Saturday, November 21, 2009

famiLEE LEEgime's FIRST WORLD Drainage Works

See to believe!

They had been bragging about it that Singapore will NEVER get a flood when their news reported about floods in Malaysia and other Asian cities. They said they had spent BILLIONS of tax dollars into World Class DRAINAGE WORKS. There is another recently completed Marina Barrage which squandered additional tons of tax dollars.

But it FLOODED indeed!

My video shows the reality of conditions over the Bukit Timah Canal which flooded this week. Note the BIG TREE growing atop the PUB's high tension Electrical Cable Bridge over the canal.It is a reflection of how lack of care and maintenance and how UNSAFE it is as the famiLEE LEEgime's MILLION DOLLAR Ministers brag their First World Craps.

This video is taken at the same area as canal overflow and flooded.

Imagine the SAFETY of high tension power lines submerged in the water and people as well as vehicle passing through the water. First World indeed!

On the right above the car, the tree is growing on top of steel support structure which bridge PUB's high tension power line over the Bukit Timah canal.

CNA News Page

Heavy rain causes knee—high floods in Bukit Timah

Heavy rain causes knee—high floods in Bukit Timah

SINGAPORE: Heavy and intense rain caused flooding in some parts of Singapore in the early part of Thursday afternoon.

The situation was especially bad in Bukit Timah. At its peak, the flood waters reached knee level.

The affected areas were the stretches from Coronation Road to Third Avenue and from Wilby Road to Blackmore Road. The junction of Sixth Avenue with Bukit Timah Road was also flooded.

Traffic was brought to a standstill along some stretches of Bukit Timah Road.

MediaCorp’s news hotline received several calls from members of the public who said cars had trouble driving along these areas.

Parents who had sent their children for examinations at schools and junior colleges in the areas were also stuck in the floods. In some cases, water levels reached car windows.

PUB said 92mm of rain fell within half an hour from about 1.20pm—1.50pm. The total amount of rainfall was 110mm which is approximately 43% of the average monthly rainfall for November.

Thursday’s intense rainfall which was about six times that of a normal storm resulted in massive amounts of water — equivalent to the amount in 115 Olympic—sized pools — to drain into Bukit Timah 1st Diversion Canal, causing it to overflow.

The Bukit Timah 1st Diversion Canal which was completed in the early 1970s has been effective in preventing flooding in the Bukit Timah area, until the exceptionally intense storm on Thursday. PUB says it intends to upgrade this canal in the near future.

PUB officers were on site on Thursday to help out, using tankers to pump water out from two basement carparks as well as cleaning up houses that had been affected by flood waters.

PUB advises the public to exercise caution as flash floods may still occur in the event of heavy storms.

Weather reports are available at channelnewsasia’s weather page, as well as the NEA website at You can also access the mobile weather service called Weather@SG available at

The latest weather reports, including heavy rain warnings, are also available over radio broadcasts or by calling NEA’s weather forecast hotline at 6542—7788.

You can also call PUB’s 24—hour Call Centre at 1800—284—6600 to report obstructions in drains or to check the flood situation.

— CNA/ir

below: most drainage covers are completely choked by rubbish showing lack of cleaning and up-keeping at the same Bukit Timah Road.

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