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Shopping malls, M Bloc Space among businesses reopening on Monday

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, June 15, 2020  /  04:48 pm
Shopping malls, M Bloc Space among businesses reopening on Monday

Community space M Bloc Space in South Jakarta encourages visitors to make online reservations prior to their visit. (Shutterstock/wiyonoprojo)

Several public places in Jakarta have reopened as the capital city enters the transition phase of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) this month.

Starting Monday, 80 shopping malls across Jakarta opened their doors to visitors, including Emporium Pluit Mall in North Jakarta, Central Park in West Jakarta and Central Jakarta's Senayan City and Grand Indonesia.

Similar to the other establishments, Senayan City claimed to have implemented COVID-19 preventive measures for its visitors, including by putting physical distancing markings on all escalators and elevators.

“We’ve installed a touchless elevator button tool so that visitors will only need to wave their hands [to operate it],” Senayan City's leasing and marketing communications general manager Jaclyn Halim told

The malls are reportedly also limiting their operational hours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the number of visitors by 50 percent.

Despite the reopening, a number of tenants will remain closed, such as movie theaters, fitness centers, karaoke lounges and kids’ playground and learning centers.

Other than malls, below are the leisure businesses that have announced their opening starting Monday:


According to a statement, the giant fashion retailer gradually resumed operations in several shopping centers on Monday, which include Paris Van Java Mall in West Java, Lippo Mall Puri in West Jakarta, Grand Indonesia and Aeon Mall BSD City in Banten. Both visitors and staff are required to wear face masks, maintain physical distancing, have their body temperatures checked and use cashless payment. The Japanese brand will also limit the number of visitors allowed to enter its outlets.


Metro Department Stores have also begun operations, including at Pondok Indah Mall in South Jakarta, Plaza Senayan in Central Jakarta, Gandaria City in South Jakarta, Puri Indah Mall in West Jakarta, Taman Anggrek Mall in West Jakarta and Trans Studio Mall in Bandung, West Java.


Welcome back! Our doors are open! METRO Pondok Indah Mall, METRO Plaza Senayan, METRO Gandaria City, METRO Puri Indah Mall, METRO Mall Taman Anggrek are ready to welcome you on 15 JUNE 2020. • We will open our store with Covid19 protocol, keeping our store clean & hygiene, making sure all the staff is healthy and safe to serve you by using face mask and gloves, we also maintain physical distancing for our staff and customers. • We looking forward to see you! • #metrodeptstore #metrodepartmentstore #metropondokindah #metroplazasenayan #metrogandariacity #metropuriindahmall #metromalltamananggrek #retaildepartmentstore #newnormalretailshop #newnormalshopping #shopping

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The bookstore chain has reopened its outlets in various cities across Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Jayapura in Papua, Ternate in North Maluku, Medan in North Sumatra, Pontianak in West Kalimantan, Denpasar in Bali, Palu in Central Sulawesi and Surakarta in Central Java, among others. Visitors will be required to wear face masks, touch the products only when necessary, apply hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the area, maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter from each other and use cashless payments. Each store will also limit the number of customers by 50 percent of normal capacity.

M Bloc Space

This community space in South Jakarta has also reopened for business. Among the outlets now welcoming visitors are Padang To Go, Mr. Roastman, Mbok Ndoro, Katong, Tjikini, Tokyo Skip Jack, Mata Lokal, .TEMU, Chickro, UnionWell, Suwe Ora Jamu, Connectoon, Demajors Record Store, Rumah Lestari and _Oeang. Eesthetic clinic Beyoutiful and indoor venue M Bloc Live House are still closed. 

The general operational hours are from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the exception of _Oeang, which operates from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. All tenants will limit the number of visitors by 50 percent.

Those who wish to visit M Bloc Space should make an online reservation via to get e-vouchers that will be scanned when they enter the area based on their selected dates. Children below 5 years, pregnant women and people over 60 years old will not be permitted to enter.


Penting dan wajib untuk kami tegaskan demi kebaikan bersama saat teman-teman #semuakembalikembloc. Pakai masker dengan benar Jaga jarak Tidak berkerumun Cuci tangan secara berkala ____________________________________ Ingat, Pakai masker dengan benar Jaga jarak Tidak berkerumun Cuci tangan secara berkala ____________________________________ Sekali lagi, Pakai masker dengan benar Jaga jarak Tidak berkerumun Cuci tangan secara berkala ____________________________________ Fasilitas kebersihan untuk cuci tangan sudah ditambahkan di area-area strategis #mblocspace (lobby, wandel gang, & mural). Sign untuk selalu menjaga jarak juga sudah terpasang, jadi dimohon agar teman-teman membaca dengan cermat setiap arahan dan ketentuan yang berlaku selama berada di kawasan m bloc. Jangan lupa, hanya pengunjung yang sudah memiliki e-voucher reservasi yang diperbolehkan masuk ke M Bloc Space. E-voucher bisa dibeli melalui atau silakan klik tautan pada bio kami. #mblocresponsiblereopening

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Visitors and staff are required to wear face masks and bring their own praying equipment, such as sajadah (prayer mats) and mukena (head-to-toe woman’s prayer gowns); and groups should be no larger than five people.


Since June 8, numerous museums in Jakarta have reopened with health protocols, including the Jakarta History Museum in West Jakarta, Taman Prasasti Museum in Central Jakarta, Maritime Museum in North Jakarta and Puppet Museum (Museum Wayang) in West Jakarta.

However, the National Museum of Indonesia in Central Jakarta is still closed, meanwhile the National Gallery of Indonesia in Central Jakarta will open on Tuesday.

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) in West Jakarta is said to reopen in mid-July and is currently preparing new health protocols for visitors, including maintaining a 1.5 meter distance, having their temperatures checked, minimalizing physical contact and practicing standard operating procedures for immersive art installations, such as Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room.

People are encouraged to reserve online prior to their visit and Museum MACAN will implement a quota of 50 people per slot. The interval between each slot will be used to disinfect the area. (wir/kes)

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