Workers at Jem shops rush to save goods

Workers at Jem shops rush to save goods
Mr Chung Kuan (above, centre), who works at Peony Jade Restaurant’s booth in Jem’s basement, and two other employees carrying out boxes of mooncakes to be sold at its Takashimaya outlet instead. Wednesday's accident was caused by a burst water pipe. Experts said this problem was "uncommon", and could be due to factors such as poor workmanship when the pipe joints were fixed together and high water pressure.

About 50 employees formed a snaking queue yesterday after a registration booth was set up outside the shopping centre.

Barriers were erected on the perimeter and security guards kept watch at shuttered entrances. The mall was closed yesterday and it is not known when it will reopen.

Jem mall remains shuttered for a second day following ceiling collapse

At 10.30am on Friday, a few tenants were seen waiting to enter the mall to move their items to other outlets.

The mall is still barricaded and closed to the public.

Collapse of ceiling: Jem closure worries shoppers

Jem mall remained closed yesterday following the ceiling collapse, as shoppers wondered: Is the building safe?

 The Jurong East shopping centre is likely to be shut for a week at most in the wake of Wednesday's accident, experts estimate.


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