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HDB BTO Oct 2023 Tengah Review: Near 3 Upcoming MRT Stations and the New ACS Primary

Mary Wu
HDB BTO Oct 2023 Tengah Review: Near 3 Upcoming MRT Stations and the New ACS Primary
Note: The HDB BTO Oct 2023 launches have been released. The application deadline will close on 10 October 2023, 11.59pm.
The HDB BTO Oct 2023 launch includes two Tengah BTO projects: The Plantation Edge I and II HDB BTO Oct 2023 launch comprises 1,010 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room BTO flats.
It’s been almost five years since the first Tengah BTO project – Parc Residences @ Tengah in the November 2018 BTO sales exercise – was launched. Right now, we’re only months away from seeing it completed.
With that, many people are anticipating the development of Tengah and moving into the newest HDB estate. Tengah is shaping up to be a smart energy town, including modern infrastructure that allows it to be ‘car-lite’, cool outdoors even on warmer days, and automatic waste collection.
The Jurong Region Line (JRL) is set to open in stages from 2027 to 2029 and will give future residents access to our MRT system, and even greater convenience to the Jurong Lake District (JLD) area.
First-timer applicants interested in snatching up one of the Plantation Verge I and II Tengah HDB BTO Oct 2023 flats, watch our quick guide here:

Apply for an Upcoming BTO Flat in September 2023

Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO Oct 2023 Map

Location of the Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO Oct 2023 flats, located at the edge of the Tengah Plantation district. Source: HDB

Plantaion Edge I and II Tengah BTO 2023 Review

Name of the Tengah Oct BTO 2023 projectPlantation Edge I and Plantation Edge II
AddressAt the edge of the Tengah Plantation district
Types of BTO flats2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room, and 5-room
Price From $114,000 (2-room Flexi), from $232,000 (3-room), from $353,000 (4-room), and from $460,000 (5-room)
Nearest MRT stationTengah Park MRT station (opening in 2028)
Nearest amenitiesBukit Batok Community Club, Bukit Batok Polyclinic, West Mall, and Le Quest Shopping Mall
Nearby schoolsAnglo-Chinese School (Primary) (by 2030), Bukit Batok Secondary School, Bukit View Primary School (future) Jurong Primary School, Dulwich College (Singapore), Jurongville Secondary School, Millennia Institute, Pioneer Primary School (future), and Princess Elizabeth Primary School
Following the launch of Plantation Verge in the May 2023 BTO exercise, two plots of land just a street away are now up for grabs: The Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO 2023 projects.
Similar to Plantation Verge, the Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO 2023 flats will have great connectivity to public transport, albeit slightly further away from the PIE for drivers. However, being one street away has its advantages, as any noise and/or dust from the busy expressway is reduced.
Residents will also have good amenities close by, such as the proposed Forest Fringe park at their doorstep, Pioneer Primary School just next door, a proposed health and medical care facility within a five-minute walk and even a proposed Tengah pond.

Plantation Edge I and II Tengah BTO Price (HDB BTO October 2023 Launch)

2-room Flexi
From $114,000
$125,000 to $178,000
$111,000 to $174,000
3-room
From $232,000
$238,000 to $288,000
$214,000 to $262,000
4-room
From $353,000
$350,000 to $440,000
$307,000 to $397,000
5-room
From $460,000
$454,000 to $575,000
$428,000 to $536,000
1,010 BTO flats are available in the Plantation Edge HDB BTO Tengah Oct 2023 BTO 2023, which includes a pure rental block and two integrated sold and rental blocks – a total of about 250 units of rental flats.
If you didn’t manage to get a BTO ballot in for the Plantation Verge Tengah May 2023 BTO project but loved the location, the Plantation Edge Tengah Oct BTO 2023 projects may be the opportunity you’re looking for.
In addition, the new construction technologies that shorten the wait time for Tengah BTO flats from the usual four to five years to 3.3 years could be utilised, which means the Tengah Oct BTO 2023 flats could be completed by as early as 2026 – coinciding with the launch of JRL phase one.
As Tengah is still an upcoming estate, there are no HDB resale flat statistics just yet. Taking recent Tengah BTO flat prices as a comparison, they are quite affordable and it is likely that in the future when the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) for early Tengah BTO flats are fulfilled, homeowners may be able to turn a decent profit on their houses.

Budgeting for Your Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO Oct 2023 Home Loan

The Plantation Edge I and II Tengah BTO October 2023 flats are likely more affordable than BTO flats in mature estates. Based on past estimates, here is how much you likely need to budget for the Plantation Edge I and II Tengah October BTO 2023 flats.
2-room Flexi
$114,000
$22,800 down payment, estimated $414 monthly mortgage repayments
$28,500 down payment, estimated $433 monthly mortgage repayments
3-room
$232,000
$46,400 down payment, estimated $842 monthly mortgage repayments
$58,000 down payment, estimated $880 monthly mortgage repayments
4-room
$353,000
$70,600 down payment, estimated $1,281 monthly mortgage repayments
$88,250 down payment, estimated $1,340 monthly mortgage repayments
5-room
$460,000
$92,000 down payment, estimated $1,670 monthly mortgage repayments
$115,000 down payment, estimated $1,746 monthly mortgage repayments
All prices stated above exclude CPF Housing Grants.
We have used an interest rate of 2.6% and a Loan-to-Value (LTV) limit of 80% for the HDB loan examples and an interest rate of 3.6% and an LTV of 75% for the bank loan examples. The above examples go on the basis of a 25-year loan. However, if you can make higher monthly repayments, you may want to opt for a shorter loan (and pay lesser interest!).
For a more accurate estimate appropriate to your situation, you can use PropertyGuru’s affordability calculator. You can also chat with a PropertyGuru Finance Mortgage Expert for personalised advice on home loans and financing.

Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO Oct 2023 Amenities

Schools at Your Doorstep

Pioneer Primary School will literally be next door, and ACS Pirmary will also relocate to Tengah by 2030. In the surrounding vicinity of Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East, there are other schools as well.

Good Transport Links

This brings us to the next point. For both public transport takers and drivers alike, getting to the nearest MRT station (Tengah Park) and to the expressway (PIE) from the Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO 2023 projects is a breeze. This also works for those who take the occasional taxi, whether for work or on a weekend.

Rental Units Available

The appearance of rental flats provides another housing option for families who may not want to commit to buying a flat just yet or may be unable to buy a flat due to financing or some other reasons.

Forest Town to be Unveiled

We’re excited to see the official launch of Singapore’s first Forest Town in Tengah, which features a car-free town centre, community gardening zones, a forest corridor, and more.

Conclusion: Is the Plantation Edge I and II Tengah October HDB BTO 2023 Project Worth Balloting For?

Greenery, check. Primary schools, check. Public transport links, check. Affordability, check.
The only thing we’re unsure about for the Plantation Edge I and II Tengah BTO Oct 2023 launch is the amenities such as supermarkets and hawker centres. However, that’s normal for a brand-new estate.
However, if you’re not used to living in a non-mature estate, Tengah might not be the right choice for you. Then again, these Plantation Edge I and II Tengah HDB BTO Oct 2023 sites also feel like they could work for those transitioning from a mature estate due to their proximity to public transport.

Pros of Plantation Edge I and II Tengah October BTO 2023 Launch

  • A relatively large supply of Tengah BTO flats
  • Various unit types available, from 2-room Flexi to 5-room BTO flats
  • Likely easier to ballot for (and succeed)
  • ACS Primary and other schools moving here too
  • Rekindle the ‘kampung spirit’ with community gardens in this Forest Town
  • Walking distance to MRT station
  • Close to expressway
  • More affordable flat prices

Cons of Plantation Edge I and II Tengah October BTO 2023 Launch

  • Further from the city centre
  • Less convenient till the JRL launches (after 2026)
  • Fewer amenities as it is a new estate
  • Construction of key amenities is still in progress
  • Ongoing construction of other BTO projects
As Tengah is a non-mature town, flat prices are generally more affordable, and the rate of balloting success should be higher as fewer people are contesting for the units as compared to that of a mature town. Although it’s from the city centre, if you don’t mind the commute to work, this is your verdant oasis before and after work hours.

BTO Application Process Updates from October BTO 2023 Launch Onwards

From the October BTO 2023 launch onwards, all BTO applicants will need to apply for the HDB Flat Eligibility (HFE) letter before applying for their desired BTO project.
If you’re thinking of applying for an upcoming BTO flat in the October BTO 2023 launch, you should have already applied for and received your valid HFE letter; while HDB will take up to 21 working days to process your application, they may face delays during peak periods (e.g. BTO launch weeks).
From October 2023 onwards, first-timer BTO applicants who reject their BTO ballots will also be considered second-timer applicants for one full year. During their second BTO application attempt, if they reject another BTO ballot, they won’t be able to apply for any BTO flats in the following year.
Furthermore, the Family and Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS) has officially replaced the Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS). This new HDB scheme includes a new applicant priority subset, the First-timer (Parents and Married Couples) category, or FT(PMC). Up to 40% of BTO flats in each sales exercise will be reserved for eligible FT(PMC) applicants.
Lastly, if you are an FT(PMC) who was unsuccessful for two or more tries (in a non-mature estate), you will receive one more chance per subsequent BTO application. This rule was introduced to help those unsuccessful in repeated balloting attempts.

Other Oct BTO 2023 Launch Reviews

Undecided about the Plantation Edge I and II Tengah BTO in this HDB BTO launch? Read about the other October BTO 2023 launch reviews:
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More FAQs About the HDB BTO October 2023 Launch

You must meet HDB’s eligibility criteria in order to apply for a BTO flat. Other factors include income ceiling, HDB loan eligibility and more.

BTO stands for Build-to-Order. These are HDB flats in which construction will begin only if 65% to 70% of the units in the flat have been booked.

You can apply through the HDB portal during the one-week window during February, May, August, and November.