Businesses at Newton, Orchard Road area affected due to flash floods
By Dylan Loh | Posted: 17 July 2010 1934 hrs
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SINGAPORE: It looks like money down the drain again for retailers at Lucky Plaza. About a month after the massive Orchard Road flood, the watery mess returns.
One owner of a shop at Lucky Plaza is a victim of yet another flood. The owner is not happy because renovations were recently completed and as a result of this, business has to stop.
Christina Lim, shop owner, Singapore Gift Centre, said: "This is very bad. I feel that the management should do something about it because this is not the first time. It happens almost every year."
It's a similar story nearby at Liat Towers.
Ng Thian Chin said: "When I came here in the morning at about 6am, the water level was very high.”
It was the same case at the yet-to-be-opened Wendy's restaurant just around the corner which was badly hit by massive flooding in Orchard Road last month.
It seems like the eatery won't be commencing business anytime soon.
Over at Newton Circus, police were managing traffic congestion as a result of flooding.
Singapore's Civil Defence Force managed to rescue those trapped in broken down vehicles. - CNA/vm