Landslides in Singapore spiked in 2021, highest in past five years due to heavy rain

A landslide in Pasir Ris that was reported to the authorities by residents on Jan 2, 2021. PHOTO: CMG
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SINGAPORE - The number of landslides in Singapore spiked last year as a result of intense rainfall during the Republic's second-wettest year since 1980, The Straits Times has learnt.

Torrential downpours caused slopes to collapse in multiple parts of the island last year, felling trees and scarring infrastructure in areas such as Havelock, Fort Canning and Loyang. No injuries were reported.

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