Saturday, October 17, 2009

Scenic Sunday: Storm water drain


I took this photo in a park at St Lukes In Mt Albert. You can see in the middle of the drain , it is only about three inches wide, and there is a trickle of water. Then I see on the fence a sign saying sudden flood warning. I remember not too long ago, some workmen thought they heard noise, and they spend hours searching from the storm water drain all the way to the sea. Eventually, they were satisfied there was no body.

In Singapore, such drains are called Monsoon drains. When the monsoon rain falls, they can become swift flowing rivers. Children sometimes play in them and when the torrent comes, they are unable to climb up and they drown.

In Sibu where I grew up, we too have such drains and we used to play in them. At low tide, it is a few inches deep or even a dry bed. At it's height, the water level is deeper than a grown up's head.

Last week, http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/10/nipped-off-in-bud.htmlLittle two year old Aisling Symes drowned in a storm water drain.

1 comment:

DoanLegacy said...

These are interesting angle and unique!