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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