Power outage hits Jem

Power outage hits Jem
Shoppers at the Jem mall, which was affected by a power outage on 21 March 2014. The outage affected retailers at level three and basement one, forcing some shops to close.

It was not her first visit to Jem mall, but it was the first time she had been trapped in a lift.

Fortunately, it lasted only 20 seconds, even though it felt like an eternity to the real estate agent, who was with her three-year-old toddler when she visited the Jurong East mall last evening.

This was not the first incident Ms Jane Teo, 36, had encountered at Jem mall.

"It seems to be that each time I come to the mall, there is a 50 per cent chance of something going wrong. The last time I came, there was a fire at the basement carpark," she said.

A media statement from Jem said a power outage had occurred at around 7am and their technical team had attended to it immediately.

The outage affected retailers at level three and basement one.

When The New Paper arrived at the mall at around 5.30 pm, 37 out of 60 shop units in the basement still had no electricity. The worst affected tenants included bakery Four Leaves and Pet Lovers Centre.

A saleswoman at Four Leaves told TNP: "We have been affected very badly. The dough in the refrigerators and the half-baked buns in the oven were all spoilt and had to be thrown away."

Workers at the bakery were seen recording sales on slips of paper as they were unable to use their computers.

The saleswoman said that electricity was restored at 9am, then went out again at about 10.20am. It did not come back until about 5.40pm.

Over at Pet Lovers Centre, the situation seemed dim.

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