Fallen trees block pathways in Yishun Park after thunderstorm

Joggers and passers-by were forced to take a detour after fallen trees blocked pathways in the park.
Joggers and passers-by were forced to take a detour after fallen trees blocked pathways in the park.PHOTOS: SERI DEWI SANGHA

SINGAPORE - Joggers and passers-by came across several fallen trees in Yishun Park on Wednesday (Jan 31) morning, after a bout of heavy rain the night before.

Photos sent to The Straits Times showed at least four such trees blocking pathways in the park.

Ms Seri Dewi Sangha, 31, usually cuts through the park on her route to work but was forced to take a detour.

"Every time I changed a path, the next path was blocked. In the end, I had to climb over one of the trees," said the radiologist at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

In a video sent by Yishun resident Lim Chee Kiang, several trees were completely uprooted.

The 19-year-old was making a delivery for UberEats when he encountered several blocked pathways in the park.

Several fallen trees were also spotted across Yishun on Tuesday after a storm in the evening.

 

"The wind was very strong and everything was being blown horizontally," said Ms Seri.

ST understands that contractors are in the process of clearing the fallen trees in the park. 

During the downpour on Tuesday, hailstones reportedly fell in Yishun and Seletar.

One resident told ST that she saw at least five hailstones that were the size of five-cent and 10-cent coins raining down onto the balcony floor of her home in Yishun.

The last time hailstones were reportedly seen in Singapore was in 2014 in Turf Club Road.