There are many things that frustrate us driving on Singapore roads, everything from the numerous ERP gantries to the inevitable peak hour jams on the expressway.
But even at your journey’s end, there are a lot of carparks in Singapore, both old and new, that want to challenge your driving skills.
Check out these 9 notoriously narrow and difficult to manoeuvre in.
This small, old carpark barely fits two cars abreast, making going up to higher levels while another car is coming the other way a mightily harrowing experience. Also, the turn onto the exit ramp is a narrow and steep 90-degree turn, and its odd location would likely necessitate a three point turn.
NEXT: Burlington Square →
When there are even signs that have been put up to warn drivers of tight corners, you know this is a problematic one. Lots of pillars, ungodly turning radiuses, narrow lots, this one has it all. Add to that the fact that the pillars and sharp turns create a ton of blind corners, and you have yourself a recipe for disaster.
NEXT: Chevron House →
Tucked down a side street in the heart of the Central Business District, the entrance to the carpark is deceivingly spacious. Once you venture in, though, the carpark immediately clams up, with the narrow and acutely angled ramps forcing you worryingly close to the walls.
NEXT: Clifford Centre →
Definitely not for the weak at heart, this incredibly narrow yet packed carpark has ramps that are tight and has high sidewalls on both sides, making it too easy to scrape a bumper. The acute angle makes its especially hard to see over your bonnet.
NEXT: Eastpoint Mall →
The ramp to the upper ground carpark features two sharp bends in quick succession – not kind to long cars at all. This probably explains why while its neigh impossible to get a parking lot in the basement, the upstairs carpark is pretty empty.
NEXT: Peace Centre →
Oh, where do we begin with this one? A dark and complicated layout gives the Peace Centre carpark a labryinth-like quality, and we definitely found ourselves lost a couple of times. Couple that with the narrow yet long entry and exit ramps, together with the crampness and claustrophobic feel of the carpark, and you will be in for an absolute driving misery.
NEXT: Tampines Mart →
This carpark is actually pretty spacious, but it has one major problem: When accessing the upper floors, the ramps are incredibly narrow and at a 90-degree angle, leaving you with very little room to manoeuvre. It is no wonder that cars can be seen waiting downstairs, instead of venturing to the higher floors.
NEXT: Tampines Street 81 MSCP →
The entrance and exit of this carpark are effectively like doing an ‘S’ course, only on a steep incline and completely blind. Extensive scrape marks on the walls and stretching the length of both ramps stand as evidence of the numerous victims claimed.
NEXT: Tong Eng Building →
A narrow carpark with blind 90-degree turns into the up/down ramps, the layout of the carpark means its hard to see traffic when coming off the ramps. The old carpark design also means the EPS terminal at the exit is awkwardly placed in the middle of the lane, as opposed to at the downward ramp.
NEXT: Bukit Timah Shopping Centre →
By Desmond Chan, sgCarMart, June 2016
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