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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    I am wondering what the ministries will be saying again ....

    i am very sure it is NOT their faults


    Pity the shopowners @ basements
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    Quoting my friend:

    "The Great Singapore SAIL is now on!"

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    Quoting my friend:

    "The Great Singapore SAIL is now on!"
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    The Duck Tour has a new destination - Orchard Road - Limited time only!!
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    i wonder what happen to all the cars parked in the basement of those shopping mall, i only know wisma is above ground multi-story type.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Bro, you think too much.

    I won't be surprise to see you floating on the water there.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    If they start engine while the level of water is above the exhaust, then need to overhaul the engine and change all the gasket, that Porsche is one example in the pic stuck and cannot move water inside compression chamber.

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    A freak event.
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    i can inmargin how much repair bill cost to repair their car
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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    i wonder what happen to all the cars parked in the basement of those shopping mall, i only know wisma is above ground multi-story type.
    Most modern building basement design incorporated a heavy duty waterpump to prevent flooding & especially for catastrophic event of biblical magnitute such as this hence you dun see the MRT get flooded but not sure some of these very old building in Orchard road
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    i can inmargin how much repair bill cost to repair their car
    if they were lucky, prolly just upholstery damage in the cabin. otherwise, if the cylinders were flooded and electronics fried... well lets just say for lesser cars, might be a total loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by anttz View Post
    A deja vu of Nov 2009

    THURSDAY'S deluge which submerged parts of Bukit Timah was a 'freak' event that occurs once in 50 years, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim.

    We have now 2 such event back to back Nov 2009 and now June 2010. Meaning there shouldn't be any such event in our life time if we based on once in every 50 years
    which reminds me of the movie 2012, when the govner arnold said the worst is over.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anttz View Post
    Coincidently today high tide is around 9-10am.
    According to NEA website, it's not high tide. In fact, at around 8 am, it was the lowest tide level at 0.0 meters! Hmm, so how can such a flash flood happen?

    http://app2.nea.gov.sg/tidetime.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by nirenj View Post
    Boat ride along Orchard Road Singapore

    Looks like SBS/TIBS has replaced their buses with boats to ferry passengers along Orchard Road.
    Need to pay road tax and ERP ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wong1979 View Post
    According to NEA website, it's not high tide. In fact, at around 8 am, it was the lowest tide level at 0.0 meters! Hmm, so how can such a flash flood happen?

    http://app2.nea.gov.sg/tidetime.aspx
    Poorly maintain drains and waterways will cause flood

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    Quote Originally Posted by csy View Post
    Quoting my friend:

    "The Great Singapore SAIL is now on!"
    OMG I miss it
    When is the next one ???

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    Wah, so serious?
    Been in Vietnam since end May. The rain in Singapore now so power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Need to pay road tax and ERP ???
    Yup, new system, same acronym. Electronic River Pricing. Same rates, except now distance fare, the gantry is the whole river one.

    Children & students got concession (50% of adult fare), cap at 58 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    that last flood was 500+ mm over 24 hours.

    this was 100mm in 2 hours. definitely quite freaky.. if anything i won't be laughing at the authorities but reading up about increased incidences all over the world of this nature:

    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/floo...d-threat_N.htm

    that's 256mm over 36 hours.

    you can do the math yourself. no one likes this sort of thing to happen.

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    in some other online forums i noted strong outcries claiming that flooding was only to be expected in third world countries and we are a first world country, blah blah blah.

    sad to say, this is only because people don't read the news, not because that is a fact:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/fe...-storm-britain



    unless of course, the uk has downgraded to become a third world country too.

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    one thing gd is that the weather today after the rain in fabulous!

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