IKEA Batu Kawan, Penang officially opened its doors on Thursday, 14 March and shoppers were more than ready for it
The store welcomed over 20,000 shoppers on its opening day, despite it being a normal working and school day
"It's a surreal feeling to finally welcome our beloved fans to our new home here in Batu Kawan. We've been gearing up to this very moment and the turnout was phenomenal!" said IKEA Batu Kawan store manager Pathmalingam Arumugam in a press release.
"From today onwards, even more Malaysians will enjoy easier access to well designed, functional, quality and low-priced Swedish home furnishings."
The response was overwhelming to the point that traffic leading up to the store stretched over several kilometres:
True to the Malaysian foodie spirit, over 32,000 Swedish meatballs and 23,600 curry puffs were sold on opening day
Shoppers also wasted no time in capturing a unique feature of the Batu Kawan store:
IKEA Batu Kawan is opened from 10am to 10pm daily
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