Flat Selection is coming.. >_>

by Steven Liew

in My Life

HDB Flat

HDB Flat

Damn it Punggol, hurry up and give the results before 20th Jan man!!!!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Lyn March 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Hi Steven,

Stumbled upon your blog. Wanted to inquire whether if it’s possible to apply for 2 bto projects for first-timers? I got my ballot no. for the first application but has not gotten my letter to select my flat. I’m currently looking into applying for another better location. Should I proceed with the cancellation of my first application to apply for the next bto? Or is it possible to compare between two ballot no.?

Appreciate your comments. Thanks!


Steven Liew March 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Hi Lyn,

Yes it is possible to have both BTO project applications running at the same time. That is what happened to me – I had a confirmed ballot selection for my Sengkang BTO (Anchorvale Horizon) and I also went to apply for a Punggol Topaz. Guess what? I got BOTH ballot queue numbers! Eventually I chose the Punggol Flat and I was made to sign a letter (when I was at HDB Hub to select my unit for Punggol Topaz) that states that I will NOT be invited to make a flat selection for my Sengkang BTO if there are left-over units.

So you don’t need to cancel, just apply for any BTO projects. The thing is – as long as you have NOT selected any flat units, you will still have chances for all of them.

Good luck and hope this helps.


Jean April 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Thanks for ur comment to Lynn! It helps!


Sam June 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm


I’m a first timer here. Jus would like to find out if the eligibility is accessed during the selection of flat or they will send us the invitation letter only if we are eligible?

Any chances for rejection during the selection process?



Steven Liew July 1, 2011 at 2:20 am

Hi Sam, sorry for the late reply as I’ve been busy.

Just wanna highlight that I’m not working for HDB nor am I affiliated to them in any manner.

As far as I know, HDB will most likely perform an eligibility check once the submission of online applications are closed. And I speak about this from an IT background.

Submission of application online provides a good platform for a better ‘weeding’ process. It’s common for all systems and BTO should not be left out too.

That aside, I have heard of cases from my friends where people actually ‘tested’ the system and tried their luck by submitting online applications when their combined income exceeded $8,000 (marginal though). And guess what, they were actually invited for selection! I believe such applications would have been filtered and process manually by the assessment officers. Perhaps they got through due to the lack of interest from the applicants in their project? (which is most unlikely to get insane ratios like 10:1 now)

As long as you have met and stuck to the requirements faithfully, HDB should not have any reasons to reject your application. Well that’s of course unless you are the unlucky ones who aren’t getting the queue number.. So it’s all down to luck.

Hope that helps. And good luck!


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