Torrential rain continues to hit Singapore this morning, with flash floods reported in several parts of the country, washing up roads and forcing shoppers to puddle their way through a mall.
Videos circulating online today showed floods obstructing traffic, filling up the Sime Darby Center office-retail complex and trickling into the nearby Bukit Timah Plaza. Flood alerts were issued from as early as 7am, cautioning the public against affected areas like Upper Bukit Timah Road, Woodlands Road, Sime Darby Center and Sunset Drive.
Roads leading up to Dunearn Road, where the Sime Darby Centre is located, were also deemed “not passable” for motorists, the PUB national water agency said. According to an update at 10:50am, the flood in that area has subsided.
Employees of the mall were seen trying to wipe floors dry. Vehicles were also spotted slowly maneuvering through the flood at Cashew road and Bukit Timah. In another video, someone was filmed scooping water out of the Sime Darby Business Center through a window.
Other areas at risk of floods include Commonwealth Lane, Chin Bee Road and Jalan Boonlay, with water levels hitting above 90% capacity, but latest updates say that water levels in those areas have gone down.
More scenes from today’s floods:
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