30th June 2004, 10:34 AM
CS does not tolerate such racist remarks...
Originally Posted by junyang
Please be aware that the whole world read what you have written....
As like what WolfGang have already wrote.......
If you are not sure of what to say i.e with multiple then please keep these remarks to your self....
30th June 2004, 10:36 AM
My TV also have been affected by the surge....
Got Discolored HALO around.......haha like using cokin filter....
Originally Posted by edwgoh
30th June 2004, 10:48 AM
AMK Ave 3
Illuminated by lights of passing vehicles... part of AMK Ave 3
Lasted less than 30 min here, but damn SCV did not come up till this morning.
30th June 2004, 10:55 AM
One of the few "lucky" blocks in the Bukit Batok area to be hit and lasted about 1.5 hours.
Just goes to show terrorists dun even have to target Singapore to bring us down...
30th June 2004, 11:04 AM
Yup each lift has its own battery-powered backup generator which kicks in if the power fails. The lift is programmed to use this power to go down to the nearest lift landing and open its doors. The doors will remain open to prevent ppl from using the lift until power is restored. It can power the fan and lights for at least 3-4 hrs I think.
Originally Posted by ST1100
But I think some ppl were still trapped in the lifts. ST reports that CD received more than 20 calls to rescue ppl trapped in lifts.
30th June 2004, 11:34 AM
why then are people still trapped in lifts?
Originally Posted by Garion
30th June 2004, 11:54 AM
No idea, perhaps the back-up power source failed? Or the lifts were older ones, not equipped with them?
Originally Posted by reachme2003
30th June 2004, 12:08 PM
Stuck in lifts
Gosh, sorry for those ppl stuck in lift....
Think this is the 1st time I kena blackout in this part of the world... the last blackout I experienced was the rolling blackout a few years ago in Sunnyvale (then it happened only in the day).
Last edited by oeyvind; 30th June 2004 at 12:15 PM.
30th June 2004, 01:16 PM
don't they had a spare key and at least a master key.
Originally Posted by oeyvind
30th June 2004, 01:58 PM
Jia Wang... "A photo is only as beautiful as the photographer's eyes can see."
My Eyes ;)
30th June 2004, 09:41 PM
I tell u la... my story best... i was happily surfing and PSing when i decided to click on the Kopitiam Forum... after which I saw the BLACKOUT thread..
Then as i clicked it, my internet died! haha.... Think the Cable substation thing also kena no power... haha...
Then i was like... Champion liao lor..=)
Haha... ok sorry for all the lahs, lehs, and lors... I think these kinda stories are best told with a generous dose of Singlish ( and in the Army, Hokkien vulgarities!
30th June 2004, 10:03 PM
Originally Posted by reachme2003
With regards to power faliure of this sort, its unneccessary to call police or CD.
Can inform the EMSU, they have access to ALL HDB blocks in Singapore. Except certain area under different political party.
How many of you ever remember the number at you lift lobby?
Different sectors in Singapore will have a number to call. How ever there are 2 such number, both are call EMSU
emergency/essential maintenance service unit.
1800-275-5555 or 1800-354-3333
These are 24 hours manned contact centre. These personnels are train to handle situation such as
1)MANTRAP - man trap in lift
2)Minor Pwr failure
5)They have contact numbers to ALL other emergency services.
Or visit this link to understand more.
Last edited by Aton; 30th June 2004 at 10:24 PM.
30th June 2004, 10:32 PM
i didn't know got this...
Originally Posted by Aton
my colleague keep on calling 995 to tell them...
'hello, some1 kenda trap inside the lift"
but of course didn't get thru'
30th June 2004, 10:43 PM
Actually all the lifts that are down, instantly sent a signal to these centre. So even before the person call any number, the centres should have received the signals.
Originally Posted by therat
I heard there were around 200 over mantrap last night, most were rescue by lift maintenance unit from Town Councils. They were most likely to be activated by the EMSU.
30th June 2004, 10:47 PM
30th June 2004, 10:49 PM
30th June 2004, 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by clive
But think they have changed the rescue procedure since.
Lifts should be levelled with the landing before the internal and external landing door can be opened.
If all back-up systems failed, there is still a crank at the lift motor room right at the roof top.
one rescuer will go up to manually wind the lift to the nearest landing. Imagine if its the older type lift.......level 1, 6, 11
1st July 2004, 01:48 AM
1st July 2004, 02:54 AM
1st July 2004, 05:55 AM
Originally Posted by yocoolboy
Ya Joo Chiat bo lights too.. maybe they willl take the chance to throw stuff into each other's house instead