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Old 8th June 2011, 07:20   #16
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Surprising, last year when I was in Singapore on a holiday Orchard Street was flooded coz of incessant rains and quite a few exotics were submerged. Same saga this year again and yeah last time around it was a yellow lambo. IIRC the public had sued the civic authorities.

Wonder why they never acted upon it.

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RagingBull, thanks for sharing this.

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OMG, thats real bad. Very unfortunate thing to happen. All those exotics submerged in that dirty looking water is really a big shame in an infrastructurally sound country like Singapore. Wonder how the water entered the basement, looking at the water is really giving some bad ideas.
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cool!! but unfortunate for the s'poreians. Where will they drain the water out. It is already a land build upon water. Hope it doesnt start up any infection.
Well, here they have excellent drainage system to clear rainwater. Rain happens throughout the year, and most of the times the whole city gets dried up within no time. This flash floods are something which started happening from last year – especially around the Orchard road area. Last year the reason cited was a blockage in one of the drainage pipes (could be more than that). But with this occurrence couple of days back, I am sure they’ll look into it seriously. Especially because the area impacted is the shopping heart of Singapore. The location of St. Regis and Tanglin mall is slightly on a slope, and that could have resulted in the quick water flow. Cars are only one part. These malls in Orchard road house some of the most expensive brands in the world, and the damage could be in millions.

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The flooding was caused by heavy rains on Saturday morning. (125 mm total rainfall)
Some nice pictures of Tanglin Mall near Orchard road can be seen at this link:
Raining in Tanglin Mall
Thanks for sharing, but sorry, I don’t think any of those can be considered as ‘nice pictures’.
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Old 8th June 2011, 09:09   #18
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Umm I dont know if anyone has noticed it yet... But that yellow Ferrari is a Rare Novitec Rosso Ferrari 458...
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The damage would be minimal for most if this is the maximum level that the water has reached. Also, it may be difficult to drive some cars out as they may be parked at a higher level and it may be required to go through deeper water to exit the parking area. It would be better to get a low loader for this.

If this seems to be a recurrent issue, these guys may have to consider parking at higher levels elsewhere henceforth.
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Blame it on the global warming, excessive concretization. The last time I had visited Singapore was way back in 2003 where the green cover was extensive. The Orchard Road was the main business hub. Pity it has gone this way.
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Blame it on the global warming, excessive concretization. The last time I had visited Singapore was way back in 2003 where the green cover was extensive. The Orchard Road was the main business hub. Pity it has gone this way.
Its still the same way. Nothing much have changed on the green cover. And it is still the place of action in Singapore.

But yes Global warming / climate change have something to do with this. And also readiness to handle the situation. I don't think the authorities will let it happen for a 3rd time.
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Rolls-Royce Phantom,
Zohaib I think that looks like a Rolls Royce Ghost and not a Phantom. Anyways its such a sad sight to watch nevertheless these cars are tested in such conditions before they are launched right?

The Exhausts of the low slung cars might have been clogged with water, mud and what not ! The X5 and G Klasse guys could save a heartache or two.
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I think the insurance companies had it big time! Tanglin Mall bore the brunt of the floods. The cars in the pictures by Zohaib would have been brought back to their original state by now.

The rains were really heavy. Though it did give relief from sweltering heat, sadly it was unfortunate for lot of folks.

The culprit: Over a period of five hours between 6am to 11am, Singapore saw 124mm of rain, including 65mm that fell within just 30 minutes. The day's deluge, 77 per cent of the average monthly rainfall for June, was responsible for the floods.

Sadly, the same story is repeating everywhere. In Pune, we are having cloud bursts and super heavy rains every year and these keep on growing in intensity every year.

The below link has more eye witness photographs
The day Singapore went underwater - EYEWITNESS PHOTOS: Flash floods hit Singapore

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Similar conditions to what had happened on 26th July in Mumbai when the entire city was in deep waters. The photos of Singapore are very much similar to those of 26th July.
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Can't believe my eyes that this is the Singapore that we all have come to known. Thought it was the best city strictly in terms of infrastructure and hygiene. And look here, the high end places being submerged in rainwater?
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Similar conditions to what had happened on 26th July in Mumbai when the entire city was in deep waters. The photos of Singapore are very much similar to those of 26th July.
Oh no no no. Bombay on 26th of July was wayyyyyyyy worse than this!!

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Can't believe my eyes that this is the Singapore that we all have come to known. Thought it was the best city strictly in terms of infrastructure and hygiene. And look here, the high end places being submerged in rainwater?
Its inevitable really isnt it. If the tide and rain clash, it would make no difference how good your drainage systems are.
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