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HDB Has Released Its BTO Launches For May 2022: Queenstown, Toa Payoh, Yishun & More

16 March 2022 | BY

If you’ve yet to snag a home in earlier launches, good news is that the raffle is open once again with 5,310 units across five locations.

Just like the saying “the show must go on”, the time has come once again for us to pick our lucky cards in these BTO Launches for May 2022. If you’ve yet to snag a deal of your choice in earlier launches, good news is that the raffle is open again, with 5,310 units across five locations laid on the table. 

From more launches in hotly-contested Bukit Merah to new ones in the ever-so-promising Jurong West, here’s the lowdown of what you can expect this time round:

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1. Yishun

Total Number of Units: 640 (Along Yishun Avenue 2, Yishun Central 1, Yishun Central 2)
Types of Units: 2-Room Flexi, 4-Room, 5-Room
Nearest MRT: Yishun / Khatib 

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It goes without saying that Yishun has always gotten a bit of that bad boy rep, but that’s certainly a whole other side to its colourful character beyond the crazy stories there that make the news. Within property circles, it has become a force to reckon with, making the news with its North Gaia EC launch and more recently, the $1 million jumbo flat sold in February.

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Even if you’re not familiar with the area, you would know of the great Northpoint City – not only is it the biggest shopping centre in the North, it is the first mall in Singapore to have an Integrated Transport Hub with close to 500 shops and restaurants. From the flats itself, it’d take a good 10-minute walk to Yishun MRT, good if you’re game for a morning cardio before heading to the office. 

Plus, if you ever grow bored of Northpoint, you can always catch a bus to Junction 9 or Wisteria Mall. 

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Desmond Lee

Infusing green lungs into neighbourhoods has been a big conversation these past few years, and it’s no surprise that there are plans to have them in Yishun. Slated for opening is Khatib Bongsu Nature Park, a nature trail running through the mangrove forest, where you can even kayak along the rivers to enjoy the greenery. 

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Though millennials these days pride in carving their own space for themselves, that’s not to say that there’d be none who still yearn for the old charm of intergenerational living. In Yishun, you’d get to suit your ah gong ah ma with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Yishun Community Hospital, two state-of-the art elderly care facilities that are located right next to the flats. Plus, it’s near Yishun Pond Park, which means the views will be ah-maze-ing.

When the family grows in the future, parents can send their children to Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) and Yishun-Innova Junior College which are within the area. 

You can’t go house-hunting without considering the food options of the neighbourhood; good thing that Yishun has many cards to lay on the table, with iconic food haunts such as Chong Pang Nasi Lemak, Yishun 925 Laksa and Orto. The recently-opened Yishun Park Hawker Centre is a 15-minute walk away, and it has more than 40 food options that you’d never grow sick of. 

So, don’t worry if you didn’t manage to win a ballot during the BTO February 2022 launch. With new developments in mind, Yishun is a great place for couples who want an affordable 4-room with varied amenities nearby, while keeping in mind the kids in future as well as parents and in-laws.

Estimated Price: From $290,000 (4-Room) up to $520,000 (5-Room)

2. Jurong West 

Total Number of Units: 1, 010 (Along Yuan Ching Road and Kang Ching Road)
Types of Units: 2-Room Flexi, 3-Room, 4-Room, 5-Room
Nearest MRT: Chinese Garden / Lakeside

Jurong West May 2022 BTO
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Housing what is known as Singapore’s second CBD, Jurong West is a neighbourhood that has lots to hype about. 

Lakeside Gardens
Lakeside Garden
, a portion of Jurong Lake Gardens.

For starters, a key thing about this BTO project is that it’s located right next to Jurong Lake Gardens, which means you’ll probably be blessed with great picture-perfect views when you’re there.

Jurong Lake District
Jurong Lake District, Singapore’s second CBD.
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Jurong may sound a bit too ulu for our liking, but there has been lots in the books for its development. Not only is Jurong Lake District a business facility with quality offices, it also offers many green spaces and leisure facilities that you get to take full advantage of once you’ve moved in. Places such as Jurong Innovation District and Tuas Port are also big projects that serve as great perks to the area.

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If transportation seems to be a concern you have, not to worry as there will be four MRT lines serving Jurong Lake District by 2035, such as the Cross Island Line and Jurong Region Line, the latter of which goes all the way to Changi Airport in the east. 

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
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Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Talks about new projects aside, Jurong West presently has a suite of retail amenities nearby to boast – Jurong Point is located one stop away at Boon Lay MRT, while JEM, Westgate, JCube and IMM are two stops away at Jurong East MRT. The latter is opposite Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, should you have any emergencies or need proper medical services.

With so many new things coming up, Jurong West is great for career-driven newly-weds and young families looking for a neighbourhood that is convenient to their workplaces. Speaking of schools, this BTO project site is located minutes away from Lakeside Primary School and Yuan Ching Secondary School. 

Estimated Price: From $200,000 (3-Room) up to $540,000 (5-Room)

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3. Toa Payoh

Total Number of Units: 380 (Along Lorong 6 and Lorong 7)
Types of Units: 2-Room Flexi, 3-Room, 4-Room, plus 19 units of 2-Room rental flats
Nearest MRT: Braddell / Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh May 2022 BTO
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Like the granny that dresses hip and looks decades younger than her age, Toa Payoh is not only Singapore’s second-oldest town, it has gone through extensive development over the years, making it the mature estate many yearn to live in. If you didn’t manage to earn a ballot in the BTO February 2021 launch, you may just redeem yourself this May 2022 launch instead.

Although it’s not too far from the HDB Hub, this BTO project site is closer to the Braddell region, where it takes a 12-minute walk to reach Braddell MRT. Drivers also have quick access to the Pan Island Expressway, which is a two-minute drive away.

Kim Keat Hokkien Mee
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee from Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Food Centre

Being an old-school neighbourhood, Toa Payoh will no doubt have lots of good food that are minutes away from the project site. Walk for 10 minutes and you can expect to reach places such as Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre, Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Food Centre and Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Food Centre. The lattermost houses the famous Kim Keat Hokkien Mee.

SAFRA Toa Payoh
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Speaking of exercising, there are quite a few recreational facilities around the area, such as SAFRA Toa Payoh, which is a 10-minute bus ride away. If a jog in the park is your thing, head to Toa Payoh Town Park, which is a good 15-minute stroll away and perfect as a warm-up before hitting the miles.

This site is good for young families who are eager to get their own place, but would like to stay close to their parents and elderly folks nearby. Nearby schools for the kids include Pei Chun Public School, First Toa Payoh Primary School, Kheng Cheng Primary School and Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah.

Estimated Price: From $350,000 (3-Room) up to $680,000 (4-Room)

4. Queenstown

Total Number of Units: 860 (Along Ghim Moh Road)
Types of Units: 3-Room, 4-Room
Nearest MRT: Buona Vista / Holland Village

Queenstown May 2022 BTO
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You need not score a Good Class Bungalow to soak in high SES vibes, snagging a BTO near upmarket Holland Village and Buona Vista will do the trick. Close to the highly-anticipated Ulu Pandan BTO launched in 2021, this Queenstown project will be located on the east side of Ulu Pandan near Dover Forest. 

One Holland Village
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One Holland Village

The main area of Holland Village will be within walking distance, which has a whole lot of food and retail options from the affordable to atas price range, such as La Nonna and 363 Katong Laksa Even better, there’s the upcoming One Holland Village nearby, which is a mixed-development consisting of offices, retail and F&B facilities. 

To enjoy some humble hawker fare, you’ll be pleased to know that this site is around a 10-minute walk to nearby hawker centres, such as Ghim Moh Road Market and Holland Drive Market. You can also expect to spend the same amount of time walking to Buona Vista MRT, where you can easily access places such as office areas in one-north. 

Queenstown Community Care Apartments
Second batch of Community Care Apartments (CCAs)
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Good food and shopping aside, another thing about the neighbourhood that has been on the news lately is that it’s developing a new health district, namely the Queenstown Community Care Apartments which provide integrated healthcare and living for the elderly. This makes this site a good prospect for those who prioritise staying close to their elderly grandparents. 

Though it’s already rather well-known, another attractive feature about Queenstown is its closer proximity to distinguished schools. Henry Park Primary School is within a 1KM radius from the project site, and other schools nearby include Singapore Polytechnic, Fairfield Methodist Primary School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. 

Estimated Price: $390,000 (3-Room) up to $690,000 (4-Room)

5. Bukit Merah 

Total Number of Units: 1,660 (Along Henderson Road, Tiong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road, 8-minute walk to Tiong Bahru MRT)
780 (Along Alexandra View, 5-minute walk to Redhill MRT)
Types of Units: 3-Room, 4-Room, plus 38 2-room rental flats for Alexandra View
Nearest MRT: Redhill / Tiong Bahru / Havelock (upcoming; 15-minute direct bus)

Bukit Merah May 2022 BTO 1
Along Henderson Road, Tiong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road.
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Bukit Merah May 2022 BTO 2
Along Alexandra View
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When we hear of Bukit Merah, some get reminded of the iconic SIT flats with their charming Art Deco style, while others look back on their cafe-hopping adventures at Tiong Bahru nearby. With all that the sprawling district has to offer, you can place your bets on not just one, but two locations in this BTO launch – one along Alexandra View and another along Henderson Road, Tiong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road. 

Tiong Bahru Market
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We’re not just talking about good food – Bukit Merah is arguably one of the best food galores in the whole of SG, and this will make all your friends green with envy when you will only need a 5-minute walk to reach gems like Bukit Merah View Market and Redhill Market. For more options, the bus ride is all it takes for you to reach Tiong Bahru, which has the iconic Tiong Bahru Market as well as a suite of hipster cafes such as Forty Hands and Plain Vanilla.

Telok Blangah Hill Park
Telok Blangah Hill Park
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Nature lovers can also count themselves lucky, as the Bukit Merah BTOs are located close to Henderson Park Connector, which links to Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber. There’s also the Rail Corridor which stretches from Tanjong Pagar to Kranji, perfect for those who love long walks. 

Estimated Price: $390,000 (3-Room) up to $700,000 (4-Room)

New HDB BTO in May 2022

So, this pretty much sums up this May’s BTO launch. With lots of development plans being spearheaded in both the mature and non-mature estates, it’s clear that these projects will deliver. That said, it surely means that they will all be strong contenders once the bidding game begins. 

Cover image adapted from: URA, TheSmartLocal, PropertyGuru

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