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Jem shopping mall in Jurong East hit by 11-hour power failure on Friday

The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The Jem shopping mall in Jurong East was hit by a power cut on Friday, which lasted 11 hours. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

First, there were fires. Then a ceiling fell in. And on Friday, Jem shopping mall was hit by a power cut which lasted 11 hours.

A media statement by Jem said some retailers on the third level and basement one of the Jurong East shopping centre were affected, and that a technical team attended to the power failure immediately.

The disruption occurred from around 7am to 6pm, according to Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao.

At least 36 shops on basement one were operating in darkness, said the report. The mall's website lists 60 businesses on that level. At least three shops also put up notices to say that they were going to close earlier because of the power shortage.

The power cut is the latest in a series of incidents to have plagued the mall.

The shopping centre's opening in June last year was delayed by four days due to a lack of fire permits.

Last August, three FairPrice staff were hurt after a deep fryer caught fire. Four days later, a car burst into flames in the basement carpark and thousands of shoppers had to be evacuated.

A month later, a burst water pipe caused a ceiling to collapse and the mall was shut for about two weeks for safety checks and repairs to be carried out.

Last November, part of a glass door shattered on the first floor. No one was hurt.

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