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Khon Kaen too for about 15 minutes
Posted by larry on May 21, 2013 19:42
Posted by stu on May 21, 2013 19:52
The only thing that needs explaining stu is that you fail to understand how mobile telephones work. We collect numbers. When there's a crisis, we start dialling people who know what they are talking about. You are never going to be on the list. And you won't be posted here again.
No chaos in Kamala- with the traffic lights out vehicles just increased their speed- traffic flowing very 'smoothly'! Nothing like sticking on the four way flashers and speeding through the junctions- I guess I missed that one in the Highway Code.
Posted by Mister Ree on May 21, 2013 20:01
I really enjoyed it! I rode up the hill just to have a look at how many lights were off. It is a great feeling when it happens (except the people who are injured or have problems as a result). It certainly makes people appreciate electricity much more, at least for a few minutes. Locals at the shop near me cheered when the power was finally turned back on! I wonder how many people had facebook/internet withdrawals! 555+
Posted by Matt on May 21, 2013 20:04
Also, It is interesting that a problem could shit down the power for so much of Thailand! I wonder where the electricity is generated for the south and what the specifics of the 'failure' were!
Posted by Matt on May 21, 2013 20:05
I phoned a friend in Kamala at approx 20.00 and it seems electrical power has been restored
Posted by reader on May 21, 2013 20:12
Phuket Wan first to break the news.
Posted by ThaiMike on May 21, 2013 20:43
Central had all its power back about 8pm but where I live the power is still out.
Posted by tbs on May 21, 2013 20:51
Still no power i naiharn area
Posted by hakan on May 21, 2013 21:21
Power was restored to Thalang district around 8pm
Posted by agogohome on May 21, 2013 21:22
Still no power in Rawai. Any updates?
Posted by Timless on May 21, 2013 21:27
i do like a good power cut at night it reminds me when i was a kid .. went out to buy candles .. took them home and lit the house .. then the power came back on .. typical .. good fun though
Posted by sean on May 21, 2013 21:47
Power just returned in Muang Karon 8:56
Posted by Chris on May 21, 2013 21:53
Again and again in Phang Nga, independently from this bigger case. Never get any explanations, unfortunatly no options to go to.
Posted by Resident on May 21, 2013 21:59
As of 22.35 only some street lights powered in Chalong area. Can't see any shops or houses having electricity, including mine.
Posted by ThaiMike on May 21, 2013 22:25
STILL no relief in Rawai - pleeeease I need aircon!
Posted by Timless on May 21, 2013 22:36
hey sean you cudnt afford candles in the old days lol
Posted by paul on May 21, 2013 22:43
Power came on to parts of Kata around 1030pm. Just came back on in Rawai. 1045pm
Posted by NomadJoe on May 21, 2013 22:44
What's the Thai for "Dual Redundancy"?
Posted by Buster on May 22, 2013 00:04
Thank you Phuketwan for supporting our efforts at 91.5, we were back LIVE at 19:50 and continued with community service announcements through to 10pm on air and via our social network channels.
Posted by Byron on May 22, 2013 01:19
Lights restored @ 10.10 Pm on Ko Lanta , doesn t change a lot, we are just so in darkness and quietness anyway here ! Phuket...send us a few fellows to restore our bank accounts flows. Governor faster action now please for Ko Lanta development ..(rule n/1 " no long chairs on the public beaches" and then...rule n/2 (?) come on action please ! ).
Posted by serge on May 22, 2013 07:21
I sat in the dark & called my Mum in the UK. Half-hour later she was still yakking so told her I was forced to go out to the pub 'cos of the power failure
Posted by Anonymous on May 22, 2013 11:02
Pretty awesome Play Of The Day by Phuketwan. Greatest news team for wider Phuket (or as the American embassy guy would say: some online tourism magazine. Guess he checked here to know what's going on, just trace your IP log for fun, ED).
Posted by Lena on May 22, 2013 18:30
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