Man standing on bus stop seat at Changi Road

Singapore saw severe flooding today again across the island from Changi to Jurong, due to underfunded city drains.

Roads were unaccessible and numerous cars were submerged by the flood water. Water was seen coming out from the drains onto the streets instead, as nearby canals were filled.

Commuters were forced to stand on the seats of bus stops due to the severe flooding.

The Public Utilities Board (PUB) blamed the flood on the Bedok Canal, saying it was “filled to the brim”. The Bedok Canal was however constructed in 1970, and it then sat undeveloped for the next few decades.

The Singapore government was unable to explain the flooding for Jurong Town Hall Road.