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Nov 2021 HDB BTO Launch Review: Central Area (Rochor), Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, and Tengah

PropertyGuru Editorial Team
Nov 2021 HDB BTO Launch Review: Central Area (Rochor), Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, and Tengah
This Nov 2021 HDB BTO launch, there are 4,501 units across six estates: Central Area (Rochor), Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, and Tengah.
Interested to see what’s in store? Read on to find out!

Nov 2021 HDB BTO Launch Overview

Central Area (Rochor)
3-room, 4-room
960
Choa Chu Kang
2-room Flexi
68
Hougang
4-room, 5-room
690
Jurong West
3-room, 4-room
221
Kallang/Whampoa
2-room Flexi, 4-room
430
Tengah
2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room
2,132
First of all, we have the River Peaks I & II Central Area (Rochor) BTO flats, which have been on everyone’s lips. Launched under the new Prime Location Housing (PLH) model, 280 3-room units and 680 4-room units will be up for grabs and we expect this to be one of the most popular BTO launches this round.
If you missed out on selecting a unit in the Kallang/Whampoa and Hougang HDB BTO launches in August 2021, you can apply for a flat in these two estates in this round of November BTO launches.
Kent Heights in Kallang/Whampoa has limited unit choices as only 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats are available. Meanwhile, you have two launches in Hougang, Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang, with each project offering 4-room and 5-room flats, which could appeal to couples who want a larger home.
The Nanyang Opal Jurong West BTO launch has 221 units of 3-room and 4-room flats available and is among the more affordable projects this time around. Aside from that, Tengah will also see 2,132 units of 2-room Flexi to 5-room flats available in two separate launches, Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah.
Lastly, there are 68 2-room Flexi units in Choa Chu Kang. Similar to the assisted living flats in the HDB BTO Bukit Batok launch in February this year, these flats are designed for the elderly.
In total, the eight BTO launches will offer 4,501 units across six estates.

River Peaks I & II Central Area (Rochor) Nov 2021 BTO Review

Name of the Central Area (Rochor) BTO project
River Peaks I & II
Address
Located along Kelantan Road and Weld Road
Unit mix
3-room and 4-room
Price
From $409,000 (3-room), from $582,000 (4-room)
Nearest MRT
Jalan Besar and Rochor MRT stations (Downtown line) and Bugis MRT station (East West line)
Nearby amenities
Mustafa Centre, Jalan Besar Plaza, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant, Berseh Food Centre, Tekka Centre, Sim Lim Square, OG Albert Complex, Fu Lu Shou Complex, Selegie House, Tekka Centre, Sheng Siong, Prime Supermarket, Raffles Hospital, Kallang Polyclinic, Jalan Besar Sports Centre, Bugis+, Bugis Junction
Nearby schools
Stamford Primary School, LASALLE College of the Arts, NAFA, Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah

River Peaks I & II Central Area (Rochor) Nov 2021 BTO Map

River Peaks I & II Nov 2021 BTO map
Location of River Peaks I & II November 2021 Central Area (Rochor) BTO flats, located along Kelantan Road and Weld Road. Source: HDB
The River Peaks I & II flats are located along Kelantan Road and Weld Road. With only 280 3-room flats and 680 4-room flats available, you can bet you’ll see some fierce competition for these prime units.
We could go on and on about the facilities and amenities surrounding the project. Residents of River Peaks I & II have access to a whole street of famed Singaporean food and tons of malls in their vicinity such as Mustafa Centre. Don’t mind travelling a little further for food? You can eat along Arab Street and Haji Lane too. Notable mentions include Swee Choon Tim Sum restaurant, Berseh Food Centre, and Tekka Centre.
If we’re discussing medical facilities, Raffles Hospital is within a 10-minute walk and Kallang Polyclinic is 12 minutes away by bus.
River Peaks I & II has excellent connectivity and offers residents access to multiple MRT lines. All in all, you can get to the CBD in two or three stops. The flats are directly connected to Jalan Besar MRT station. Residents can also access the Downtown Line via Rochor MRT. Additionally, Bugis MRT station (East West and Downtown Lines) and Little India MRT station (Downtown and North East Lines) are about 10 minutes away by foot. And that’s not even talking about the buses that service the area.
The only drawback is that there are not many schools around the area. Parents with young children can enrol their kids in Stamford Primary School, which is a five minutes walk from the flats. But do note in 2023, Stamford Primary will merge with Farrer Park Primary and move to 2 Farrer Park Road. The nearest secondary schools are at least a 30-minute bus ride away.

Heart of Yew Tee Choa Chu Kang Nov 2021 BTO Review

Name of the Choa Chu Kang BTO project
Heart of Yew Tee
Address
Bounded by Yew Tee Close, Choa Chu Kang Street 62, and Choa Chu Kang North 6
Unit mix
2-room Flexi
Price
From $72,000 (2-room Flexi)
Nearest MRT
Yew Tee MRT (North-South Line)
Nearby amenities
Choa Chu Kang Sports Centre, Limbang Park, Limbang Shopping Centre, MWS Nursing Home, park connectors, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square, Yew Tee Park, Yew Tee Community Club, Yew Tee MRT station, Foodfare @ Choa Chu Kang Crescent, Kranji Medical Centre
Nearby schools
De La Salle Primary School, Regent Secondary School, Kranji Primary School & MK@Kranji, Kranji Secondary School, Unity Primary School, Unity Secondary School, Yew Tee Primary School

Heart of Yew Tee November 2021 Choa Chu Kang BTO Map

Heart of Yew Tee Nov 2021 BTO map
Location of Heart of Yew Tee November 2021 Choa Chu Kang BTO flats, bounded by Yew Tee Close, Choa Chu Kang Street 62, and Choa Chu Kang North 6. Source: HDB
The Heart of Yew Tee Choa Chu Kang BTO flats are bounded by Yew Tee Close, Choa Chu Kang Street 62, and Choa Chu Kang North 6. As mentioned above, only 68 units of 2-room Flexi flats are available, and the flats will also be integrated with a polyclinic, kidney dialysis centre, hawker centre, and community club.
Yew Tee Point and Yew Tee Square are right next to the Heart of Yew Tee BTO flats, which are next to Yew Tee MRT station. The station is just a stop away from Chua Chu Kang MRT/LRT station located at the heart of Choa Chu Kang town.
Aside from that, amenities such as Yew Tee Park, Yew Tee Town Centre, and Yew Tee Community Club are within 500m.

Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang Nov 2021 Hougang BTO Review

Name of the Hougang BTO projects
Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang
Address
Bounded by Hougang Avenue 3, Hougang Street 12, and Hougang Street 13; Bounded by Hougang Street 13
Unit mix
4-room, 5-room
Price
From $308,000 (4-room), from $419,000 (5-room)
Nearest MRT
Bartley MRT (Circle Line), Kovan MRT (North-East Line)
Nearby amenities
Heartland Mall, Kovan Market and Food Centre, Hougang Ave 1 Park, health and medical care facility (proposed), civic and community institution (proposed), Hougang Hainanese Food Centre, Hougang Ave 3 Park Connector, Jalan Pelikat Park Connector, Hougang Polyclinic (NHGP)
Nearby schools
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary), Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Secondary School, Yuying Secondary School, Xinghua Primary School, Maris Stella High School, Holy Innocents’ Primary School, Holy Innocents’ Secondary School

Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang November 2021 Hougang BTO Map

Locality map of the Hougang Olive November 2021 Hougang BTO flats along Hougang Ave 3. Source: HDB
Locality map of Hougang Olive November 2021 Hougang BTO flats, bounded by Hougang Avenue 3, Hougang Street 12, and Hougang Street 13. Source: HDB
Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang Nov 2021 BTO
Locality map of Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang November 2021 Hougang BTO flats, bounded by Hougang Street 13. Source: HDB
Similar to the August 2021 BTO launch, there will be two BTO projects in Hougang for the Nov 2021 BTO launch: Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang.
There is a total of 690 units of 4-room and 5-room flats available. Hougang Olive offers 206 4-room units and 184 5-room units; Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang has 172 4-room units and 128 5-room units up for grabs.
The closest MRT stations are Bartley MRT station, Hougang MRT station, and Kovan MRT station. Though they aren’t within walking distance, you can reach the stations by bus in about 15 minutes. The stations also provide access to areas like Serangoon, Paya Lebar, Bishan, Little India, and Dhoby Ghaut in just a few stops.
There are a few nearby schools near the BTO flats, including Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary), Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Secondary School, Yuying Secondary School, Xinghua Primary School, and Maris Stella High.

Nanyang Opal Nov 2021 Jurong West BTO Review

Name of the BTO project
Nanyang Opal
Address
Bounded by Jurong West Street 92 and 93
Unit mix
3-room, 4-room
Price
From $173,000 (3-room), from $264,000 (4-room)
Nearest MRT
Pioneer MRT station (East-West Line)
Nearby amenities
Jurong West Sports Centre, NTUC Health Nursing Home (Jurong West), health and medical centre (proposed), Nanyang Community Club, Jurong West Park Connector, Pioneer Mall
Nearby schools
Xingnan Primary School, Juying Primary School, Juying Secondary School, Frontier Primary School

Nanyang Opal November 2021 BTO Jurong West Map

Nanyang Opal Nov 2021 BTO map
Locality map of Nanyang Opal November 2021 Jurong West BTO flats, bounded by Jurong West Street 92 and 93. Source: HDB
The Nanyang Opal Nov 2021 Jurong West BTO launch is a small project with only 91 units of 3-room and 130 units of 4-room flats. The flats are also not too expensive, starting at $173,000 for a 3-room flat and $264,000 for a 4-room flat, excluding grants.
There are a good number of amenities around the flats, including eateries, parks, convenience shops, park connectors, clinics, the Jurong West Sports Centre, and schools.
In fact, Juying Primary School, Juying Secondary School, and Xingnan Primary School are all within 500m while there are also a lot of educational institutions not too far away, including Frontier Primary School, Jurong West Primary School, One World International School, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Pioneer MRT station on the East-West Line (EWL) is the closest MRT station at about 1.2km away. The station is one stop away from Boon Lay MRT, which will give you access to the amenities around the area, such as Jurong Point and Jurong Central Park. Furthermore, Boon Lay MRT station will be a future interchange station on the Jurong Region Line (JRL).
Westies or those who want to move to the west of Singapore will find Nanyang Opal to be an ideal location.

Kent Heights Nov 2021 Kallang/Whampoa BTO Review

Name of Kallang/Whampoa BTO project
Kent Heights
Address
Owen Road
Unit mix
2-room Flexi, 4-room
Price
From $192,000 (2-room Flexi), from $511,000 (4-room)
Nearest MRT
Farrer Park MRT (North-East Line)
Nearby amenities
Ceylon Sports Club, Pek Kio Community Centre, National Skin Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre, Farrer Park Tennis Centre
Nearby schools
St. Joseph Institution Junior, Northlight School, Farrer Park Primary School and MK @ Farrer Park

Kent Heights Nov 2021 Kallang/Whampoa BTO Map

Kent Heights Kallang Whampoa Nov 2021 BTO
Locality map of Kent Heights Nov 2021 Kallang/Whampoa BTO flats at Owen Road. Source: HDB
Aside from the River Peaks I & II Central Area (Rochor) BTO launch under the PLH model, the Kent Heights Kallang/Whampoa BTO flats are the only mature estate BTO launch in November 2021. Located along Owen Road, Kent Heights is right next to the Central Expressway (CTE).
Kent Heights has will be 430 units of 2-room Flexi and 4-room flats up for grabs. There are 30 2-room Flexi (Type 1) units, 124 2-room Flexi (Type 2) units, and 276 4-room units available.
The main selling point of the flats is the connectivity to the CBD. Similar to the August 2021 launch, the flats are located in a city fringe location that’s well connected to MRT networks; Farrer Park MRT station on the North-East Line (NEL) is an 11-minute walk from the flats and the station is just one stop away from Little India MRT interchange on the Downtown Line (DTL), and two stations from Dhoby Ghaut MRT interchange on the North-South Line (NSL). From there, you’re just one stop away from Raffles Place MRT in the CBD.
In addition, Novena MRT station is not far, and you can get to Newton MRT and Orchard MRT in one and two stops respectively.
Meanwhile, food and retail amenities such as Pek Kio Market and Food Centre and City Square Mall are close by too.
Kent Heights will also be close to medical and healthcare facilities; Farrer Park Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital are within 2km and the latter also houses several national specialist centres including the National Skin Centre and National Neuroscience Institute.
There aren’t a lot of schooling options around the immediate vicinity. St. Joseph Institution and Farrer Park Primary School are only about seven minutes and nine minutes away by foot.
However, the Kent Heights flats fall within the 2km of popular primary schools such as St Joseph’s Institution Junior, Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), and St. Margaret’s Primary School.

Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah Nov 2021 Tengah BTO Review

Name of the Tengah BTO project
Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah
Address
Bounded by Tengah Park Avenue, Tengah Boulevard, and Tengah Drive; bounded by Tengah Road, Tengah Boulevard, and Tengah Park Avenue
Unit mix
2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room
Price
From $119,000 (2-room Flexi), from $194,000 (3-room), from $312,000 (4-room), from $428,000 (5-room)
Nearest MRT
Tengah Plantation MRT
Nearby amenities
Bus interchange (u/c), proposed park (forest corridor), proposed park (forest fringe), neighbourhood centre (integrated with polyclinic), town centre (u/c), proposed health and medical centre
Nearby schools
Special education school (u/c), Dunearn Secondary School

Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah Nov 2021 Tengah BTO Map

Parc Clover @ Tengah Nov 2021 BTO map
Locality map of Parc Clover @ Tengah Nov 2021 Tengah BTO flats, bounded by Tengah Park Avenue, Tengah Boulevard, and Tengah Drive. Source: HDB
Parc Glen @ Tengah Nov 2021 BTO map
Locality map of Parc Glen @ Tengah Nov 2021 Tengah BTO flats, bounded by Tengah Road, Tengah Boulevard, and Tengah Park Avenue. Source: HDB
The Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah Nov 2021 Tengah BTO flats will see two launches offering a total of 2,132 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room units. Parc Clover @ Tengah has 1,124 units, while Parc Glen @ Tengah has 1,008 units.
As a new and upcoming town, there aren’t a whole lot of amenities in the area yet, as most are either upcoming or still under construction. However, do expect an uptick in prices once these amenities develop over time, including MRT stations.
The upcoming Tengah MRT and Tengah Plantation MRT on the Jurong Region Line (JRL) will be the closest MRT stations to the flats; the former is expected to be completed by 2027 while the latter will be operational in 2028.
The 24km-line will help to improve connectivity and travel time to areas like Choa Chu Kang, Tengah, Jurong East, Jurong West/Boon Lay, and NTU.
Other amenities residents of Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah can look forward to include several community gardens and parks, new town centres, and a proposed health and medical centre.

Conclusion: Which BTO Flat Should I Pick?

Affordability

Although the majority of the BTO launches are in non-mature estates, the Tengah and Choa Chu Kang BTO flats are the most affordable among the bunch. The Tengah BTO launches, Parc Clover @ Tengah and Parc Glen @ Tengah, also have the most unit types available and therefore would be suitable for different family sizes and budgets.
The Choa Chu Kang BTO flats is another option, though they comprise 2-room Flexi units only and are catered towards the elderly. So if you don’t mind living in a town with a slower pace of life, Heart of Yew Tee may be the project for you.

Convenience

In terms of convenience, the River Peaks I & II Central Area (Rochor) BTO flats and the Kent Heights Kallang/Whampoa BTO flats win hands down. Offering the best of prime district and city-fringe living, both flats appeal to those who commute to the CBD for work. The excellent connectivity to the downtown area comes at a cost, with these flats being the most expensive of the lot.
But if you’re talking about access to amenities and MRT stations for the launches in non-mature estates, the Choa Chu Kang BTO flats are the most convenient, being within walking distance from Yew Tee MRT, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square, and other amenities in the area.
Jurong West BTO flats are also relatively well-located, with several educational institutions nearby including NTU. Pioneer MRT station is also not far, and you can get to Boon Lay MRT and access the amenities in the area in just one stop.

Popularity

If the most recent August 2021 BTO launch was any indication, the Hougang BTO flats, Hougang Olive and Tanjong Tree Residences @ Hougang, would likely be the most popular. But Kovan Wellspring’s location, right across Kovan MRT station may have bumped up demand for the August 2021 Hougang BTO flats.
That’s why we’re betting that the River Peaks I & II Central Area (Rochor) BTO flats and Kent Heights Kallang/Whampoa BTO flats will see the highest application rates. Expect stiff competition as these flats are likely to be oversubscribed.
Want to know how you can ace your BTO flat application and increase your chances? Read our article for some balloting tips. If you need a home urgently and want ‘faster’ options, you may want to consider a Sale of Balance Flat (SBF) or a resale flat instead.
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