The Jakarta Post
Shoppers stroll around a shopping mall. (Shutterstock/hxdbzxy)
Shopping malls across Jakarta are closing amid the alarming COVID-19 outbreak.
Below is a list of malls and restaurants whose operations have been affected by the virus as of March 25:
Senayan City in South Jakarta
The mall will still welcome customers albeit under different operational hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Plaza Indonesia in Central Jakarta
Most of the mall will be closed through April 19. Tenants serving basic needs in the basement level, namely The FoodHall supermarket; pharmacies (Guardian, GNC, Century and Natural Farm); Maybank; money changers (BBC and Dua Sisi); and all ATMs will continue to operate but only for limited hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Central Park in West Jakarta
Selected tenants will be closed from March 23 to April 5.
ITC Mangga Dua in North Jakarta
The management has announced that it would be shutting down its entire operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak until April 19.
Summarecon Mall Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta
The place will be closed momentarily. Only supermarket and pharmacies will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mall of Indonesia in North Jakarta
The Mall of Indonesia (MOI) announced via Instagram that most stores would be closed through April 8. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., including the Sibas Fish Factory, FreshBox, Carrefour, Century, Watsons and Guardian.
Visitors can enter the mall through the designated entrances at LG 1, LG 5, Lobby 1 and Lobby 8.
Mall Taman Anggrek, West Jakarta
Mall Taman Anggrek will be closed through April 19, although outlets providing basic goods as well as pharmacies remain open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: ACE Hardware, HERO, Guardian, Century, GNC and Natural Farm. The mall’s ATM Center at floor P7 also remains open.
Bintaro Jaya Xchange Mall in South Tangerang, Banten
The mall will temporarily close from March 30 until April 10.
Some tenants that offer basic needs will continue to operate though, namely Guardian, Watson and Century, with opening hours between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., as well as Farmers Market, which will operate from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Pondok Indah Mall in South Jakarta
Responding to COVID-19, this sprawling mall will operate from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Visitors may not find all outlets open at these hours though, as Pondok Indah Mall management has allowed “all tenants to choose their own operational hours".
Grand Indonesia in Central Jakarta
This giant mall also recently announced its temporary closure from March 29 to April 8.
Similar to other establishments, its tenants that operate groceries, pharmacies and money changers, including ATMs, will remain open.
Plaza Senayan in Central Jakarta
The establishment will temporarily close from April 1 to 19, excluding tenants that operate groceries and pharmacies.
Kota Kasablanka in South Jakarta
This usually crowded mall will temporarily close through April 19.
However, stores offering basic necessities and food and beverage joints will remain open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Lotte Shopping Avenue in South Jakarta
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some tenants in this establishment will temporarily close shop from March 23 to April 5.
Gandaria City in South Jakarta
Despite its plan to shut down over the spread of COVID-19 through April 19, many tenants in this mall, including food and beverage outlets, will remain open for business between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
[email protected] in East Jakarta
This mall will welcome visitors under new operating hours, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., until April 5. The exception to this is Superindo supermarket, which will operate from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
At least six shopping malls in Depok, a satellite city to the south of Jakarta, closed down their operations for two weeks to contain the spread of COVID-19.
As reported by tempo.co, among the closed malls are Depok Town Square (closed from March 27 to April 9), Trans Studio Cibubur (March 27 to April 9), Margocity (March 29 to April 11), ITC Depok (March 30 to April 13), Cimanggis Square (March 30 to April 13) and Pesona Square Mall Depok (March 31 to April 9).
However, some of the tenants at the malls, such as supermarkets, banks and pharmacies, remain open to cater to the basic needs of customers or offer food delivery services.
Ismaya Group establishments
Establishments under the Ismaya Group have also halted their operations to contain the spread of COVID-19.
All of the company's restaurants, bars and cafes are closed indefinitely, which include A/A, A/O, Blowfish, Dragonfly, Djournal Coffee, Djournal House, Kitchenette, GIA, Gunpowder, Manarai, Mr. Fox, Pizza e Birra, Publik Markette, Sejuice Me, Osteria Gia, Skye, Social Garden, Social House, Sushigroove, The People’s Cafe and Tokyo Belly.
This popular Indonesian "soul food" restaurant closed down all its outlets from Tuesday onward.
Biko Group establishments
Food and beverage company Biko Group, whose establishments include Beer Garden, Pao Pao, Mother Monster, Beer Hall, Pippo, Lola, Fujin, Black Pond Tavern, Acta Brasserie, Duck Down Pizza Party and Duck Down Bar, has also shut down its operations until further notice.
"Please know that this is by far the hardest decision we've made. But as much as we love to serve you, we should always prioritize safety and act for the good of all people. Therefore, we are partaking in the recent government protocol against the crisis," read an announcement released on all of the company’s social media accounts.
McDonald's will halt its dine-in service for two weeks starting April 1.
The decision was made to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of its employees and consumers.
The fast food chain announced on Instagram that its takeaway, drive-thru and McDelivery services would remain open.
Gramedia will reportedly close some of its book stores across Greater Jakarta from March 26 to April 5.
Shoppers can continue to purchase products from the company’s online store or through its Gramedia Digital mobile application on Android and iOS devices. Promotions, including a 20 percent discount on all books as well as a Rp 46,000 discount and free delivery for a purchase above Rp 150,000 of Gramedia Pustaka Utama-published books, are also provided for online shoppers.
Matahari department stores
Publicly listed retailer PT Matahari Department Store has announced that it will close all of its stores for 14 days.
The Lippo Group subsidiary closed all of its stores in Indonesia starting March 30 until at least April 13, with the resumption of operations depending on the latest developments in the country. (gis/kes)
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