August 2020 Dakota One Geylang BTO Review: A Godsend For Foodies

If you’re a foodie who can’t get enough of traditional hawker places like Old Airport Road Food Centre, guess what — the August 2020 Geylang BTO units will be just across the road from it. Read on to find out what else is in store for future Dakota One BTO residents.


August 2020 Dakota One Geylang BTO Overview 

Dakota One Geylang BTO (August 2020) 


Bounded by Cassia Link, Jalan Satu, and Jalan Dua

Nearest MRT

Dakota MRT (North South Line, NSL) 

Nearby schools 

Kong Hwa School, Geylang Methodist Primary and Secondary Schools, and Broadrick Secondary School

Other nearby amenities 

PLQ Mall, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore Post Centre, Geylang Park Connector, Geylang East Swimming Complex, Geylang East Public Library, Old Airport Road Food Centre

Dakota One Geylang BTO map

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Dakota One Geylang BTO Location

With Dakota MRT almost at residents’ doorsteps, residents will have direct train access to areas like Dhoby Ghaut, Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay, and Harbourfront. 

Map of the Downtown Line, which will be close to the Geylang BTO flats
Map of the Downtown Line, which will be close to the Geylang BTO flats (Image credit: LTA)


Great MRT access via Dakota and Paya Lebar MRT stations 

Want to visit the Esplanade? Take 5 stops along the Circle Line. Need to hop on the Downtown Line (DTL)? You can do so just 2 stops away, at Macpherson MRT. Furthermore, Paya Lebar MRT is 1 stop away from Dakota MRT, and there, you can switch to the East-West Line for even more route options. 


Dakota One Geylang BTO Amenities

Five shopping malls nearby – Paya Lebar Square, PLQ, Singpost Centre, City Plaza, and Tanjong Katong Complex

Not many people think of Geylang as a retail hub, but you might be in for a surprise: By taking a 12-minute bus journey (or 20 minutes by foot), residents will be able to reach a cluster of shopping malls in Paya Lebar (Paya Lebar Square, Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), Singpost Centre, City Plaza, and Tanjong Katong Complex).

Most notably, PLQ opened not too long ago in late 2019, and comprises more than 200 stores, a gym, and an IMAX theatre! 

Opposite Old Airport Road Food Centre

With over 150 stalls at this famous food centre, even if you tried one new stall a day, it’d take you almost half a year to get through them! And the best part is this: from fried kway teow to satay, many of the stalls are famous and high up on most foodies’ lists.

If you want something else for a change, there are many other food haunts in Geylang for you to explore, whether it’s delicious dim sum or frog porridge.

Worried about putting on pounds from all that eating? Geylang Park Connector is a 5-minute walk away from the BTO units so you can jog all those calories off!


Dakota One Geylang BTO Price 

Dakota One Geylang BTO 

Unit type

Price (excl. grants)

Price (incl. grants)


From $355,000

From $295,000


From $523,000

From $478,000

Dakota One is the most expensive project this August 2020 BTO sales launch, beating even Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. 

Prices for the 3-room flats start at $355,000 at Dakota One. For Bishan Towers, it’s slightly cheaper at $302,000 (excluding grants). Kebun Bahru Edge’s (at Ang Mo Kio) cheapest unit is $423,000, but that’s because there are no 3-room units. If we do an apple-to-apple comparison, 4-room flats at Dakota One begin at a whopping $523,000. 


Conclusion: Should you try for the Dakota One Geylang BTO in August 2020?  

Given the unsavoury associations many have with Geylang, it’s not uncommon for people to have reservations about living there. However, with what the Geylang BTO flats have to offer, it’s likely that some may think twice: there’s great food and good access to amenities, all within a location that’s pretty central and accessible. 

However, one drawback is that only 420 units will be offered, with only 3-room and 4-room flats to be made available. As such, those looking for bigger flats may have to consider other BTO estates. 

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