Is Singapore sinking?


ManWearPants

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Deep sinkhole appears in Clementi Road near NUS | AsiaOne Ride

First, it happened at Keppel Road. Then it happened at Clementi Road. There are sink holes appearing over Singapore. I am no geologist so what does this mean - there are huge mass of fluid material moving underground or the constant digging of MRT is causing material movement underground? If sink holes are to appear all over Singapore, will the land be rendered unsafe and useless?
 

ricohflex

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Long ago I left a thread here on numerous deep excavations on small island of Singapore and wondered if it will have repercussions.

Many will be dismissive. As expected.
 

hanzohattori

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Its because the concentrated mental negativity of Singaporeans projected to physical realm...

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just kidding.. we just want to follow US sinkholes.. lol
 

NazgulKing

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I think if a sink hole large enough to swallow up a HDB flat (and it is possible) appears, yeah I will be worried.
 

Rashkae

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Long ago I left a thread here on numerous deep excavations on small island of Singapore and wondered if it will have repercussions.

Many will be dismissive. As expected.
That's because you asked if it will cause earthquakes. You asked this after the Japan earthquake. That's why we were dismissive, because you showed a total lack of understanding about geology.
 

ManWearPants

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I have been to a place by the sea where there are so many sink holes that it is basically a waste land. Who knows when the next sink hole will open up so there is no development. That place I can understand as it is next to a sea.

I don't remember Singapore having sink holes open up in the middle of the road for the past 20 years. Correct me if I am wrong. We have experience some severe rain for the past few months. With so much excavation being done and blockoff of Marina barrage. Could huge masses of material be shifting underground in locations that are not being monitored by the qualitative surveyor.
 

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Bukitimah

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The keppel is easy to understand. While the celmenti hole we have yet to know the reason. Don't 'kang cheong' our island is not sitting on the same soil you normally associate with 'sink holes' around the world. Otherwise we don't need to source for dumping ground for our rubbish liow. Haha
 

Dfive

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Deep sinkhole appears in Clementi Road near NUS | AsiaOne Ride

First, it happened at Keppel Road. Then it happened at Clementi Road. There are sink holes appearing over Singapore. I am no geologist so what does this mean - there are huge mass of fluid material moving underground or the constant digging of MRT is causing material movement underground? If sink holes are to appear all over Singapore, will the land be rendered unsafe and useless?
Buy a boat NOW bro !!!
 

Shizuma

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good luck to all the denizens living on Marine Clay reclaimed soil. Marine Parade south-east of East Coast Road, Marina Bay, etc...esp MBS tsk tsk...

when I am able I will buy a house in Bukit Timah high ground...granite is nicer.
 

madmartian

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when I am able I will buy a house in Bukit Timah high ground...granite is nicer.
Be careful, they might use the place as a quarry & blast the place for granite.............................:bsmilie: :bsmilie:
 

bonrya

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Ignorant fools!! They're made by alien worms plotting to take over the country!! ;( ;(
 

madmartian

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Ignorant fools!! They're made by alien worms plotting to take over the country!! ;( ;(
Tsk.....tsk......tsk......Not me, not me. I'm not involved in anything. I'm just very satisfied with my bar of Mars...:bsmilie: :bsmilie:
 

Yutaka Go

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Ignorant fools!! They're made by alien worms plotting to take over the country!! ;( ;(
No. It is made by giant worms living under ground ( you never see the movies Tremors )

 

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Dfive

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good luck to all the denizens living on Marine Clay reclaimed soil. Marine Parade south-east of East Coast Road, Marina Bay, etc...esp MBS tsk tsk...

when I am able I will buy a house in Bukit Timah high ground...granite is nicer.
maybe MBS will sink into a hole..... thats why the roof is shaped like a ship.... its the "secret civil defence ARK" !! :O
 

Yutaka Go

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maybe MBS will sink into a hole..... thats why the roof is shaped like a ship.... its the "secret civil defence ARK" !! :O
That would explain why Salvation Army Building look like the Ark :bsmilie:

 

Shizuma

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That would explain why Salvation Army Building look like the Ark :bsmilie:

actually i think that was deliberate religious imagery leh. but shouldn't it be Salvation Navy then. . . hmmm.

in any case, i think these holes look familiar. where is Boba Fett? must ask him investigate.
 

bonrya

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Yutaka Go said:
No. It is made by giant worms living under ground ( you never see the movies Tremors )
I'm only 12 years old this year and my mum doesn't allow me to watch these type of shows... :bsmilie:
 

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