Preschool kids mindblown as water cascades down staircase in Telok Blangah

Not something you see every day.

Nigel Chua | August 24, 2021, 04:39 PM

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Weather forecasts predicting thundery showers and wet weather in the second half of August have turned out to be accurate, as recent events have proved.

Amid news of exceptionally heavy rainfall on Aug. 24, and floods in various parts of Singapore, a gaggle of preschoolers was captured on video going gaga over the magnificent sight of rain cascading down a staircase.

If you don't want to hear the children enthusiastically cooing "wah" in unison, here's a GIF showing what captured their attention:

via sgSecret on Telegram

The video, apparently taken by someone at the preschool, shows a torrent of water coming down the narrow staircase, before flowing over a circular steps at the bottom of the staircase.

Remarkably, the walkway between the preschool and the staircase appears to have been kept relatively dry, with most of the rain flowing into a drain at the walkway's edge.

Here's what the staircase looks like without water cascading down:

Photo by Lim Jia Jin on Google Maps.

The preschool, Appleland Playhouse, is located in a Depot Road HDB estate which overlooks the hilly Southern Ridges area.

And it just so happens that the particular window of the preschool looks out onto a staircase linking the HDB estate to Telok Blangah Hill Park.

Screenshot via Google Maps.

Great opportunity for a lesson about the water cycle.

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