By Olivia Siong | POSTED: 30 Sep 2013 19:58 | CNA

SINGAPORE

Demand from singles for the Housing and Development Board’s two-room flats continues to climb ahead of the close of the latest sales launch at midnight on Wednesday.

There are about 60 two-room Build-To-Order flats set aside for singles in Punggol.

As of 5pm Monday, there were about 21 singles applying for each available unit.

There are also 1,137 balance two-room flats from previous BTO exercises on offer in various estates. About a third of them are set aside for singles.

As of 5pm, the most heavily subscribed units are in Hougang, where there are more than 100 singles applying for each unit on offer.

The balance flats in Punggol and Choa Chu Kang are also popular.

There are close to 32 singles applying for each unit in Punggol and 11 singles for each unit in Choa Chu Kang.

This is the second time that singles are able to apply for flats directly from the HDB.

In the July sales exercise, there were about 57 singles applying for each two-room unit available. There were 173 units on offer then.

There was no specific breakdown for the pilot batch of Three-Generation flats launched this time round.

But there are 764 applicants for about the 344 five-room and 3Gen flats on offer. There are 84 3Gen flats available in Yishun.

– CNA/al

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