10 Jan '12, 12am

Lucky Plaza, Liat Towers basement shops come up with their own solutions after last month's floods

Lucky Plaza, Liat Towers basement shops come up with their own solutions after last month's floods

LIAT TOWERS: A worker laying bricks for a new wall around the basement of Liat Towers on Saturday. The building management has invested in the $17,000, 60cm-high wall to prevent flood water from entering the shops on that level. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN Besieged shop owners in the basements of Lucky Plaza and Liat Towers have come up with solutions of their own after the flood last month, the third in two years. At Liat Towers, the building management has invested in a $17,000, 60cm-high wall to keep flood water from turning its basement into a pond again. It has also hired a consultant to assess whether its pumps are sufficient. The management had previously spent $220,000 on pop-up floodgates, and $11,000 on small flood barriers in front of fast-food outlet Wendy's, coffee outlet Starbucks and clothing retailer Massimo Dutti to block flood water. Mr Chik Hai Lam, the...

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