Orchard Road Floods

Singapore June 16th, 2010

It was almost unimaginable, but… who would have thought that Orchard Road would flood?

Flood at the junction of Scotts Road and Orchard Road. Photo credit to Vin Go.

Flood at the junction of Scotts Road and Orchard Road. Photo credit to Vin Go.

Heavy rains in Singapore started since yesterday, but it was only this morning that the flood gates were, well, literally opened. Searches for the term “Orchard Road Flood” would have gained you many more photographs. Fresh in the minds of almost every Singaporean would have been the “freak” flood that happened last year in December at Bukit Timah – resulting in millions worth of cars being sent for repairs or scrapped and tens of students, if not hundreds, being stranded at bus stops. Well, it seems like the freakiness happened again – just that it spread all over Paterson Road, Scotts Road, Orchard Road, (Upper?) Thomson Road and their vicinity.

And oh, I heard that the (yet-to-be-opened?) Wendy’s at Liat Towers is flooded, along with the neighbouring shopping centers; and I thought my friend was kidding when he told me that the cars seemed like they were floating along the AYE; but when I saw the flood of pictures (pun intended) coming in, I was just so glad that I didn’t have to go out today.

Of course, this probably means that I will not be having my regular espresso at the Liat Towers Starbucks anytime soon.

The Starbucks at Liat Towers flooded till the stairs. Worse is Wendy's next to it, which I think hasn't opened yet.

The Starbucks at Liat Towers flooded till the stairs. Worse is Wendy's next to it, which I think hasn't opened yet. Photo credit unknown - please notify the editors if the owner is known

And… I hope you are not a Hermes fan too… More videos after the break.

Hermes at Liat Towers flooded till the stairs. Photo credit unknown - please notify the editors if the owner is known

Hermes at Liat Towers flooded till the stairs. Photo credit unknown - please notify the editors if the owner is known

Editor: I was told this is “水货” redefined. Lol.

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Reader's Comments

  1. rinaz | June 16th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, that’s a lot of waterrrrrr

  2. Simply Jean | June 16th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    @rinaz: Ya.. it’s actually quite scary. I wonder if the flood came in gradually or was it there early in the morning. Would probably have given the staff a scare!

  3. George | June 20th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    The water came in at around 07:00 AM to visit Orchard Road Singapore and went back after few hours time.

    It is called Flash Flood because they come and go very fast leaving everything in a mess.

    It rained around 110mm of water in 1 hour time, which can cause flood in Singapore. But the main cause of this flood last week is bcos of a blocked drain which was overlooked by authorities.

  4. Michelle Tan | June 21st, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Omg omg omg. I never thought that Orchard Road would flood~

  5. Unknown | June 21st, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    The girl who took that dumb video, why u say Starbucks ? What if people say something about ur shop if you have a shop like what you did to Starbucks? ” Look at starbucks , tsktsktsk ”

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