1Borneo’s Sales Drop 80% After Power Cut
Sales at 1Borneo Hypermall have reportedly dropped drastically from 60 to 80 percent after the power supply for air-conditioning was disconnected on July 11.
Song Chii Peng, a representative of the owners and tenants, said that customers patronising the outlets have decreased, adding that the parking lots were mostly empty.
"Restaurant sales have dropped from RM4,500 to RM5,000 daily to RM2,000 to RM3,000 per day," he said, adding that the owners and tenants are in frequent contact with the liquidator to resolve this matter soon.
Employees at the hypermall are also finding the heat and unventilated air unbearable after six days of no air-conditioning with some of the stores resorting to using standing fans in their units.
The company has provided the outlet at the hypermall with seven standing fans to be placed in the kitchen and around the restaurant, and more fans will be delivered soon.
The owners and tenants hope that the 1Borneo Hypermall management corporation will settle the issue as soon as possible to save the mall and ease the discomfort of the staff and visitors that still visits the mall.
SESB has disconnected power supply for air-conditioning at 1Borneo Hypermall on July 11 due to RM8.7 million in the outstanding bill.
This is the second power supply disconnection made by SESB after the first on June 27 when the mall management failed to settle some RM9.3 million in arrears.
The management has since paid around RM700,000 leaving an outstanding balance of about RM8.7 million.