Everything you need to know about Tengah, the newest HDB town

By EdgeProp Singapore / EdgeProp Singapore | November 15, 2018 5:22 PM SGT
HDB has launched 7,214 flats for sale in November, including 3,802 Built-To-Order (BTO) units across five estates.
They include the mature township of Tampines, and the non-mature towns of Yishun, Sengkang and Sembawang, but all eyes are on Tengah – Singapore’s first new HDB town in over 20 years since Punggol.
The BTO project in Tengah, called Plantation Grove, will be the first HDB estate in the township.

Where EXACTLY is Tengah?

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Located within the West Region, Tengah is bounded by Choa Chu Kang to the Northeast, and Jurong East and Jurong West to the South, Bukit Batok to the East, and the Western Water Catchment to its West and North. It was formerly a military restricted area since villagers there were resettled in the 1980s and 1990s.
The estate sprawls over 700ha, roughly the size of Bishan. HDB envisioned Tengah as a “Forest Town”, to be designed with green, sustainable and smart features, and will also feature the country’s first car-free town centre.

Green living at Plantation Grove

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The first BTO project in Tengah, Plantation Grove, is the first of five housing districts to be developed in Tengah.
Along with the other housing districts – Park, Garden, Brickland and Forest Hill, each Tengah district will be designed to correspond with a facet of the town’s identity.
For instance, the Plantation District will feature the Plantation Farmway, which will feature spaces that foster community gardening and farming.
Key amenities such as a Community Club, Neighbourhood Centre, and a shopping street will also line the Plantation Farmway.
Another key feature situated near to Plantation Grove is the Forest Fringe, a 15- to 20-m wide linear green that will provide a tranquil and rustic environment for residents. Residents will also be able to commute around Tengah easily...