Oh man, talk about a close call!
At about 4pm today (Tuesday, 12th January), a glass ceiling at Empire Shopping Gallery collapsed. The mall, located in the city centre of Subang Jaya near Subang Parade, is 5 storeys high and a pretty popular spot as it houses about 180 stores.
The Star Online contacted a spokesperson from the shopping mall’s management team who confirmed that no one was injured in the incident and that their operations team were already on the site of the collapsed ceiling.
The Malaysian daily also quoted an eyewitness who said that he was sitting at the first floor of the mall when he heard a loud bang. The eyewitness added that it was raining at the time of the incident.
A member of our team was there at about 8pm and it looked like business as usual so there’s no cause for concern.
In September 2011, about a year after Empire Shopping Gallery’s grand opening, an explosion due to gas leakage occurred at the mall. It was closed for 2 months for repair works and reinforcement of safety measures before it reopened for business in November 2011.