The Housing Development Board’s (HDB) latest launch of 7,214 Build-to-order (BTO) and Sales-of-balance (SBF) flats include 1,620 in Singapore’s first new town in 20 years since Punggol – Tengah.
Tengah is Singapore’s first new town in 20 years
These 1,620 flats in Tengah are a first in many ways. It is the first batch of BTO flats with the shorter waiting period, they are located in Singapore’s first new town in 20 years, which will also be Singapore’s first “forest town”.
It is sized at approximately 700 hectares of the size of Bishan.
Tengah Town is poised to be a green town with a car-free town centre. It will also pilot the centralised cooling system in HDB estates, instead of individual air-conditioning units.
The aim of all these initiatives is to eventually have greater energy efficiency and cost-savings for the residents. The township will be situated near the upcoming Jurong Innovation District and public transport options will be aplenty.
The estates located near stations of the upcoming Jurong Regional Line and for residents who drive, the Pan-Island Expressway is also in the vicinity.
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The Plantation Grove BTO flats in Tengah town are located on Plantation Drive. It is the first of the 5 planned districts in Tengah.
As a new township, residents can expect new and modern initiatives and potential for long-term growth. Upon completion, the Plantation District will occupy about 90 hectares, around the size of Bidadari.
Living up to its name, the new estate will feature a distinctive 700-m long and 40-m farm way which is incorporated into the housing precincts and the recreational facilities nearby. The first move towards farm-living or a natural lifestyle, perhaps?
The other estates where BTO flats were launched during this exercise included Sembawang, Sengkang and Yishun.
The remaining 3,412 units were launched under the Sale of Balance flats scheme and included estates such as Bukit Batok, Bishan and Clementi.
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