Penang will be seeing much more of the iconic blue bag in less than two years' time.
GEORGE TOWN: The first IKEA store in the northern region will open in Penang on Jan 1, 2019, says Lim Guan Eng.
The Chief Minister said the store would help to put Penang at a high-level position.
"It is not easy to attract Ikano and we worked very hard," Lim said in his speech before launching the press conference to announce the coming Penang Medical Expo and Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference (PMEX 2017) at Setia SPICE Convention Centre Friday.
Ikano Pte Ltd, the owner of the IKEA franchise holder in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, has teamed up with Aspen Group in September 2014 to purchase 99ha of land from Penang Development Corp to develop the Aspen Vision City (AVC), where the IKEA store would be located.