Orchard Road Rasied

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A 1.4 kilometre low-lying stretch in Orchard Road from Orchard Parade Hotel to The Heeren were raised by 1 foot to protect it against flash floods. Recently it was hit by one of the worst floods in recent history when the Stamford Canal, designed to discharge excess water to the sea (now a fresh water reservoir), could not cope with two successive bursts of intense rainfall, causing rainwater to overflow onto the roads.

Orchard Road is a road in Singapore that is the retail and entertainment hub of the city-state. It is regularly frequented by the local population as well as being a major tourist attraction. Often the surrounding area is known simply as Orchard. The immediate vicinity of Orchard Road, Orchard Planning Area is one of 55 urban planning areas as specified by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and is a commercial district. It is part of the Central Region, and Singapore’s central business district, the Central Area.

Orchard Road, 16 June 2010

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