The Jakarta Post
Mall-hoppers bade farewell to the capital’s shopping fiesta, called the Jakarta Great Sale Festival, which ended on Saturday after catering to shopaholics for more than a month.
As lucky shoppers snapped up heavily discounted goods, the festival’s promoters were in a jovial mood after reaching their target of Rp 10 trillion (US$1.05 billion) in transactions.
“Shoppers and the organizer were not the only happy ones,” said the chairman of the Jakarta branch of the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI), Handaka Santosa said.
“The festival benefited also participating malls, which saw an increase in visitor numbers during the festival,” Handaka said at sale’s closing in Kuningan City mall, South Jakarta.
The annual festival, which dates back to the 1980s, has been organized jointly by the APPBI and the Jakarta administration since 2008.