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Thursday, December 07, 2006
Yeah, at last i set foot on IKEA Tampines one week after its official opening. It opened its doors last Thursday but due to my exams, I wasn't able to visit it until today. Perhaps it's a blessing in disguise as the situation was pretty chaotic during the first few days after its opening. I heard people queuing up for 45mins for the shuttle bus, severe difficulty in finding parking space as well as it was jampacked with human traffic so much so that it took some time for people to even enter n leave the mall.
I can imagine that. The IKEA store i went ystd is located at Alexandra, the other end of Singapore, and i can tell u the Eastern population is way higher than Western part of Singapore. People from Katong, Kallang, Eunos, Bedok, Pasir Ris, Simei, Marine Parade, Punggol, Seng Kang, Hougang and even Woodlands will visit IKEA Tampines cos it's so much nearer than the other branch. Mind u, these areas are heavily populated housing estates. Imagine all the people coming to a place at the same time, there's sure gonna be a major congestion. It'll be worse when Giant Supermarket n Courts Megastore opens within the next 3 weeks. I wonder who came up with such a great idea of combining these 3 stores in an area like Tampines. Haha.. Simply marvellous, Tampines can't get any better than this. If u're sick of shopping at Tampines Mall & Century Square, there's a free shuttle bus to bring u to the IKEA area, juz a short 10min ride. I guess u can well spend the whole day at Tampines n yet not finish walking all the malls.
Some photos i took at IKEA
Hmm, not so crowded..
Frozen Swedish meatballs
Something new from IKEA, they have lockers, u can't find this in the Alexandra branch
MQ loves this kitchen, I like the setting too
Another side of the kitchen
Giant will be the last to open in this area.. Courts Megastore next door will open on 16th December
Is IKEA food really dat nice? I think it's pretty expensive though
Walking around, i spotted this lady with the snake wrapped around her neck. She thinks it's cute??
Ok, she had company
Ever seen a bird nest topple over from a tree top onto a man's head?
I can tell u the warehouse is really HUGE~~~
Lots of walking space
Check out the number of cashiers they have, astonishing
Last pic, the ceiling