Tree falls on old canteen near Seletar Camp during storm

A tree fell during a storm on Tuesday morning, damaging parts of kampung-style coffee shop 398 canteen which has been in business since 1969.
A tree fell during a storm on Tuesday morning, damaging parts of kampung-style coffee shop 398 canteen which has been in business since 1969.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Parts of the coffee shop, including the toilet and a prayer altar, were damaged
Parts of the coffee shop, including the toilet and a prayer altar, were damagedPHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
The tree, said to be three-storey high, smashed through the roof of 398 canteen at Piccadilly Road near Seletar Camp.
The tree, said to be three-storey high, smashed through the roof of 398 canteen at Piccadilly Road near Seletar Camp. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Mr Zhou told Shin Min that the canteen will be closed for the next two to three days to carry out repair works. He estimated his losses to be about $1,200.
Mr Zhou told Shin Min that the canteen will be closed for the next two to three days to carry out repair works. He estimated his losses to be about $1,200.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A tree fell during a storm on Tuesday morning, damaging parts of a kampung-style coffee shop which has been in business since 1969.

The tree, said to be three-storey high, smashed through the roof of 398 canteen at Piccadilly Road near Seletar Camp, Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported.

No one was hurt in the incident which took place around 2am.

But parts of the coffee shop, including the toilet and a prayer altar, were damaged. The owner told Shin Min that the canteen will be closed for the next two to three days to carry out repair works. He estimated his losses to be about $1,200.

Named after the address 398 Piccadilly Road, the yesteryear coffee shop used to be a clubhouse for the British military. It is now frequented by foreign workers and national servicemen.