Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Electricity

The power to the entire city went down from 10.30am until 4.00pm. Can you imagine what kind of havoc that causes in a city of 15 million people? Most factories and large offices have backup diesel generators, but without traffic lights the gridlock is doubly worse. We managed to keep half the factory running on the generator.

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We had a candlelight dinner last night because there was no power for 2 hours. Given that it was just our town house compound and the adjoining kampung (village) that was blacked out, I'm guessing someone in the kampung tried to splice a line off the mains again and blew out an insulator. Happens every few weeks or so.

Lucky for us our range and oven is gas, so we could still eat dinner.

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