Four-room flats in Kallang and Bidadari most popular in latest BTO launch

Artist's impression of Woodleigh Village at the new housing estate Bidadari, which comes under Toa Payoh town.
Artist's impression of Woodleigh Village at the new housing estate Bidadari, which comes under Toa Payoh town. PHOTO: HDB
Artist's impression of Woodleigh Glen at the new housing estate Bidadari, which comes under Toa Payoh town.
Artist's impression of Woodleigh Glen at the new housing estate Bidadari, which comes under Toa Payoh town. PHOTO: HDB
Artist's impression of Kallang Residences. As of 5pm on Monday (Nov 28), there were almost 11 applicants vying for each of the 158 four-roomers for the Build-To-Order project.
Artist's impression of Kallang Residences. As of 5pm on Monday (Nov 28), there were almost 11 applicants vying for each of the 158 four-roomers for the Build-To-Order project. PHOTO: HDB

SINGAPORE - As the largest launch of Build-To-Order (BTO) flats this year draws to a close on Monday (Nov 28) night, four-room flats in Kallang/Whampoa and Bidadari continued to prove the most popular among buyers.

As of 5pm on Monday, there were almost 11 applicants vying for each of the 158 four-roomers in the Kallang Residences project.

Over at new housing estate Bidadari, which comes under Toa Payoh town, there were just over six buyers going for the 587 four-roomers on offer in Woodleigh Glen and Woodleigh Village.

Four- and five-room units in Bedok were also popular, with more than three applicants gunning for each flat.

A total of 5,110 BTO flats were launched last Tuesday (Nov 22), with more than half of them in the mature estates of Bedok, Bidadari and Kallang/Whampoa.

The remaining 2,194 units are in the non-mature estate of Punggol.

Two- and three-room flats in Punggol saw the stiffest competition as of 5pm on Monday, with more than two applicants for every unit.

Among them were temporary mover Ramlee Abdul Rahim, 43, and his partner Madam Kamsina Hussin, 54. The couple, who currently live with Mr Ramlee's mother in Joo Chiat, are eyeing a two-room flat in Punggol.

"It's by the river and very nice. It may be far away but as long as we have our own flat, we don't mind," said Mr Ramlee.

Mature estates also proved the most popular in a concurrent Sale of Balance Flats exercise, which saw 5,008 balance flats up for grabs.

The five-room flats in Clementi, Queenstown and Ang Mo Kio saw more than 30 applicants trying for each flat.

Interested buyers have until 11.59pm on Monday (Nov 28) to file their applications.