The 3rd IKEA store in Malaysia lands in Johor Bahru: IKEA Tebrau!
IKEA is always the nation’s favourite furniture shop.
Not merely because of the affordable prices of furniture, but how easily it inspires us the best home decorating ideas and designs.
This is truly a great news because starting from 16 November 2017, we can easily compare the prices of furniture sold between Malaysia and Singapore.
Also, we don’t need to travel far to KL to shop for the cheaper furniture anymore.
Isn’t it great?
Now, let’s check new IKEA Tebrau Johor Bahru store out!
IKEA Johor Bahru (JB)
Set against 46,713 square meters of land, IKEA Johor Tebrau is situated at Jalan Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru. It is next to AEON Tebrau City shopping mall. Since the day it laid its foundation, many have been anticipating for it to open the doors.
To bring excitement, the authority confirmed that the store will be opened at 16 November 2017.
Also read: Top 11 Shopping Malls In Johor Bahru
This is the very first IKEA store in Southern part of Malaysia. The aim of this establishment is to bring a better life to the people living around, with estimate 1.8 million people’s houses are within 1 hour drive from the store.
If you are quite fond of Swedish home furnishings, you’ve come to the right place! Functional Swedish furniture can be found everywhere inside the store.
All are delicately designed and most importantly, the prices are affordable to most of the family.
1. IKEA Johor Bahru Product Categories
Product categories available in IKEA Johor Bahru as listed below:
- Baby & children products
- Textiles & rugs
- Tools & fittings
- Tables & Desks
- Small storage
- Beds & mattresses
- Leisure & safety products
- Storage furniture
- Sofas & armchairs
- Kitchen cabinets & appliances
- TV & media furniture
- Wireless charging
- Outdoor furniture
- Bathroom storage
- Clothes storage
2. Anchored To Shopping Centre
A shopping centre – Ikano shopping centre is integrated to the IKEA Tebrau. Together, the IKEA store and shopping centre will eventually create a wonderful retail destination. You can shop, play and even dine at this beautiful place.
3. Offering Job Opportunities
With rapid urbanisation, IKEA Johor Bahru will offer many permanent job opportunities in supply businesses and local services. If you’re interested working in these areas, you can go for interview too!
How To Go To IKEA Johor From Singapore
1. Private Car/Taxi From Singapore To IKEA Johor
- A direct ride service from Singapore to IKEA Johor.
- Smooth ride with comfortable fleets provided.
- Can accommodate up to 7 passengers.
- Does not need to get off the vehicle to clear immigrations.
- Expensive if travel alone or in small group.
- Family with children or elderly.
- Large group of friends.
- SGD$90 – SGD$100 per fleet.
Is that you, thinking of buying furniture to beautify your household but struggling with how to get there? SGMYTAXI is your solution! SGMYTAXI provides private car service from Singapore to IKEA Johor and vice versa at affordable price.
SGMYTAXI offers convenient and comfortable ride that you don’t need to alight from car throughout the journey until you reach the destination. This means you can save a lot of time and energy in clearing immigration.
They aim at providing a pleasant travelling experience. Hence, all fleets (7 to 10 Seater MPV Car) provided are well-maintained. Experienced and well-trained drivers picking you up at your doorstep from any location in Singapore to IKEA Johor Bahru.
Book your private car now via online booking by filling the necessary travel details. Also, don’t hesitate to whatsapp them if you have any problem or contact them through Facebook Messenger! They are willing to serve and help you.
13 Things You Don’t Know About IKEA Malaysia
- The first two word of IKEA, “I’ and “K”, stands for Ingvar Kamprad. This is the name of the IKEA founder, one of the wealthiest person in the world. The “E” and “A” however stands for Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd. Elmtaryd is the farm Kamprad grew up to while Agunnaryd is his hometown in South Sweden.
- All products in IKEA are named instead of numbering them. This is because the founder, Kamprad is suffered from dyslexic.
- Since 2000, IKEA has lowered its operating expenses by 2 to 3 percent per annum. It means the operating efficiency has increased gradually. For instance, IKEA Cheras and IKEA Damansara uses boards to show direction instead of sticking tapes (arrow sign) on floor which need to be replaced once it wears off.
- IKEA Malaysia has a bigger small space floor plan (75 square meters) compared to the stores in overseas (normally 22, 35 and 55 square meters).
- In IKEA Malaysia, be alert to the colour red! They always put the furniture on sales on a red corner. Though some sales items might not be placed on the red corner, but those on the red corner normally has bigger sales.
- IKEA treats staff equally and everyone treats one another like family. Only name is printed on the IKEA staff’s name card. Their position is not printed on it.
- Fika culture is practiced in IKEA. This is a social practice where all staff of IKEA gather to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee during break.
- IKEA offers you 100 days to test the mattress you bought. If you are not satisfied with it, you can just return it back.
- Everything in the showcase room can be tried. It means you can sit and lie down on their sofas and mattress.
- If you buy the kitchenette, they will give you a 25 years guarantee.
- In 1996, the first IKEA store in Malaysia was opened in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Later in 2003, it was moved to Mutiara Damansara store.
- IKEA Damansara was proud to be the second most-visited-store in the world in 2004.
- IKEA Tebrau Johor Bahru is IKEA largest store in South-East Asia about 10% bigger than IKEA Cheras and about 70% bigger than IKEA Damansara. The restaurant in IKEA Tebrau can accommodate up to 750 diners while IKEA Cheras & Damansara can accommodate up to 800 diners and 500 diners respectively. Also, IKEA Cheras is the first IKEA in Malaysia to have Glass house. It is a place to display live and artificial plants.
What To Eat In IKEA Johor
1. IKEA Restaurant
Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat lover, there’s always something at IKEA Restaurant that can satisfy your appetite! All food is prepared in the most organic way and even the prices are affordable too.
If you look through the menu, you will notice that most of the dishes are prepared in Swedish style. However, to leave everyone satisfied, local specials are offered as well. One of the iconic dishes is the IKEA meatballs. Big, tasty, and rich in protein.
For children, many healthy and tasty dishes are offered in kid’s menu. Besides providing high chairs, entertainment such as TV is also provided at children’s corner. They even provide microwave oven to warm up the milk bottles!
2. IKEA Bistro
Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy some vanilla ice-cream at IKEA Bistro after meal. It’s way too delicious!
List of IKEA Stores In Malaysia
1. IKEA Cheras
State: Kuala Lumpur
2. IKEA Damansara
3. IKEA Tebrau
State: Johor Bahru
3. IKEA Batu Kawan (Open on 28 March 2019)
IKEA Tebrau Johor Bahru Map
Google Map: https://bit.ly/2GyJchL