May/August 2020 Tampines GreenOpal BTO Review: Near Two Downtown Line MRT Stations

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Originally planned for May 2020, this batch of Tampines BTO flats have been postponed to August 2020. The November 2019 Tampines BTO launch was wildly popular, so if you missed out then, you can try your luck again this round. A total of 1,070 flats will be offered—across 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room flats. 

While the Tampines GreenOpal BTO flats won’t be located at the heart of Tampines where Tampines MRT and a few malls are, they compensate for this by being close to two Downtown Line (DTL) MRT stations and a picturesque environment. 

Let’s take a closer look at what these Tampines GreenOpal BTO flats have to offer.

 

May/August 2020 Tampines GreenOpal BTO Overview

Tampines GreenOpal BTO (May/August 2020) 

Address

Tampines Street 96 and 95, along Bedok Canal 

Nearest MRT

Bedok Reservoir MRT, Tampines West MRT (Downtown Line, DTL)  

Nearby schools 

Junyuan Primary School, Tampines Primary and Secondary School, St Hilda's Primary and Secondary School, and Temasek Polytechnic

Other nearby amenities 

Tampines Mall, Century Square, Tampines 1, Bedok Reservoir Park, SAFRA Clubhouse (Tampines), Tampines Central Community Complex, and Our Tampines Hub 

Tampines GreenOpal BTO map

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Tampines GreenOpal BTO Location

Panoramic view of Bedok Reservoir 

Tampines GreenOpal will be right next to Bedok Canal, with Bedok Reservoir not too far away. If you love a good water view, the Tampines BTO flats might be something to consider. Furthermore, Bedok Park Connector and Siglap Park Connector line sections of these water bodies, so residents can look forward to cycling or having a leisurely jog there amidst scenic water views.  

Over at Bedok Reservoir Park, families will be able to kayak, dragon boat, or wakeboard. Fishing enthusiasts will also not be left out—they can cast a line on the fishing deck and see if they get lucky with a big catch.  

Access to Downtown Line (DTL) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE)

Yes, these Tampines BTO flats are really close to nature—but that doesn’t mean they are “ulu”! In fact, the BTO units sit literally by the DTL, right smack between Bedok Reservoir MRT and Tampines West MRT. 

Through the DTL, Tampines GreenOpal residents will be able to enjoy improved access to Singapore’s downtown area, as well as be directly connected to areas like Bukit Panjang and Newton by train. Tampines MRT is also just one stop away, depending on which DTL station residents board from. 

Over at the vicinity of Tampines MRT, residents will be able to mall hop between Tampines 1, Tampines Mall, and Century Square. The CPF Tampines building is also located in the same area, so residents can conveniently get their CPF-related needs addressed.

For those who drive, the Tampines BTO flats aren’t just close to the public transport—the BTO units sit right next to the PIE. 

 

Tampines GreenOpal BTO Amenities

With Tampines’ status as a mature estate in Singapore, owners of the Tampines BTO flats will enjoy plenty of amenities in the area. 

SAFRA Tampines and Our Tampines Hub 

Apart from the malls and parks in Tampines, there’s also SAFRA Tampines for families to indulge in a host of recreational activities like squash and swimming. Our Tampines Hub—Singapore’s biggest integrated community and lifestyle hub, will also be another exciting option. 

IKEa, Giant and Courts 

Over at Tampines North Drive 2, residents will be able to find IKEA, Giant, and Courts all in the same location. It will take residents about 10 minutes to get here if they drive, and less than half an hour if they take a bus.  

Changi General Hospital, St Andrew's Community Hospital

For residents who want convenient access to medical facilities, Changi General Hospital and St Andrew’s Community Hospital are just a short drive away. There are also a good number of educational institutions in the area, such as Junyuan Primary School, Tampines Primary/Secondary, and Temasek Polytechnic. 

Changi Airport 

For frequent travellers, they’ll be happy to know that Changi Airport is only 5 minutes away by car! By public transport, this will take less than half an hour.  

 

Tampines GreenOpal BTO Price 

Tampines GreenOpal BTO 

Unit type

Price (excl. grants)

Price (incl. grants)

3-room

From $205,000

From $145,000

4-room

From $311,000

From $266,000

5-room

From $423,000

From $393,000

Launched together with Tampines GreenCrest and GreenGlade, Tampines GreenOpal is the most affordable mature-estate project in HDB's August 2020 launch. Prices begin at $311,000 for 4-room flats, which is very reasonable considering it's near two DTL MRT stations. 

 

Conclusion: Should you buy the Tampines GreenOpal BTO?

Tampines looks set to become an even more bustling estate in years to come. In 2019 alone, there were two BTO launches in the estate. Come November 2020, BTO flats will yet again be launched in the same area of Tampines, which also means that aspiring Tampines homeowners can have another shot if they don’t make it this time round.

If you want the convenience of a mature estate - think completed MRT stations, feeder bus services, etc - then Tampines GreenOpal is probably the most bang for your buck (for this sales launch). 

Comparing Tampines GreenOpal with GreenCrest and GreenGlade, which are the same price, this is the most accessible. For GreenCrest and GreenGlade, residents will need to wait a couple of years for the Tampines North MRT to be completed before it's convenient to get around. 

 

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