[Update: This project was initially scheduled to launch in May but has been since deferred to launch in August 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read our review of the August 2020 HDB BTO launch here, as well as our analysis of the November 2020 HDB BTO launch]
Want to live in the west, have good access to a highly anticipated MRT line, and enjoy the best of two estates? If your answer is yes, then the upcoming May 2020 Bukit Batok BTO flats, known as Keat Hong Verge, might just pique your interest.
Located in the intersection of Keat Hong Link and Choa Chu Kang Grove, Keat Hong Link at Choa Chu Kang comprises of three residential blocks that are each 22 storeys in height. Known to be an area where HDB flat prices are quite affordable, 571 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-, and 4-room flats will be offered at Choa Chu Kang in August 2020. If you missed out on securing one of the highly subscribed BTO flats in Choa Chu Kang back in February 2018, here’s your chance to apply again!
Here are some highlights you can look forward to for Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang.
Keat Hong Verge Choa Chu Kang overview
Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang
Bounded by Keat Hong Link and Choa Chu Kang Grove
571 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-, and 4-room flats
Choa Chu Kang MRT
Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Keat Hong Community Club, Keat Hong Shopping Centre, Teck Whye Shopping Centre
ITE College West, South View Primary School, Choa Chu Kang Secondary School, Teck Whye Primary School, Teck Whye Secondary School, Jurong Pioneer Junior College
Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO location
1) Walking distance from 2 LRT stations that will connect to the upcoming Jurong Region Line (JRL) via Choa Chua Kang MRT
Residents of Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang can take an 8-minute walk to reach 2 LRT stations along the Bukit Panjang LRT line: Keat Hong LRT and Teck Whye LRT.
What’s more, Choa Chu Kang MRT will be just 2 to 3 stops away. From here, residents will be able to reach the East-West Line (EWL) in 3 stops by taking a train to Jurong East MRT. For those who work in the CBD, they can then simply take the EWL down to the CBD. All in all, the journey from the Choa Chu Kang MRT to the CBD would take about 50 minutes.
For those who need to get on the Circle Line (CCL), they can simply take the train from Jurong East MRT down to Buona Vista MRT in 3 stops.
Come 2026, Choa Chu Kang MRT will connect to the JRL. With this new line, residents can take a train from Choa Chu Kang to Jurong West without having to change trains—as currently is the case when travelling via the North-South Line (NSL). The Jurong Region Line will also serve Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the future Tengah estate, Singapore’s first car-lite town, granting residents easy access to these areas should the need arise.
In addition, with the JRL, residents will be better connected to key areas like International Business Park, the upcoming Jurong Innovation District (JID) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). For residents who work or study at these locations, they will be able to enjoy good access via the JRL.
The JRL will open in phases from 2026, with the entire line expected to be fully operational in 2028.
Transport connectivity aside, over at the Choa Chu Kang MRT area lies Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, the town centre and Keat Hong Community Club. At Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, homeowners can shop and dine at a variety of stores as well as catch a movie.
Future residents may want to note that according to HDB’s location map, the BTO units will be just opposite from a proposed temple. As such, be wary of some noise, smoke and sound around the vicinity. That aside, it appears that there will also be proposed health and medical care facilities a few minutes walk away from the BTO flats.
2) Enjoy the best of both worlds: Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang
The Choa Chu Kang BTO flats are also in rather close proximity to Bukit Panjang, so residents who want to explore outside their estate but not venture too far away can easily make their way there via public transport.
Bukit Panjang MRT is just 2 LRT stops away. Here, residents can spend time at the nearby Junction 10 mall with its array of food and retail offerings, or have a leisurely walk along Pang Sua Park Connector that runs along a canal.
3) Keat Hong Verge Choa Chu Kang BTO is the most affordable HDB BTO project
Back in the HDB BTO launch in February 2018, prices for a 4-room flat in Choa Chu Kang started at $250,000. This time, a 4-room flat at Keat Hong Verge is priced from $253,000. As you can see, the Choa Chu Kang in August 2020 BTO flats still remain attractively priced as is also the most affordable among the August 2020 HDB BTO launches.
If you have a limited budget and don’t mind leaving in the west, Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang might just be suitable for you. Furthermore, HDB has announced that there will be a shorter waiting time for these BTO flats. Scroll below to see the flat prices for Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang.
Our take on Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO in August 2020
With only 571 BTO HDB units at Keat Hong Verge in August 2020, expect competition to be stiff! As a comparison, the Choa Chu Kang HDB BTO launch in February 2018 was the most attractive among the 5 BTO locations, with an application rate of over seven applicants to one unit.
Moreover, this will be the first HDB BTO launch in Choa Chu Kang in two years, which makes Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang even more attractive as there aren’t many HDB BTO projects in such growing areas. In view of this and the affordable BTO flat prices, the chances of securing a unit for yourself will be difficult.
Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang price
As mentioned, Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang comprises of 2-room Flexi, 3-, and 4-room flats. Here’s the launch prices according to HDB:
Conclusion: Is the Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang any good?
Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang is hands down the most affordable flats in the August 2020 launch. Judging by the last BTO launch in Choa Chu Kang back in 2018, it’s likely that the flats at Keat Hong Verge will also see a huge demand. With only 571 units this time around, the chances of securing flat will be tough!
However, while there are amentieis nearby, they’re not exactly near. The nearest MRT station, Choa Chu Kang MRT is not exactly near either (though the good news is that Keat Hong Verge sits in-between two LRT stations). Last but not least, there’s also a temple nearby, which could cause a lot of noise and dust.
Not sure if you want a flat at Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang? Explore other HDB BTO flats launches in August 2020:
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