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Take extra care when you park at Bedok Town Centre

By SYF77 on 02 Dec 2011

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I was heading to Bedok Town Centre on a Sunday afternoon to shop for groceries. I entered the open air carpark via New Upper Changi Road and had to look for a parking lot at the inner carpark behind Block 205 as it was quite crowded. I was appalled at the condition of the carpark as there was this wide gap between the parking lot and the curb which could easily swallow a tire.

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The above photo shows gap from the side view. Under the broad daylight, I was able to spot potential danger and ensured that my car kept a distance from it. During night time, the gap might be less visible. Should the front wheels go into the gap, there is a risk of damaging the lower portion of the bumper as it scraps onto the curb. Cars fitted with body kits are at a greater risk due to the reduced clearance space between the bumper and the ground. In addition, the driver probably needs to rev very hard to get the wheels out of the gap. This can be dangerous in a busy carpark as the car may leap forward or backward (depending whether you park head-in or tail-in) suddenly. In the worst case scenario, a pedestrian could be caught off guard.

The other parts of the carpark are not in a favorable condition as well. The East Coast Town Council is just in front of the carpark. Hope the folks in the Town Council are aware of the problem.
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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Darthrevan Dec 02 2011 10:02 PM
if the damage seemed to be there a long time ago..probably the Town Council does not know..someone have to feedback to them..that's how things work in SG
Mecontle Dec 03 2011 01:36 AM
who so smart plant a fat tree there
Dwee Dec 06 2011 10:22 AM
As mentioned. The Town Council is just in front of the carpark. Are they hiring the blind people or totally ignorant about it ? ? ?
I salute the engineer that came up with the designing of the wide gap between the parking lot and the curb. It makes ma wonder does having good education equals to intelligent ? ? ?
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