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Centrale 8 DBSS Review: Relatively Convenient HDB Living Close To MRT & Amenities
By Stacked Homes  •  September 11, 2023
What we like
  • 5 minute walk to MRT (Almost fully sheltered)
  • Commercial shops just downstairs
  • Close to Our Tampines Hub
  • Close to a park connector
What we don't like
  • Some corridors are narrow and lacks space outside units
  • Small amount of liveable space

Centrale 8 At Tampines DBSS was the 8th out of 13 DBSS to be built in Singapore, and it holds a special place in Singapore’s DBSS history as one of the most (if not the most) scandalous DBSS that formed part of why the entire scheme was scrapped.

When developer Sim Lian announced the indicative price of a 5-room flat of up to $880,000, a public outcry ensued. Despite DBSS supposedly catering to higher-income earners, the sticker price alone went against HDB’s ethos of providing affordable public housing.

Initially-launched prices:

Type of Flat Indicative Price Range
3-Room $397,000 – $510,000
4-Room $531,000 – $683,000
5-Room $685,000 – $880,000

To provide some context, Tampines Greenleaf (just next door) was launched a month earlier with 5-room flats starting at about

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By Stacked Homes
The Stacked Homes editorial began in February 2017 to provide the latest news and analysis on property in Singapore.
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