Bomb Shelters are built to withstand conventional bombs but they would be wiped out too if should there be an nuclear strike.
There's no value in bombing residential area, in military/terrorist point of view, it will only result in more cost to rebuild if they win the war and take over Singapore.
Usually they will bomb embassy/camps/ammo dump/and possible command centers to kill the leaders, killing residential is really ineffective.
Probably it's main purpose is to house you for a time being from possible stray bombs. and give you a sense of security.
Anyway should there's be war, most probably you'll be in camp.
protection against shrapnels in the event of explosion.
Pre requisite : U get the time to reach the shelter and dig out all the junk you accumulated over the years !
Even if I do not agree with you, I will always fight for you to have your say.
actually yar, i'm intending to do the darkroomish thing the day i get my flat.
but quite unsure about the water supply/drainage thing....secondly, think the shelter abit too small to put in table for printing...........which is kinda wasted.....haiz....
maybe i should mount the enlarger on a retort stand so that i can enlarge big big...and then do a column developing rather than tray...which is even more laychey....ARGH!
this is one of the stupidest ideas EVER started by the HDB. Considering it cost each of us house owners so much money to build. It is really bordering on idiotic....
Does anyone know who was responsible for starting this policy?
beside use it as darkroom, whether wet or dry darkroom,
this bomb shelter also have lot of usage, like karaoke room, majong room, home theatre room (specially for porno movies ) cos it will be almost sound proof once the door is closed.
and our garment will ask us to empty the bomb shelter if our home security at stake.
I don't think these shelters are built to withstand direct hit. But more so to help survive the compression effects of a nearby explosion.
A couple of things I don't understand about the design is that rubber gaskets are life-span limited item... so how long before it starts to lose it's sealing effect. And how come, the door is sealed but the ventilation sleeves are open (at least for the case of my house). How to prevent entry of toxic gas?
Reinforced concrete walls can take a surprising amount of damage before they crumble. The shelters are not only meant to prevent sharpnels but also the shockwave from explosions. In some ways shockwaves are more dangerous than sharpnels in causing bodily harm.
Just curious... For those of you who have such shelters in your flat, what do you put inside? All your junks and store, or do you make it into some nice cosy corner thingy?
They must be movable when necessary I believe, otherwise it defeats the function of the shelter?
i jst find tis idea studpid, imgaine, one tall build standin when the rooms are gone... another and hw are we gonna reach to ppl on the top most floor?
haha. Why wanna try isit?
U Mas Selamat?
Can have ur autograph?
U more popular den taufiq and hady now leh....
picture all over singapore... and the world...
once tried walking on steel mesh outside Courts Tampines Megawarehouse ... on the top floor, looking 3 floors down thru the steel mesh ... boyyyyyyy...