The first-timer’s guide to buying a house in Yishun

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Yup, we all know the stories about Yishun. But hey, you can also choose to call it a vibrant neighborhood, which means it could be quite a joy to live in:

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Thinking of making Yishun your home? Know this about the neighborhood:

Property prices in Yishun

Average resale HDB flat prices in Yishun

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It’s one of the few neighborhoods in Singapore where a 4-room flat costs you less than $400,000.

P.S. have we also mentioned that Yishun is home to President Halimah’s old HDB flat?!

Upcoming BTO launches in Yishun

The last time Yishun saw a crop of BTO flats was in 2018. Application rates were low, and the first-time applicants who balloted for 3-room and larger flats all got a flat! It definitely takes out the stress in home-buying when you’re buying in an area that isn’t too over-subscribed.

Doesn’t look like there’s any BTO planned for Yishun in 2020 so far, but we’ll keep this space updated.

Most affordable condos in Yishun

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Skies Miltonia: Surprise, surprise! For a cool S$550,000, you can get a decently-sized 1-bedroom condo here.



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The Wisteria: A mixed-development condo which starts at S$599,000. The Wisteria Mall, housed within the same compound, has Anytime Fitness, Fairprice Finest, a couple of good Korean hair salons and more.



Most affordable homes for rent in Yishun

The rooms in Yishun are actually comparable to other mature estates in Singapore. For instance, it’s about $1,600 a month for a 3-room HDB flat or $2,300 for a 4-roomer.

As for room rentals, HDB common rooms rent for an average of $500 a month, while master rooms rent for an average of $850.


Useful facts and figures

Public transport

Your train commute from Yishun MRT Station (NS13) to Orchard MRT Station (NS22) will take you 29 minutes (9 stops); CBD folks, reach Raffles Place (NS26) in 35 minutes (13 stops).

There’ll also be Springleaf MRT station (TE4), on the Thomson-East Coast MRT Line, due to open at the end-2020. It will serve the nearby housing estate of Springside and Nee Soon army camp – army boys say ‘yay!’

Schools near you

If your academics do not fail you, you can actually study in Yishun from primary all the way till tertiary level!

Yishun has 11 primary schools, 9 secondary schools (including Chung Cheng High), and 2 post-secondary institutions (including Yishun Junior College and ITE College Central). The health sciences-centric Nanyang Polytechnic is also not far away.

Check out the schools in this area using this handy school picker tool.


Northpoint City… Where do we start? Let’s just say Northpoint City is really a city. It used to be quite a dull affair, but after a huuuge revamp, it now houses more than over 500 retail and dining outlets. It even features a town plaza the size of 10 basketball courts so that it can serve the community better.

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Why I live here

“The East and West siders may fight for which side is the #BestSide, but they can kiss my back side! Yishun is the CONFIRM the best side in Singapore.”

While we’re not sure how seriously we can take long-time Yishun resident Roxane Heng’s words, we have to admit that the food in Yishun is worth the travel even if you don’t live in this town.

There’s Old World Bak Kut Teh that can rival Song Fa’s at an unassuming Hiap Hoe Eating House; and if you’d prefer a lighter lunch, Roxane swears by the yong tau foo at Ah Lock Tofu.

If you want a post-dinner snack, consider Holy Cow Creamery. Open till 10pm, this parlour gives the big boys in ice-cream a run for their money! Their mao shan wang durian ice cream is a must, and make sure to have it on top of their homemade Golden Waffle.

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Feeling guilty after all that good food? Do what Roxane does – get on a bicycle and ride the Northern Explorer Loop to burn off all that calories. The start point is at Yishun Park Connector, which is about 1.4km away from Northpoint City.

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Living in Yishun

We hope this guide to Yishun has been useful and has convinced you, despite all the bad press, to make Yishun your home.

Browse affordable HDB flats in Yishun on Carousell here!

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