Here are some photos of the empty premises of the former TBI Kuningan. TBI has now been forced to abandon its flagship school in Jakarta, hot on the heels of having to close TBI Sudirman because it couldn’t afford the rent there. They really are going through a rough patch, as we have been telling you for some time. Right now their strategy seems to be to close some branches and move others to cheaper premises and hope for the best. However, I will give them this one for free…This is will do nothing to address the business’s real problems, which lie in a dysfunctional and corrupt cabal of cronies who are running the business into the ground.
Predictably enough, the TBI spin-masters have not admitted that financial problems lie behind their decision to close down the old TBI Kuningan. As the poster below shows, they are so incredibly dishonest that they are explaining the decision in terms of the better parking options on offer. No, I am not making this up. That is one of the main reasons they are giving. The other one is a claim that it is a larger premises, neglecting to mention that it is a larger but much cheaper premises which they are moving to, with the cheaper part being the real reason for the move.
You will see that they are also boasting of new facilities. However, in truth they have moved the old, worn furniture and the snail-paced computers. They have mostly just relocated the same, tired old set-up to the new premises, which, fittingly enough, is located in a Lotte Mall, just like the Rumah Bahasa schools used to be …before they went bankrupt last year. Lotte Mall seems to the mall of choice for failing and dysfunctional language schools in Indonesia. Anyway, here are same sad pictures of the almost deserted premises of the former TBI Kuningan.