Jakarta

Jakarta Great Sale sees
mall visitors increase
by 100%

Jakarta Great Sale sees mall visitors increase by 100% Jakarta malls participating in the Jakarta Great Sale festival, part of commemorations of the capital’s 484th anniversary, are enjoying lucrative increases in visitors 10 days after the festival kicked off on June 17.“The number of mall visitors increase by up to 100 percent compared with regular days,” festival chairman Handaka Santosa said Sunday in Jakarta as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.Handaka cited as an example that the number of visitors to Senayan City mall in South Jakarta increased from the average 50,000-60,000 visitors per day to up to 120,000 visitors per day since the festival kicked off. He said similar trends could be seen in other malls taking part in the one-month festival, due to end on July 17.Handaka, also the chairman of the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI), said the number had yet to include visitors rushing to malls during midnight sale hours, usually held from 8 p.m. until midnight.“I don't have the exact number, but last night’s traffic in Senayan was totally congested.“Tonight will be the last night of the [midnight] sale if you don’t want to miss it,” he added. Handaka said he believed with the growing enthusiasm the target of a 20 percent increase in transactions above last year’s figure could be achieved.  The annual festival booked total sales of Rp. 7,1 trillion (US$846.8 million) in 2010. 

Jakarta malls participating in the Jakarta Great Sale festival, part of commemorations of the capital’s 484th anniversary, are enjoying lucrative increases in visitors 10 days after the festival kicked off on June 17.

“The number of mall visitors increase by up to 100 percent compared with regular days,” festival chairman Handaka Santosa said Sunday in Jakarta as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.

Handaka cited as an example that the number of visitors to Senayan City mall in South Jakarta increased from the average 50,000-60,000 visitors per day to up to 120,000 visitors per day since the festival kicked off. 

He said similar trends could be seen in other malls taking part in the one-month festival, due to end on July 17.

Handaka, also the chairman of the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI), said the number had yet to include visitors rushing to malls during midnight sale hours, usually held from 8 p.m. until midnight.

“I don't have the exact number, but last night’s traffic in Senayan was totally congested.

“Tonight will be the last night of the [midnight] sale if you don’t want to miss it,” he added. 

Handaka said he believed with the growing enthusiasm the target of a 20 percent increase in transactions above last year’s figure could be achieved.  

The annual festival booked total sales of Rp. 7,1 trillion (US$846.8 million) in 2010. 

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