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.

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