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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 5:45 pm

SunWuKong wrote:What was the cause I wonder? The rain in Sengkang this morning was heavy and consistent. Perhaps the rate of rainfall at Orchid this morning was outside the statistical expectations set by the civil engineers that designed the drainage.


They say 100mm of water fell in two hours--60% more than it usually does. Similar thing happened to my country (along with others) last year with Ketsana.

EDIT: SMS beat me to it. @GND: +1
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Postby durain » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 5:47 pm

Girl_Next_Door wrote:I like this pic...

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hey, do they need to pay ERP?

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Postby eechim » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 5:52 pm

anyone know the situation in orchard now, is it safe to head out there?

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Postby QRM » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 6:02 pm

Its actually totally clear because every one is avoiding the area

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Postby raden888 » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 7:32 pm

Wow this is amazing..Kinda reminds me of KL during a torrential downpour :wink:

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Postby revhappy » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:04 pm

This one will make the residents of Mumbai proud :D

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Postby Splatted » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:11 pm

I got caught in the rain coming out of Orchard station just before 10am

And it didn't help having an umbrella. My arms and back were soaked

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:24 pm

Splatted wrote:And it didn't help having an umbrella. My arms and back were soaked


it NEVER does when it pours in the tropics! rough guide is, if you can hear it raining (indoors, outdoors, doesn't matter), an umbrella meant to be carried by a human being, no matter how big, is useless.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 7:24 am

nakatago wrote:
Splatted wrote:And it didn't help having an umbrella. My arms and back were soaked


it NEVER does when it pours in the tropics! rough guide is, if you can hear it raining (indoors, outdoors, doesn't matter), an umbrella meant to be carried by a human being, no matter how big, is useless.

The trick is to have it opened. Carrying is not enough. :P

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 7:39 am

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
Splatted wrote:And it didn't help having an umbrella. My arms and back were soaked


it NEVER does when it pours in the tropics! rough guide is, if you can hear it raining (indoors, outdoors, doesn't matter), an umbrella meant to be carried by a human being, no matter how big, is useless.

The trick is to have it opened. Carrying is not enough. :P


Thank you, captain obvious :P :P :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 8:59 am

I think a lot also has to do with the girth of the carrier as well! :o

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Postby durain » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 3:51 pm

i prefer to use a pancho (can get it at daiso) than an umbrella.

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Postby QRM » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 5:44 pm

durain wrote:i prefer to use a pancho (can get it at daiso) than an umbrella.


Dont you get all sweaty in a poncho?

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Postby ozchick » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 6:01 pm

Splatted wrote:I got caught in the rain coming out of Orchard station just before 10am

And it didn't help having an umbrella. My arms and back were soaked


That's ok, so long as it doesn't get your phone! :evil:
'Are you trying to tempt me because I come from the land of plenty?'

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Postby Splatted » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 8:47 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I think a lot also has to do with the girth of the carrier as well! :o


spot on!


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