The May 2020 Bukit Batok BTO Flats: Community Living for Seniors Complete With Care Services

Mock-up of a communal living room as part of the new Bukit Batok BTO flats, one of the HDB BTO launches in May 2020

[Update: This project has been deferred to a later date due to the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, HDB expects some BTO projects to be delayed by up to 6 months.]

160 Bukit Batok BTO flats will be launched as part of HDB’s BTO launch in May 2020. This time, the flats are catered to seniors who need help with daily living and a space that allows them to mingle with other senior residents. 

From the flats’ proximity to the upcoming Jurong Region Line (JRL) to an on-site community manager curating special programmes, here’s what you can expect from these BTO flats.

 

Here’s what you need to know about the May 2020 Bukit Batok BTO flats

May 2020 Bukit Batok BTO flats Location Map

May 2020 Bukit Batok BTO flats Location Map (Image credit: HDB)

 

1) The BTO flats will be in the form of assisted living flats, aimed to let seniors age-in-place

These assisted living flats will be the first of their kind in Singapore, giving seniors an option for independent living with care services tied to it. Each flat will be about 32sqm (344sqft), accompanied with features such as larger bathrooms and senior-friendly fittings. There will also be features catering to seniors with mobility needs. 

2) Big communal spaces on every floor and an on-site community manager

Apart from a void deck, residents can expect large communal spaces on every floor, making it easier for neighbours to get together and socialise. In addition, each flat will come with a service package comprising an on-site community manager and 24/7 emergency response.

The community manager will help monitor the health of seniors, linking them with care services that match their needs. He or she will also manage programmes to help cultivate neighbourliness in the community. 

Other potential services such as after-hours care catering to frail seniors are being explored for these flats. Further potential services include helping seniors with daily activities like bathing, feeding, or bringing them to medical facilities for check-ups. For example, Bukit Batok Polyclinic is not too far away from these flats.

3) Jurong Region Line and PIE

Map of the Jurong Region Line, which will be quite near the Bukit Batok BTO flats to be launched in May 2020

Bukit Batok BTO flats will be relatively near the Jurong Region Line (Image credit: LTA and SLA)

The new BTO flats will be about a 10-minute walk from the upcoming Tengah Park MRT, and less than 5 minutes away by car. Expected to be operational in 2027, this MRT station will sit on the Jurong Region Line (JRL). 

With this nearby MRT line consisting of 24 stations, residents will be connected via train to areas like Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Tengah, and Boon Lay. Notably, family members of seniors living in the BTO flats will enjoy convenient train access especially if they also live in the west. 

For those who drive, the flats will be just minutes away from the PIE.

 

Our take on the May 2020 Bukit Batok BTO flats

The Bukit Batok BTO flats appear to be a good option for seniors aged above 65 to live independently—they’ll have access to services that help them go about their daily life, while ageing gracefully together with a community. 

Key amenities nearby include West Mall, Bukit Batok Polyclinic, Bukit Batok Community Club, and Bukit Batok Park Connector. There are also a couple of schools nearby. This includes Dazhong Primary, Dunearn Secondary, Dulwich College, and Millennia Institute. 

All in all, with the government’s plans to pilot this housing concept for private housing, assisted living homes are poised to be a fresh alternative to common senior living options like nursing homes.

How will the Bukit Batok BTO flats compare against other May 2020 BTO flats in terms of price?

Here’s a preliminary price comparison of the May 2020 BTO flats, comprising prices from the previous BTO launches.

Price comparison 

 

2-room Flexi

3-room

4-room

Bukit Batok

(including grants)

From $7,000

From $96,000

From $205,000

Choa Chu Kang

(including grants)

From $9,000

From $107,000

From $190,000

Tengah

(including grants)

From $30,000

From $133,000

From $242,000

Pasir Ris

(indicative price range)

$120,000 – $143,000

$194,000 – $225,000

$294,000 – $347,000

Tampines

(including grants)

From $65,000

From $221,000

From $349,000


With HDB’s 2-room Flexi flats being either 36sqm or 45sqm in size
, the prices for such Bukit Batok BTO flats previously may provide a rough reference on prices to expect for the 32sqm assisted living BTO flats.

Learn more about the other BTO flats to be launched by HDB in May 2020:

May 2020 Tampines BTO Flats

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May 2020 Tampines BTO Flats

May 2020 Tengah BTO Flats

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May 2020 Tengah BTO Flats

May 2020 Choa Chu Kang BTO Flats

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May 2020 Choa Chu Kang BTO Flats

May 2020 Pasir Ris BTO Flats

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May 2020 Pasir Ris BTO Flats

COMPLETE HDB’s May 2020 BTO Launch Information

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COMPLETE HDB’s May 2020 BTO Launch Information

COMPLETE HDB’s August 2020 BTO Launch Information

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COMPLETE HDB’s August 2020 BTO Launch Information

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