Second launch of BTO flats in Tengah later this month

More than 2,000 new Build-to-order (BTO) flats will be launched in Tengah later this month.

This will be the second batch of new flats to be launched in the new “Forest Town” estate of Tengah.

2 housing estate projects to be launched in Tengah this May

Plantation Acres, BTO. Picture: HDB

Spread out over 2 housing projects will be 2,180 new units. The first batch of flats launched here in November was in Tengah’s Plantation Grove.

This time, units in the Plantation Acres in the Plantation District and Garden Vale @ Tengah in the new Garden District will be up for application.

Garden Vale @ Tengah consists of 990 units while there are 1,190 units in Plantation Acres which is opposite Plantation Grove.

Garden Vale @ Tengah, BTO. Picture: HDB

Both projects will be situated near a MRT station along the new Jurong Region Line will is expected to be complete by 2027.

Besides the Jurong district, this might be one of the nearer estates to the Nanyang Technological University and at its west lies the Bukit Batok Nature Reserve. When Plantation Grove was launched in November last year, almost 5,000 applicants vied for 1,620 units.

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15,000 BTO flats expected to be launched in 2019

The authorities aim to launch about 15,000 HDB flats this year, down from the 17,000 from last year.

When completed, Tengah will be the first new town since Punggol and will span over an area approximately the size of Bishan. The town plans to go car-lite with features such as 2m-wide cycling paths and 1.5m-wide pedestrian walkways.

A total of 5 districts have been planned for this new township aptly named “Forest Town”. The Garden District is the second of the 5 districts, the first being Plantation District. The former will contain an estimated 6,500 HDB flats over 80 hectares or the size of Botanic Gardens.

The remaining 3 districts are Park, Brickland and Forest Hill. The 5 districts will be linked to one another by a 900m by 400m “farmway”, a stretch of green lined with recreational, social and communal facilities.

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