HDB BTO Launch Dec 2023: What's new for homeowners

By Beansprout • 05 Dec 2023 • 0 min read

At the December 2023 BTO sales launch, HDB will be offering about 6,000 BTO flats in Bukit Panjang, Jurong West, Woodlands, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Merah and Queenstown. Read our guide before you make a decision on which BTO project to go for.

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What happened?

Christmas came early as the December 2023 HDB BTO sales launch is now open.

This comes just shortly after the results of the October 2023 HDB BTO sales launch were released on 28 November 2023.

HDB has since been working hard to provide Singaporeans with plenty of opportunities to ballot for their dream homes.

This time, a grand total of 6,057 flats are available for prospective homeowners to apply for by 11 December 11:59pm.

If you are searching for your dream home in the upcoming HDB BTO launch, read on to find out more about the projects that are coming up.

Which projects are available in HDB BTO launch in December 2023?

The December projects are spread out across four non-mature and four mature estates.

BTO flats have been launched in Bukit Panjang, Jurong West, and Woodlands for the non-mature estates.

Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Merah, and Queenstown make up the mature estates for this sales launch.

For a brief summary of the HDB BTO December launch, refer to the two tables below:

Table 1: Projects in non-mature estates

 Petir Park EdgeJurong ArcadiaWoodlands BeaconUrban Rise @ Woodlands
Estate type

Non-mature

Total supply of flats334716399848
Type of flats2-room flexi, 4-room2-room flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room3-room, 4-room2-room flexi, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room
Nearest MRT availableBukit Panjang MRTLakeside MRT, upcoming Jurong Region Line MRT stationWoodlands MRT
Nearest expresswaysBKEPIEBKE, SLE
Estimated prices

2-room flexi: $110,000-$190,000

 

4-room: $320,000-$426,000

2-room flexi: $110,000-$174,000

 

3-room: $207,000-$277,000

 

4-room: $315,000-$394,000

 

5-room: $431,000-$540,000

3-room: $268,000-$340,000

 

4-room: $318,000-$446,000

2-room flexi: $145,000-$231,000

 

3-room: $251,000-$345,000

 

4-room: $337,000-$468,000

 

5-room: $468,000-$612,000

Construction time483750 months51 months

 

Table 2: Projects in mature estates

 Chai Chee GreenSin Ming ResidencesAlexandra PeaksUlu Pandan Vista
Estate type

Mature

MatureMature (PLH Model)Mature (PLH Model)
Total supply of flats1,234732904890
Type of flatsCommunity Care Apartment, 3-room, 4-room, 5-room3-room, 4-room2-room flexi, 3-room, 4-room3-room, 4-room
Nearest MRT availableBedok MRT, Bedok North MRTUpper Thomson MRT, Bishan MRTRedhill MRTDover MRT
Nearest expresswaysPIECTEAYE, CTEAYE
Estimated prices

CCA: $80,000-$95,000

 

3-room: $298,000-$360,000

 

4-room: $421,000-$534,000

 

5-room: $569,000-$725,000

3-room: $374,000-$473,000

 

4-room: $519,000-$665,000

2-room flexi: $218,000-$343,000

 

3-room: $380,000-$512,000

 

4-room: $533,000-$723,000

3-room: $430,000-$541,000

 

4-room: $598,000-$763,000

Construction time39 months32 months59 months59 months

What you need to know about projects in the HDB BTO launch in December 2023

Petir Park Edge

Located along Petir Road, homeowners of this project will enjoy close proximity to Bukit Panjang MRT, Cashew MRT, Hillion Mall, and Bukit Panjang Plaza with a short bus or LRT ride.

Other notable amenities include Petir Park, Bukit Panjang Community Library, Bukit Panjang Community Club, Bangkok Market, Pang Sua Pond, Chestnut Nature Park, and Dairy Farm Nature Park.

Nearby schools include Bukit Panjang Primary School, Greenridge Secondary School, Assumption English School, CHIJ Lady Queen of Peace, and Zhenghua Primary School.

Those who enjoy running will also be able to access the Rail Corridor located nearby.

Flat unit details

2-room Flexi (Type 1)34
2-room Flexi (Type 2)109
4-room191
Total334

Location of Petir Park Edge project

HDB BTO petir park edge dec 2023
Source: HDB

Jurong Arcadia

This project is located along Jurong West Street, which is just a short walk from food and shopping options at Jurong Central Plaza and Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre.

Residents will be able to reach Lakeside MRT with just a short bus ride; moreover, the new Corporation MRT station on the upcoming Jurong Regional Line is also under construction nearby.

Notable amenities include Jurong Green Community Club, Jurong Lake Gardens, Jurong East Sports Centre, Boon Lay Shopping Centre, Boon Lay Community Club, ActiveSG Hockey Village @ Boon Lay, and Jurong Innovation District.

Nearby schools include Hua Yi Secondary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Fuhua Primary School, Yuhua Secondary School, Shuqun Primary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Rulang Primary School, and Jurong Primary School.

Jurong Arcadia stands out as one of the more established non-mature estates especially if you believe that the west side is the best side.

Flat unit details

2-room Flexi (Type 1)32
2-room Flexi (Type 2)126
3-room80
4-room304
5-room174
Total716

Location of Jurong Arcadia project

jurong acadia hdb bto dec 2023
Source: HDB

Woodlands Beacon & Urban Rise @ Woodlands

This time there are two BTO projects offered in Woodlands with both of them offering the convenience of being located in the town centre.

Homeowners will enjoy being situated right next to Woodlands MRT, with transport access via the North-South Line and Thomson-East Coast Line.

When it comes to surrounding amenities, there is Causeway Point, Woodlands Community Club, Woodlands Civic Centre, Woodlands Regional Library, Admiralty Park, and Woodlands Town Park East.

Nearby schools include Si Ling Primary School, Riverside Secondary School, Qihua Primary School, Woodlands Primary School, Woodgrove Primary School, Innova Primary School, Singapore Sports School, Fuchun Primary School, Fuchun Secondary School, Marsiling Primary School, Marsiling Secondary School, Woodlands Secondary School Christ Church Secondary School, Woodlands Primary School, Woodgrove Secondary School, Yishun Innova Junior College, and Republic Polytechnic.

Flat unit details

Woodlands Beacon

3-room91
4-room308
Total399

Urban Rise @ Woodlands

2-room Flexi (Type 1)64
2-room Flexi (Type 2)133
3-room85
4-room306
5-room260
Total848

Location of the two Woodlands projects

woodlands hdb bto dec 2023
Source: HDB

Chai Chee Green

For East side lovers, this Bedok BTO project offers over 1,200 flats that come with a wait time of less than 4 years.

It is located near both Bedok North MRT and Bedok MRT stations.

Future residents will also enjoy great food options in the form of Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre and Bedok 538 Market and Food Centre located nearby.

Notable amenities in the vicinity include Bedok Mall, Heartbeat @ Bedok, Bedok Active SG Swimming Complex, Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre and Market, Bedok 85 Market, Bedok Community Centre, Eunos Community Club, Bedok Town Park, Bedok Reservoir Park, and Kampong Kembangan Community Club.

Nearby schools include Damai Primary School, Damai Secondary School, Telok Kurau Primary School, Fengshan Primary School, Yu Neng Primary School, Red Swastika School, Bedok Green Secondary School, and Temasek Junior College.

Flat unit details

Community Care Apartment250
3-room97
4-room627
5-room260
Total1,234

Location of Chai Chee Green project

chai chee green hdb bto dec 2023
Source: HDB

Sin Ming Residences

The BTO flats at Sin Ming Residences are probably the most highly sought after, given the location and the shortest waiting time of just 2 years and 8 months.

In fact, netizens have already been speculating since construction for Sin Ming Residences began earlier this year.

This project will be the first Sin Ming flats in 35 years to go on sale during this December launch.

Located along Sin Ming Road, residents will be in close proximity to Upper Thomson MRT and Bishan MRT stations.

Surrounding amenities include Sin Ming Plaza, Shunfu Mart, Bishan North Shopping Mall, Junction 8, Bishan Public Library, Marymount Community Club, Bishan Public Library, Bishan Community Club, and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

Nearby schools include Whitley Secondary School, Catholic High School, Ai Tong School, Eunoia Junior College, Raffles Institution (Sec), Raffles Institution (Junior College), Guangyang Secondary School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School, and the MOE Language Centre.

Flat unit details

3-room105
4-room627
Total732

Location of Sin Ming Residences project

sin ming residences hdb bto dec 2023

Source: HDB

Alexandra Peaks

In this Bukit Merah BTO project, homeowners will be in close proximity to Redhill MRT as well as scenic views of the waterfront.

Avid runners will also enjoy running routes along Alexandra Canal and the Alexandra Park Connector which stretches all the way to Tanglin Road.

Flats in this location are definitely in an enviable location as HDB recently announced their planned enhancements under the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme for Bukit Merah residents.

Note: flats at Alexandra Peaks are offered under the PLH model.

Notable amenities include Alexandra Canal Linear Park, Kim Seng Community Centre, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Delta Sport Centre, Tiong Bahru Park, Rumah Tinggi Eco-Park, Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, and Tiong Bahru Community Centre.

Nearby schools include Alexandra Primary School, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School, Crescent Girls’ School, Gan Eng Seng Primary School, Bukit Merah Secondary School, Zhangde Primary School, Radin Mas Primary School, CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent, and CHIJ (Kellock).

Flat unit details

2-room Flexi (Type 1)38
2-room Flexi (Type 2)15
3-room121
4-room730
Total904

Location of Alexandra Peaks project

alexandra peaks hdb bto dec 2023
Source: HD

Ulu Pandan Vista

For this Queenstown BTO project, homeowners will be located right next to Dover MRT and also find themselves in close proximity to Buona Vista MRT.

The nearby Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre as well as The Star Vista are just a short walk away.

Note: flats at Ulu Pandan Vista will be offered under the PLH model.

Surrounding amenities include Ulu Pandan Community Club, Buona Vista Community Club, and Holland Village.

Nearby schools include Singapore Polytechnic, School of Science & Technology, New Town Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Fairfield Methodist School (secondary and primary), INSEAD, and Essec Business School.

Flat unit details

3-room218
4-room672
Total890

Location of Ulu Pandan Vista project

ulu pandan vista hdb bto dec 2023
Source: HDB

What are the changes in rules for this HDB BTO launch onwards?

Homebuyers should note that from this launch onwards, the following changes will take effect:

Firstly, second-timer status will be given for 1 year if you reject your flat selection appointment once.

Secondly, all applications will be cancelled the moment you get a flat selection appointment. 

There are two scenarios that illustrate this change.

Scenario 1

If you get a queue number that is within supply, you cannot apply for future launches until the date of your flat selection appointment has passed. This is unlike previous launches where you could still apply for the next launch if your appointment number had not yet been called, thereby theoretically allowing you to hold up to two queue numbers.

Scenario 2

If your queue number is out of supply, you may apply for subsequent launches. But if you happen to get a flat selection appointment (due to other applicants dropping out, thereby pushing up your number up in the queue), your future applications will be cancelled. If you reject the aforementioned selection appointment, you will be given second timer status for 1 year. The only exception to this is if there are 10 or fewer flats by the time of your appointment.

Should I go for a HDB BTO project with a good location or one that I have a higher chance of getting a queue number within supply?

It depends on how important having a good location matters to you and how long you are prepared to keep balloting for your BTO flat.

The key point to note here is that you are not choosing between selecting a flat in a popular or less-favoured location—you are choosing the chance of selecting a flat in a popular or less-favoured location.

Faced with decisions under uncertainty, we can understand that some Singaporeans tend to be more risk-averse than others, especially if they need a flat as soon as possible.

If you and your partner cannot afford to wait, and you do not mind a flat in a non-mature estate, then it would make sense to maximise your chances by applying for a less popular project.

Will Sin Ming Residences HDB BTO be oversubscribed?

Sin Ming Residences will very likely be popular given that it is located along Sin Ming Road, just a mere walk from the new Upper Thomson MRT station.

It also does not fall under the PLH model which means that homeowners are allowed to sell their flat after a minimum occupation period of 5 years.

Most importantly, it has the shortest waiting time—just 2 years and 8 months as construction is already underway.

Our guess is that there will likely be high demand for this project and you may need to catch a leprechaun for extra luck.

hdb bto sin ming dec 2023

What would Beansprout do?

If you and your partner are ready to apply for a BTO, there is no better time to do so at this year end sales launch.

If you are interested in the October 2023 HDB sales launch, you will have to apply online for your choice town and flat type by 11 December 11:59pm.

In the next BTO exercise scheduled in February 2024, HDB will offer around 4,100 flats in Bedok, Queenstown, Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Punggol, and Woodlands.

Readers will note that this is lower as compared to the previous BTO sales launches held in October (6,800 flats) and May (6,995 flats) for the year of 2023.

Generally speaking, the February launches tend to be smaller as seen from the February 2023 (4,428 flats) and February 2022 (3,953 flats) sales launches.

Where can you find more resources on HDB BTO?

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to apply for a HDB BTO.

Learn more about what you would need for your HDB Flat Eligibility Letter (HFE).

Deciding between a HDB loan and a bank loan? Here's what we prefer.

Not eligible for a HDB loan and need a bank loan? Here are our key considerations in taking a bank loan.

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