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Sep 2019 BTO: Tampines GreenGlen Unit Selection

Looking to get a unit at BTO Tampines GreenGlen, launched during the Sep 2019 sales exercise? We look at what’s around the neighbourhood and see which unit you should pick.

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Location and Amenities

Site for Tampines GreenGlen, taken during late September.

Tampines GreenGlen is a relatively small BTO, with only just 649 units. There are only 4- and 5-room flats available. Smaller size BTOs have advantages, one of which is you will get your keys faster. The expected completion date for Tampines GreenGlen, according to HDB, is 1Q2023 to 2Q2023.

Much of the area has yet to be developed, so we won’t know exactly what to expect, save for northern parts of the site, which is very much a commercial and light industrial zone. There, you will also find the retail trio of furniture/home electronics retailers Court and IKEA as well as Giant hypermarket. These are within walking distance, approximately 10 minutes.

New developments to expect in the Tampines North area include an upcoming Tampines North station along the future Cross-Island Station. Slated to be completed in 2029, the station will be located near the intersection of Tampines North Drive 2 and Tampines Ave 11. Until then, you will have to contend with the buses at the bus stop along the future Tampines Street 64.

The first phase of the upcoming Cross Island Line will be completed in 2029. It will include Tampines North station.

There will also be a Tampines North Hub (retail and commercial building) that will be situated next to the upcoming Tampines GreenView BTO.

Which Unit to Choose?

Cooling units

These stacks are likely to be the coolest: 193, 191, 137 and 135 as they are south-east facing, avoiding the western sun, which in Singapore mainly comes from the north-west and south-west, depending on the parts of the year.

Stacks 165, 167, 169, 185, 187 and 189 will likely have the breeziest flats, as they are north-south facing.

Privacy from neighbours

Get corner units away from elevators and rubbish chutes if you don’t want your neighbour peeking into your home while passing through the corridors.

Blk 662A: 101, 103, 111, 113
Blk 662B: 121, 123, 131, 133
Blk 662C: All units
Blk 663A: All units
Blk 663B: 157, 159, 167, 169
Blk 663C: 177, 179, 187, 189

What else to note

  1. For stacks facing the industrial building T-Space, you might get a relatively unblocked view if you opt for a unit on the higher floors. T-Space is about 9 storeys high, and it features light industry, so you won’t get very much pollution or noise.
  2. Stacks 151 and 153 closest to the centralised Bin Centre (leftmost corner of the site) might experience potential odours during waste collection. You might want to avoid those.
  3. Areas such as the pavilion (PP), Plaza and the multipurpose court are potential grounds for the congregation of large groups of people. Avoid those if you want some peace and quiet.
  4. Avoid the lower floor units in stacks that face the ramp-up walkway and link way leading to the roof garden atop the carpark as these are potentially high traffic areas.
  5. Stacks 121, 139, 137, 135 and 133 face a site reserved for a school. Schools can be quite noisy, particularly during early mornings and afternoons. Traffic will also likely be more congested during drop-off and pick-up times, which will further contribute to the noise. Avoid them if you want a quieter flat.
  6. Don’t want exhaust fumes coming into your flat? Avoid stacks that face the carpark: 151, 149, 147, 145, 117, 115, 113.

All site plans and maps are courtesy of HDB

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