Monday, June 6, 2011

First World City Suffering From Third World Woes

Hantu Laut

When I lived in Singapore in the eighties and early nineties there was never a case of flooding in the commercial districts other then the occasional flash floods at Bukit Timah Road.

I suppose the massive reclamation works to increase the size of the city state are contributing to the new phenomenon.

Woe betide those who upset mother nature.

The heavy downpour early on Sunday also triggered flash floods across several parts of the island.

Senett Estate, Potong Pasir, MacPherson, Toa Payoh and Bukit Timah were also partially submerged by floods.

Two lanes along Bukit Timah Road near Cuscaden and Hillcrest Road were completely impassable to traffic at one stage. So too was the Kranji Expressway (KJE) at the slip road towards Woodlands.

With the advent of global warming Singapore would soon be the Venice of the East and eventually join the legendary Atlantis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully this will stop them from being too smug and arrogant.

sri hartamas