THE Ikea store in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur is set to open by the end of this year.
Located in Jalan Cochrane, the new store is the second outlet in Malaysia.
Ikea opened its first store in 1Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya in 1996.
“With the support of Malaysians, we grew from our humble beginnings and moved into our standalone store in Mutiara Damansara in 2003.
“It was the biggest Ikea store in Asia at that time.
“The upcoming store in Cheras will be our biggest yet in Malaysia with an overall store size that is 20% larger than Ikea Damansara,” said Ikea Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand retail director Mike King.
He added that the opening of Ikea Cheras was part of its overall expansion plan across South-East Asia in order to make home furnishings that were affordable, well-designed, functional and good quality available to everyone.
“The development is progressing well and we are focusing on interior fittings and the operational set-up.
“Further details will be revealed in the coming months,” King added.