Overview of Feb 2022 HDB BTO: Geylang, Kallang/Whampoa, Tengah and Yishun

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Updated as of 17 Feb 2022: This article has been updated to include more information released during the Feb 2022 HDB BTO launch. 

Now that the Feb 2022 HDB BTO has launched, let’s take a look at the projects offered. For this launch, we’ll see around 3,953 units up for grabs in Geylang, Kallang/Whampoa, Tengah and Yishun.

 GeylangKallang/WhampoaTengahYishun
ClassificationMature estateMature estate (PLH)Non-mature estateNon-mature estate
Number of units4433981,2731,839
Flat types2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room3-room, 4-room2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room
Estimated price range for a 4-room S$522k - S$688kS$488k - S$675kParc Flora: S$322k - S$403k

Plantation Creek: S$309k - S$377k
Grove Spring: S$270k - S$362k

Yishun Boardwalk: S$276k - S$374k
Estimated waiting timeAround 5 yearsAlmost 5 yearsParc Flora: 3 years

Plantation Creek: almost 4 years
Grove Spring: around 2 years

Yishun Boardwalk: 2.5 years
Estimated completion dateQ4 2027Q3 2027Parc Flora: Q3 2025

Plantation Creek: Q2 2026
Grove Spring: Q4 2024

Yishun Boardwalk: Q2 2025

Here’s a quick overview of the projects, as well as what stands out for us.

Geylang Feb 2022 HDB BTO (Dakota Crest)

Location: Along Old Airport Road, Jalan Enam and Dakota Crescent

Classification: Mature estate

Number of units: 443 units

Flat types: 2-room Flexi, 3-room and 4-room

Price range for a 4-room flat: S$522k – S$688k

Estimated waiting time: 63 months (around 5 years)

Estimated completion time: Q4 2027

Feb 2022 HDB BTO Geylang Dakota Crest map
Source: HDB

We notice that the Geylang BTO plot is part of the Dakota Crescent estate that’s undergoing redevelopment. The area is iconic for being one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, built by HDB’s predecessor, Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT). So here’s where you want to ballot for if you’ve always wanted to live in a place full of heritage.

As for food and retail amenities, it’s right across the street from not one, but two hawker centres. One of them is the famous Old Airport Road Food Centre, known for various local delights like char siew, rojak and lor mee. The other one is the Kallang Estate Market and Food Centre.

Plus, Dakota Crest BTO right smacked in between Dakota MRT and Mountbatten MRT on the Circle Line. So it will just be a four-minute walk to the MRT.

This Geylang BTO is also ideal for fitness enthusiasts, with the Sports Hub just around a twenty-minute walk away. Here’s also where you can find two malls: Kallang Wave Mall and Leisure Park Kallang.

However, Dakota Crest BTO has the longest waiting time of 63 months (around 5 years), estimated to be completed in Q4 2027.

Read our in-depth review of the Feb 2022 Geylang BTO (Dakota Crest).

 

Kallang/Whampoa Feb 2022 HDB PLH BTO (King George’s Heights)

Location: Along King George’s Avenue, Syed Alwi Road

Classification: Mature estate, under Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model

Number of units: 398

Flat types: 3-room, 4-room

Price range for a 4-room flat: S$488k – S$675k

Estimated waiting time: 59 months (almost 5 years)

Estimated completion date: Q3 2027

Feb 2022 HDB BTO PLH Kallang/Whampoa King George's Heights map
Source: HDB

Among the upcoming Feb 2022 BTO projects, the one that stands out the most to us is the Kallang/Whampoa BTO, which falls under the PLH model.

Located along Rochor Canal, it’s very close to the Rochor BTO PLH flats launched in the November 2021 BTO. In fact, according to Google Maps, it’s just a six-minute walk away! We didn’t expect that King George’s Heights BTO would fall under the PLH model though, especially since the first one was just launched in the previous exercise.

What this means is that, like the Rochor BTO, the MOP for these Kallang/Whampoa BTO PLH flats will be 10 years. There’s also the subsidy clawback of 6% when they first enter the resale market.

Amenities wise, this project is near lots of food options, from Berseh Food Centre to the many eateries in the Kampong Glam area.

It’s also within a five-minute walk to Lavender MRT on the East West Line, and a seven-minute walk to Jalan Besar MRT on the Downtown Line.

On the other hand, just like the Rochor BTO, this Feb 2022 BTO isn’t for those with school-going kids given the lack of schools in the area. In fact, we notice that there isn’t any primary school within 1km of the area. And likewise, there isn’t any secondary school nearby.

The waiting time is shorter than Dakota Crest at 59 months (almost 5 years), so you can expect it to be completed in Q3 2027. However, given the 10-year MOP, you’ll have to wait till 2037 before you can sell it or buy a condo (or both).

Read our in-depth review of the Feb 2022 Kallang/Whampoa BTO PLH (King George’s Heights).

 

Tengah Feb 2022 HDB BTO (Parc Flora @ Tengah and Plantation Creek) 

Location: 

  • Parc Flora @ Tengah BTO: Along Tengah Drive and Tengah Garden Walk
  • Plantation Creek BTO: Along Tengah Garden Avenue and Tengah Boulevard

Classification: Non-mature estate

Number of units: 

  • Parc Flora @ Tengah BTO: 560
  • Plantation Creek BTO: 713

Flat types: 

  • Parc Flora @ Tengah BTO: 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room
  • Plantation Creek BTO: 4-room and 5-room

Price range for a 4-room flat: 

  • Parc Flora @ Tengah BTO: S$322k – S$403k
  • Plantation Creek BTO: S$309k – S$377k

Estimated waiting time:

  • Parc Flora @ Tengah BTO: 36 months (3 years)
  • Plantation Creek BTO: 44 months (almost 4 years)

Estimated completion date: 

  • Parc Flora @ Tengah BTO: Q3 2025
  • Plantation Creek BTO: Q2 2026
Feb 2022 HDB BTO Parc Flora @ Tengah map
Parc Flora @ Tengah. Source: HDB
Feb 2022 HDB BTO Tengah Plantation Creek map
Source: HDB

With a total of 1,273 units, the Feb 2022 Tengah BTO flats make up around one-third of the total number of flats in this launch. Unlike the previous November launch, the two projects are located away from each other.

Plantation Creek BTO is along the boundary between Tengah and Jurong, with Tengah Plantation MRT on the Jurong Region Line (to open in 2027) within walking distance. The good thing here is that it’s located close to Jurong and will be connected by the future Transit Priority Corridor (TPC), giving you quick access to amenities outside the estate as Tengah is still being built up.

The bad thing is that it’s right next to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). There’s a multi-storey car park, and the Tengah Pond and parks to act as buffers for the noise, but we think it’s still going to be a little noisy here.

Conversely, the Parc Flora @ Tengah BTO is in the heart of the Tengah estate. It’s next to the upcoming Tengah Boulevard Bus Interchange that’s currently under construction. So it should be ready by the time this BTO hits its TOP. On top of that, there’s Tengah MRT (to open in 2026) and the town centre close by, where you can expect to find retail shops and eateries.

But as with the previously launched projects in Tengah, you’ll have to wait a few years before the area is fully equipped with amenities. Until then, you’ll need to travel to other estates for amenities like schools and shopping malls. Currently, the nearest malls include Le Quest and West Mall at Bukit Batok.

Read our in-depth review of the Feb 2022 Tengah BTO (Parc Flora @ Tengah and Plantation Creek).

Yishun Feb 2022 HDB BTO (Grove Spring @ Yishun and Yishun Boardwalk) 

Location: 

  • Grove Spring @ Yishun BTO: Along Yishun Avenue 6, Yishun Avenue 8; closer to Yishun Street 44
  • Yishun Boardwalk BTO: Along Yishun Avenue 6, Yishun Avenue 8 and Yishun Street 31

Classification: Non-mature estate

Number of units: 

  • Grove Spring @ Yishun BTO: 987
  • Yishun Boardwalk BTO: 852

Flat types: 

  • 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room for both projects

Price range for a 4-room flat: 

  • Grove Spring @ Yishun BTO: S$270k – S$362k
  • Yishun Boardwalk BTO: S$276k – S$374k

Estimated waiting time: 

  • Grove Spring @ Yishun BTO: 26 months (around 2 years)
  • Yishun Boardwalk BTO: 30 months (2.5 years)

Estimated completion date: 

  • Grove Spring @ Yishun BTO: Q4 2024
  • Yishun Boardwalk BTO: Q2 2025
Feb 2022 HDB BTO Yishun Grove Spring and Yishun Boardwalk map
Source: HDB

At a total of 1,839 flats, nearly half of the units available during the Feb 2022 BTO are from these two Yishun BTO projects.

Both plots are located next to each other, with Yishun Boardwalk BTO along the Khatib Bongsu Park Connector and Sungei Khatib Bongsu, with the river flowing out into the sea.

These are also the projects to check out if you’ve always wanted to live closer to nature. Both projects are just a stone’s throw away from the future nature park at Khatib Bongsu, which consists of mangroves and mudflats. It’s set to open in early 2024, which is sometime before the projects here are completed.

Plus, the Yishun BTO projects are near the northern edge of the island. If you manage to secure a unit on a higher floor, you’ll be able to get sea views and even a view of Malaysia.

Food and retail amenities wise, both plots are within a 10-minute walk to Junction 9, where you can get your daily necessities.

On the other hand, they’re both a bit far from Yishun MRT and Northpoint as you’ll need to take around a 20-minute bus ride.

But if you don’t mind this (and its reputation as Singapore’s version of Florida), then you might want to consider balloting for a flat here. After all, both projects have the highest number of units, so there’s a higher chance of securing a BTO flat here. Plus, both have the shortest waiting time of around 2 to 2.5 years.

Read our in-depth review of the Feb 2022 Yishun BTO (Grove Spring @ Yishun and Yishun Boardwalk).

 

How about the May 2022 HDB BTO?

For now, we know that around 5,300 BTO will be available for the May 2022 BTO in the following estates:

  • Bukit Merah: 3-room and 4-room
  • Jurong West: 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room
  • Queenstown: 3-room and 4-room
  • Toa Payoh: 2-room Flexi, 3-room and 4-room
  • Yishun: 2-room Flexi, 4-room and 5-room

During the November 2021 launch, Tampines was included as well, but was left out in the latest announcement.

How about the August 2022 HDB BTO?

In the latest announcement, HDB has also revealed the estates that will have around 6,300 to 6,800 flats to be launched in the August 2022 BTO launch. These are:

  • Ang Mo Kio: 2-room Flexi, 4-room, 5-room and 3Gen
  • Bukit Merah: 3-room and 4-room
  • Choa Chu Kang: 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room and 5-room
  • Jurong East: 2-room Flexi, 3-room and 4-room
  • Queenstown: 3-room and 4-room
  • Woodlands: 2-room Flexi, 3-room and 4-room

Which Feb 2022 BTO would you go for? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Facebook post

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    • Margaret

      I want to wait for Jurong East 2 flexi house , please let me know

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