The November 2019 BTO sales launch sees the somewhat rare instance of HDB pushing out new flats in not one, but TWO mature estates. Aside from Tampines, Ang Mo Kio is the other mature estate location, where only 450 units will be up for grabs.
May 2016 was the last time HDB launched a BTO project in Ang Mo Kio. Back then, the 4-room flats at Ang Mo Kio Court were 10.1 times oversubscribed! Given that it’s likely to be an equally fierce contest for a queue number at Ang Mo Kio this time round, this article tells you more about the Nov 19 BTO sales launch at Ang Mo Kio to help you decide whether it is worth putting down a $10 application fee and hoping for the best.
Unit types offered in the new Ang Mo Kio BTO sales launch
The upcoming Ang Mo Kio BTO sales launch in November 2019 will provide 450 units to prospective BTO flat buyers, comprising 2-room Flexi, 3-room, and 4-room flats. We foresee at least 300 4-room units to be released.
Looking at something else other than a BTO flat? Check out this article here on the different sales launches by HDB.
Location and accessibility of the Nov 19 Ang Mo Kio BTO flats
While the site of the upcoming BTO flats isn’t near to the bustling Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, it is an attractive location nevertheless. First of all, the site is within a seven-minute walking distance (550 to 600 metres) of Yio Chu Kang MRT station on the North-South Line. From there, the train ride to the CBD takes approximately half an hour.
There is also a bus interchange at Yio Chu Kang MRT station.
Secondly, when the Lentor MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line opens in 2024, residents of the new BTO flats will have easy access to not just one, but two MRT stations. Lentor MRT will be a slightly longer walk away — about 10 minutes.When Lentor MRT is completed, the residents of the new BTO flats will also have easier access to areas of Singapore such as Marine Parade and Upper Thomson.
Thirdly, the future North-South Corridor, an expressway integrated with dedicated bus lanes and cycling tracks, will run along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 in front of the BTO site.
Built to connect towns in the north including Ang Mo Kio to the city, residents can expect a shorter bus ride and reach the city up to 30 minutes faster. Cyclists will also be able to cycle to the city easily through the Park Connector Networks and cycling tracks in HDB towns along the corridor.
The North-South Corridor will run parallel to the Central Expressway (CTE), which is connected to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and located just one street away from the BTO flats.
This means that drivers will have more options besides the CTE to get to the city conveniently. And with the CTE, motorists will be able to get to places like Changi Airport easily by connecting to the Pan Island Expressway (PIE).
The various transport options available to residents of the new Ang Mo Kio BTO flats are summarised in the table below:
Yio Chu Kang MRT station
13, 70/70M, 72, 76, 162/162M
North-South Corridor (to be completed by 2026)
Lentor MRT station (to be opened in 2020)
What will be the launch price of the Nov 19 Ang Mo Kio BTO flats?
HDB has not yet released information on the prices of the November 2019 Ang Mo Kio BTO flats. However, the following table displays the prices of the Ang Mo Kio Court BTO flats, launched in 2016.
Launch Price of Ang Mo Kio BTO flats in Nov 16 (Excluding Grants)
2- room flexi
Given price trends in current HDB sales launches, we expect launch prices for the upcoming Ang Mo Kio BTO flats in November 2019 to be 12-15% higher. (If eligible, applicants can rely on CPF Housing Grants to offset the purchase prices of BTO flats.)
Key amenities near the Ang Mo Kio BTO flats
A variety of shopping options is just a 10-minute feeder bus ride away: Djitsun Mall, Jubilee Square, and the popular AMK Hub all provide many amenities for residents of the Ang Mo Kio BTO flats, including a cinema and karaoke, which means the residents will never have to venture too far to get their shopping and entertainment fix.
There’s also the opportunity to stroll along the sprawling open-air mall at Ang Mo Kio Town Center.
Aside from a well-stocked 24 hour minimart within walking distance and the wet market at Ang Mo Kio 628 Market and Food Centre, there are several supermarkets located a short bus ride away from the Ang Mo Kio BTO flats. The closest would be Giant Supermarket, located behind Ang Mo Kio Town Park West.
Other supermarkets in the area include Sheng Shiong Supermarket, and FairPrice Xtra within AMK Hub.
The multitude of supermarkets in the area means that residents of the Ang Mo Kio BTO flats will have plenty of convenient options when it comes to grocery shopping.
Ang Mo Kio 628 Market and Food Centre has plenty of hawker food options available, and is only a 9-minute walk away from the BTO flats.
Further down, next to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Mayflower Market and Food Centre also serves as a good place to get a quick bite.
There are even more food options closer to Ang Mo Kio Central.
Various community centres are located around Ang Mo Kio.
Located right next to the BTO flats, Yio Chu Kang Community Club will be the nearest community centre. Residents can take up various classes such as ballroom dance, yoga, and healthy cooking. For sports lovers, they can book and play at the facilities available in the community club such as the soccer field, badminton courts, and tennis courts.
For residents who are looking for more options in activities and facilities, there is also the Yio Chu Kang Grassroots Club, which is situated just opposite the flats and behind Yio Chu Kang MRT station.
Kebun Baru Community Club, Ang Mo Kio Community Centre, and Cheng San Community Club are all accessible through a short bus ride as well.
These community clubs will serve to benefit residents interested to mingle with fellow residents through participating in activities together, fostering a greater sense of community in the neighbourhood.
Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic is located nearby, down the road along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. Services available at the Polyclinic include general medical, dental, diagnostics, and cancer screening.
For residents requiring long-term care, Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital is located next to the BTO flats. The hospital focuses on rehabilitative care for patients recovering from severe illness, allowing them to regain mobility. In addition, it provides other services such as kidney dialysis and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Another medical centre is being proposed further north, behind the neighbourhood police centre.
All these facilities will be easily accessible by foot, with an upcoming medical centre only about a 5-minute walk away.
A cluster of sports facilities can be found near the BTO flats in addition to those in community centres, with all of them within walking distance.
Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall, Stadium, Swimming Complex, and Squash and Tennis Centre are all located behind Yio Chu Kang MRT station. With nine hard courts available, the Yio Chu Kang Tennis Centre is known to be a popular destination for lovers of the sport.
Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is a great place for families to enjoy the outdoors together on the weekends, and is only two streets away.
This park features a bird corner and a walking/jogging track. Alternatively, residents can go to Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, which is slightly smaller and further away.
For a leisure walk or hike away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there is also Upper Peirce Reservoir Park to go to, which is a 30-minute car ride away from the BTO flats. The picturesque Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is also an option.
Ang Mo Kio Public Library is situated along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
Spanning 2 levels, the library has one of the most extensive collections of print and non-print materials in Tamil among the public libraries. In addition, it has a wide collection of books and magazines, regular storytelling programmes, and a cafe.
Nov 2019 Ang Mo Kio BTO sales launch: Convenience at a price premium?
The Ang Mo Kio BTO flats in November 2019 will likely be priced higher than its Tampines and Tengah counterparts, but for good reason.
Aside from its relatively central location, the mature Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood will offer a multitude of amenities to residents.
With only 450 units to be offered, competition for these BTO flats is likely to be stiff, so you might want to check out resale HDB flats in Ang Mo Kio instead to see what’s on offer!
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