The initial TheStarOnline.tv report
PETALING JAYA: 28th May 09
The abandoned Jaya Supermarket in Section 14 here collapsed after demolition operations went awry on Thursday evening.
Part of the four-storey building, a landmark of the city, collapsed at about 4:45pm, trapping nine Indonesian construction workers. Others working at the site managed to escape.
The Fire and Rescue Department received a distress call at 5:08pm and about 50 firemen immediately rushed to the scene.
My Phone camera captured these pics (below) from my moving car as we slowly going through the street in sadness: 14th June 2009
This was the place where I found "THE FAITHFUL" posted on the 1st January 2008...
We started patronizing this super"market" since the 1980's after returning from a-four-year "normadic life" in the UK.
Most times we were there for various obvious reasons:
- to get our grocery supplies, a few times a week
- to visit our "panel doctor" - the then Dr.Ruby Majeed and Syed Mahmud Clinic at the far end of the corridor on the second floor, each time the children fell ill
- to get our daily "quick lunch" at Dave's Deli, McD, Kentucky FC (for me and the kids as their school was not far off)
- to browse for favorite books and to look for stationery from the Popular Book Store
- to try and buy outfits for work from the Thiara Boutique, before it closed down
- to get shoes from the BATA Shop and Scholls from the Scholl outlet
- to try and buy clothes for me and my children from the most frequented "Reject Shop"
- to repair and buy watches and pens from "The City Chain"
- I would never forget The Cold Storage guys who were familiar with us that we were allowed to open mandarin boxes and choose the fresh ones for our purchase...This happened only occasionally when the Chinese New Year festival season came.
- and there were more list of tenanted retailers and office dwellers