I can sort of go back to a normal life now….. (5 years I’ve been living in Bangkok without an IKEA store!!??)well except for the flooding!! not really normal life, this situation with the flooding is outrageous. Personally I think the government has to release the water into the central Bangkok, to relief people from these enormous water-masses. People who lives in the surrounding suburbs and provinces can not continue with the water up til their necks. They have to get the water out to the sea as soon as possible!!
Today I would like to tell you a little about IKEA,
the first one opening in Thailand, Bangna, Bangkok. It’s part of the new mega-shopping complex “Mega Bangna”. Which is still under construction, but the IKEA store is NEVER late……this is the 330th IKEA store in the world and the biggest one in Southeast Asia. I was born just 5 years after IKEA opened in 1965. The first store in the world, “Kungens Kurva” in Skärholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. I am a pure generation of IKEA “Wonderland”, my mother basically lived there…..when she wasn’t at work! IKEA’s philosophy is: Home is the most important place in the world. That’s why IKEA helps people to create a better everyday life at home for the many people.
IKEA held a very “Low-Key Opening” instead of a big celebration due to the extreme flood crisis. Ikea Thailand has donated 20 million Baht to help those who are suffering from the floods, the donation was given to flood victims through the Mae Fah Luang Foundation.