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JB Mall Seems to be Like A Ghost City, A Grim Reminder Of The Economic system In 2020

Crowds Keep away from JB JBCC Mall As It’s Abandoned By 6pm

Singapore isn’t the one nation that has a struggling economic system and shedding income.

Our neighbours throughout the Causeway in Johor Bahru (JB) are additionally feeling the pinch, particularly malls and eateries.

A netizen shared on Fb that Komtar JBCC resembles a ghost city on Wednesday (2 Sep).

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Translation:

Are you doing okay, JBCC…
The Arashi and Japanese restaurant upstairs are closed indefinitely
I might be thought of to be the one individual on the mall moreover the employees, and it’s solely 6pm.
By 8pm, all of the shops are closed. The economic system is actually horrible now.

JBCC is positioned near the JB checkpoint, and it’s a standard vacation spot for people who find themselves both travelling to or from Singapore, together with Johor Bahru Metropolis Sq..

The netizen famous that Johor Bahru Metropolis Sq. nonetheless has some foot site visitors, and that no less than she’s not the one one there.

JB mall resembles a ghost city

The netizen snapped some footage that’d make you imagine that she took them when the mall was closed.

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However some shops are clearly nonetheless open, even when we see a number of which are closed right here and there.

Whether or not they’re open or not appears irrelevant although, as there’s barely a consumer to be seen, if the netizen is to be believed.

We spot a pair strolling within the background, however that’s about it.

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The shops look devoid of buyers as properly, and within the footage we will see possibly 2 individuals strolling about.

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If this isn’t the signal of a struggling economic system, we don’t know what’s.

Metropolis Sq. sees barely extra crowds

That mentioned, though each mall is undoubtedly struggling now, not each mall in JB is that this abandoned.

Johor Bahru Metropolis Sq., which is subsequent door to JBCC, noticed lowered site visitors however to not the drastic extent of JBCC.

They appear to have tried engaging crowds again by varied promotions and giveaways, so although the mall’s much less crowded than earlier than, there’s nonetheless some individuals.

Individuals queuing up for giveaways at Johor Bahru Metropolis Sq.
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Certainly, if companies don’t adapt, they’ll undoubtedly fall earlier than the tip of the yr.

Hopefully malls can survive turbulent 2020

2020 hasn’t been a great yr for going to malls.

Given the fears of catching Covid-19, it’s absolutely comprehensible why extra persons are staying away.

Nevertheless, because of this small companies will endure much more until they discover methods to adapt to this altering economic system.

We do hope that the tenants are capable of survive and that site visitors can come again quickly.

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