Over 10,000 new flats up for selection

Bedok Beacon will have a mix of 200 2-room Flexi flats and 300 4-room flats. There will also be 2 roof gardens above a child care centre and elderly facilities, for all to enjoy.
Bedok Beacon will have a mix of 200 2-room Flexi flats and 300 4-room flats. There will also be 2 roof gardens above a child care centre and elderly facilities, for all to enjoy.PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
There will be 121 2-room Flexi flats and 94 3-room flats nestled amongst the greenery in Bedok North Vale.
There will be 121 2-room Flexi flats and 94 3-room flats nestled amongst the greenery in Bedok North Vale. PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
Bedok South Horizon will have 209 2-room Flexi flats, 457 4-room flats, and 274 5-room flats. It will be well connected to equipped with facilities for all to enjoy.
Bedok South Horizon will have 209 2-room Flexi flats, 457 4-room flats, and 274 5-room flats. It will be well connected to equipped with facilities for all to enjoy.PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
Kallang Residences will have 85 3-room flats and 158 4-room flats, located near Kallang MRT station. Its two roof gardens will be a vantage point for everyone to enjoy a view of the city.
Kallang Residences will have 85 3-room flats and 158 4-room flats, located near Kallang MRT station. Its two roof gardens will be a vantage point for everyone to enjoy a view of the city.PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
There will be 295 4-room flats and 195 5-room flats at Matilda Sundeck, surrounding a central landscape deck for recreational activities.
There will be 295 4-room flats and 195 5-room flats at Matilda Sundeck, surrounding a central landscape deck for recreational activities. PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
Northshore Trio will have 198 2-room Flexi flats, 94 3-room flats, and 117 4-room flats. Everyone will be able to enjoy views of My Waterway@Punggol from the sky terrace.
Northshore Trio will have 198 2-room Flexi flats, 94 3-room flats, and 117 4-room flats. Everyone will be able to enjoy views of My Waterway@Punggol from the sky terrace.PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
Waterway Sunrise I, located between the Serangoon Reservoir and the eastern end of My Waterway@Punggol will have 671 2-room Flexi flats, 80 3-room flats, 341 4-room flats, 138 5-room flats, and 65 3Gen flats.
Waterway Sunrise I, located between the Serangoon Reservoir and the eastern end of My Waterway@Punggol will have 671 2-room Flexi flats, 80 3-room flats, 341 4-room flats, 138 5-room flats, and 65 3Gen flats.PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
There will be 130 2-room Flexi flats, 130 3-room flats, and 428 4-room flats at Woodleigh Glen, surrounding a central valley that will house recreational and outdoor facilities.
There will be 130 2-room Flexi flats, 130 3-room flats, and 428 4-room flats at Woodleigh Glen, surrounding a central valley that will house recreational and outdoor facilities.PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK
Woodleigh Village will have 171 3-room flats and 159 4-room flats. This development will be linked to a bus interchange, hawker centre, and Woodleigh MRT station.
Woodleigh Village will have 171 3-room flats and 159 4-room flats. This development will be linked to a bus interchange, hawker centre, and Woodleigh MRT station.PHOTO: HDB/FACEBOOK

The last and largest launch this year of new Housing Board flats kicked off yesterday with a total of 10,118 units and more than 4,100 people applying on day one.

Analysts expect this launch to be very popular, given the attractive locations of some units.

Of the 5,110 Build-To-Order (BTO) units, over half are in the mature estates of Bedok, Bidadari - an upcoming estate that is part of Toa Payoh - and Kallang/Whampoa.

The remaining 2,194 units are in Punggol.

Also on offer are 5,008 balance flats - or flats not sold previously - ranging from two-room flexi units to executive flats, which are no longer being built.

 

The preceding three BTO launches this year also included flats in mature estates such as Ang Mo Kio, Tampines and Bidadari.

Yet, despite the greater supply, competition for units in mature estates is expected to remain high.

In a Facebook post yesterday, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said: "We are trying our best to provide more options for home-buyers. But given limited land and the popularity of projects in these mature areas, we can expect application numbers to exceed the units available."

He encouraged buyers in urgent need of flats to consider non-mature estates instead.

Applications for both BTO and balance flats are open until 11.59pm on Monday.

The next BTO launch will be held in February.

About 1,770 and 170 flats respectively from the non-mature estates of Punggol and Woodlands will be offered, while the mature estates of Clementi and Tampines will have 1,600 and 620 units up for grabs.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2016, with the headline 'Over 10,000 new flats up for selection'. Print Edition | Subscribe