Just a few days ago, we learned that Robinsons Malaysia was shutting down its stores in The Gardens Mall and at Four Seasons Place.
For its last hurrah, the company has decided to let go items in the store at a discounted price between 20% – 70% as part of the closing down sale.
According to Oriental Daily, there were long queues of people at the Robinsons entrance of all 3 floors in The Gardens Mall yesterday (Saturday, 31st October) morning. At 10:30am, the reporter estimated that there were approximately 200 – 300 shoppers at the scene. The line at the ground floor was apparently the most crowded.
“I arrived at 10 o’clock in the morning and found that the door hadn’t been opened yet, so I stood at the door and waited. I didn’t expect that there would be a long queue soon,” an early shopper told the Chinese publication.
Others at the mall shared that they wanted to take advantage of the final clearance sale and see if they could get their hands on marked down promotional items such as clothes, shoes, handbags, branded perfumes, kitchen utensils, watches and more.
The crowd was increasing by the numbers to the point where police guards were instructed to oversee the situation. By 1pm, several areas had already been emptied. One commentator expressed his shock at how some people could still afford to go on a shopping spree, looking at the high unemployment rate and the fact that people are losing jobs.
Hopefully, this doesn’t result in a Robinsons Covid-19 cluster.