Friday, November 01, 2013

Flash Floods in Eastern Singapore - Photohunt

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Seen on busy Orchard Road one fine weekend, these performers invited tourists to join in the fun using kitchen utensils as musical instruments. :D

PhotoHunt theme : Raindrops on window/Musical

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 couldn't see the road through my window due to a heavy shower 

It's the rainy season in Singapore. I have to cancel a couple of outdoor events due to sudden showers.  

An intense downpour on the afternoon of 30th October affected some of our areas in eastern Singapore. It was my first time seeing a flash flood in Singapore. I didn't run out to play in the waters. :D

Flash floods happen when there is an intense downpour where the rate of water coming in overwhelms the ability of it to flow out. The floods lasted for about 20 or so minutes.

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Gosh, vehicles were almost submerged in water. 

Today we were informed that the road will be raised about 150mm by the end of year so that cars should be able to clear the waters. Drains will be widened and deepened by first quarter of 2014.

Glad that improvements would be made soon to prevent flooding.


18 comments:

  1. Aiyo, free swimming pool, wear bikini go and pose la LOL! i'd be sure to give you my "like" on facebook :p

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    1. The flooding was so scary! I don't know how to swim leh.
      hahaha... you want to like aunty in bikini!?

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    2. No lah, i don't simply give likes to aunties, only those pretty ones *wink*

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  2. Wow! Flooding like that is scary! We had some terrible flooding here in Toronto and in Calgary this past Summer. We are not used to it and our infrastructure can't handle it. Our climate is changing. Great pics my friend! :)

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    1. We were not used to flooding too. But in recent years, we are having unexpected floods in different parts of Singapore. I believe it is the changing climate.

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  3. Funny musical instruments :) Floods are no fun. Can't find raindrops in my archives, too little rain around here :)

    musical

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    1. The common kitchen utensils as musical instruments, hoping my young nephews don't see this. :P

      My first time seeing floods. They are scary,

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  4. Good take on the theme. Flash floods can be scarey.

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  5. Great photos. I'm glad the flooding is being take care of. Happy November!

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  6. It's supposed to be dry these days in Hong Kong but we've currently got Typhoon Warning Signal Number 1 up! ;(

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  7. I remembered assembling a musical band with my siblings using my mom's kitchen utensils. Needless to say she was not amused. LOL
    My theme is up too. Have a lovley musical weekend. :)
    http://simply888here.blogspot.sg/2013/11/saturday-photo-hunt-musical.html

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  8. i am sorry to hear about the flash flood. hope no one was hurt.

    i remember a restaurant here in our country that offered using kitchen utensils as musical instruments. i do not know if they still do that. :)

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  9. Oh Singapore also have flash flood?! Thought only Malaysia suffering from this! Always flash flood over here during heavy rain! I'm tired of it!

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  10. Hope the flash flood didn't cause too much havoc! Keep safe ppl! :)

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