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HDB BTO Oct 2023 Choa Chu Kang Review: 9-minute Walk to Bukit Panjang MRT Station

Mary Wu
HDB BTO Oct 2023 Choa Chu Kang Review: 9-minute Walk to Bukit Panjang MRT Station
Note: The HDB BTO Oct 2023 BTO launches have been released. The application deadline will close on 10 October 2023, 11.59pm.
When we think of Choa Chu Kang, we might think about the area near Choa Chu Kang MRT station. However, the Rail Green I @ CCK and Rail Green II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang BTO Oct 2023 projects are actually much closer to Bukit Panjang and Sungei Pang Sua
This is a surprise, as we made predictions of where the October 2023 BTO projects might be launched after HDB released teasers at the end of February 2023; for the Choa Chu Kang October 2023 BTO project, we guessed that it would be launched somewhere in the Keat Hong area, which has lesser connectivity and is further away from green spaces.
Rail Green I @ CCK and Rail Green II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang BTO Oct 2023 project comprises 1,895 BTO flats, comprising the full suite of HDB flat types, from 2-room Flexi to 3Gen BTO flats.
The BTO project is a walking distance from Bukit Panjang MRT and Senja LRT stations and a short drive away from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It is also accessible to Singapore’s Park Connector Network (PCN), which connects parks across the country via a number of intersecting cycling and jogging lanes.
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Note: From this HDB BTO Oct 2023 launch onwards, all BTO applicants will need to apply for the HDB Flat Eligibility (HFE) letter. HDB will take up to 21 working days to process your application, potentially even longer during peak periods (e.g. BTO launch periods), so we suggest you apply to get a valid HFE letter ahead of time!

Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang October 2023 BTO Map

Location of the Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO Oct 2023 flats, bounded by Woodlands Road and Sungei Pang Sua. Source: HDB

Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang October 2023 BTO Location

Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO Oct 2023 projectsRail Green I @ CCK and Rail Green II @ CCK
AddressBounded by Woodlands Road and Sungei Pang Sua
Types of BTO flats available2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room, and 3Gen
Nearest MRT stationBukit Panjang MRT station
Nearest amenitiesBukit Panjang Park Connector, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Bukit Panjang Polyclinic, Hillion Mall, Interim Rail Corridor, Junction 10, Lot 10 Shoppers’ Mall, Senja Hawker Centre, and Sungei Pang Sua
Nearby schoolsChoa Chu Kang Secondary School, ITE College West, Jurong Pioneer Junior College, Teck Whye Primary School, West Spring Secondary School, and West View Primary School
Recent Choa Chu Kang BTO projects include Keat Hong Grange and Keat Hong Verge, launched in August 2022 and August 2020, respectively, so it’s nice to see some projects available in this non-mature HDB estate again.
Residents of the Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang October 2023 BTO project will be glad to find Sungei Pang Sua, various park connectors, and the interim rail corridor at their doorstep. This is excellent for those who love the outdoors, ‘pawrents’ who want somewhere less urban, and families who love keeping fit together.
For those who would rather hit the malls instead, clustered around the nearby Bukit Panjang MRT station are Hillion Mall, Junction 10, and Bukit Panjang Plaza with all the amenities such as supermarkets and eateries.
In addition, there are also a couple of schools nearby for kids and students across ages (i.e. preschools, junior colleges, and tertiary institutes). NTU and NUS are also only a few MRT stations away.

Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang BTO Price (HDB BTO Oct 2023 Launch)

2-room Flexi
From $106,000
$102,000 to $160,000
$99,000 to $143,000
3-room
From $216,000
$194,000 to $243,000
$164,000 to $214,000
4-room
From $319,000
$277,000 to $363,000
$253,000 to $326,000
$495,000
5-room
From $463,000
$390,000 to $508,000
$603,000
3Gen
From $471,000
Source: HDB
A total of 1,896 BTO flats comprising 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room, and 3Gen units are available in the Choa Chu Kang October 2023 BTO launch. Looking at the past BTO application rates in Choa Chu Kang, they range from 1.2 to 2.0 for first-timer applicants. So there is a good chance of getting a unit here – probably your best bet if you want to try for a 3Gen unit!
However, due to its proximity to amenities, transport links and Sungei Pang Sua, it is possible that application rates for the Choa Chu Kang October 2023 HDB BTO project may rise. In addition, the BTO flats could be priced higher due to their convenient location.
Nevertheless, Choa Chu Kang remains a non-mature estate, so prices should still be affordable and can turn a decent profit after homeowners fulfil their Minimum Occupation Period (MOP). In future, connectivity will improve as well, with the launch of MRT stations along the Jurong Region Line (JRL) starting in 2027.

Budgeting for Your Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO Sept 2023 Home Loan

2-room Flexi
$106,000
$21,200 down payment, estimated $385 monthly mortgage repayments
$26,500 down payment, estimated $402 monthly mortgage repayments
3-room
$216,000
$43,200 down payment, estimated $784 monthly mortgage repayments
$54,000 down payment, estimated $820 monthly mortgage repayments
4-room
$319,000
$63,800 down payment, estimated $1,158 monthly mortgage repayments
$79,750 down payment, estimated $1,211 monthly mortgage repayments
5-room
$463,000
$92,600 down payment, estimated $1,680 monthly mortgage repayments
$115,750 down payment, estimated $1,757 monthly mortgage repayments
3Gen
$471,000
$94,200 down payment, estimated $1,709 monthly mortgage repayments
$117,750 down payment, estimated $1,787 monthly mortgage repayments
All prices stated are estimates based on the starting Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO Oct 2023 flat prices, and they exclude CPF Housing Grants.
We have used an interest rate of 2.6% and a Loan-to-Value (LTV) limit of 80% for the HDB loan examples and an interest rate of 3.6% and an LTV of 75% for the bank loan examples. The above examples go on the basis of a 25-year loan. However, if you can make higher monthly repayments, you may want to opt for a shorter loan (and pay lesser interest!).
For a more accurate estimate appropriate to your situation, you can use PropertyGuru’s affordability calculator. You can also chat with a PropertyGuru Finance Mortgage Expert for personalised advice on home loans and financing.

Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO Oct 2023 Amenities

Green Lungs at Your Doorstep

With Sungei Pang Sua, park connectors and the interim rail corridor around the Choa Chu Kang October 2023 BTO project, nature lovers will rejoice. Now there’s no excuse to avoid exercise. At the same time, you might encounter wildlife more frequently.

Connectivity to Public Transport

Whether you are a public transport taker or a driver, the Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chua Kang HDB BTO Oct 2023 projects have good links to both the MRT network and expressway via the Bukit Panjang MRT station on the Downtown Line and Kranji Expressway respectively. Choa Chu Kang MRT station on the North-South Line is about a 1o-minute walk away.

Nearby Shopping Malls

From your block, shopping malls that include Junction 10, Hillion Mall, and Bukit Panjang Plaza are within a five- to 15-minute walk away. Think family-friendly retail and food and beverage options. Slightly further away is Lot 10 Shoppers’ Mall, which has a cinema as well.

Schooling Options for Every Age

Whether your child is a preschooler, heading to Primary School, or Secondary School and upwards, you will be well-supported by the educational institutes nearby. These include West View Primary School & MK@West View, Teck Whye Primary School, West Spring Secondary School, Choa Chu Kang Secondary School, Jurong Pioneer Junior College and ITE College West. There’s even Delta Senior School for special education needs.

Conclusion: Is the Choa Chu Kang October BTO 2023 Project Worth Balloting For?

The more affordable prices of the Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO Oct 2023 projects will be easier on your wallet, and it’s likely that your success rate of getting a flat will be much better than at mature estates such as Ang Mo Kio. If you are staying with your parents or in-laws or plan to stay with them, the 3Gen flats in this launch will be a boon.
Although Choa Chu Kang is a non-mature estate, it’s still quite established, so there are still enough amenities around – though maybe not as concentrated as that of a mature estate. While the MRT lines here are the Downtown Line, North-South Line and Bukit Panjang LRT line, the upcoming JRL could provide even better connectivity from 2027.

Pros of Choa Chu Kang October BTO 2023

  • A large supply of flats
  • Various flat types are available, from 2-room Flexi to 5-room units, and even 3Gen
  • 3Gen flats are perfect for larger families
  • Likely to see a low application rate (i.e. you may have higher chance of securing a BTO ballot)
  • Green spaces that include Sungei Pang Sua are close
  • Walking distance to Bukit Panjang MRT station
  • Close to PIE
  • Likely more affordable BTO flat prices
  • Close to shopping malls and other amenities
  • Good balance of schools in the area

Cons of Choa Chu Kang October BTO 2023

  • Further from the city centre
  • Mainly served by one MRT line (the Downtown Line)
  • Fewer amenities as it is a non-mature estate
  • Not many primary schools in the immediate vicinity
If you don’t mind staying further away from the city centre in a non-mature estate, the Choa Chu Kang September BTO project could be a win for you. There is a mix of green spaces, nearby schools for all levels, shopping malls, and transport links within close reach.

Applying for Choa Chu Kang October 2023 HDB BTO Flats

1. If You Receive a BTO Ballot and Reject It

Besides needing to receive a valid HFE letter before applying for a BTO flat in the HDB BTO Oct 2023 launch, first-timer BTO applicants who reject their BTO ballots will be considered second-timer applicants for one year. During their second BTO application, if they reject their BTO ballot again, they won’t be able to apply for any BTO flat for the next year as well.

2. First-timer Parents and Families to Quality for New HDB Priority Scheme

The Family and Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS) has officially taken over the Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS). This change includes a new applicant priority subset, the First-timer (Parents and Married Couples) category, also known as FT(PMC). Up to 40% of BTO flats will be allocated to eligible FT(PMC) applicants.
Eligible FT(PMC) applicants must hit these profile criteria:
  • Be in a family with at least one Singapore Citizen child who is 18 years old and below, or married couples below 40 years old
  • Have never owned or sold a residential property
  • Have not booked a BTO or Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) unit in the past five years before their HDB flat application

3. Unsuccessful FT(PMC) Applicants to Receive Additional BTO Ballot Chances

To help FT(PMC) applicants who failed to secure a BTO ballot after multiple applications to a non-mature estate, they will also get one more chance per subsequent application.

Consider Other October 2023 BTO Launches

Check out our other HDB BTO Oct 2023 launch reviews before you decide which to apply for:
While you think about the Rail Green I and II @ CCK Choa Chu Kang and other October BTO 2023 projects, do also consider applying for an SBF or Open Booking of Flats (OBF) unit, two alternative comparable HDB flat types with attractive qualities, respectively.
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More FAQs About the HDB BTO Oct 2023 Launch

BTO stands for Build-To-Order. These are HDB flats in which construction will begin only if 65 to 70% of the units in the flat have been booked.

HDB stands for Housing Development Board, the government agency that launches flats including BTO flats.

While you can apply for a BTO flat while owning another HDB flat, you cannot own two HDB flats at the same time.

You can apply through the HDB portal during the one-week window during February, May, August, and November. The August 2023 BTO launch was pushed back to end September 2023.