Ceiling leaks at Lucky Plaza after heavy rain

Shops effected by leakages at Orchard mall Lucky Plaza on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Shops effected by leakages at Orchard mall Lucky Plaza on Saturday, July 4, 2015. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
One of the lifts could not be used as it was waterlogged, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Thursday.
One of the lifts could not be used as it was waterlogged, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Thursday. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
The water had dripped on a mobile phone shop on the ground floor of the 34-year-old shopping centre on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
The water had dripped on a mobile phone shop on the ground floor of the 34-year-old shopping centre on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - Two floors at Orchard mall Lucky Plaza was drenched for a second time in a week after the ceiling started leaking during a downpour on Wednesday evening.

One of the lifts could not be used as it was waterlogged, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Thursday. This is the second incident following leakages on Saturday, the report said.

A few workers were seen using pipes to draw the water from the first and second floors and the lift.

The water had dripped on a mobile phone shop on the ground floor of the 34-year-old shopping centre.

Shop manager Mr Lu, 32, told Wanbao this happens every time it rains.

On Saturday (July4), Mr Lu said some mobile phone boxes got wet, and he had to sell the handsets at half price.

More shops appeared to be affected on Saturday, including shops selling accessories, clothing and shoes.

Shop owners said on Saturday that some of their goods were damaged.

In 2013, Lucky Plaza installed a 150m-long, automatic pop-up flood barrier system after floods inundated the basement in 2010 and 2011.