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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How Heavy is the Rain in Singapore

Lately, heavy rains kept pouring Singapore.  There are two types of weather here, rainy and sunny. 

But, sometimes the change of weather is too sudden that you don't know if you need to bring an umbrella or not on your way to work.

It could be sunny in the morning, then when I do my laundry, it will suddenly rain later in the afternoon.

Are There Flush Floods in Singapore?
Last Thursday, 05 September 2013, rain poured down to SG and it's seriously heavy.   It flooded the Commonwealth area and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) was closed due to this flush flood.  

Watch the video in Facebook. The Page described it as "First world drainage system FTW!"

So, I changed my route to Pan Island Expressway (PIE), but still the traffic was jammed.  Lucky I went to Lornie Road and the it turn out to be OK.

This happened also at Orchard last year and it's really devastating at that time because it went in to the building basements.  But it was quickly solved by the government.

Watch this YouTube video on how heavy the rain in Singapore could be.

Bringing an umbrella, a small one, in your bag every time you go out for a walk in Singapore is highly recommended.

Singapore is still considered as lucky because the flood is not that severe as compared to Philippines where people were evacuated from their houses and report of death is quite high.


Flood in the Philippines (photo from www.dadychery.org)

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How it Rains in Singapore
Driving in Singapore

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