JEM shopping mall in Jurong floods again

Their problems look never ending.

Belmont Lay| April 16, 11:22 PM


It looks like JEM shopping mall in Jurong is never going to be problem-free.

A salad shop on the second floor of the shopping centre was flooded on Thursday evening, April 16, 2015, The Straits Times reported.

From ST:

An employee of Saladworks , which is on the second floor of the Jurong East mall, said that the flood occurred at about 4.40pm, and that "water just started coming from the pipe". She said she believed that units directly below the shop were also affected.

At 8.30pm, the eatery was still closed and one section of its storefront blocked off, while sandbags were placed near the entrance of the cafe next door.

One floor below, water was seen dripping from the ceiling and the upriding escalator was out of service.

The mall has been facing problems even before its opening.

In June 2013, JEM mall’s opening was delayed as fire safety documents were not submitted in time.

Two months later, on Aug. 14, 2013, three employees in NTUC FairPrice Xtra store in the shopping centre suffered minor burns when a deep fryer caught fire.

Four days later on Aug. 17, 2013, a car caught fire in its basement carpark.

Then, in September 2013, the first-floor ceiling collapsed.

On Nov. 29, 2013, a glass door shattered.

On June 17, 2014, sprinklers started spraying water and flooding the mall.

A fire that broke out near the H&M boutique at JEM shopping mall at Jurong East on Good Friday night on April 3, 2015.


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