‘The Upside Down’: Pipe leakage in Peninsula Shopping Centre reminds netizens of Stranger Things, Singapore News

Is this the Upside Down or Peninsula Buying Centre? Don’t get worried, Vecna’s not coming to town.

In a TikTok movie posted by Febsatulapan on Monday (July 25), black liquid could be noticed leaking from the ceiling in a prevalent corridor and pooling up on the floor at Peninsula Purchasing Centre.

The TikTok online video has racked up about 85,200 sights, with the scene reminding netizens of the ‘Upside Down’, an alternate dimension in the Netflix present Stranger Things.

Vecna is a character from that show.

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In the opinions area, some netizens when compared that scene to the Stranger Items sequence when others connected the pool of liquid to the black goo in the film Venom.

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Present references apart, other end users also came up with pretty resourceful explanations for the leak.

“Sorry I was washing my paintbrushes upstairs but the sink clogged,” chimed just one person. 

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And whilst these netizens seemed instead alarmed at the black liquid flowing down from the pipes, the proprietor of a clothing alteration shop — the device found directly following to the pipe at the mall — seemed somewhat nonplussed about the incident. 

Through a mobile phone interview with AsiaOne, the woman, who is in her 70s stated in Mandarin: “It was an accident, it has occurred just before at a different corner on the exact same level.” 

This female, who declined to be named, said she wasn’t too worried as the black liquid did not seep into her unit. 

The woman, who has been working her organization at the mall for about two many years, added that the cleaners took an hour or so to mop up the mess instead swiftly, so her organization wasn’t influenced.

“One particular or two hrs doesn’t make significantly of a distinction, the losses that we manufactured in the course of the Covid-19 lockdown were considerably even worse,” she added. 

A spokesman from the mall instructed AsiaOne that the black liquid was from a drainage pipe leakage that happened at around 11.50am on Monday, and that the problem has since been rectified with no models influenced.

He also clarified that the leakage was not damaging. 

“We named a contractor to deal with the challenge and our cleaners were cooperative,” reported the spokesperson.

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