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Jakarta Post

Flood-affected retailers demand compensation

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 14, 2020   /  07:52 am
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The entrance of Taman Anggrek Mall in West Jakarta looks quiet on Monday, as the mall remained close after suffering an almost two-week power black out caused by massive flooding over the New Year.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The famous large LED screens that blanket the façade of Taman Anggrek Mall in West Jakarta have not greeted visitors and passersby for nearly two weeks as the upscale mall has endured a blackout ever since massive flooding struck the capital city over New Year, forcing management to shut down operations. Electricity returned to the mall on Monday afternoon, the first time since it was turned off on Jan 1 after the severe flooding soaked the power generator supplying electricity to the mall. However, the mall, which was built in 1996 and once held the title as South Asia’s largest mall, has not yet reopened. A worker at the building who preferred not to be named said the mall management had closed off public access to the mall until they decided to re-open it “in the near future”, the worker said without specifying a date. The worker continued that mal...