Meanwhile on the island of Borneo…

Photo : Nadia Asyikin (FLICKR CC)

It’s not every day we hear something about car washing on Borneo. Where the rainy season apparently  has seriously kicked in. Car wash business on the tropical island was recently cut in half.

The island of Borneo is shared between Indonesia and Malaysia. Both countries share a dry season and a wet season. Lately, continuous heavy rain not only inundated some low-lying areas but also dampened car washing.
In an interview, owner of the local enterprise AY Car Beauty said he can barely get more than 10 customers on rainy days, which is half of the number of cars washed when the weather is sunny. He also complained profit has been eroded by the increase in cost of supplies.

“No one wants to have their cars washed on rainy days”, adds Juliet Malek, who manages Austin Snow Car Wash Centre. Meanwhile, the Malaysian weather center warned about more torrential rains in the days ahead. The rainy season on Borneo is expected to last until February.

Author: Rene Passet

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