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18 Sep 2018 | 09:20 AM UTC

Singapore: Temporary power outage early September 18

Singapore News Alert

Parts of Singapore hit by a 30-minute blackout early on Tuesday, September 18; 150,000 people affected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Singapore

Event

Parts of Singapore were hit by a blackout, affecting 150,000 residential and commercial customers as well as street lighting, early on Tuesday, September 18. Electricity was disrupted for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 01:20 (local time) in 19 areas: Jurong, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Pandan Loop, Aljunied, Geylang, Tanjong Rhu, Mountbatten, Kembangan, Bedok, East Coast, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Mandai, Admiralty, Sembawang, and Woodlands.

Context

The blackout was due to a partial loss of electricity supply from two power generation companies. The last major blackout occurred on June 1 in the Central Business District, affecting the area for half an hour.

 

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