Orchard Road has a Flash Flood (Pics Included!)

I played the "good girl" role and went to bed early last night for I planned to head down to Orchard Road for an exciting and wonderful afternoon of shopping... Only to wake up to a piece of shocking news from my Twitter timeline about Orchard Road being FLOODED!!!?

Shocking, right? I wondered what Environment Minister Yaacob Ibrahim has to say as this old newspaper article explained "Why Orchard Road will never flood...". But hey it IS flooding right now. Anyway, that was an eleven years old article, so perhaps things changed along the way as Orchard Road, a cosmopolitan destination, is being transformed to a shoppers paradise, with all the luxury houses fronting Orchard Road with their signature flagship duplex units! :-/

Photos taken from fellow Twitterers (credits to them!):

View from Ngee Ann City
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View from Ngee Ann City
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View from a car, just infront of CK Tangs
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View from Shaw House
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View from the traffic junction between Paragon and Ngee Ann City
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View from Paragon (top of pic below) and
View of Lucky Plaza basement being Flooded (bottom of pic below)

Orchard Road Flood 16 June 2010_5

But I am still very determined to head down to Orchard Road for my shopping trip as planned! Cos nothing can stand (flood, in this case, heh!) in my way! So, instead of taking private transport, I shall take a MRT train. I will go prepared with a brolly, jacket and shorts... No rain boots? Never mind.... Slippers will do! :p

(And maybe take some pictures for you guys to see. So stay tuned!)

UPDATED: I'm back from my shopping trip at Orchard Road, and I have blogged a new entry with pictures that I took! Check it out by clicking [HERE]. (^_^)

Updated on 22/06: Another blog entry with more pictures! Click [HERE]. :)

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. - John Updike

For now, I shall leave you with Gene Kelly's 'I'm Singing in The Rain'. :)

3 Response to Orchard Road has a Flash Flood (Pics Included!)

16 June 2010 at 14:44


16 June 2010 at 19:27

I was there last week enjoying my shopping hobby .. so sad to see it now... cool blog.. keep it posted..

16 June 2010 at 21:58

@Anonymous(1) It isn't the first time that Singapore experiences a flash flood. There was one at Bukit Timah last year, which caused alot of damage to those cars and homes there.

@Anonymous(2) Well at least you were not stuck in the flood like how some did (unfortunately).

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