Jakarta, Indonesia – A restaurant and cafe in the Indonesian capital has been closed due to the storm.
The owners of the café, Mamajuana Cafe Napoli, said in a statement on their website that the cafe was closed because of the wind and heavy rains that hit the Indonesian island of Borneo in the afternoon of Sunday.
“Due to heavy rain and wind we had to close our cafe because it is not suitable for our customers to be in,” the cafe’s website said.
“The cafe will be closed from Monday until Wednesday to allow our staff to continue their work in their normal schedule,” the statement said.
It is not the first time the cafe has been affected by heavy rain.
Last year, the cafe suffered heavy rain in the middle of the night and closed.
In 2013, another cafe in Borneos capital, Surabaya, was also closed for the same reason.
The cafe owners said they are not sure how long the cafe will remain closed, and they do not know how many people are affected by the storm in the city.
“I don’t know.
We are still working out what will happen,” said Mamajua Cafe Napolani, who runs the cafe with his wife and two daughters.”
We don’t have any information yet.
We haven’t seen any information from the police yet.
It’s very hard to be sure, especially with such a large city like Jakarta.
It could be worse,” he said.
Mamajuan Cafe Napolis owners said in an interview with Al Jazeera that they were “not surprised” by the lack of information about the storm’s impact.
“As a cafe owner and a business owner, we know that the weather is unpredictable, and there is always a chance of the weather changing,” said Suharto Ndola, a former Jakarta mayor and chairperson of the Bornean Economic Council.
“There is always the possibility that something like this could happen,” he added.’
A big shock’For the past six years, the restaurant has been in a building that is used by other businesses to store goods, like newspapers, clothing and toiletries.
The café is a member of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
It was established in 1998 by Suhartol Ndoli, who was elected as mayor in the first round of the 2004 presidential election, and his wife, Lekki, a lawyer.
Ndoli served two terms as mayor, winning a second term in 2016.
He was re-elected in 2018, and was elected again in 2020.
He is currently vice president of the National Association of Small Businesses.