• Short Summary

    WITH NO RAINFALL FOR SOME MONTHS, SINGAPORE IS SUFFERING FROM A SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF WATER, AND RATIONING HAS BEEN ENFORCED.

  • Description

    WITH NO RAINFALL FOR SOME MONTHS, SINGAPORE IS SUFFERING FROM A SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF WATER, AND RATIONING HAS BEEN ENFORCED.

    WITH TEMPERATURES APPROACHING 100 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT (32 DEGREES CENTIGRADE) THE THREE RESERVOIRS WHICH SUPPLY THE WATER FOR THE STATE ARE AT A CRITICALLY LOW LEVEL.

    THE TEBRAU WATERWORKS IN JOHORE, SOUTH OF MALAYA, WHICH IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF SINGAPORE'S SUPPLIES, HAS DROPPED CONSIDERABLY.THIS HAS FORCED THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT TO IMPOSE ISLAND-WIDE WATER RATIONING FOR 12 HOURS EVERY DAY -- FROM 8 A.M.TO 8 P.M.

    DRAINS AND SEWERS IN THE CITY AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES ARE BADLY BLOCKED.THE FIRE BRIGADE, WITH THE AID OF GOVERNMENT LABOURERS, ARE WASHING THE DRAINS AND STREETS IN CERTAIN AREAS WITH SALT WATER DRAWN FROM THE SEA.

    HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE RATIONING, VILLAGE HOUSEWIVES ARE GATHERED AT PUBLIC STANDPIPES TO DO THEIR WASHING.OTHERS CARRY HOME BUCKETS OF PRECIOUS WATER, TO LAST THEM UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY'S RATIONING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2Q2O4NSL8T7N0IJ8L7PVS0QAA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Q2O4NSL8T7N0IJ8L7PVS0QAA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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