August 2020 HDB BTO Launch: A Boon for Those Eyeing Mature Estates

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[Update: The May 2020 BTO projects have been deferred to launch together with the August 2020 BTO exercise due to the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, HDB expects some BTO projects to be delayed by up to 6 months.]

Like the May 2020 BTO launch, HDB will be offering yet another bumper crop of BTO flats in the August 2020 BTO launch. The upcoming release will be in Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Geylang, and Tampines, 4 of which are mature estates.  

In this article, we break down what you can expect for each BTO location. 

 

Champions Bliss BTO and UrbanVille @ Woodlands BTO overview

UrbanVille BTO and Champions Bliss BTO at Woodlands BTO August 2020

UrbanVille@Woodlands and ChampionsBliss BTO locations. Source: HDB

 

Where will the Woodlands BTO flats be located and how accessible are they?

The Woodlands BTO flats will be in 2 locations: UrbanVille @ Woodlands which sits opposite Woodlands MRT station, and Champions Bliss BTO which is located along Woodlands Avenue 1. 

At the moment, UrbanVille @ Woodlands seems more convenient and easily accessible. It is a stone’s throw from the existing Woodlands MRT, where the Thomson East Coast Line (TEL) section has just opened up. 

The Champions Bliss BTO near Woodlands Avenue 1 is quieter for now, but in future, it will be situated just opposite Woodlands South MRT, which sits on the same TEL. The full TEL line will only be ready in 2024. 

Once it is fully operational, residents of these BTO flats will be able to get to Orchard in just 35 minutes, which is quite an improvement especially given that it takes a 50-minute journey via bus and MRT today. Residents will also enjoy quicker and more hassle-free travel to areas like Marina Bay, and Marine Parade.

For those who drive, both clusters of BTO flats will be in close proximity to the Seletar Expressway (SLE).

How many and what types of Woodlands BTO flats will be offered?

A total of 2,134 BTO flats will be up for balloting, in the form of 2-room flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room flats. 

That’s a pretty large number, considering other estates for this launch will be offering only at most 700 BTO flats. If you’ve been thinking of getting a new BTO flat in the north, you might want to give this a shot.

What are the key amenities near this Woodlands BTO?

UrbanVille @ Woodlands

The BTO flats just opposite Woodlands MRT station will be situated opposite Causeway Point, giving residents convenient access to many retail and dining options. Woodlands Civic Centre is just a short walk from Causeway Point too. 

For those who enjoy nature and the great outdoors, these BTO flats are right behind the largest park in northern Singapore: Admiralty Park. Here, families can cycle, jog, and enjoy the park’s 26 slides—the most number of slides in any park in Singapore. Photography enthusiasts will also appreciate that the park is home to over 100 species of flora and fauna. 

For those who want to keep fit, there is a sports and swimming complex nearby with facilities like a gym and swimming pools. 

Champions Bliss BTO

These BTO flats will be a few streets away from the BTO flats opposite Woodlands MRT. As long as they don’t mind a short walk, residents will still get to enjoy relatively convenient access to the same amenities, whether it’s Causeway Point or Admiralty Park.   

How much will the Woodlands BTO flats cost?

Prices for the Woodlands BTO flats have been released by HDB as below:

August 2019 BTO Launch at Woodlands

Flat Type

Selling Price (Excluding Grants) 

Selling Price (Including Grants) 

2-room Flexi

From $90,000

From $10,000

3-room

From $184,000

From $109,000

4-room

From $276,000

From $216,000

5-room

From $405,000

From $360,000

BTO flats in Woodlands are considered among the cheapest in Singapore. If you’re on a tight budget, these Woodlands BTO flats could be an option to consider. Despite their lower prices, they’re still conveniently located near the MRT station, at the heart of Woodlands

Woodlands BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): Affordable yet Accessible Living in the North

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Woodlands BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): Affordable yet Accessible Living in the North

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Kebun Baru Edge at Ang Mo Kio HDB BTO overview (August 2020 launch)

kebun baru edge bto ang mo kio august 2020 location

Kebun Baru Edge BTO at Ang Mo Kio location. Source: HDB

 

Where will the Kebun Baru BTO at Ang Mo Kio be located and how accessible are they?

Instead of the central Ang Mo Kio district near Ang Mo Kio MRT and Ang Mo Kio Hub, the Kebun Baru BTO flats will be located diagonally opposite Mayflower MRT and Bright Hill MRT. Both of these stations sit on the Thomson East Coast Line (TEL) and are expected to open in 2020. 

When the entire TEL is fully operational in 2024, residents will have direct train access to areas like Gardens by the Bay and Bedok. 

How many and what  types of BTO flats are offered?

As it is, Ang Mo Kio is quite a dense estate, so naturally flat options are rather limited. For the August 2020 launch, only 380 units (a mix of 4-room and 5-room BTO flats) will be released. 

What are the key amenities near Kebun Baru BTO at Ang Mo Kio?

The BTO flats are within close walking distance to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, a 62-hectare park that's great for morning and evening strolls, and comprises a Butterfly Habitat with over 30 species of the beautiful winged creatures.

Ang Mo Kio Hub is not within walking distance, but it is just a short bus ride away. There, residents can catch a movie or enjoy the many shopping and F&B outlets. 

For those who want to keep fit and enjoy sports, facilities like Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex, and Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall are also just a short drive away. 

Residents can also meet their medical needs at the Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic.

How much will the Ang Mo Kio BTO flats cost?

According to HDB, the prices for Kebun Baru BTO flats are priced as below: 

August 2020 BTO Launch at Ang Mo Kio
Flat typeSelling Price (Excluding Grants) Selling Price (Including Grants) 
4-roomFrom $423,000From $378,000
5-roomFrom $571,000From $541,000

Unsurprisingly, Ang Mo Kio BTO flats aren’t for those on a budget. 

Since it’s in a popular mature estate, Kebun Baru BTO flats are on the pricier side. A 4-room flat starts from $378,000 (including grants). As a comparison, the same 4-room flat in the Woodlands BTO launch is only $216,000.

Ang Mo Kio BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): Only 10 Minutes From Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)

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Ang Mo Kio BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): Only 10 Minutes From Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)

 

Bishan Towers BTO at Bishan overview (August 2020 launch)

Bishan Towers BTO august 2020

Bishan Towers BTO in Ang Mo Kio location. Source: HDB

 

Where will the Bishan Towers BTO flats be located and how accessible are they?

Seeing as the last Bishan BTO project was 14 years ago in September 2006, the upcoming August 2020 BTO project in Bishan is sure to be a hot commodity. Bishan Towers BTO flats will be located along Kallang River, with the Central Expressway (CTE) directly across the river. The nearest MRT stations will be Bishan MRT and Braddell MRT, both a short bus journey away. 

How many and what types of BTO flats are offered?

In total, 472 units will be offered with a mix of 2-room flexi, 3-room, and 4-room BTO flats. 

What are the key amenities near Bishan Towers BTO?

The nearest mall to the Bishan Towers BTO flats will be Junction 8. Comprising 5 floors, Junction 8 will serve as a one-stop location for residents’ shopping, dining, and entertainment needs. 

Families who want to enjoy bonding time and break a sweat can head to nearby sports centres like Bishan Sports Hall and Bishan Swimming Complex. 

Notably, there are a number of well-known schools in the area like Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ School.

How much will the Bishan Towers BTO flats cost?

Like Ang Mo Kio, the Bishan BTO flats in August also come with high prices. Competition for these homes will be tight seeing that it's a mature estate with plenty of key amenities nearby. Afterall, Bishan BTO flats have been eagerly anticipated and only 472 units are up for grabs.

August 2019 BTO Launch at Bishan

Flat Type

Selling Price (Excluding Grants) 

Selling Price (Including Grants) 

2-room Flexi

From $176,000

From $96,000

3-room

From $302,000

From $242,000

4-room

From $484,000

From $439,000

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Bishan BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): The Last Time Was 14 Years Ago!

 

Dakota One BTO at Geylang overview (August 2020 launch)

Dakota One BTO Geylang August 2020

Dakota One BTO at Geylang location. Source: HDB

 

Where will the Dakota One BTO flats be located and how accessible are they?

Geylang has quite the sleazy reputation, but geographically speaking, it’s not half bad. The Dakota One BTO flats will sit opposite Dakota MRT and is near the famous Old Airport Road Food Centre. 

With Paya Lebar MRT just one stop from Dakota MRT, residents will be able to switch from the Circle Line (CCL) to the East West Line (EWL), giving them better connectivity and alternative route options. 

For drivers, Kallang/Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) won’t be too far away.

How many and what types of BTO flats are offered?

Only 3-room and 4-room flats will be made available. In total, 421 units will be offered. 

What are the key amenities near Dakota One BTO in Geylang?

With Old Airport Road Food Centre almost at residents’ doorsteps, they won’t have to worry about travelling a long distance to satisfy their cravings for famous hawker delights!

Also, residents who enjoy shopping will have 4 malls (Paya Lebar Square, PLQ Mall, City Plaza, and Tanjong Katong Complex) just a short bus ride away, near Paya Lebar MRT. 

Families can also meet medical needs at a polyclinic located a short drive away.  

How much will the Dakota One BTO flats in Geylang cost?

According to HDB, here are the prices for the Dakota One BTO in Geylang:

Judging by these prices, it’s probable that the cost of Geylang BTO flats will hover around the same region as the Ang Mo Kio ones.

August 2020 BTO Launch at Geylang
Flat typeSelling Price (Excluding Grants) Selling Price (Including Grants) 
3-roomFrom $355,000From $295,000
4-roomFrom $523,000From $478,000
Geylang BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): A Godsend For Foodies

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Geylang BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): A Godsend For Foodies

 

Tampines GreenCrest, Tampines GreenGlade and Tampines GreenOpal HDB BTO overview (August 2020 launch)

Tampines GreenCrest and Tampines GreenGlade location map

Tampines GreenCrest and Tampines GreenGlade BTO sites. Souce: HDB

 

TampinesOpal BTO map location

Location of TampinesOpal BTO flats in August 2020. Source: HDB

 

Where will the Tampines BTO flats be located and how accessible are they?

The Tampines BTO flats will be located along Tampines Street 24, right across the future Tampines North MRT that will sit on the Cross Island Line (CRL). When the first phase is ready in 2029, residents will enjoy convenient train access to areas like Hougang, Serangoon North, and Ang Mo Kio—all without having to switch trains.

When fully completed, the 50km line will have the most number of interchange stations in Singapore, connecting all the way to areas like Jurong. 

The Tampines BTO flats will also sit very close to the Tampines Expressway (TPE).

How many and what types of BTO flats are offered?

3-room, 4-room, and 5-room BTO flats will be launched. A massive 1,770 units will be offered in total. 

What are the key amenities near this Tampines BTO?

Residents can take a short bus journey to Tampines Central (which is also where Tampines MRT is). Over in this area, there are a few malls where residents can spend time over the weekends: Tampines Mall, Tampines 1, and Century Square.

Families can also head over to Our Tampines Hub which is a short drive away. As Singapore’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub, there are sports facilities, retail shops, a regional library, a hawker centre, and much more!

Another advantage of the Tampines BTO flats is that they’ll be quite close to Pasir Ris. That means amenities like White Sands mall will also be rather close by.

How much will the Tampines BTO flats cost?

According to HDB, the prices for the Tampines BTO flats are as below:

August 2020 BTO Launch at Tampines
Flat typeSelling Price (Excluding Grants) Selling Price (Including Grants) 
3-roomFrom $205,000From $145,000
4-roomFrom $311,000From $266,000
5-roomFrom $423,000From $393,000

Based on these prices, the Tampines and Woodlands BTO flats are the more affordable ones for the August launch—with Woodlands being the cheapest. 

The August 2020 BTO launch will be a boon for those looking to live in estates that are both mature and relatively central, i.e. Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, and Geylang. Of course, this will cost a premium, probably along with high competition as well, given the limited flat offerings. 

That said, those who want more affordable options won’t be left out, with Woodlands and Tampines as feasible choices. These estates offer decent transport connectivity, and are set to further improve with projects like the CRL and TEL already underway. 

Tampines BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): 10 Minutes From IKEA And Near The Cross Island Line (CRL)

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Tampines BTO Flats (August 2020 Launch): 10 Minutes From IKEA And Near The Cross Island Line (CRL)

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