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Marina Bay Sands exhibition hall floods due to ‘heavy rains’ in the morning

Posted by temasektimes on July 4, 2012

Singapore’s infamous ‘once in a fifty year’ flood has arrived at the Marina Bay Sands, it seems.

A hall at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) exhibition centre flooded around noon on Tuesday, taking exhibitors of the Singapore International Water Week, who were at the area by surprise.

Speaking to queries from the media, an MBS spokesperson said:

“At approximately 12:05pm today, a small area of Hall F was affected by an overflow of rainwater. Our teams promptly provided assistance to the event organizer and any affected exhibitors.”

She added that the source of the overflow “is a drainage issue due to heavy rains in the morning” and investigations into the incident are being made to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.

12 Responses to “Marina Bay Sands exhibition hall floods due to ‘heavy rains’ in the morning”

  1. kaypoh said

    Loool Singapore International Water Week, very appropriate! Like movie 2012?

  2. denzuko1 said

    Vivian: Please set up flood gate yourselves.

  3. Lim said

    When in Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay you receive Indonesia telco instead of Singtel, when MRT parts dropped off and new train lines have cables broken, when your letters end up wrong place and late, when naked men run free, when taxi drivers get slashed and punched for no rational reason , when public buses start ramming down people or Ferrari beat red lights, when flooding occurs with such regularity and the people managing all these are still paying themselves millions despite doing a pathetic job – the signs are all there that the end is nigh.

    • denzuko1 said

      Seems like naked man is a recent trend and it is getting more common. New hip in town? Will there be one day that Singapore turn into the largest nudist camp in the world?

  4. Jaded said

    you are wrong, there was no flood at MBS… only ponding!

  5. Annoymous said

    Time to spend tax payer money to “upgrade”.

  6. Ron said

    Looks like someone upstairs has a sense of humor. International Water Week right? Send them some water to drive home the message.

  7. Mr Nuh said

    Maybe they’re converting the exhibition hall to swimming pool?

  8. papsmear said

    Wah! Really good feng shui! Got wind and got water (a lot) oso. Good lah!

  9. papsmear said

    Wah! Really good feng shui! Got wind and got water (a lot) oso. HUAT AH!

  10. IronMan said

    Congratulations SGs! We saved our taxpayers’ monies bcos we now have a new natural reservoir…..or is it a new natural ponding? What do u think? This is definitely a no brainer question.

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