Limited supply of 5-room BTO flats in central region in last five years

More smaller units as land for new housing in such areas limited: HDB

Flats in Bishan, which falls under the central region. In the last five years, there has not been a single five-room BTO flat in the central region launched outside of the Bidadari estate, which is part of Toa Payoh town. ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
Flats in Bishan, which falls under the central region. In the last five years, there has not been a single five-room BTO flat in the central region launched outside of the Bidadari estate, which is part of Toa Payoh town. ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

For many Singaporeans, successfully balloting for a Build-To-Order (BTO) flat in a centrally located mature housing estate is akin to striking the lottery.

Competition is stiff in the hotly sought-after estates of Toa Payoh and Geylang, especially for bigger flats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 06, 2020, with the headline 'Limited supply of 5-room BTO flats in central region in last five years'. Print Edition | Subscribe