Unbelievable! This is one of my favourite malls too. There has been heavy rain before, but this mall has never flooded. Pretty shocking footage where it looks like it’s raining inside the mall.
I know it’s been raining like crazy, but seriously, what’s wrong with our drainage system? This kinda thing has been happening too many times. Maybe if there was more transparency about how everything works (yes even about the whole drainage system and why it floods where it does), we would be more understanding. Just my humble opinion that lack of information can lead to distrust.
I can’t help but feel that the mainstream media always seems to want to protect the authorities in the way the news is reported, especially towards the end of that report. I wish they would just state the facts instead and not the excuses. I do feel sorry for the store owners and employees who are scrambling with the clean up and trying to rescue their stock. I must however agree that Singapore is definitely experiencing global warming. But then again, as a kid, I witnessed similarly heavy monsoon rains and Orchard Road never flooded. This is what I cannot reconcile.
And perhaps it’s not such a good idea to increase our population even further that we need to build and expand underground. Simplistically, it seems to me, like our infrastructure can’t hold our population. It just feels like we’re bursting at the seams, especially during this school holiday period. It’s enough to drive you bonkers.