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Lucky Plaza Install Flood Barrier

Tuesday, 5th March 2013

Lucky Plaza has installed a million dollar flood barriers. This is barriers are designed to stop rain water from gushing into Lucky Plaza's basement if there is a flood along Orchard Road.

A Flood Is A Flood

Monday, 9th January 2012

Public Utilities Board (PUB) often use the word "ponding" as a friendly public relation term to describe flooding in Singapore. Environment Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan said "PUB should not have used the word, "ponding". He noted that any form of flooding needs to be addressed. Dr Balakrishnan said: "The technical difference between a flood, a flash flood and a pond - let me just say that as far as I'm concerned." He continued "As far as I'm concerned, I call a spade a spade, a flood is a flood.

Great Singapore Flood Version 2.0

Friday, 23rd December 2011

Liat Towers again ponded (flooded) due to the prolonged heavy rain which fell directly into the building's outdoor area. Ponded (flooded) area was at a sunken plaza and the primary means to drain water away there is through pumping. The unlucky shops at Lucky Plaza were also ponded (flooded). This is the second time, ponding (flooding) affected the shopping belt along Orchard Road. The Public Utilities Board officially claimed that No floods in Orchard Road, just 'ponding'.

Punggol Waterfront Town Opens

Sunday, 23rd October 2011

Punggol Waterfront Town was an ambitious project to transform what some residents have described as a backwater town into a "New Waterfront Town". It has been four years in the making and was envisioned by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The town, one of the biggest in Singapore, will house some 23,000 families by the end of 2011. Nicknamed "Venice of Punggol", it was built at a cost of S$225 million, lets hope the new waterway built by the Housing and Development Board don't get flooded during the rainy season.

Tangs Plaza Flooded Foul Water

Monday, 12th September 2011

Tangs in Orchard Road had to stop to its business after sewage water flooded the basement of Tangs Plaza. A nearby sewage water pipe had burst. Staff of Tangs were seen spraying air freshener on every floor of the store. This comes after a similar incident in ION Orchard.

Orchard Road Rasied

Thursday, 21st October 2010

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.

Flood Preventive Measures Revealed

Saturday, 24th July 2010

The Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore's National water agency, revealed that they are expediting drainage improvement systems and implementing an early warning system for residents in the Joo Chiat area affected by the recent floods. An outlet drain between Tembeling Road and Ceylon Road will also be widened and deepened. Along Siglap Canal. works are also underway to deepen and widen a major water artery in the area that is linked to the sea.

Flooding Cannot Be Prevented

Thursday, 22nd July 2010

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said no amount of engineering can prevent flooding in Singapore. He said after touring the waterfront development at the areas around Kallang River.

Flash Flood Hit Central Part Of Singapore

Saturday, 17th July 2010

The rain came with the same ferocity as the "Great Singapore Flood". In some residential areas like Carlisle Road, the water was knee-high, subsiding only after 30 minutes. Over at Goodman Road, near Tanjong Katong, some residents straggle to get their cars to drier ground. Other homes had their power supply knocked out by the flood water. Some Condo like Cluny Court, Gentle Reflections and Tessarina basement carparks were badly flooded and cars destroyed.

Great Singapore Flood

Wednesday, 16th June 2010

Heavy and intense rain triggered flash floods and left a trail of damage and disruption along Orchard Road, Singapore's most popular shopping belt. The downpour started in the early morning swiftly wreaking havoc over two hours. Luxury boutiques, coffee outlets and the 3-day old Wendy's fast-food outlet located in Liat Tower were destroyed.

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