SINGAPORE: There were reports of explosions heard from Carlton Hotel in Bras Basah on Thursday afternoon (Feb 14), with power outages reported in the area.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to a fire at 76 Bras Basah Road, which is the hotel's address.
Photos on social media show SCDF vehicles around the hotel.
Facebook user Ricardo Sentosa posted a video on the social media site showing smoke and a blackened door at the hotel.
He said a "small explosion" was heard around 1.20pm, which was shortly followed by a second explosion.
The hotel's staff was then evacuated from the premises, he added.
Mr Ho Shao Dong, who was at Bras Basah Complex, said it appeared that the whole building experienced a blackout.
Netizens also reported blackouts in offices and MRT stations around the Bugis area, but it was not clear if these events were related.
Electricity supply to some areas in central Singapore was disrupted, SP Group confirmed.
"Our officers were immediately deployed to the affected areas and our priority is to restore supply as safely and quickly as possible," it said in a Facebook post. "Supply has been restored to most of these locations."
SP Group said it is investigating the cause of the incident.