HDB launches 3,898 new BTO flats

SINGAPORE - The Housing Board has launched 3,898 new build-to-order (BTO) flats in Bukit Batok, Punggol and Sengkang.

In a statement, HDB said that studio apartments and 2 to 5-room flats will be made available through the launch on Thursday. 

Applications can be made from today till March 27.

HDB also said that it will launch 4,850 BTO flats in Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Sembawang, and Woodlands in May this year.

A total of 25,000 BTO flats are slated for release this year.

 Here is the press release from HDB:

HDB launched four Build-To-Order (BTO) projects today, offering 3,898 new flats in three non-mature towns, namely Bukit Batok, Punggol, and Sengkang.

 A wide variety of flats, including Studio Apartments (SA) and 2-/3-/4-/5-Room flats were offered. For 2013 as a whole, HDB will launch a total of 25,000 BTO flats.


First-timers will continue to enjoy priority flat allocation, with at least 85 per cent of the BTO flat supply set aside for them.

Of the 85 per cent quota, 30 per cent of the BTO flat supply will be set aside for HDB first-timer married couples with a citizen child aged below 16 years old, under the Parenthood Priority Scheme.

In addition, the Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS) is available to those applying for flats at Compassvale Cape, Compassvale Helm, and SkyPeak @ Bukit Batok.

Elderly flat owners currently living in Sengkang Town will also enjoy doubled balloting chances under the Ageing-In-Place Priority Scheme (APPS) if they apply for a Studio Apartment in Compassvale Cape or Compassvale Helm.

Eligible first-timer households can enjoy up to $60,000 of housing grants, comprising the Additional CPF Housing Grant ($40,000) and Special CPF Housing Grant ($20,000).

With these grants, 2-room and 3-room flats will be priced from as low as $57,000 and $159,000, while 4-room flats start from $269,000. This will enable young couples to buy their first home

Flat applications can be submitted online from today to March 27 2013 (Wednesday). Applicants can apply for one flat type in one town only.

Regular updates on the number of applications submitted for the various flat types/towns will be published on the HDB InfoWEB. Applicants are advised to check for updates before submitting their application.

In May 2013, HDB will offer 4,850 BTO flats in Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong West, Sembawang, and Woodlands. An additional 3,000 flats will be launched in a concurrent Sales of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise. More information on the flats offered under the May 2013 BTO exercise is available on the HDB InfoWEB.

For enquiries, the public can:

  • Log on to esales.hdb.gov.sg; or E-mail hdbsales@hdb.gov.sg; or Call the HDB Customer Service Hotline at 1800-866-3066 (Mon to Fri 8 am to 5 pm); or
  • Visit the HDB Sales Office to speak with our Customer Service Officers during office hours (Mon to Fri 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8 am to 1 pm.

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