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List of HDB SERS sites

Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme started in 1995 and by 2007 were selected 71 sites. In 2008-2018 only 10 SERS sites were announced, total 7883 flats. At this rate, 306 years are required to replace all 241343 flats built between 1971 and 1980. It is obvious that SERS is highly selective and only a small amount of these flats will be selected for redevelopment.

Curious what are the chances for a particular block to get SERS? Click the block icon on Interactive map of HDB blocks. I also listed below few possible future SERS sites.

DateTownCompleted SERS Site*Designated Replacement Site
Street NameBlock No.Street NameBlock No.
122 Aug 1995Bukit Merah
(Tiong Bahru)
Boon Tiong Road /
Tiong Bahru Road
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 13 (Phase 1)
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 16 (Phase 2)
Boon Tiong Road
Boon Tiong Road
2A, 2C
4A, 8A, 8B
21 Sep 1995Toa PayohLorong 2 Toa Payoh145, 147, 151 and 152Lorong 2 Toa Payoh141, 153, 153A, 154 to 156
38 Nov 1995Bukit MerahDepot Road103, 110 and 111 (Phase 1)
105, 107 and 112 (Phase 2)
Depot Road
Depot Road
103A, 103B, 104A, 104B, 106A and 106B
109A, 109B, 111A, 111B, 112A and 111B
48 Feb 1996Bukit MerahRedhill Road67 and 77 (Phase 1)
71 and 72 (Phase 2)
Redhill Close
Lengkok Bahru
Redhill Road
68 to 70
63A and 63B
73A, 74A and 77A
530 Apr 1996QueenstownMargaret Drive
Forfar House
6A and 6B
Stirling Road181 to 184
628 May 1996BedokChai Chee Road6 and 7Chai Chee Road10 and 11
730 Jun 1996Ang Mo KioAng Mo Kio Avenue 1309, 315 and 316 (Phase 1)
307 and 308 (Phase 2)
Ang Mo Kio Street 32
Ang Mo Kio Street 31
350 to 354
309A, 315A, 315B and 316A
89 Sep 1996Jurong West
(Taman Jurong)
Corporation Drive / Hu Ching Road139 to 145Yung Sheng Road177 to 180 and 184
95 Dec 1996Queenstown
(Buona Vista)
Holland Drive18 and 19Strathmore Avenue55 and 56
1017 Feb 1997Toa PayohToa Payoh Central79Lor 2 Toa Payoh142 to 144
11 Toa PayohToa Payoh Lorong 289Lor 2 Toa Payoh142 to 144
12 Ang Mo KioAng Mo Kio Avenue 10454 and 455Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6700A, 700B and 700C
13 Bukit Merah – Tiong BahruKim Tian Road126 and 127Kim Tian Road119B, 119C and 119D
14 Bukit MerahNile Road51, 53 and 54Kim Tian Road131B and 131C
1525 Apr 1997Ang Mo KioAng Mo Kio Avenue 3580 to 582Ang Mo Kio Street 52596A, 596B, 596C and 596D
16 Queenstown
(Buona Vista)
Dover Crescent24 and 28Dover Crescent17 to 19
17 Kallang
Syed Alwi Road3 to 5Jellicoe Road813, 815 and 816
1817 Oct 1997Jurong West
(Taman Jurong)
Tah Ching Road135 to 138Yung Sheng Road181 to 183
19 ClementiClementi Avenue 3439 and 440Clementi Avenue 3454 to 456, 458 and 460
20 Bukit MerahAlexandra Road / Tiong Bahru Road136A, 137A, 136 to
140, 142 and 145
Jln Membina
Kim Tian Place
19 to 23
121 and 121A
2113 Feb 1998Bukit Merah
(Telok Blangah)
Telok Blangah Drive78, 80 and 81Telok Blangah Heights86 and 88
22 Jurong East
(Teban Gardens)
Teban Gardens Road12 to 14, 17 and 19 (Phase 1)
21 to 23 (Phase 2)
Teban Gardens Road60 and 62 to 65
2321 Jul 1998CentralShort Street / Prinsep Street1 to 7Farrer Park Road11 to 13 and 15
24 CentralShort Street11 to 13Farrer Park Road11 to 13 and 15
25 CentralOutram Park21 to 23 and 27 to 29Cantonment Close8, 9, 11, 13 and 16 to 19
267 Oct 1998Toa Payoh
(Upper Aljunied)
Upper Aljunied Lane1Pine Close1
27 Bukit Merah
(Tiong Bahru)
Jalan Membina Barat / Lower Delta Road24, 31 and 32Jln Membina118A, 118B, 118C and 118D
28 Bukit Merah
(Tiong Bahru)
Lower Delta Road102 and 103Jln Membina118A, 118B, 118C and 118D
29 Lim Chu KangLim Chu Kang Road3, 4 and 5Boon Lay Drive268A, 268B and 268C
3018 Mar 1999Kallang
Tronoh Road7 and 8McNair Road108B and 108C
3121 Mar 1999Bukit Batok
Hillview Avenue1 to 8, 10 and 12 to 14Bukit Batok West Avenue 5383 to 386, 387 to 390 and 391 to 395
3229 Oct 1999Toa PayohToa Payoh Lorong 1A136, 137 and 140Lorong 2 Toa Payoh145 to 147 and 152
33 Toa PayohToa Payoh Lorong 1164 to 167Lorong 2 Toa Payoh145 to 147 and 152
34 GeylangDakota Crescent68, 70 and 72Jalan Tiga39, 43, 45, 47 and 49
3520 Feb 2000SengkangPunggol Road /
Buangkok South Farmway 1
1, 2, 5, 206 and 207Compassvale Lane207A, 207B, 207C and 207D
36 BedokBedok North Road83Bedok North Road180 to 183 and 185
37 SembawangSembawang Road1 to 5Wellington Circle508A, 508B, 508C, 509A, 509B, 510A and 510B
3830 Jul 2000Bukit Merah
(Telok Blangah)
Telok Blangah Heights70 and 71Telok Blangah Heights85 and 87
39 CentralOutram Hill14 to 16Cantonment Close12
4012 Aug 2000ClementiClementi Ave 4311 to 314Clementi Avenue 3457, 459, 461 and 462
4117 Feb 2001QueenstownMargaret Drive96Strathmore Avenue48 to 52
42 QueenstownStirling Road172 to 175
433 Mar 2001SeletarSeletar Road1 to 4Fernvale Lane403A, 403B, 403C, 403D, 404A,
404B, 405A, 405B and 405C
44 SeletarSeletar West Farmway 61, 2, 5, 6 and 7
4511 Mar 2001Kallang
(Boon Keng)
Upper Boon Keng Road6, 8, 9 and 10Upper Boon Keng Road2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D
4613 Jan 2003QueenstownTanglin Halt50 to 54Tanglin Halt Road89 to 91
47 QueenstownCommonwealth Drive57, 61 and 67 to 73
4815 Jan 2003Toa PayohLorong 5/6 Toa Payoh28, 30, 32 and 33Toa Payoh Central79A, 79B, 79C, 79D and 79E
4920 Feb 2003GeylangJalan Pasar Baru / Geylang Serai1 to 3Eunos Crescent31 to 36
5024 Feb 2003Bukit Merah – HavelockHavelock Road / Taman Ho Swee29, 31 and 33Jalan Membina25A, 25B, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D, 27A and 27B
5116 Jul 2004BedokBedok South Avenue 346 to 50Bedok Central219A, 219B, 219C, 219D, 220A, 220B,
220C, 221A, 221B and 221C
5219 Jul 2004Queenstown
(Buona Vista)
Dover Road30 to 32 and 34 to 39Dover Crescent28A, 28B, 28C and 28D
5328 Jul 2004Jurong West
(Taman Jurong)
Tao Ching Road103 and 105Tah Ching Road337A, 337B, 337C, 337D and 338A
5428 Mar 2005ClementiClementi Avenue 3436 to 438Clementi Avenue 3441A and 441B
55 ClementiClementi Avenue 3445
5621 Apr 2005Queenstown
(Buona Vista)
Holland Avenue / Drive14 to 17, 22 and 23Holland Drive18A, 18B, 18C and 18D
5725 Nov 2005Kallang
(Boon Keng)
Upper Boon Keng Road20Bendemeer Road#38A, 38B, 38C, 38D and 39A
58 GeylangSims Drive54, 56, 57, 59, 60 and 62Upper Boon Keng Road#5A, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D
5929 Dec 2005QueenstownMargaret Drive6CStrathmore Avenue61A, 61B, 61C, 62A and 62B
60 QueenstownCommonwealth Avenue27A
61 QueenstownCommonwealth Avenue39A
6222 Mar 2006Jurong West
(Boon Lay Gardens)
Yung Ping Road / Yung Kuang Road5 to 10Kang Ching Road338B, 339A, 339B, 339C and 339D
63 Jurong West
(Boon Lay Gardens)
Boon Lay Drive180,181,182 and 184Jurong West St 64@675A, 675B, 676A, 676B, 677A,
2677B, 677C, 678A, 678B, 678C and 678D
64 Jurong West
(Taman Jurong)
Boon Lay Avenue216,217,219 and 220Jurong West St 93@986A, 986B, 986C, 987A, 987B,
988A, 988B, 988C, 989A, 989B,
989C, 989D, 990A, 990B and 990C
6521 Apr 2006Bukit MerahZion Road88 to 92Havelock Road52 to 58
6622 Jun 2006Ang Mo KioAng Mo Kio Avenue 2/3/4246 to 252Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1307A, 307B, 307C, 308A, 308B, 310A, 310B and 310C
678 Dec 2006Queenstown
(Buona Vista)
Ghim Moh Road9 to 12, 9A and 12AGhim Moh Link22, 23 and 26 to 28
6823 Feb 2007Bukit MerahHenderson Road94 and 96Kim Tian Road126A, 126C, 127A, 127C and 127D
69 Bukit Merah
Silat Walk / Kampong
Bahru Hill / Silat Road
17 to 19 and 22 to 31
7028 Jun 2007ClementiClementi Avenue 1401 to 404, 407 to 409Clementi Avenue 1416 to 418, 420, 421, 423 to 425
7112 Jul 2007Jurong East
(Teban Gardens)
Teban Gardens Road2 to 11Teban Gardens Road20 to 23
728 Aug 2008QueenstownCommonwealth Drive74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80Commonwealth DriveBlocks 50 to 54
(Commonwealth 10)
738 Nov 2009Bukit MerahBukit Merah View110, 111, 113, 114Boon Tiong RoadBlocks 9A, 9B, 10A and 10B
(Tiong Bahru View)
7413 Feb 2011ClementiClementi Avenue 5321 to 323Clementi Avenue 3Blocks 440A to 440C
(Clementi Cascadia)
759 Nov 2011Bedok
(East Coast)
East Coast Road1 to 3Chai Chee RoadBlocks 807B and 807C
(Ping Yi Greens)
15 Nov 2011CentralRochor Road1, 2, 3, 4Upper Boon Keng Rd8A, 8B, 8C
(Kallang Trivista)
763 Dec 2011Bukit MerahRedhill Close1 to 3, 5 to 22Henderson RoadBlocks 95A to 95C, 96A and 96B
(City Vue @Henderson)
7729 Dec 2011Jurong West
(Boon Lay Gardens)
Boon Lay Drive167 to 172Jurong West Central697A to 6097C, 698A to 698C
(Jurong West Blossom)
7825 Jun 2012WoodlandsWoodlands Centre Road1A and 2AWoodlands Drive 70Blocks 717A and 717B
(Admiralty Vista)
7927 Jun 2014QueenstownTanglin Halt Road / Commonwealth Drive24 to 32, 33 to 38,
40 to 45, 55, 56,
58 to 60 and 62 to 66
Margaret Drive (Site A)
Margaret Drive (Site B)
Dawson Road (Ste C)
Dawson Road (Site D)
Strathmore Avenue (Site E)
803 Aug 2016ClementiWest Coast Road513 to 520Site A: Clementi Avenue 1
Site B: West Coast Link
8131 May 2018GeylangMacPherson Lane81 to 83Circuit Road 
827 Apr 2022Ang Mo KioAng Mo Kio Ave 3562 to 565Ang Mo Kio Drive 
26 May 2022WoodlandsMarsiling Crescent / Lane212 to 218Woodlands Street 13 

* A completed site is one where all residents have vacated their sold flats.
# The replacement flats at Bendemeer Road and Upper Boon Keng Road were offered to the flats owners of Sims Drive (S/Nos. 57 and 58).
@ The replacement flats at Jurong West St 64 and Jurong West St 93 were offered to the flats owners of Boon Lay Drive (S/Nos. 63 and 64).

List of SERS sites is also available in Excel format (with additional columns like number of units in affected blocks)

SERS history

During 1990s, the old estates built in 1960s and 1970s suffered from dilapidated buildings, aging population and businesses moving out. On resale market Queenstown and Ang Mo Kio were cheaper than Pasir Ris, one of the cheapest towns today (source: Resale flat prices database). To counter this, HDB launched Main Upgrading Programme in 1990, Interim Upgrading Programme in 1993 and Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme in 1995.

Although small-scale redevelopment of old estates started in 1966, with demolition of single-storey artisans quarters, the mass demolition of rental blocks started in late 1980s.

Some owner-occupied blocks may have been also demolished before SERS being introduced. With no dedicated replacement blocks, residents were compensated at market value and moved anywhere they wanted. For example Dawson estate had over 100 blocks but only 3 of them (blk 6A, 6B, 39) appears in the list of SERS sites. I am in doubt that all others were rental. At least some terraced houses were owned.

SERS programme was introduced to redevelop owner-occupied blocks built up to 1980 and move residents in nearby location in purposely-build replacement blocks to maintain community. Usually low-rise blocks with large spaces between them are selected for SERS while dense and tall blocks are selected for upgrading.

HDB do not give you a replacement flat automatically, instead they compensate you with the market value of your flat, then you need to buy yourself another flat, which can be bigger or smaller, and you can get profit or need to pay with CPF the difference to the price of new flat. I would like to know how people dealt in early SERS sites, where affected blocks had 2/3-room flats and replacement blocks 4/5-room flats sold at much higher price. Since 2004 the residents can enjoy SERS benefits anywhere instead of being limited to the designated replacement blocks.

HDB resale flat prices per square meter by lease year

According Press Release of 22 August 1995Only a small number of estates/areas are likely to be considered for redevelopment under SERS. They will be the exception rather than the rule. These are old HDB estates developed at low density, or selected blocks which can be redeveloped with adjacent vacant land to give a better yield of flats

In 1995 HDB decided to redevelop only (some of) blocks built up to 1980. Depot Road blk 103, 110, 111 built in 1975 and Ang Mo Kio blk 309, 315, 316 built in 1977 were identified for SERS in 1995 and 1996 and demolished around 2000 (after 25 years).


The 1997 Asian Crisis affected demand for flats, resale flat prices in young towns continued to drop by 2006, while in mature towns prices started to rise in 2002 fueled by upgrading programmes and SERS.

71 SERS sites were announced between 1995 and 2007, creating widespread rumors that any 1960s and 1970s block can get SERS, increasing demand for old flats, people buying 1960s and 1970s flats on purpose to have their block demolished and receive a new flat at subsidized price. As seen in above chart, since mid-2000s blocks leased in 1966-1980 reach higher price per square meter than blocks leased in 1981-2000. Due to this reason, is no longer viable for HDB to redevelop old blocks, number of blocks selected for redevelopment dropped dramatically.

Between 2008 and 2018, only 10 SERS sites were announced, total 7883 flats. At this rate, 306 years are required to replace all 241343 flats built between 1971 and 1980. It is obvious that SERS is highly selective and only a small amount of these flats will be selected for redevelopment in the near future, so most people who bought old flats hoping to get a new flat at subsidized price risk seeing their flats running towards end of 99-year leases without any redevelopment.

Until 2018 I believed that HDB is waiting for the old flats to get closer to their end of lease when their market value will drop significantly, then increase number of SERS sites.

On 19 August 2018 HDB announced that only 5% of total sold flats are eligible for SERS, of which 4% have been selected already. For all other flats there will be VERS (Voluntary En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme) that will start in approximately 20 years from now (probably in 2036 when first leases reach 70 years old). Polls will be made in each precint and they require 75% of owners to vote to go VERS or keep living in their flats until leases run out.

Due to rapid and short development of towns like Ang Mo Kio (1976-1982), Bedok (1974-1986), Marine Parade (1975-1978), HDB cannot VERS all blocks once they are 70 years old, so they will be redeveloped stages when they are between 70 and 90 years old. Details such as selection criteria, compensation offered, etc, and how VERS will be financed, are not yet decided, leading to speculation. Many things can change in 20 years, including our ruling party!

Interesting facts

Depot Road Estate built in early 1970s was fully redeveloped starting from 2000 except the 25-storey 5-room point blocks. Quote from HDB Press Release of 8 Nov 1995: Blocks 113 and 114 have not been included for SERS. These two point blocks are 25-storeys high with a total of 192 units of 5-room sold flats. Given their existing height, it is more viable to upgrade these blocks than to redevelop them. Hence they have been scheduled for the Main Upgrading Programme by the year 2000, in tandem with the redevelopment works in Phase II.

Syed Alwi Road blocks 3, 4, 5 were the first 25-storey blocks (4-room) demolished via SERS (announced 1997).

Hillview Estate built in 1977-1978 was the biggest SERS site and most controversial. Originally only the low-rise blocks were scheduled for demolition, but would left three 25-storey blocks in middle of nowhere so they decided to demolish entire estate, being the first 5-room point blocks blocks to be demolished, in 2006.

I heard 3 different stories about reason of demolition. Political stories: opposition ward at elections, so HDB decided to mix the residents in Bukit Batok. Paranormal stories: estate was haunted by ghosts and Pontianak. Army stories: nearby camp had to be upgraded to high security camp and the 25-storey blocks allowed espionage (however the army camp can be viewed also from Bukit Panjang 30-storey blocks).

While low-rise blocks have higher chances to get SERS, more 25-storey blocks been chosen: Holland Drive blk 22, 23  (5-room) in 2005 and blk 110, 111, 112 Bukit Merah View (4-room) in 2009.

Shortest-living HDB blocks were Bedok South Avenue blk 9, 10, 11, 1-room rental blocks built in mid-1970s, demolished around 1990.

How you can (not) guess future SERS sites

Future SERS sites is a HDB top secret information, only few employees knowing about this, to prevent price speculation, and they are subject to change. If there are rumors that a block will get SERS, people will value their flats higher, HDB would need to pay higher compensations thus may cancel plan to select for redevelopment.


  • Nobody can answer WHEN a block will get SERS. DON’T ask such questions, and DON’T trust agents lying you that block ### will get SERS in 1, 2, 5 years, etc.
  • We cannot be sure that a block will be redeveloped until HDB officially announce SERS. Instead, we can be sure that HDB won’t announce SERS for at least 20 years after MUP, IUP, HIP and 10 years after LUP.
  • Blocks with large spaces between are more likely to be redeveloped, or sitting on plots allowing 30+ storey. Geylang, Hougang, Tampines, etc, are limited to 20 floors or less because of Changi Airport and Paya Lebar Airbase. So these towns won’t have SERS sites until airbase close in 2030.
  • Look in URA Master Plan for plot ratios, most HDB blocks have 2.8 and after blocks been demolished plot ratio been increased, so if you see plot ratios 3.5 or higher in vicinity of old blocks, then they are likely to be demolished as well.
  • Some people asked me what is average age for a block to be selected for SERS. The rule is NOT based on age but on construction year: blocks built up to 1980 are chosen for redevelopment (flat types: Standard, Improved, New Generation). Model A (introduced in 1982) and Simplified (introduced in 1984) do not have chances for SERS now. This rule announced in 1995 is still followed as 2022, for how long I don’t know (some exceptions, see below).
  • See HDB Interactive Map where pre-1980 blocks are colored in red. For you as owner, the lease year matter, but for SERS construction year matter. Redhill Close blocks were built in 1955 and were rental flats, until 1 May 1983 when they were leased (allowed tenants to buy flats).
  • HDB e-service enquire status of upgrading programmes may have errors. In 2010 I checked all pre-1980 blocks one by one and compiled the HDB Database in Excel for purpose of seeing all blocks at once, database which I updated in 2015 checking all blocks including those checked in 2010. Marsiling Drive blk 27-29 and 33-34 showed in 2010 that got MUP in 1997 and LUP in 2004, but now as 2015 the e-service do not show the LUP but only the MUP. Google StreetView confirm the LUP done in 2004. I assume that similar errors exist. I do not have time to counter-check all blocks.
  • You can check Google Streetview and go to talk with residents about possible unlisted upgrading programmes.

In 2010 I identified about 10 potential SERS sites with NO upgrading programmes, but most of them were selected for LUP next years (except Tiong Bahru post-war blocks) while only Bukit Merah View, Clementi Avenue 5 were selected for SERS, proving how HARD is to predict correctly.

Height limit matter

Blocks 210-224 built in phase II of Toa Payoh, 1975-1978, having large space between blocks were likely to get SERS and be redeveloped in 40-50 storey blocks, while MacPherson estate built in 1960-1965, despite of being older, was selected for MUP instead of SERS because the blocks were packed close apart, and the proximity of Paya Lebar airbase height limit of 18 floors, do not allow redevelopment in higher density. The only blocks demolished in MacPherson were 1/2-room rental blocks, demolished during 1980s.

Surprisingly, after having all ingredients for a SERS site, Toa Payoh blocks 210-224 were selected for LUP in 2011, NRP in 2013 and HIP in 2012 and 2014. Does anyone know what was PAP support ratio in this precint?

The first & exceptional cases

Punggol Road blk 206 and 207 were first post-1980 blocks demolished (around 2006). They were farmer blocks built in 1986 next to blk 1-5 built in 1978 (source) and were damaging image of the modern Sengkang New Town.

In 2011 Redhill and Boon Lay were the first upgraded blocks to be identified for SERS (they underwent Main Upgrading Programme in early 1990s but were not technically feasible for Lift Upgrading Programme). LUP began in 2001 and is scheduled to end in 2014. However, some blocks received lifts stopping at every floor during MUP in 1990s, so they do not need also LUP, making predictions HARDER. But, any block that still do not have lifts that stop at every floor is very likely to get SERS. Anyone who spot such blocks is invited to leave a comment!

2016 site Clementi blocks 513-520 (IUP 1998, LUP 2008) were first blocks with LUP.

2022 site Ang Mo Kio blocks 562-565 were second with LUP (IUP 1999, LUP 2006). We believe that HDB choose choose them now before prices will go up because of upcoming Tavistock station on Cross Island Line that is scheduled for 2030.

2022 site for Woodlands blocks 212-218 were first blocks with HIP (IUP 1998, LUP 2008, HIP 14 Oct 2010), first “Model A” flats, and together with Punggol Road blk 206 and 207, are so far the only post-1980 blocks selected for redevelopment. They were chosen because Woodlands Checkpoint required land for expansion, not because were old. I do not expect more post-1980 blocks or HIP-upgraded blocks to get SERS over next few years because there are many blocks without HIP that are more likely to get SERS.

Potential SERS sites spotted by me + non-SERS sites that people asked about

I listed below over 20 potential SERS sites with no upgrading programmes after 2000. If HDB continue to announce 1 SERS site every 2 years, and they may announce other sites not listed here, each of the below sites have less than 20% chances to get SERS next 5 years.


York Hill Estate, there are 8 rental blocks and 3 ownership blocks (8, 9, 10) which got MUP in 1994 but nothing else. But first HDB need to build enough rental replacement blocks. Someone should check how many units are empty, when majority of rental blocks gets empty, SERS may come for the owned blocks!

Jalan Batu blocks 1-14 underwent MUP in 1996 but nothing else, they sit on prime land, may get SERS soon.

Ang Mo Kio

Last SERS site: 2006, so we expect a new SERS site soon.

Blocks 207-208, 215-216 underwent MUP in 1998 including lifts that stop at every floor, but were excluded from subsequent upgrades affecting neighbor blocks, together with block 217 1-room rental and nearby carpark, can free a large piece of land.

Blocks 303-306, 319-321 also underwent MUP in 1998 and nothing else, there is a rental block nearby (318).

No other SERS sites are expected in Ang Mo Kio, all blocks got LUP or MUP in late 1990s or later.

Surprisignly, blocks 562-565 were announced for SERS on 7 April 2022, despite of LUP in 2006.


Chai Chee blk 30-40 (built early 1970s) underwent MUP in 1993 but no LUP so may be a SERS site, maybe during 2020s. blk 33-34 got LUP in 2012 making entire estate unlikely to get SERS.

Bedok blk 22-30 got MUP in 1996 then nothing else.

No more SERS sites are expected in Bedok, all blocks got LUP or MUP in late 1990s or later.


Sin Ming blocks 22, 23 24 got MUP in 1995 and only block 25 got LUP in 2009, this may be a sign that other 3 blocks are reserved for a future SERS site (thanks to Low Joo Ling comment).

Bukit Batok

Starting from 2014 I have been asking by multiple people if various blocks in Bukit Batok will get SERS (example: Justin comment). Even if Bukit Batok have potential of redevelopment into 30-storey blocks, there is NO sign that SERS programme will be extended to 1980s towns in the near future, also all blocks in Bukit Batok got LUP, so I am 100% sure that will be NO SERS in Bukit Batok until at least 2030. Residents are spreading false rumors!

Bukit Merah

Tiong Bahru pre-war blocks (built 1936-1940) are under conservation and being the place of pilot home ownership scheme in 1964, they are transacted as private properties. They will NOT get SERS, but may see a collective en-bloc sale to a private developer IF conservation status is removed.

Tiong Bahru post-war blocks (built 1948-1954) are not feasible for LUP due to staircase position. This is a potential SERS site but many people (including me) hope that they will be put under conservation, like the nearby pre-war blocks.

Bukit Ho Swee estate received MUP in phases in 1992, 1994, 1996, then the blocks from first 2 phases received LUP in 2006 (the 3rd MUP phase in 1996 included upgrading lifts so LUP was no longer necessary), although it does have potential of redevelopment to 40+ storey, the LUP makes SERS unlikely sooner than 2026.

Bukit Timah

Farrer Road blocks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 got MUP in 1994 and HDB Enquire Status of upgrading programmes says clearly that no LUP was announced, several people told me to include estate as potential SERS site. However, blocks 1 and 5 got LUP in 2011-2012, making whole estate less likely for SERS in near future. But in distant future, whole estate may be demolished.


No more SERS sites are expected in Clementi, all blocks got LUP or MUP in late 1990s or later.

Unbelievable! Blocks 513-520 that got LUP in 2008 were announced for SERS in 2016, at just 5 years since last SERS site in Clementi in 2011.


MacPherson estate, although built in same time with Tanglin Halt, did not got any SERS to date, because of the proximity of Paya Lebar airbase which limit height to 18 floors. However, the 2013 announcement that Paya Lebar airbase will be closed (in 2030?), and the lack of other upgrading programmes after MUP done in 1993-1994 which included lift stopping on every floor, indicate that SERS will come in distant future. There are 5574 dwelling units in the blocks 21-83 built in 1960s (excluding blocks added in 1990s), probably will be redeveloped in 2-3 phases, starting from late 2020s.

Jurong West

Taman Jurong blk 116-122 underwent MUP in 1998 but nothing else, may get SERS during 2020s.

Boon Lay blk 207-215 underwent MUP in 1997 but nothing else, they have very big spaces between blocks thus suitable for SERS, but where the replacement blocks can be built? HDB filled all available land in Jurong West with BTO projects.


Old Airport Road Estate blk 2-32 were built in 1958, they were never sold to tenants, in 2014 was announced that they will be cleared in 2016 and 15 of 17 SIT blocks will be demolished for an “immediate redevelopment”.

Old Airport Road blk 93, 95, 97, 99 built by HDB in 1960s allowed home ownership, they got MUP in 1992 and nothing else. I believe that they may get SERS around 2017 when the rental blocks will be cleared, the replacement blocks for these 4 blocks may be built here. People informed me that carpark is being upgraded with lift, this lower SERS potential, unless they demolish blocks and keep carpark.

Marine Parade

Marine Parade is the most expensive 1960s/1970s estate, and due to this reason, SERS is not viable. I believe that HDB is waiting for the leases to be 60-70-80 years old when flat values will be lower, then do SERS. This is likely to not happen before closure of Paya Lebar airbase in 2030s, when height restriction of ~25 floors will be removed. Where can be the replacement site?


Commonwealth View and Tanglin Halt, built in early 1960s, underwent MUP in batches between 1992 and 2000, they sit on prime land with potential of 50-storey blocks so may be a good idea to do SERS in late 2010s or 2020s. But due to large number of blocks, doing SERS would take at least 2 decades and is difficult to predict which will be the first to be demolished.

Blocks 74-80 were identified for SERS in 2008. After 6 years, in 2014, the big SURPRISE happened! All remaining Tanglin Halt was identified for SERS (3538 flats).

We expect Commonwealth View (3384 flats) to have same fate in 6 or more years, the replacement site may be in Tanglin Halt which will be demolished around 2021.

Mei Ling / Stirling Road blocks 151-164 got MUP in 1996-1998, blocks 167-170 underwent MUP in 1993, both nothing else after, while nearby blocks 165, 166, 168A, 171 that got MUP in 1993 too got also LUP in 2009. This may indicate that the blocks 167-170 are reserved for demolition, or they did not had lifts upgraded during MUP due to costs.

Ghim Moh and Dover all remaining blocks got MUP in 1997, 1999, 2000 and nothing else after, since Ghim Moh blocks 9-12 got SERS in 2006 and demolished in 2014-2015, we expect a new SERS site soon!

Toa Payoh

Last SERS site in Toa Payoh was 2003, so we expect a new SERS site soon.

Blocks 1-3 got MUP in 1990 then nothing else, they do not have lifts stopping at every floor, may be a SERS site soon!

Blocks 4-15 got MUP in 1994 then nothing else, don’t know if lifts stop at every floor, may be included in same SERS site.

Blocks 34, 38, 47, 51-53, 56-61, 107-128, 158-163, 168-174 … got MUP in 1993-1995 and nothing else, are also candidates for SERS but not in near future, may take 10-20 years to replace all them, nobody can tell which ones will be first.

Blocks 91-100 also got MUP in 1995 and 3 of them (91, 94, 95) got also LUP in 2006, I would not have counted them in SERS until September 2017 someone informed me that the remaining blocks do not have lifts stopping at every floor. Not being selected for LUP despite of being eligible, may indicate a future SERS site (together with rental blocks 103-106)?


Many people asked about SIT terraced houses in Stirling Road and Jalan Bahagia. Lots of terraced houses were demolished during 1990s but the fact that after 2000 no more were demolished may indicate that HDB is willing to preserve these two clusters of terraced houses, how long… nobody knows.

The floor area vary from original 84 sqm to over 200 sqm, if they will get SERS, HDB need to compensate owners with record sums of money, which will give owners too much profit compared with the price SERS replacement flats. Probably HDB is waiting them to be more than 70 years old when market value will drop fast. I wish to know what was the process of demolition of terraced houses in Dawson estate in late 1990s, since they are NOT included in official list of SERS sites but they were owned thus owners had to be compensated according some criteria.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his National Day Rally speech in 2013 that Paya Lebar Airbase will be closed, without giving a specific date, 2017 news report said that closure will be in 2030. Once airbase is closed, height restrictions will be removed and make potential SERS sites the MacPherson 1960s estate as well as large areas in Geylang and Hougang. I am questioning if the 280 meter nationwide height limit will be removed too.

SERS brochures

SERS brochures were downloaded from until HDB redesigned their website. Currently brochures are available only for residents in MyHDB page, someone please give me link to one brochure, I may be able to find other brochures using similar URL pattern.

Admiralty Vista.pdf
City [email protected]
Clementi Cascadia.pdf
Commonwealth 10.pdf
Jurong West Blossom.pdf
Kallang Trivista.pdf
Tiong Bahru View.pdf
MacPherson_Blossom (final).pdf

For Tanglin Halt SERS site

SERS Dawson C3.pdf
SERS Dawson C4.pdf
SERS Dawson C5.pdf
SERS Dawson C6.pdf
SERS Dawson C7.pdf
SERS CommonWealth 10.pdf



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  2. Hi, I appreciate the effort that you put up with such an extensive and updated amount of data on this website. I have read and understand the nonsense you may have been getting recently and have been quite annoyed to reply anymore but I’ll try to still ask my queries.

    I understand you mention ‘Commonwealth View’ as your potential SERS. Just want to be sure does this include Commonwealth Crescent blocks as well. I’m staying blk 102. However, MUP was done in 1992 if I’m not mistaken.

  3. Blk 102, Comm Crescent having minor upgrading as in painting, repairing now, saw the notice along the road. Think Comm Close and Comm Drive chances higher. The school and the Heritage centre is gone and some construction is going on the piece of land behind the MRT.

    1. Hmm but Comm Close and Drive sits on a hill. Was thinking if one of the considerations is prime location for 50 storey flats, do height of land affect? I’m just optimistic as Crescent is ‘flat’ land and it does seem that there’s alot of open space for conversion into 50 storey flats. 2ndly, most of the car parks are open air which is understood may be a something they might want to convert to multi story Carparks for efficient space utilisation. If I’m not mistaken, Comm Drive and Close has a multi storey Carpark up the hill. It’s just to me, it makes more sense to SERS Crescent. The issue is honestly rumors have been spreading since 10 over years ago actually in our area.. And it sucks cus of HDB planning, price dropped and its remaining lease is a cause for the flats unable to sell easily. I learnt that there is this new HDB rule on remaining lease must be able to cover buyer till 95 years old or something to use CPF payment.

      There is also a Multi Gen fitness Corner being built in the vicinity in between Close, Drive and Crescent. My take is this, the area is highly occupied by elderly, the youngest in school now probably less than 50. Most are elderly. And if govt wants to encourage 3 Gen flats so the younger ones can choose to stay and take care of their parents. It’s a wise choice to utilise this area to convert these buildings into the current 50 storeys btos that I agree with, as well as include more 3 Gen here. Of course I persoanlly fall into the category wanting to stay in this area my parents and grandparents stayed in the entire of their lives together so I could take care of them as well. So why not build more 3 Gen flats here at the same time while rebuilding new 50 storey btos here to fully utilise the land. So if the Tanjong Pagar Town Council wants to build a ‘Multi Gen Fitness Corner’, but in an area 80% are elderly. It doesn’t really makes sense a a government who spends efficiently and effectively. Therefore, its my takes that it makes sense to convert and SERS this area soon into 50 storey btos with 3 Gen flats. 3 Gen Flats all not built in this area.. I don’t understand why it’s built outwards like Yishun, Woodlands or Tampines. Then we see so much leftover 3Gen not taken up in these areas. I feel its not a smart planning by HDB higher up honestly. Even the new hdb beside Commonwealth mrt which are 40 or 50 stories high? Why no 3 Gen flats at all? That’s one question mark I have ??

  4. Those hdb terrace houses built year start from 1959 to 1963, is about 61 years of age, balance lease 38 yrs, why need to compensate, just wait till lease end and collect back the land.

        1. You mean the ones at queenstown is it? Those terraces I think hdb not considering alrdy. I’m talking about my house haha. 10 stories, and there are alot of crack around the building to be honest. Even my room has a crack at the corner from ceiling to floor

          1. Yes there is. The blocks here all have lifts that go to every level. But for my blk 102 is old in my opinion. Cus I learnt that usually 3 rooms have 2 toilets. 1 common and 1 master bed room toilet. But mine doesn’t have a toilet in the room…

  5. Really? Old pre-1984 maps of the estate and the surrounding area showed a blk 40. But yes there are cases that blks that appear on the map but were not build

    1. I only see the old Blks 42 and 43 beside Blk 41. Blk 38 and 39 Upper Boon Keng Road continued to Sims Drive and skipped Blk 40

  6. One feasible solution to the SIT terrace houses is to privatize them, and from there, when private devolpers take notice of the land parcels, let the residents decide if they want to go en-bloc.

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