Part of the Swedish IKEA chain, IKEA at Alexandra Road is a one-stop mall for home furnishings. Renowned for its flat pack and self-assembly furniture, it is extremely popular with locals and foreign expatriates alike for its affordably priced products.
Home organization products range from work desks and bookshelves to paintings, cushion covers, and bath towels.
Most visitors however do not merely visit the store for its retail products but its in-house restaurant, which serves delicious Swedish cuisine such as the highly popular Swedish Meatballs. The restaurant is crowded most days during the peak lunch and dinner hours with families, office crowd, and students studying around the area. be sure to beat the lunch crowd as seats are limited. Local cuisine such as Chicken Curry Rice avails but mains vary daily. Kids’ menu is also offered.
IKEA officially opened in Singapore in 1978 with a small store in Sixth Avenue before expanding to the building on Alexandra Road in 1995. In 2006, IKEA opened another and relatively bigger store in Tampines to serve residents living in the eastern region of Singapore.
IKEA is family oriented and parents can leave their kids under the supervision of IKEA staff at Småland, an indoor playground-cum-movie theatre.