 - $157,000$110,000 - $167,000From $106,000
3-Room$194,000 - $233,000$198,000 - $248,000$208,000 - $256,000From $192,000
4-Room$288,000 - $366,000$303,000 - $364,000$302,000 - $381,000From $309,000
5-Room$394,000 - $487,000$418,000 - $489,000$409,000 - $510,000From $415,000
3Gen--$442,000 - $504,000-

They’ve pretty much hovered at around the same indicative price range.

Which is great because the prices shouldn’t stray too far.

With this in mind, I estimate that a 4-Room HDB BTO flat during the upcoming Tengah HDB BTO launch in February 2021 will start from around $300,000 (excluding grants) again.

What Are The Nearest Shopping Malls?

  • West Mall

Like the Bukit Batok HDB BTO site, the closest shopping mall to serve your shopping and dining needs would be West Mall.

Until they decide to build a new shopping mall as well as other amenities and facilities in Tengah Town.

Which I’m pretty sure that they will, hopefully, they’ll be up in time for when you finally move into Tengah.

What Are The Nearest MRT Stations?

  • Hong Kah MRT (JS4) [note: will be completed in 2026]
  • Tengah Plantation MRT (JE1) [note: will be completed in 2027]

Primary Schools Within 1km?

Since Tengah Town is still a work in progress…

We’ll have to wait and see if there’re any schools that will be constructed within the immediate vicinity of this particular HDB BTO project.

Primary Schools Within 1 to 2km?

Primary schools within 1 to 2km include:

  • Dazhong Primary School
  • Jurong Primary School
  • Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  • Shuqun Primary School

What Are The Other Nearest Schools?

Other nearby schools include:

  • Bukit Batok Secondary
  • Dulwich College
  • Dunearn Secondary
  • Fuhua Secondary
  • Hua Yi Secondary
  • Jurongville Secondary
  • Millennia Institute
  • Yuhua Secondary

back to top


HDB BTO Launch February 2021 (Mature Estates)

For mature estates, both HDB BTO launches will be in the central region of Singapore.

Kallang/ Whampoa

For the Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO February 2021 launch, there will be approximately 630 units of 2-Room Flexi, 3-Room, and 4-Room flats available for booking.

How Much Will the Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO Flats Cost?

The last time we had an HDB BTO launch in Kallang/ Whampoa area was the Kempas Residences HDB BTO launch in May 2019.

Kallang Whampoa HDB BTO February 2021 Map
Source: HDB | Kempas Residences edit my own

That’s not too long ago.

Back then the subscription rate for a 4-Room HDB BTO flat was a whopping 12.5 or 13 applicants to one 4-Room HDB flat!

(read: expect competition this time around to be stiff)

The indicative price range for a 4-Room HDB BTO flat in Kempas Residences was between $562,000 to $674,000 (excluding grants).

Considering that the HDB BTO launch in February 2021 is just across the road from the recently launched Kempas Residences.

I’d say that the prices shouldn’t differ too much.

So expect a 4-Room HDB BTO flat in Kallang/ Whampoa to start from around $570,000 (excluding grants).

What Are The Nearest Shopping Malls?

Bendemeer Shopping Mall
Source: HDB
  • Bendemeer Shopping Mall

It’s not a fancy shopping mall like what you’d get with Northpoint or Tampines One.

It’s more like a pedestrian mall with a market and a food centre.

If you’re looking for a more varied shopping and dining experience, City Square Mall and Mustafa Centre are about a 10 to 15-minutes walk away.

What Are The Nearest MRT Stations?

  • Boon Keng MRT (NE9)

The nearest MRT station is about a 5-minutes walk away.

Primary Schools Within 1km?

If your children’s education is your primary concern, primary schools within 1km include:

  • Bendemeer Primary School
  • Farrer Park Primary School
  • Hong Wen School

Primary Schools Within 1 to 2km?

Alternatively, primary schools within 1 to 2km include:

  • St. Andrew’s Junior School
  • St. Joseph’s Institution Junior
  • St. Margaret’s Primary School
  • Stamford Primary School

What Are The Other Nearest Schools?

Other nearby schools include:

  • NorthLight School

back to top

Toa Payoh (Bidadari)

The Toa Payoh (Bidadari) HDB BTO launch will have 3 sites and an estimated total of 1,200 units of 3-Room, 4-Room, and 5-Room flats available.

The site off Bartley Walk (closest to Bartley MRT station) will have 380 units of 3-Room and 4-Room flats.

While the HDB BTO site just next to it will have 470 units of 4-Room and 5-Room flats to choose from.

Lastly, the site off Upper Aljunied Road will have 350 units of 4-Room and 5-Room flats.

Aside: don’t ask me why HDB launch their HDB BTO project sites all over the place…

How Much Will the Toa Payoh (Bidadari) HDB BTO Flats Cost?

The most recent HDB BTO in that vicinity is the Toa Payoh (Bidadari) HDB BTO November 2020 launch.

Note: prices aren’t out yet as of the time of writing

Toa Payoh Bidadari HDB BTO February 2021 Map
Source: HDB | edits my own

Using Woodleigh Hillside (May 2017) and Woodleigh Village (November 2016) prices and the surrounding resale prices as a gauge.

I’ve previously estimated the HDB BTO November 2020 prices for a 4-Room HDB BTO to start from $480,000 (excluding grants).

Since the HDB BTO February 2021 projects are going to be within the same cluster of BTOs surrounding Bidadari Park.

And the considerations are pretty much the same…

I reckon that the prices should be about the same too.

All that really matters is how many rooms you need and probably which MRT station you would like to live closer to.

In case you’re wondering, the subscription rate for a 4-Room HDB BTO in Woodleigh Hillside was 3.1 and for Woodleigh Village it was 6.7.

But the subscription rate during the HDB BTO launch in November 2020 will probably be a better gauge as to how popular the Bidadari BTOs are.

What Are The Nearest Shopping Malls?

If you went with the sites that are off Bartley Walk (meaning: closest to Bartley MRT station).

I’d probably just head to NEX — the biggest mall in the North-East — which is only one MRT station away via the Circle Line.

Nex Shopping Mall
Source: NEX Shopping Mall | Facebook

Alternatively, you could walk through Bidadari Park (slightly over 12 minutes?) to get to The Woodleigh Mall, which will be completed in 2022.

But if you choose the site that is off Upper Aljunied Road, The Woodleigh Mall is slightly nearer.

About an 8-minutes walk through Bidadari Park.

FYI: The Woodleigh Mall is part of a mixed commercial and residential development and will feature:

  • an integrated community club
  • neighbourhood police centre
  • Woodleigh MRT station and bus interchange
Woodleigh Residences and Woodleigh Mall
Source: SPH, Kajima Corporation

when it is completed in 3Q2022.

What Are The Nearest MRT Stations?

Regardless of which site you choose, they’re all near an MRT station… it’s just which one are you nearer to.

For the sites that are off Bartley Walk:

  • Bartley MRT (CC12)

For the site that is off Upper Aljunied Road:

  • Woodleigh MRT (NE11)

That’s not to say you can’t choose to cycle or walk through Bidadari Park to get to either station, from either of the estates you choose to live in.

Primary Schools Within 1km?

Regardless of which site you choose, the primary schools within 1km include:

  • Cedar Primary School
  • Maris Stella High School

Primary Schools Within 1 to 2km?

For primary schools within 1 to 2km, there’s a slight difference.

For the sites that are off Bartley Walk:

  • Canossa Catholic Primary School
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)
  • St. Andrew’s Junior School
  • St. Gabriel’s Primary School
  • Yangzheng Primary School

For the site that is off Upper Aljunied Road (since it’s slightly to the South):

  • Bendemeer Primary School
  • Canossa Catholic Primary School
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)
  • St. Andrew’s Junior School
  • St. Gabriel’s Primary School
  • Yangzheng Primary School

What Are The Other Nearest Schools?

For all 3 sites, the other nearby schools include:

  • Bartley Secondary
  • Cedar Girls’ Secondary
  • Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

back to top

Er… Got Step-By-Step Guide On How To Apply For the HDB BTO Launch in February 2021?

So you’ve decided which HDB BTO project you would like to apply for.

Now what?

SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star Thinking Hard
Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

I gotchu fam.

Just refer to this handy dandy HDB BTO step-by-step guide which we put together just for you!

Seedly HDB BTO Flat Guide

If you’ve got questions like, “Whether you should a bank loan or HDB loan?”

Or should you get a resale flat instead of a BTO…

Just head over to our SeedlyCommunity where we’ve got thousands of Seedly community members discussing and answering these types of questions!

All the best with your application!

profile
About Kenneth Fong
Owner of a 4-room HDB BTO and married to a financial clutz. Probably the closest to an adult you can find on the Seedly team.
You can contribute your thoughts like Kenneth Fong here.

Still have more questions after reading the article? Fret not, ask our community here!

Stay updated with the latest finance tips!
Receive bite-sized finance on Telegram here.

What's Popular

    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
Comments
976
shares

What's Popular

    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles

Still have more questions after reading the article? Fret not, ask our community here!