Netizen 24 SGP: Power outage hits parts of central Singapore

By On June 01, 2018

Power outage hits parts of central Singapore

SINGAPORE: A power outage hit several parts of central Singapore on Friday afternoon (Jun 1).

A check on social media showed traffic lights were not working, while netizens tweeted about buildings in darkness.

Nicholas, who works in the CBD and who only wanted to be identified by his first name, told Channel NewsAsia he heard from friends who also work in the area that the power in City House, Clifford Centre and The Arcade was out.

Ms Angela Ang, who works at a photocopying service shop in The Arcade said the lights went out at 3pm and came on again at about 3.30pm. Staff at a moneychanger said their systems were down and that there were long lines of people waiting.

Power outage hits several parts of Singapore including the Lau Pa Sat food market. (Photo: Marc)

"Bl ackout in Chinatown area right now. Dark in Chinatown Point and Hong Lim complex," posted Twitter user Zann Kwan.

The Twitter user posted a video showing what appeared to be an office in darkness, with employees using their smartphones for light.

"Power outage at The Arcade," posted Twitter user gurmit singh. "Lifts unresponsive too. Seems like whole building."

A witness said The Arcade experienced a power outage at around 2.40pm, Jun 1, 2018. (Photo: Angela Ang)

Several HDB blocks in Chinatown including at Block 4 Sago Lane and at Blocks 333 and 334 Kreta Ayer Road were left without power, according to residents who spoke to the Jalan Besar Town Council. The Public Utilities Board was checking a power supply station in the area, according to a resident.

Marc, an executive who works near Cecil Street and who only wanted to be identified by his first name, t old Channel NewsAsia that the traffic lights at Robinson Road were experiencing a power failure at around 2.20pm, but that traffic was light and that "all vehicles slowed down" when approaching the junctions.

He added that power was back at around 3.15pm.

A stall at Hong Lim Food Centre during the power outage. (Photo: Jacky Kong)

Source: CNA/nc(hm)Source: Google News

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