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Feb 04

List of HUDC estates

Normanton Park HUDCHousing and Urban Development Company built 22 estates for middle-income people, of which 3 are not managed as public housing and one (Anthony Garden) was demolished in 1990s, leaving 18 HUDC estates that appear on official lists.

HDB took over JTC and HUDC in 1982. Phase III and IV are HUDC flats built by HDB, last HUDC was completed in 1987. HUDC was replaced by Executive HBD flats built since 1984. See also HUDC and the story of housing windfalls.

 

Estate name Location (town) Number of units Built year Privatization Current status
Phase I
Farrer Court Bukit Timah 618 ? 15 Nov 2002 Demolished 2009
for D’Leedon
Lakeview Estate Bishan 240 1977  1 Aug 2003 Standing
Laguna Park Marine Parade 516 flats + 11 shops 1977 16 Jul 2007 Standing
Phase II
Amberville Marine Parade 168 1978
or 1980
16 Dec 2002 Demolished 2008
Anthony Garden
(source: Straits Times 1989)
Central 196 ? never Demolished 1990s
for Orchard Scotts
Braddell View Toa Payoh 918 1981 Announced Standing
Chancery Court Novena 136 or 144
136 flats, 5 shops
1981 24 May 2014 Standing
Phase III
Gillman Heights Bukit Merah 608 1984 1 Nov 1996 Demolished 2010
for The Interlace
Ivory Heights Jurong East 654 (Annual Report) 1986 1 Jun 1998 Standing
Minton Rise Hougang 342 (Annual Report) ? 1 Feb 2001 Demolished 2010
for The Minton
Pine Grove Bukit Timah 660 1984 1 Nov 1996 Standing
Waterfront View Bedok 583 (Annual Report) ? 1 Feb 2002 Demolished
unknown year
Phase IV
Eunosville Geylang 330 (Annual Report),
318 (counted)
? 1 Jun 2011 Standing
Hougang N3 Hougang 286 (Annual Report
+ counted)
? 8 May 2014 Standing
Hougang N7 Hougang 336 (Annual Report
+ counted)
286 (privatization news)
? 13 June 2014 Standing
Potong Pasir Toa Payoh 175 (Annual Report
+ counted)
? 1 Jul 2014 Standing
Serangoon North Serangoon 244 (Annual Report
+ counted)
? 8 May 2014 Standing
Shunfu Ville Bishan 358 (Asiaone.com),
360 (counted)
1985 28 Mar 2013 Standing
Tampines Court Tampines 560 (Annual Report) 1985 1 Apr 2002 Standing
The 3 additional HUDC estates not included in official lists
Lagoon View
(Ministry of Finance)
Marine Parade 480 1977 Announced Standing
Neptune Court
(Ministry of Finance)
Marine Parade 752 1975 Announced Standing
Normanton Park
(Singapore Armed Forces)
Queenstown 488 1977 unknown Standing
Privately-built housing purchased by HUDC
Pasir Ris landed houses
(source: Straits Times 1977)
Pasir Ris 98 (Annual Report) not yet Standing
Pearl Bank
38 of the 280 units takeover
(source: New Nation 1978)
Central 38 (Annual Report) not yet Standing


Total: 22 HUDC estates, 9636-9658 units.

About me: I made the above list myself in 2011, because at that moment on all internet there was NO official list of Housing and Urban Development Company estates. A single source said that HUDC built 19 estates totaling 7750 units, but personally I identified 21 estates. In 2012 I found ST Property saying 18 HUDC estates totaling 7731 units, but there are 3 more estates which a real estate agent replied in PropertyGuru that they are HUDC estates too undergoing privatization, they being managed by other government boards, thus HDB Annual Reports never counted them as public housing.

Source of info: the HDB Annual Reports, old press releases on archive.org, and various blogs with news about HUDC privatization, this is why there are so many empty cells, question marks and some values may be not accurate.

Note: Amberville is written in HDB Press Releases as Phase I/II, Braddell View is not written, while Chancery Court is written as Phase II.

HDB launched HUDC privatization scheme in 1995. The privatization process is complex and takes about 1 year to complete. The estate is converted in strata-tiled and apartment owners became legal owners of the land under them.
HUDC estates are eventually demolished as the owners may decide to sell their estate in a collective sale (en-bloc) to a private developer. HUDC estates are usually built with large spaces between blocks, so if it is demolished, a private developer can maximize the plot area and built 2-4 times more apartments than the original estate.
The reason for which HUDC flats are transacted on resale market at prices over $1 million, much higher that HDB Executive flats, is exactly the en-bloc potential, if a developer buy the estate for redevelopment, may compensate each flat owner with $2 million.

Initially I guessed privatisation date using Annual Reports (dwelling units under management) and see in which years the number changed, oldest HDB Annual report found was from 1994, found via archive.org, showing 5411 HUDC units under management, none of them in towns plenty of HUDC estates such as Marine Parade, giving impression that they were already privatized before 1995. This because Phase I/II estates were under self-management thus not included in units under HDB management.

I added official privatization date in 2014, sourced from hudcsingapore.com, by this way I also organized the table by phases.

Mysterious HUDC: according HDB Annual Reports, under HDB management there are 38 HUDC units in Central Area (within 280-unit Pearl Bank Apartment) and 98 HUDC units in Pasir Ris Avenue / Terrace / Heights (terraced and semi-detached housing). I was able to prove their location using HDB Map Service. Also in Hougang another 140 HUDC units disappeared from HDB management between Annual Report 1995 and 1996, does anyone know where are located these units?

Starting from Annual Report 2015, HDB no longer include HUDC units under HDB management. All HUDC estates were privatized, except the 38 units in Pearl Bank and 98 units in Pasir Ris which their status is unknown but were removed from Annual Reports causing the total number of units in Central Area to drop by 38.

HUDC flats

Biggest HUDC apartments are in Chancery Court, with maisonettes in 180-210 sqm range.

I have never saw HUDC floor plans, but based on the interior photos available on real estate websites, I can tell that Phase III and IV HUDC floor plans have similar layouts like HDB Executive Apartments / Maisonettes built in 1980s, but are a little bigger (usually 150-165 sqm).

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  2. Lance

    Would like to gain your insights. I have 3 questions which are link to each other.

    1) Why were HUDC privatized? Is it only because owners want to en-bloc to private developers for the good money?

    Which leads to the next question:

    2) Will DBSS follow the path of HUDC?

    3) How are the existing HUDC, newly-built DBSS and newly-built Executive Condominium different/similar from one another?

    Thank you.

    1. Teoalida (the k!ng)

      First, privatization and en-bloc are NOT the same. I am not sure if they were privatized specially to get en-bloc.
      DBSS is public housing and cannot be privatized, may go SERS instead. EC is private housing and can be en-bloc but I don’t think that this can happen sooner than 20-30 years.
      HUDC estates are old, having large spaces between blocks which make en-bloc profitable as the developer can build a much larger number of units on that land. DBSS and EC are dense enough and with small apartments, so en-bloc does not worth.
      If anyone else can provide a better answer than me, please reply.

      1. Lance

        Thank you for your reply.

        I read from h88.com.sg that there are 2 types of HUDC – those that are fully privatized, and those in the process of full privatization, the last HUDC being Braddell View currently on-going..! The website states that the more than 75% of the Braddell View owners have agreed to go private. This seems a smart money-making move as it provides the owners an opportunity to go en-bloc. We can safely say this reason may be the only, if not the most convincing for HUC owners to go private.

        Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for DBSS as this HDB scheme was never intended to go private in the beginning. Hence, we can say that HUDC is very much similar to EC, and DBSS is a different category all together.

        I bought a DBSS more than a year ago, not by choice, but by the mutherf**ing (I could use these words ‘ill-considered/sub-standard/nonsense’) Government/HDB housing rule that forbade a couple with combined income of more than S$8,000 to be eligible for BTO. We exceeded by a mere margin of S$200+ only. We have therefore no choice but to look at DBSS and EC. EC pricing was out of our affordability range.

        May I seek your view again, what is the future for DBSS owner like myself, whom would want to attain the Singapore Dream of owning a bigger home to live, and have other properties for investment and retirement purpose?

        Your sharing is very much appreciated.

        Thank you.

        1. Teoalida (the k!ng)

          The $8000 rule is OK, to reserve BTO flats for low-income people. All countries with public housing programmes have such income limits. The problem is that mutherf**ing developers of DBSS and EC exaggerated with prices. For $8200 per month you deserved an EC! Why you haven’t bought a resale HDB?
          About DBSS I can say that it was priced about 50% higher than nearby HDBs and on resale market they may get a price just 10-20% higher. This is just my estimation based by ThePremiere@Tampines. We need more DBSS for sale and a detailed analysis for a precise answer.

          1. Lance

            More than 2 years ago, when combined income ceiling cap at S$8,000 (now is S$10,000) and resale COV at S$50,000 (sellers exaggerated as well, not just DBSS developers), I was left with only 1 choice – DBSS. Comparing to resale, my DBSS was and still is much better in terms of pricing and age (brand new DBSS).

            I am only very annoyed that as a middle-income Singaporean, I have been not properly taken care of by the incompetent people who are paid with our tax money.

            I thank you for sharing your views. Great work on your website. It is a rare gem in the information world. I look forward to more.

            Thank you and best regards.

  3. XRumerTest

    Hello. And Bye.

  4. elsie

    hi, shunfu is enbloc, you may want to update 🙂

  5. ARUN

    i wanna know. chancery court is gonna en bloc anywhere soon.

  6. tony

    I looking ti buy hudc

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