Imagine going to work or going about your day when suddenly your office or home faces a blackout. If you’re at the office, then there’s a possibility of you having to go home early but if you’re just chilling at home, then what are you expected to do and where do you go to relax that is just as comfortable?
In case you weren’t aware, many areas within the Klang Valley experienced a major power outage during peak hours yesterday (Wednesday, 27th July). When you’re experiencing something unexpected, naturally, you have to post about it online and many took to various social media platforms to voice their grievances over the power outage.
— Mawar Hong (@HongMawar) July 27, 2022
Many areas within the Klang Valley were hit by a major blackout yesterday around 12.39pm. It was also reported that certain areas in states like Pahang, Penang and Perak were also experiencing blackouts. The major power outage caused shopping malls in KL to be in total darkness while LRT, MRT and Monorail services were disrupted.
If you think that’s scary, traffic lights also stopped operating in the middle of the day while drivers were on the road. Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) got very busy to fully restore electricity in all areas by 3pm. According to TNB’s statement, the power outage was caused by a fault in one of the equipment at the Main Entrance Substation (PMU) in Johor. How in the world did it reach KL? No idea.
Although blackouts can be scary and worrying, they can also be a good source for funny stories. Netizens shared their reactions to the nationwide blackout and many tweeted their experiences on social media:
While most people made light of the situation by making jokes, some were understandably concerned over what could have happened during the blackout. Thankfully the issue has been resolved and people carried on with their activities for the day.