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Old 7th June 2011, 20:15   #1
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The Orchard Road area of Singapore is filled with shopping, entertainment and high-end living. Unfortunately, it's also filled with lots of water at the moment, and that water found its way into the parking garage of the local St. Regis Residences. You can spot a Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 458 Italia, Rolls-Royce Phantom, a handful of BMWs, an Aston Martin, a few Audis, a Maserati GranTurismo and one very sad looking Porsche. The only owner who might be able to muster up a smile is the one with the keys to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

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Wow the G-Klasse is still way above the water level. It will be another day at office for the G-Klasse. I guess he would be the one to tow the others out of this mess. The X-5 BMW seems to be fine too.

But how did the garage got flooded in the first place?
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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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That's funny - and pretty unique (if not bizarre). Guess the low slung ones (the Italia, Lambo and Porsche) can't even have their doors opened and driven away. And if the water stands for long then good luck with repairs. The Phantom, Aston and Audi don't look to be in too much trouble though. If need be then they can be driven away.
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But how did the garage got flooded in the first place?
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
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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.
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I dont think there will be any sort of damage to the cars.
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I dont think there will be any sort of damage to the cars.
Ditto, maybe some damp carpets! The low slung cars probably need to be taken on a low loader, dried out, given a service and they should be okay
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In 2009, when there was a deluge in Mumbai, Amitabh Bachchan shifted his cars to The Mariott Hotel in his neighbourhood as the rain water would have reached his parking place.
In these pictures the happiest cars are the SUV's (a Merc G Class here if I'm not mistaken)with a higher ground clearance. The low rider cars are the saddest while the Rolls is a little bit happier.
The 2005 Mumbai deluge too proved that the SUV's were survivors.

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^^My boss at the time was stranded in his Merc S350. and had to walk home from near the airport (he stayed in Warden Road, a good 14km away).

The control computer (among other things) had to be replaced.

The computer cost, IIRC was about 3L and the total repair bill was 14L - new seats were also required. Even a lowly Honda Accord belonging to somebody else required repair of about 4L.

I pulled my Corsa out of the basement and on the lobby level of my office building (Kalpataru, Kalina). It was washed a hundred times over, but not a drop entered the car and it started on first crank when I finally drove it home four days later. They were still pulling cars off the highway then.

Guess I was just lucky.
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The cars will probably be fine as long as they don’t open the doors or use the remote engine start system. Just trailer them to the garage for a quick fix and they should run as good as new.

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I doubt there will be any damage to even the 458 and the Gallardo. I don't think water of that height will do anything but get the cars a bit muddy. A good wash, and they should be good to go.
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The rains would have come as a very rude shock to the car owners.

I hope that the photographs were not taken after the water receded, in this case water being pumped out. If that is the case, then all the cars will be affected.
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The cars with half of the wheels in water may need some work, some of them (Like the Audi) the water hasn't touched even half of the wheels should be ok.

In Bangalore its the same story every year. Without ruffling any emotions of Kormangala lovers the road leading to SPAR always gets full of water when it rains heavy. Had my Baleno in water on that road last year the car kept running but i could see lots of cars stranded on road. Carpets needed to be changed and everything else was just fine.
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