Twelve Hours Of Rain Wreaked Havoc

Friday, 3rd June 1960

Heaviest rain was in the western half of Singapore when it started to rain since 4am and last for 12 hours. That caused widespread flooding all over the island. Hardest-hit area was at Wayang Satu along Bukit Timah Road.  At one time, the flood water was at 4 feet high. Rows of stalled cars were left abandoned by the roadside. Other badly-affected areas were Queenstown, where the 2 feet high water flooded scores of homes. Even Orchard Road was turned into a muddy river with streams pouring into the flooded road. The Padang was a shallow lake.

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