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Ponding

The rain yesterday and another recent one caused massive and bad flooding across many areas in Singapore, namely, Chestnut Road, Dunearn Road, Upper Bukit Timah, Punggol, Tampines and Pasir Ris etc.

Over the years, Singapore has invested many hundreds of millions, maybe even billions of dollars to widen our monsoon drains and other measures to alleviate flooding etc and so I ask why, who, which, when, what and how happen to our seemingly more and more frequent and severe flooding?

Flooding imposes severe cost to our economy. Economic activities are affected, motorists and pedestrians on the roads face real and present danger and properties in flood prone areas face downwards price pressure etc.

Unlike China, Singapore is a very, very small place without high mountains and big rivers and for a very rich country like Singapore with our million dollars earning pap ministars in charge, I ask if they are not ashamed?

Younger Singaporeans may not know and understand enough and older, blind and hardcore sucking pap suckerporeans will not want to understand but if only we can continue to have a truly strong and competent political leadership in men like the late LKY, Goh Keng Swee and Hon Sui Sen etc in charge post LKY era, we can still continue to loudly proclaim to the world that everything works in Singapore, unfortunately, this pap government couldn’t hide those floods and so many other of their screw-ups.

It is so sad to know that today, we merely have pap ministars who are without doubt, better educated and very senior former military officers but their education and their senior military ranks didn’t translate into better governance standards for the benefit of the people or the country. To a large extend, their better education merely translates into fatter paychecks for themselves.

They are, to me, a bunch of can talk very well and know how to pay themselves very well but couldn’t perform half as much pap ministars. It would be an insult to compare them to those very outstanding and selfless pap old guard ministers. I dare say that if the late MM were still around, many of them would have join the unemployed ranks.

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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20 Responses to “Ponding”

  • data dynamics:

    We have the world’s TALK COCK GOVERNMENT who also tops in TAICHI-ing.
    They hold the Olympics’ Gold in both categories and remain unchallenged.
    Clap ,clap and more CRAPS!

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  • Puddling not Ponding:

    Come on, it’s not Ponding lah!
    It’s just Puddling for frogs to be brought to a slow agonising boil.
    Puddling is much much smaller than Ponding, kay…

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  • MarBowling:

    THINK that IF the MM(MasterMind)is still KICKING AROUND, and STANDING on the side of his bunch of World Class Ministers, the COMMENTS he would pass on the RECENT PONDING INCIDENTS in various parts of SinKapore would be: No amount of ENGINEERING in the World would ALLEVIATE these PONDING stuffs as it’s AN ACT OF GOD! Let’s MOVE ON!

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  • No Blame Culture:

    The no blame organisation first thing was trying to blame the contractor. If the contractors are at fault why approved payment? Where were their QC & Inspections went?

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  • Lie Con u eat shit:

    It always makes me wonder why people like the GENERAL NG who sank NOL and SPH is still there instead of being SHOWED THE DOOR. If you ask me the 4th generation ministers ARE MEDICORE AT BEST.

    PAP should put political differences aside and put appoint DR PAUL THAMBAYA to had the MTF. The present MTF sees to be getting nowhere and seriously doubt the daily figures that are put out.

    Yagolt Ibramin use to say FLOODING ONCE IN FIFTY YEARS now it is PONDING EVERY YEAR.

    Frankly SINGAPOREANS DESERVE A MUCH MUCH MORE BETTER TEAM.

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  • Brainless Idiot Vote In Idiots:

    It all boiled down to the quality of the top man. If he is man of substance and of high standard, his down-lines will have substance and high standard.

    If he has an idiot standard, he needs Tom, Dick & Harry supporters (polampars) to stay there, not men with high standard. All men with high standard will be ‘kicked’ out by him to make him look good.

    But to choose an idiot to lead is an out-of-this-universe act by an idiotic 61. We are done for, by our owns.

    Lie Con u eat shit:
    It always makes me wonder why people like the GENERAL NG who sank NOL and SPH is still there instead of being SHOWED THE DOOR. If you ask me the 4th generation ministers ARE MEDICORE AT BEST.

    PAP should put political differences aside and put appoint DR PAUL THAMBAYA to had the MTF. The present MTF sees to be getting nowhere and seriously doubt the daily figures that are put out.

    Yagolt Ibramin use to say FLOODING ONCE IN FIFTY YEARS now it is PONDING EVERY YEAR.

    Frankly SINGAPOREANS DESERVE A MUCH MUCH MORE BETTER TEAM.

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  • once in 50 years:

    Ever since a clown came out to comment that a certain flash flood happened only once in 50 years, this little red dot has experienced many 50-years type of floods in less than 10 years!!
    One of the main reasons for the frequent floods is that the rain water is unable to drain off quickly enough. This is mainly due to the de-vegetation and deforestation of huge pieces of land and open fields, and convert them into building condos sites!!
    During heavy rain falls coupled with high tide, the rain water can’t drain off fast enough, as everywhere are concrete surfaces, unlike open fields where water can be soaked through the ground very quickly.
    The widening of drains and canals are good only during normal rainfalls to cope with the rain water!!
    The speed of the construction of building of condos is faster than the speed of the works widening the canals, thus by the time the canals are widened, the amount of water the canals were designed to drained off, is hopelessly inadequate. Thus, we come back to square one, have to widen the canals again!!
    And another clown has commented that no amount of engineering can solve the flooding problem!!

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  • KT2:

    And one more thing. When they made a mistake or a big blunder, they are backed up with “no-blame-culture mentality” and quietly continuing to collect their usual millions $$$ !!! To their emperor w/o clothes, it is difficult to replace them as we are shortage of talents ! Did you hear them sacking or demoting their so-called talents ? You only hear them in private commercial companies, right ?

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  • nitrogen:

    didn’t pap say it is once in 50 years?

    just like pap saying HDB values go up, which is a lie, the 50 years ponding said by pap is a lie too.

    we know what the problem is. it is the marina barrage gone wrong. ever since it was built, the pap island has been ponding 50 times per year, not once every 50 years.

    stupid people cannot hire smart people. the smart people all belong to PSP WP and their supporters. the stupid people are in pap and includes 61% cotton sheep. PERIOD.

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  • water surface runoff:

    aiyoh. when you start to see ponding in 1 in 50 years, 1 in 10 yrs, 1 in 5 yrs, 3 in 1 yr , then you can start to extrapolate that more such occasions are going to get worse and worse ???

    more so in a concrete jungle like sinkie land as more and more ground area is concrete ??? Huge volume of rain water (climax and weather change ??) may not discharge fast enough to the right place or the right place (canals, drains built to withstand past conditions where there were not many buildings and underground structures like train lines and tunnels ???? ) are not wide enough or the concrete levelling for water surface runoff may conflict among one another in certain areas (given more new buildings and concrete grounds) ???

    and with lesser and lesser natural ground (deforestation in many parts of sinkie land where lots of natural greenery has been decimated ??) for rain water to seep underground ???

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  • already now population is abou:

    //is a very, very small place without high mountains and big rivers and for a very rich country like Singapore with our million dollars earning pap ministars in charge, I ask if they are not ashamed?//

    they ashamed meh ?? so 6.9m or 10m still on or not ??? wait some white idiots would say plans already made many many years ago to clear existing greenery (aka forests) to build buildings (for whom ??) when already now population is about 5.6m ??????

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  • Natural aristocrats you forgot:

    PAP Founding Chairman Dr. Toh Chin Chye: 1st DPM, 1st Minister of Health, 1st Minister of Science & Technology, Father of NUH, NUS, S’pore Poly.

    PAP 2nd Chairman, Ong Teng Cheong, Minister of National Development, Father of Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit system, and the Republic’s 1st Elected President; the PAP who got told off by Ahgong LKY in no uncertain terms – that it would take 56 man-years to audit Singapore’s national assets in response to the President’s inquiry into the workings of his own party.

    Simon, you need to drink more Milo lah….

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  • maths idiot:

    What a whinner, a bit of flood which subsided in a few hours, complain, complain, complain. You must have paid a lot of tax

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  • macro:

    Wrong.

    Singaporean deserves what they voted for.
    Don’t pretend to be victim, singaporean was never a victim.

    Lie Con u eat shit:
    Frankly SINGAPOREANS DESERVE A MUCH MUCH MORE BETTER TEAM.

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  • macro:

    The ponding is a result of bad planning.
    The marina barrage is the main cause.

    The solution? To widen and deepen the canals.

    MarBowling:
    THINK that IF the MM(MasterMind)is still KICKING AROUND, and STANDING on the side of his bunch of World Class Ministers, the COMMENTS he would pass on the RECENT PONDING INCIDENTS in various parts of SinKapore would be: No amount of ENGINEERING in the World would ALLEVIATE these PONDING stuffs as it’s AN ACT OF GOD! Let’s MOVE ON!

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  • Smart Nation:

    It’s not going to be once in 50 years. You can expect this to happen every time you have several hours or days of heavy rain. When forests and natural vegetations are replaced by concrete jungle, water on the surface will have to be drained out quickly. They have tried to improve the drainage but it doesn’t seem to stop the recurrent flood. They will point fingers at global warming, climate change, rising sea level; anything except their contribution to the problem.

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  • Guess:

    Guess during repeated heavy rains Palau Ubin and Tekong no flooding or ponding anywhere.

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  • xoxo:

    This is just the beginning of the *crack* at the tip of the ICEBERG,MORE AND MORE TO COME.
    WHATS THIS sMALL PONDing?
    The G CAN EVEN BOCHUP IF MORE SENIOR DIE FROM CECA-DELTA MUTANT IMPORTS?
    You check what i comment here.
    OYK says THOSE NOT VACCINATED SENIORS TO *EXPECT* SERIOUS INFECTION N EVEN FATALITY from COVID!!!
    WOW! DAMN FARKING *PROFOUND* ,THAT IDIOT SON-OF-A-GUN must be thinking of his daft arrogance?!

    No OPPO MP CARES,then who cares?

    The ANNOINTED OPPO LEEder diam dian only!!!

    If a GOVT KNOWS FULL WELL THAT THEY ARE IMPORTING GERMS THAT CAN KILL AND STILL DO IT ,DO YOU THINK IT IS A RESPONSIBLE GOVT do you,DO THEY???

    CECA-DELTA FTs were GETTING DUMPED INTO TINY SG EVEN AS G SPENT BILLION$ AND A LOCKDWON!
    COMMUNITY CASES NEAR ZERO THEN WHEN IMPORTED *CASES* WERE HIGH.

    THESE IMPORTED CASES,QUARANTINED HERE,ARE MAINLY THE ONES WHO CARRIED DELTA HERE ,CAN MTF MINISTERS N PROF MAK HONESTLY DENY?

    THE G IS RIDICULOUS!
    ITS LIKE *NO WORRIES,WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR INFECTED CITIZENS BY HELPING YOU TO QUARANTINE THEM IN MY TINY COUNTRY.
    WE RELEASE THEM AFTER 14 DAYS SO THEY CAN GO AROUND N SPREAD DELTA TO OUR CITIZENS ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO REFUSE VACCINATION???

    THIS IS UNLIKE NZ.

    THE PAP IS A BUNCH OF THUGS BASHING OWN COUNYRYMEN FROM JOBS TO IMPORTING ILLNESSES EVEN WHEN OTHER BIGGER FIRST WORLD NATIONS ARE AVOIDING???

    ARROGANCE COMES WITH FOOLISHNESS,THEY CANNOT BE SEPARATED.
    WHY SCHOLARS HERE ARE DAMN DAFT?

    BETTER NOT HAVE THEM IN G.

    BE CAREFUL WHO YOU VOTE.
    STOP BEING DAFT yourselves!

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    If the bastard is alive he will have the idiotic minister by his side like a obedient puppy and declare ” No engineering FEAT can avoid this “ponding”…with all the ngineering “feat” above ground A Facet & Illusion…what happens below ground is your guess…do you KNOW where the debri of a renovated house is dumped?
    ..toilet bowls and water pipes causing choking and the culprits go laughing to the banks n sending money back home

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  • stylish 1st class hypocrites:

    //They will point fingers at global warming, climate change, rising sea level; anything except their contribution to the problem.//

    in fact, the most industrialized countries are the most stylish 1st class hypocrites (sinkie land is also one of them ???) who go for climax change meetings on the pretense of wanting to do something badly to alleviate climax change ??

    industrialized countries (or the concentrated rich at the top of the pyramid ?? ) constantly need even more gdp to grow and more of this growth is all about consumption & materialism (e.g wasteful consumption, deforestation, buildings needing materials or raw resources to be extracted and produced hence damaging the earth or forests, tearing down reasonable good buildings (enbloc) and rebuilding in the nice name of development, constant renewal and demand, etc, etc) ???

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