A massive power outage hit the central parts of Singapore earlier this afternoon. The affected areas included Chinatown Point, Hong Lim Complex, and some buildings at the Central Business District (CBD) such as OUE Downtown Gallery, The Arcade and Clifford Centre.
According to a Facebook post by SP Group, “An estimated 3,156 customers were affected”.
They added that, “Electricity supply to parts of Raffles Quay, Robinson Road and Shenton Way was disrupted at about 2.41pm today”.
“Electricity supply was progressively restored via remote switching. Supply was fully restored within 34 minutes, by 3.15pm today,” the post read.
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A Twitter user posted a video of employees using their smartphones as a source of light in a dark office.
Most at work were rather enthused; taking to social media to update about this unscheduled ‘break’ during the workday.
One Twitter user, Gurmit Singh, told all of his staff they that they could leave, only to have the power come back on shortly after.
He tweeted, “Told the office staff to go home when I found out several buildings were affected by the blackout. A few slipped out before the power came back on. You snooze you lose.”
Others spoke about the huge crack along Adam road along with the blackout and prophesized about the end of the world.
Most netizens just wanted to end work early on a Friday.