96 areas in S’pore that are flood prone or low-lying, according to PUB

Water, water everywhere.

Belmont Lay | December 24, 2016, 11:02 PM

Heavy rains caused flash floods in several areas in Singapore on Saturday, Dec. 24 evening.

Vehicles stalled along Paya Lebar and Eunos area resulting in traffic jams, while Upper Thomson became waterlogged as a result of massive MRT construction works there (photo above and photos below).

The National Environment Agency issued a weather alert at 5pm, as thundery showers over many areas of Singapore were registered.

Upper Thomson (Source) Upper Thomson (Source)

Upper Thomson (Source) Upper Thomson (Source)

Eunos (Source) Eunos (Source)

And instead of wondering why is Singapore flooded whenever it pours these days, the public can get more information on PUB’s website about where flood prone areas lie.

According to PUB’s definition, flood prone areas are those areas which are low-lying, with a history of flooding.

Hotspots, on the other hand, are areas which are not low-lying but had experienced flash floods.

PUB’s achievement over the years has been the reduction of flood prone areas in Singapore from about 3,200 hectares in the 1970s to 30.5 hectares today, as there are and have been numerous ongoing drainage improvement works.


Here is a list of flood prone areas in Singapore:

1 Hong Kah area

2 Second Chin Bee Road

3 Commonwealth Ave / Commonwealth Drive / Queensway

4 Jalan Mat Jambol

5 Neo Pee Teck Lane / Pasir Panjang

6 Admiralty Road West near Sembawang shipyard

7 Clover Park Estate

8 Jalan Taman

9 Stevens Road / Balmoral Road

10 Farrer Park Area (including Thomson Road / Derbyshire Road) / Farrer Park Field

11 Waterloo St / Albert St / Bencoolen St / Princep Steet

12 Jalan Besar Area

13 King George’s Avenue (People’s Association HQ)

14 CTE near slip road to Moulmein Road

15 Jalan Mashor

16 Delta Road / River Valley Road / Delta Avenue

17 Alexandra Road / Jervois Road / Bishopsgate Road

18 Lower Delta Road / Alexandra Road

19 Leng Kee Road

20 Beach Road

21 Margaret Drive / Tanglin Road

22 South Bridge Road / North Canal Road / Upp Hokkien St / Upp Pickering St

23 Indus Road

24 Zion Road (Boys’ Brigade HQ)

25 Delta Ave (APSN Delta Senior School)

26 Langsat Road Area

27 Rose Lane

28 Sennett Estate (Puay Hee Ave, Siang Kuang Ave, Wan Tho Ave, Jln Kemboja,

Mulberry Ave and Jln Wangi)

29 Meyer Road / Fort Road / Arthur Road / Margate Road / Ramsgate Road

30 Jalan Seaview / Tanjong Katong Road South

31 Jalan Gembira

32 Jalan Benaan Kapal

33 Service road off Tampines Road (near Jalan Teliti)

34 Lorong Buangkok

35 Mimosa Walk

36 Mindef’s Changi Camp off Farnborough Road

37 Bedok South Road / Bedok South Ave 1

38 Chin Cheng Ave

39 Lorong H Telok Kurau near Siglap Canal

40 Upp East Coast Road (junction with Parbury Avenue)

41 New Upper Changi Road (Chye Heng Garden)

*Flood prone areas are those areas which are low-lying, with a history of flooding

Hotspots in Singapore that experienced flash floods:

1. Alexandra Rd/ Pasir Panjang Rd/ Telok Blangah Rd junction

2. Dunearn Road from Wilby Road to Blackmore Drive

3. Cuscaden Rd / Tomlinson Rd junction

4. Orchard Road/ Claymore Drive Junction

5. Orchard Road/ Scotts Road Junction

6. Napier Rd/ Tanglin Rd Junction

7. Orchard/ Cuscaden Road Junction

8. Cuscaden Rd

9. Shenton Way/ Boon Tat Street/ Boon Tat Link

10. Craig Rd / Tg Pagar Rd Junction

11. Maxwell Road / Tg Pagar Road Junction

12. Tiong Bahru Rd

13. Merryn Road's slip road towards PIE

14. PIE towards Jurong before Whitley Road near 18.5km

15. Balestier Road near Prome Road

16. Mandalay Road/ Minbu Road Junction

17. Mayflower Ave /Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Junction

18. Upper Thomson Road/ Jalan Keli

19. Kampong Ampat

20. Upper Paya Lebar Road

21. Harding Rd

22. Sixth Ave / Bt Timah Rd junction

23. Stevens Close

24. PIE towards Airport after Bedok exit (7.5km)

25. TPE below Punggol West Flyover

26. Jalan Tari Zapin (near Jalan Kayu)

27. Mandai Road/ Woodlands Road Junction

28. Tanah Merah Besar Rd

29. Aviation Drive

30. Sunset Terrace/ Drive/ Way

31. Hillview Avenue/ Hillview Road

32. Tampines Road (opp. Jalan Teliti)

33. Mount Elizabeth

34. Chai Chee Road/ Upper Changi Road junction

35. Lorong 1/ Lorong 2 Toa Payoh junction

36. Arumugam Road

37. Macpherson Road / Harvey Road Junction

38. Boon Keng Rd / Bendemeer Road

39. Yishun Ave 2/Yishun Ave 5 (Slip Road)

40. KJE (2km, towards PIE) to Woodlands Road (Slip Road)

41. Woodlands Road /Mandai Estate Junction

42. Jalan Boon Lay (near International Road)

43. Boon Lay Way/Corporation Road (Slip Road)

44. Lorong Kismis

45. Enterprise Road

46. Chin Bee Ave (near Third Chin Bee Road)

47. Lower Delta Road / Telok Blangah Rise

48. Ulu Pandan Road to Clementi Road (Slip Road)

49. Dunearn Road (between Yarwood Ave and Binjai Park)

50. Thomson Road (near Novena Rise)

51. Ang Mo Kio Ave 3/ Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Junction

52. Yio Chu Kang Rd (near Wimbley Residence)

53. Lor 1 Geylang/ Geylang Rd (Junction)

54. Hougang Ave 8

55. Woodlands Ave 10 /Gambas Ave junction


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