09 Jul '18, 1am

The beauty of Jumbo flats and where to find them

When it comes to HDB flats, sometimes size does matter. Coined “Jumbo Flats”, these larger-sized HDB flats were launched in a one-off exercise in back in 1989 to give unsold three and four-room flats a new lease of life. Needless to say, there are a very limited number of these in the market — only 2,900 island wide to be exact. What is a Jumbo Flat? Jumbo flats can be found in Woodlands , Yishun , Bedok and Tampines and Jurong East . As mentioned above, these flats are made up of two flats (3-room or 4-room HDB flats) combined into one. You can think of them as an experimental public housing unit for the sandwiched class (much like DBSS flats or Executive Condominiums) Jumbo flats range from between 1,442 sqft to 1,830 sqft – think of them as “7-room flats”, which typically also includes a balcony. Where they’re rare (with only a total of 485 such units in Yishun and Wood...

Full article: https://www.iproperty.com.sg/news/the-beauty-of-jumbo-fla...

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