The Jakarta Post
People flock to the 2019 Big Bad Wolf book sale. This year's Big Bad Wolf will implement safety and sanitation procedures for its staff and visitor amid coronavirus concerns. (The Jakarta Post/Ricky Yudistira)
The annual Big Bad Wolf (BBW) book sale has its preview launch at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD in Tangerang, Banten, on Wednesday and Thursday, prior to its opening for the general public on March 6 to 16.
Despite fears over COVID-19, which has sparked a series of event cancelations in Jakarta, BBW organizers said they were ready to implement safety and sanitation procedures during the book sale, including temperature checks for all staff and visitors prior to entering the venue.
“People with a temperature of over 37.5 degrees Celsius won’t be allowed to enter,” Uli Silalahi, president director of PT Jaya Ritel Indonesia as the organizer, told The Jakarta Post by phone on Thursday.
Uli added that hand sanitizers would be made available at several points inside the venue, including at the entrance area, and advised visitors to stay healthy and wear a face mask when necessary.
JAKARTA, AKU KEMBALI! Ayo rasakan sensasi baru berbelanja buku paling seru di bazar buku terbesar di dunia yang hadir kembali spesial untuk semua Wolfies di Jakarta! Nikmati diskon 60%-80% untuk semua buku internasional, juga berbagai promo menarik yang tidak boleh kamu lewatkan tahun ini. Jangan ragu kehabisan waktu, karena sarangku akan buka 24 JAM NON-STOP mulai dari tanggal 6-16 Maret 2020 di Indonesia Convention and Exhibition, BSD City. Jangan lupa like dan share kabar gembira ini, serta ikuti media sosial aku untuk info-info terbaru! Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Jakarta 2020 💸 DISKON 60% - 80% 🔥 24 Jam Non-Stop 📍 HALL 6-10 ICE BSD 🕐 6 - 16 Mar 2020 🛍 GRATIS MASUK GEDUNG #BBWJakarta2020 #Auuwsome #BBWuntukGenerasiMembaca
Cleaning staff will also routinely sanitize the venue and toilets, according to the book sale’s official Twitter account.
This year's Big Bad Wolf, which occupies ICE BSD's Hall 6 to Hall 10, is said to offer 60 to 80 percent discount on English-language books. An additional 20 percent discount on English-language fiction books will also be provided for teachers, lecturers and students, who will be required to show their identity card when checking out the books at the cashiers, according to tempo.co.
During the first day of the preview launch, the venue was reportedly crowded with visitors who had special passes as well as customers of Bank Central Asia (BCA).
Established in 2009 in Malaysia, BBW made its debut in Jakarta in May 2016. (kes)
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