07 Jun '11, 11pm

Tessarina's S$90,000 investment that kept the flood waters at bay

Tessarina's S$90,000 investment that kept the flood waters at bay

SINGAPORE: When the heavens opened on Sunday morning, Tessarina condominium resident, Dr Audrey Tan, was worried and yet filled with anticipation at the same time. The building at Wilby Road, off Bukit Timah Road, had been flooded twice, and Dr Tan, the chairman of the condominium's flood committee, told MediaCorp: "Sunday was a real test since Wilby Road was raised ... Now we know that the raising of the road was very successful." The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the PUB had completed a three-month project in January to raise the road level by almost a metre in some areas. This was critical in preventing flooding outside Tessarina condo on Sunday, said Dr Tan. The condominium was badly hit during the Bukit Timah floods in November 2009. After it was flooded again last July, a flood committee was set up to tackle the problem. By February, the residents had pooled S$9...

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