The grand opening for UNIQLO’s first-ever roadside store in DA Square is today (18 December), and while JUICE got to check it out at a special preview, everyone else seems to have literally taken leave/MC just to do so earlier this morning.
Various videos and pictures circulating social media show a flock of people waiting outside in line today.
Part of the reason for the crowd is due to a special 3-day promotion period that the Japanese retailer is offering which features goodie bags for the first 500 customers and a special UNIQLO tote bag to those who purchase RM200 or more in a single transaction.
New Uniqlo at Damansara Avenue opens today pic.twitter.com/ycJxYBoYug
— Toon Seri Anthraxxxx (@anthraxxxx) December 18, 2020
Several netizens also commented on how packed the place was, and that the limited parking caused punters to park illegally at the side of the street.
Other netizens shared their views on the crowd, questioning if any SOP’s were enforced, saying with that amount of people, there could be another COVID-19 cluster.
Semoga semua dilindungi dari COVID-19. Tak mau ade kluster uniqlo
— TheRakyatXchange (@RakyatXchange) December 18, 2020
— Raaj (@mraaj89) December 18, 2020
Looks like we are in the kluster uniqlo damansara. Its like a festival opening as you can see 🤔
— Danny Ismail (@dannnyismail) December 18, 2020
Another cluster gonna happen at damansara because of Uniqlo 🤨
— jon (@jonathanlimwh) December 18, 2020
However, according to Facebook user KY Shum, the store had a limit of 140 people allowed inside at a time and police were also spotted controlling the movement of the crowd.
We understand that this might be an exciting day for a lot of UNIQLO fans here, but we do hope everyone follows the SOP’s! Stay safe, shop safe! #RakyatJagaRakyat