February 2023 HDB BTO review: Kallang/ Whampoa (Rajah Summit and Farrer Park Fields)

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For this February 2023 HDB BTO launch, two BTO sites are available for balloting at Kallang /Whampoa. One will be at Jalan Rajah, while the other will be at Farrer Park. In total, there will be an estimated 1,784 units up for grabs.

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February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO: At a glance

Project name  Rajah Summit Farrer Park Fields
Classification Mature estate Mature estate
Flat types and number of units 510 units of 3-room, 4-room 1,274 units of 2-room Flexi, 3-room, 4-room
Price range for a 4-room flat S$459k – S$631k S$484k – S$631k
Estimated waiting time 4 years 10 months 4 years 5 months
Estimated completion date/ Delivery possession date Q2 2028/ 31 Dec 2029  Q2 2028/ 31 Dec 2029
Nearest MRT Toa Payoh MRT Little India MRT, Farrer Park MRT
Notable amenities Toa Payoh Stadium, Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, SAFRA Toa Payoh, Zhongshan Mall, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital  City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Farrer Park Hospital 


Kallang Whampoa Jalan Rajah Feb 2023 BTO
Map of Jalan Rajah BTO. Source: HDB
Kallang Whampoa Farrer Park Feb 2023 BTO
Map of Farrer Park BTO. Source: HDB

February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO: Price range and estimated instalments

Here’s the price range:

Flat type Rajah Summit BTO Farrer Park Fields BTO
2-room Flexi (Type 1) S$185,000 – S$229,000
2-room Flexi (Type 2) S$233,000 – S$297,000
3-room S$326,000 – S$443,000 S$356,000 – S$449,000
4-room S$459,000 – S$631,000 S$484,000 – S$631,000

Estimated downpayment, monthly instalments and income

Based on the price ranges, we can estimate the downpayment, monthly instalments and household income needed to pay for the February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa BTO flat. These estimates are based on the following assumptions:

To illustrate, we’ll use the median of the price range and won’t be taking into account any CPF grants or savings to be used.

Rajah Summit

rajah summit feb 2023 bto
Artist’s impression of Rajah Summit BTO. Source: HDB
Flat type Median price Loan amount (80%) Min. downpayment (20%) Estimated monthly instalment (with 2.6% interest rate) Estimated monthly household income (with 3% stress-test)
3-room S$384,500 S$307,600 S$76,900 S$1,395.49 S$4,862.23
4-room S$545,000 S$436,000 S$109,000 S$1,978.00 S$6,891.87

Farrer Park Fields

farrer park fields bto
Artist’s impression of Farrer Park Fields BTO. Source: HDB
Flat type Median price Loan amount (80%) Min. downpayment (20%) Estimated monthly instalment (with 2.6% interest rate) Estimated monthly household income (with 3% stress-test)
2-room Flexi (Type 1) S$207,000 S$165,600 S$41,400 S$751.28 S$2,617.63
2-room Flexi (Type 2) S$265,000 S$212,000 S$53,000 S$961.78 S$3,351.10
3-room S$402,500 S$322,000 S$80,500 S$1,460.82 S$5,089.87
4-room S$557,500 S$446,000 S$111,500 S$2,023.37 S$7,049.93

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What we noticed about the February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO

*Disclaimer: Walking, public transport ride and driving durations are based on Google Maps estimates. Actual times may vary.

The first thing that caught our eye is that the Farrer Park Fields BTO site is located between two MRT stations, and next to Piccadilly Grand condo. Given its city-fringe location and proximity to the MRT, it is a Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) project.

Farrer Park BTO artist's impression
Artist’s impression of the Farrer Park BTO integrated with sports facilities. Source: HDB

Meanwhile, the Rajah Summit BTO site used to be a school site. It’s first home to Moulmein Primary School, and last occupied by Global Indian International School before they moved to Punggol.

But don’t get excited by it being located next to Kallang River. Because next to the river is the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). What’s certain about living next to expressways is that it’s bound to get noisy.

(As someone who lives nearby, I find the area pretty serene actually, aside from the traffic noise from the PIE.)

February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO: The pros

Accessibility (for Farrer Park BTO)

Among all the BTO sites launching this month, the Farrer Park BTO wins hands down in terms of accessibility to the MRT. It’s right between two MRT stations: Little India MRT and Farrer Park MRT. This also means you get access to two MRT lines: North-East Line and Downtown Line.

For drivers, the Central Expressway (CTE) is a couple of streets away.

And good news for the cyclists (and drivers and pedestrians)! The BTO is just a short ride from the North-South Corridor, which is expected to open from 2027. Besides cycling routes, it will feature dedicated bus lanes and pedestrian paths.

artist's impression of north south corridor
Artist’s impression of the North-South Corridor, which will feature bus lanes, cycling trunk routes and pedestrian paths. Source: Land Transport Authority (LTA)

Food and retail amenities

Aside from the city-fringe location, what we like most about both Kallang/ Whampoa BTO sites is that both are loaded with food and retail options nearby.

Within walking distance of the Jalan Rajah BTO is Zhongshan Mall (around a 10-minute walk away). Plus, there’s a good range of food options along Balestier Road, where you can find eateries known for chicken rice and bak kut teh.

If you feel like walking further, you can also head to Toa Payoh for more options, which is around a 15-minute walk via the overhead bridge above the PIE.

As for the Farrer Park BTO, there’s Tekka Centre next to Little India MRT, as well as Mustafa Centre and City Square Mall nearby Farrer Park MRT. You can also find plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area.

What’s even more convenient is that there will be a supermarket, eating house and shops within the development.

site plan of farrer park fields bto
Site plan of Farrer Park Fields BTO. Source: HDB

If you’re looking for even more options, you can always head to Bugis or Orchard.

Sports facilities

Another thing that stands out to us is that both Kallang/ Whampoa BTOs offer a good range of sports facilities nearby. This makes both BTOs an ideal home for active people and families with kids.

Over at Jalan Rajah BTO, there’s Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Toa Payoh Stadium and SAFRA Toa Payoh just across the PIE. They’re around a six-minute walk away from the BTO via the overhead bridge.

There are also plans to have an integrated development here by 2030, comprising a new sports centre, polyclinic, library and a town park. This also means that the current polyclinic and library in Toa Payoh will be moving.

artist's impression of toa payoh integrated development
Artist’s impression of the aerial view of Toa Payoh Integrated Development. Source: NLB

Meanwhile, the Farrer Park BTO will be integrated with sports facilities; plans for it were first announced in April. Some facilities we can expect include a jogging track, a 1.2-hectare central green space and a new sports centre with a swimming pool.

Farrer Park BTO concept plan
Source: HDB

Healthcare facilities

Interestingly, both BTO sites are close to hospitals.

In particular, the Jalan Rajah BTO is within a nine-minute drive of Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. The area is set to be a major healthcare hub with the completion of Health City Novena by 2030.

If you manage to snag a flat here, you can also expect a new polyclinic closer to home. By 2030, Toa Payoh Polyclinic will be moving to Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, which is just across the PIE.

Likewise, there are two hospitals near the Farrer Park BTO. This includes Farrer Park Hospital just down Race Course Road, and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital at around a three-minute drive.

February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO: The cons

Accessibility (for Jalan Rajah BTO)

Ok, we’re being picky here. The site is generally accessible to residents, given its city-fringe location. It’s also pretty near the future North-South Corridor. Moreover, drivers will find it convenient as it’s just a couple of streets away from the PIE and CTE.

But if we’re judging it based on its proximity to the MRT, then the Jalan Rajah BTO loses points on this. Because the nearest MRT, Toa Payoh MRT, is around a 15-minute walk away. Sure, you can take the bus, but that will also take you 15 minutes to get there.

site plan of rajah summit bto
Site plan of Rajah Summit BTO. Source: HDB


Both Kallang/ Whampoa BTO sites will have a child care centre within the project, making it suitable for families with kids. At the same time, there aren’t many primary school options within close proximity.

For instance, there are only three primary schools within 1km of the Jalan Rajah BTO:

  • Hong Wen School
  • Kheng Cheng School
  • Pei Chun Public School

Likewise, only two primary schools are available within 1km of the Farrer Park BTO:

  • Farrer Park Primary
  • St Margaret’s Primary

Notably, Farrer Park Primary is just an eight-minute walk from the BTO. So residents of the BTO who value convenience will want to get a place for their kids there.

No 5-room flats

If you have been following the BTO launches for the past few years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there hasn’t been 5-room flats launched in central locations such as Kallang/ Whampoa.

So if you’re looking for bigger BTO flats this time, the only option is the Tengah BTO. Alternatively, you can always consider HDB resale flats.

HDB flats for sale in Kallang/ Whampoa


February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO: What’s the potential price appreciation?

Overall, 3-room and 4-room HDB flats in Kallang/ Whampoa have seen higher price appreciation than those in mature estates, with prices up by 22.79% over the last 10 years. Average resale prices in the estate have generally remained above the average prices of flats in mature estates.

price trend of kallang whampoa and mature estate flats

And when we take a closer look at the price trend for the respective flat types over the past 10 years, 4-room flats have a higher price increase at 30%. More importantly, there’s been a huge price gap between 3-room and 4-room flats.

price trend of 3-room and 4-room kallang whampoa price trend

Here are the average resale prices as of 31 Jan 2023:

Flat type Average price psf Average price 
3-room S$615 S$455,433
4-room S$740 S$737,577

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You can expect some upside for both Kallang/ Whampoa BTO sites. For the Jalan Rajah BTO site, it’s mainly due to the upcoming developments in the area, which are the North-South Corridor and Health City Novena.

As for the Farrer Park BTO, besides the sports facilities, the integrated development Piccadilly Grand (which has a mall) located next door should help rejuvenate the area. Since its launch last year, the average price has been hovering at around S$2,000 psf.

Will you apply for the February 2023 Kallang/ Whampoa HDB BTO? Let us know in the comments section below.

If you found this article helpful, check out our overview of the February 2023 BTO projects and in-depth reviews:

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