Sad: Orchard Road Floods once again - Exotics destroyed

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I was browsing FB just a few minutes ago and found this. Each photo is like having a spike piercing through my heart :bawling: This is St. Regis Residences Carpark along the Orchard Road. Read on and feel the pain

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One year on, Orchard Road area floods again

June 5, 2011 - 8:25pm
By:
Lediati Tan
Yap Ning

TORRENTIAL rain led to flash floods occurring in the Orchard Road area yesterday.

A few millions of dollars went down the drain after luxury super cars were damaged after being submerged in the basement 3 carpark of St Regis Residences at Tanglin Road.

The trail of carnage didn't stop there - Tanglin Mall experienced a 'waterfall' as a ceiling collapsed and goods were destroyed.

The New Paper was on the scene to chronicle the damage.

Read the full report in The New Paper today (June 6).

Check out our mega gallery of the flood below.

TNP PICTURES: Kelvin Chng, Yap Ning and Gary Goh
ST REGIS RESIDENCES BASEMENT CARPARK


















TANGLIN MALL


PICTURE COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE ONG




























DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN INSPECTS THE DAMAGE














SCOTTS ROAD UNDERPASS





 

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re: Sad: Orchard Road Floods once again - Exotics destroyed

i dunno wthat yellow fezza was a 458 submarina model :biggrin:
 

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I'm sad to see what happened to the Italia, Superleggera and GT3 RS..
Though the Roller and Vantage seems unscathed by the flood..
D=

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OUCH!!!! i guess all the supercar owners in singapore should bring those cars over to malaysia where their safety is assured :biggrin:
I doubt so..
Remember the same thing happen in KL as well when it pours like nobody's business..
 

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at least the 458 isn't on fire.

somehow I don't feel sorry for the 458 or the Superleggera or the 911 GT3.
But really weep for the V12 Vantage, those things are limited production.
 

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As car lovers, as long as if it is your beloved ride, be it DC5,
Civic Type-R or even a Camry or Accord..you will feel heartache
as well.

:frown: :bawling:
 

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this one not so bad as last year ... last year worse as many basement carpark got flooded and owners didn't have time to bring their car out in time. This time, most had driven their car out of the basement after the initial siren for possible flooding. From the looks of it, the supercars there in the pic not completely submerged. So Still able to salvage .. water mark on the wall is not higher than air intake and normally these cars door sills are quite good. the most owners have to fork out $$ is to dry clean their carpets and some polish/wax ....

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Sometimes getting a SUV isn't such a bad idea after all. Ohh, these car owners normally drive in groups into Malaysia because afraid kena hijack. Happen before a few years ago ... reported also. It's either car kena hijack or car drown? which is the lesser of 2 evils... hehe
 

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this one not so bad as last year ... last year worse as many basement carpark got flooded and owners didn't have time to bring their car out in time. This time, most had driven their car out of the basement after the initial siren for possible flooding. From the looks of it, the supercars there in the pic not completely submerged. So Still able to salvage .. water mark on the wall is not higher than air intake and normally these cars door sills are quite good. the most owners have to fork out $$ is to dry clean their carpets and some polish/wax ....

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Sometimes getting a SUV isn't such a bad idea after all. Ohh, these car owners normally drive in groups into Malaysia because afraid kena hijack. Happen before a few years ago ... reported also. It's either car kena hijack or car drown? which is the lesser of 2 evils... hehe
hehe definitely car drown in a bit better than hijack in my view lah
coz if hijack some bastard punks will have the car
however if drown at least if you cant have it anymore no one else can also except mother earth lol :biggrin:
just my 2 cents
 

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When I was in London, they closed a Tube station for 'flooding'.

When I passed by the station (in the train of course), I thought what flooding? I thought these Tube maintenance guys ain't seen monsoon rain hit a station yet, UK rain is NOTHING compared to monsoon rain that we have here in the tropics.
 

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does not look too bad for the cars, as long as they were not started up and the owners get them dried out, the cars should still be fine. looked like the water did not get too high...
 

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does not look too bad for the cars, as long as they were not started up and the owners get them dried out, the cars should still be fine. looked like the water did not get too high...
Looks like gonna be some wet carpets... shouldn't be too costly to find some detailers willing to dry can clean 'em up...
 

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those cars are selling at 70% off now .... whoever interested can contact Daven at Singapore Super car club, he can hook you up with the seller or related person. The lime color Lambor is sold. The rest still available.
 

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those cars are selling at 70% off now .... whoever interested can contact Daven at Singapore Super car club, he can hook you up with the seller or related person. The lime color Lambor is sold. The rest still available.
nice. i thot straight to halfcut? definitely in malaysia.
 

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ma fren told me i-phone still in box floating in those malls during the washout...
 

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Ouch. What a painful sight to behold... although I've actually seen rear-engined cars actually driving through flood waters that deep. Do not think that they are damaged beyond repair.

Someone mentioned they're being sold for 70% cheaper? I find that a little hard to believe. Source?
 

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Ouch. What a painful sight to behold... although I've actually seen rear-engined cars actually driving through flood waters that deep. Do not think that they are damaged beyond repair.

Someone mentioned they're being sold for 70% cheaper? I find that a little hard to believe. Source?
Agree that it is hard to believe...:top:
 

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i also need a source of that 70% selling off of those (yeaaa like i hv millions in my account now)
 

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I'm sad to see what happened to the stores, I used to shop there every time I went to Singapore, I loved Singapore, even when my mom ill I take her to Mount E hospital instead of indonesia hospitals. Feel sorry about the stores and food court I hope they were insured which I not sure they are... Fell sorry about the exotic cars I am sure they're insured but I think the owner should be living in house instead of condos.
 

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No matter how rich one is, if something that we bought we hard earn money,
I bet they will feel terribly sad..what's more for us to the pain even though
is not our car.

Just cars like those aren't suppose to have such sad ending..but Since the
water level is not that high like some said, I think can still be save.
 

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FYI, the owner of that green Porsche GT3RS only bought his car few days ago and already destroyed.
 

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FYI, the owner of that green Porsche GT3RS only bought his car few days ago and already destroyed.
Just bad luck I guess...but hope nothing serious damage...since the car was not
start up during the floods...really heartbreaking...

Guess, many exotics owners may not really want to park in basement anymore
after this case :hmmmm:
 

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abahdanni : i live in condo yet my parking lot at level 2. i dun think condo or landed house is the case here.
 

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i was there on tat day, really heavy rain since early morning, not only orchard road is flooding, others area too
 

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But most insurance company will not cover natural disasters. Not easy to find one that willing to take the risk like floods in Malaysia. If you say Tornado, maybe they willing to cover...cuz chances of that happen is very very low...:wink:
 

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But most insurance company will not cover natural disasters. Not easy to find one that willing to take the risk like floods in Malaysia. If you say Tornado, maybe they willing to cover...cuz chances of that happen is very very low...:wink:
my insurance right now uni asia covers against floods and various other natural disasters
and its only extra rm 100
i think its worth the extra just in case
 

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Ya, but not a cheap half cut...not sure any of the exotic still drivable or not...:frown:
 

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LOL! happen to decide to go through all my threads again...:rofl: