By Olivia Siong | POSTED: 01 Aug 2013 6:58 PM | CNA

SINGAPORE

Demand from singles for two-room Build-To-Order (BTO) flats continues to climb in the third day since the Housing and Development Board’s sales launch.

This is the first time that singles are able to apply for a flat directly from the government.

Overall, as of 5pm on Thursday, there were 29.8 single applicants for each two-room unit available.

There are 519 new two-room flats in Sengkang and Yishun on offer. Of these, about one-third is set aside for singles.

The two-room units in Sengkang are proving the more popular choice. As of 5pm, there were 42.4 single applicants for each two-room unit in Sengkang, compared to 19.7 single applicants for each two-room unit in Yishun.

– CNA/ac

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