9 Affordable HDB Jumbo Flats in Singapore Under 850k You Can Buy

Eugenia Liew
9 Affordable HDB Jumbo Flats in Singapore Under 850k You Can Buy
Space is scarce in Singapore, which is why HDB jumbo flats are such a big deal here. Before moving out for security reasons, even President Halimah Yacob herself was living in a jumbo flat in Yishun!

Now that the pandemic has raised the amount of time spent working from home and increased the need for personal space, bigger flats are looking even more attractive. In fact, space and privacy are in such high demand that more single millennials and unmarried couples are moving out of their families’ homes, and the resale market is still booming in spite of the recent property cooling measures, according to the PropertyGuru Singapore Property Market Report Q1 2022.

Even as we transition into a post-pandemic world, the results of our Singapore Consumer Sentiment Study H1 2022 show that the preference for larger homes is likely to endure. With 4 in 10 Singaporeans preferring remote work (over a bigger bonus), we think the WFH arrangements are here to stay.

For those who can afford them, HDB jumbo flats are one of the most value-for-money options, offering large living spaces at HDB prices. So let’s dive in to better understand what are HDB jumbo flats and affordable options you can purchase.

What Are HDB Jumbo Flats?

Formed from the merger of two flats, jumbo HDB flats tend to be much bigger than your average 3-room and 4-room HDB flat, at about 147 to 199 sqm (1,582 to 2,142 square feet). To put things into context, a typical 3-room flat is about 68 sqm and a 4-room flat is about 90 sqm. This makes jumbo HDB flats particularly attractive for multi-generational families.

As the HDB is not currently planning to build more jumbo flats, the only way to get your hands on one is to buy it on the HDB resale market. Alternatively, HDB’s Conversion Scheme allows homeowners to purchase two compatible adjoining flats and combine them into a single unit.

According to a 2017 Straits Times article, jumbo flats were priced at about $650,000 to $950,000, but these days even far-flung jumbo flats can cost close to a million dollars.

But guess what, there are still some affordable hidden gems on the resale market, and we’ll prove it by finding some jumbo flats priced at $850,000 and below.

9 HDB Jumbo Flats in Singapore for $850,000 and Below

Want to own one of these coveted HDB resale flats without breaking the bank? Here’s a list of 9 jumbo flats priced at $850,000 and below.
Note: All properties listed above were available at the time of writing. However, due to the nature of property listings, the ads may be taken down at any time.
For more options, head to PropertyGuru to browse all jumbo flats for sale.
Prices for HDB jumbo flats in SingaporeSize
37 Jalan Rumah Tinggi for $540,0001,141 sq ft
208 Boon Lay Place for $630,0001,399 sq ft
308 Woodlands Avenue 1 for $668,0001,582 sq ft
85 Whampoa Drive for $668,8881,399 sq ft
235 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh for $690,0001,399 sq ft
128 Marsiling Rise for $800,0001,711 sq ft
138 Marsiling Road for $825,0001,872 sq ft
246 Tampines Street 21 for $850,0001,451 sq ft
328 Woodlands Street 31 for $850,0001,755 sq ft

1. 37 Jalan Rumah Tinggi: $540,000

  • Price: $540,000 (negotiable)
  • Size: 1,141 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
  • Nearest MRT stations: Queenstown MRT (East West Line), Redhill MRT (East West Line)
  • TOP: 1969 (46 years left on lease)
Made up of two adjoining 3-room HDB flats, this unit is considered small for a jumbo flat. However, it enjoys a great city fringe location in the Bukit Merah estate and is close to the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront project.
Those who enjoy hiking and living near nature will appreciate having Southern Ridges, Hort Park, Henderson Waves and Mount Faber Park close by.

2. 208 Boon Lay Place: $630,000

  • Price: $630,000 (negotiable)
  • Size: 1,399 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 utility rooms)
  • Nearest MRT stations: Corporation (upcoming Jurong Region Line), Jurong West (upcoming Jurong Region Line), Lakeside (East West Line)
  • TOP: 1976 (53 years left on lease)
This jumbo flat is located on a very high floor and enjoys good views of the surrounding area. While most jumbo flats have two bathrooms, this unit has three bathrooms.
The flat is located near the up-and-coming Jurong Lake District and just two MRT stops from Jurong East’s popular shopping malls. In 2027, two new MRT stations on the Jurong Region Line will open within easy walking distance of the flat.

3. 308 Woodlands Avenue 1: $668,000

Floorplan for the 308 Woodlands Avenue 1
HDB jumbo flat listing.
  • Price: $668,000 (negotiable)
  • Size: 1,582 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)
  • Nearest MRT station: Marsiling (North South Line)
  • TOP: 1994 (71 years)
This flat ticks all the boxes for those looking for a spacious flat. At 1,582 sq ft, it is relatively big, and also has three bathrooms, of which two are ensuite bathrooms. In addition, it is relatively new, with more than 70 years left on its lease.
Located only 6 minutes’ walk from Marsiling MRT station, it enjoys decent connectivity despite the distance from the city centre, making it an attractive choice for those who prefer to work from home.

4. 85 Whampoa Drive: $668,888

  • Price: $668,888 (negotiable)
  • Size: 1,399 sq ft (6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 utility rooms)
  • Nearest MRT station: Boon Keng (North East Line)
  • TOP: 1973 (50 years left on lease)
This flat comprises six bedrooms, making it ideal for larger households. It is a dual key unit formed through the merger of three 3-room HDB units.
The flat occupies an excellent city fringe location 9 minutes’ walk from Boon Keng MRT station, making it possible to commute to the CBD via a 15 minute MRT ride.

5. 235 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh: $660,000

  • Price: $660,000
  • Size: 1,399 sq ft (6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 utility rooms)
  • Nearest MRT station: Braddell (North South Line)
  • TOP: 1976 (53 years left on lease)
With six bedrooms and four bathrooms, this flat can house a large household without compromising on privacy. It can also be transformed into two units, each with its own entrance. Although it is located on the third floor, it is bright, enjoys good airflow and enjoys unblocked views.
The flat is located in the popular mature estate Toa Payoh and enjoys close proximity to many food centres and established eateries.

6. 138 Marsiling Rise: $825,000

  • Price: $825,000 (negotiable)
  • Size: 1,711 sq ft (5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
  • Nearest MRT station: Woodlands (North South Line), Marsiling (North South Line)
  • TOP: 1995 (72 years)
With a generous floor area of 1,711 sq ft, this unit is extremely spacious, even for a jumbo flat, and features two living room areas, making it ideal for households who would like extensive common areas.
It is located within walking distance to two MRT stations, Woodlands and Marsiling, and is also right next door to Woodlands Town Park East, which is home to extensive walking trails and a scenic hilltop garden.

7. 138 Marsiling Road: $825,000

  • Price: $825,000 (negotiable)
  • Size: 1,872 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
  • Nearest MRT station: Marsiling (North South Line)
  • TOP: 1995 (72 years)
Measuring a massive 1,872 sq ft, this unit is possibly one of the biggest jumbo flats in Singapore With just four bedrooms and two bathrooms, it is suited to a small or medium household that wants to maximise the amount of space and privacy enjoyed by each member.
There are two secondary schools located within five minutes’ walk of the flat, making it convenient for families with young children or who are making plans for their school-going children.

8. 246 Tampines Street 21: $850,000

Common rooms are huge!
  • Price: $850,000 (negotiable)
  • Size: 1,451 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms)
  • Nearest MRT station: Tampines (East West Line and Downtown Line), Tampines East (Downtown Line)
  • TOP: 1983 (60 years)
Formed by merging two 3-room flats, this unit has a high number of four bathrooms, as well as four bedrooms. One master bedroom has been merged with a former kitchen to become even more spacious.
The flat enjoys a good location in mature estate Tampines, being just five minutes’ walk from Tampines MRT, and within walking distance of four malls, Tampines Mall, Tampines 1, Century Square and Tampines Hub.

9. 328 Woodlands Street 32: $850,000

By browsing through the listing’s pictures, you will realise the flat is relatively well-maintained.
  • Price: $850,000
  • Size: 1,755 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)
  • Nearest MRT station: Marsiling (North South Line)
  • TOP: 1994 (71 years)
This spacious corner unit is located on a very high floor and is bright and well-ventilated, with stunning unblocked views of the surrounding greenery.
It enjoys a good location within the estate, at about 8 minutes’ walk from Marsiling MRT station. The area’s main shopping mall, Causeway Point is located about 15 minutes’ walk away. In addition, there are multiple primary and secondary schools located less than 15 minutes’ walk away, making it convenient for families with kids.
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More FAQs About Jumbo Flats in Singapore

Start by browsing available jumbo flats for sale on PropertyGuru.

If you have a large family and/or want a lot of space for a good price, buying a jumbo flat is definitely worth it!

Executive Maisonettes and jumbo flats are among the biggest flat types.

Yes, so long you fulfil resale HDB flat criteria. One difference is single and joint singles are not eligible to purchase a jumbo flat.