Thursday, October 24, 2013

HDB Nov 2013 BTO preview

Upcoming Nov BTO will includes units offered in the towns of Bukit Batok, Hougang, Sembawang, Jurong West and Woodlands

Bukit Batok




Practically in the middle of nowhere as you can see from the dotted line which represents future roads. Currently the location is where the foreign workers dormitories are or maybe just beside it.

The only good thing I can think of is that the PIE is just nearby.







From URA Master Plan 2008, this whole area will be developed. This plot of land will be flanked by a school (plot marked E), a commercial development (plot coloured blue) and another HDB development to the north east.



Hougang



The plot of land includes where the previous Singapore Institute of Commerce was and a bigger plot behind an existing HDB block 363 Hougang. Not too far from Hougang MRT station and it is near the central area. A pretty good location if you ask me.





Jurong West


There are two plots of land for this BTO

One plot of land was where the previous block 216-220 Boon Lay Avenue was, opposite Jurong JC. Not bad a location, if you like the West. There are nearby amenities and this area will be redeveloped if you look at the plans they have for this area.

This is the next development to include 3Gen type of units, which is basically a bigger 4 room unit with additional room and a bathroom. If you feel 5 room of internal space of 110sqm is too small, then you can opt for this which comes with an internal space of 115sqm. Hack one bedroom away and you have yourself a bigger living room but not too sure what to do with the extra bathroom!

PIE is nearby and the nearest MRT is Boon Lay, which is a few bus stops away. Quite a number of buses ply this area.




The other plot of land is there where many would call Taman Jurong. Again this is another SERS. It is quite a nice place actually. Not that busy if you like pretty quite place. There are a few feeders to Lakeside MRT.






Sembawang


This plot of land is flank by the previous BTO at Sembawang, namely EastBank, EastWave and EastBrooks. It is a totally new area but expected to be self sufficient with its own central area and even an MRT station, the NS12.




Woodlands


This is a big plot of land, near where the commercial area is. The pull factor would be close promixity to Admiralty MRT station and the amenities found in the central area, Admiralty Place. Good location if you ask me as some units may face the park opposite, which means unblock views.