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IKEA Singapore Hot

 
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317 Alexandra Road Singapore 159965
 
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IKEA aims to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

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4.2  (14)
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3.6  (15)
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4.1  (25)
The mention of IKEA will lead me to think of food. Yes, instead of the furniture, I am there for the food. Not because it is out of the world or anything like that. The ambience there is not too bad when during off-peak hours. It is a suitable place to fill your stomach and chit-chat with your friends.

First of all, the meatballs there used to be so good. Notice ‘used to’. I felt that their standard dropped a little ever since the first few times I tried them many years back. Nevertheless, it is still not too bad, especially with the sauce and the jam. Okay if you are to ask what else is good on the menu, I would recommend the chicken wings, although it can get really oily sometimes. Seafood rings, salmon, curry chicken, curry puffs and that should be about it. From time to time, they might have daily specials and the soup is not too bad too. The prices are pretty reasonable as well.

IKEA offers some very affordable and durable furniture. Though durability depends on how the furniture is handled on a daily basis. But generally, furniture from IKEA can last for quite a while. Plus, they have got nearly everything you need for your home; from furniture to home décor and even plants.

If you are looking to give your room or home a make-over, make a trip down to IKEA and you might just find something suitable. At IKEA, there is definitely something for everyone.
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90%
limsr Reviewed by limsr on November 08, 2014
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"Food first, then furniture"

The mention of IKEA will lead me to think of food. Yes, instead of the furniture, I am there for the food. Not because it is out of the world or anything like that. The ambience there is not too bad when during off-peak hours. It is a suitable place to fill your stomach and chit-chat with your friends.

First of all, the meatballs there used to be so good. Notice ‘used to’. I felt that their standard dropped a little ever since the first few times I tried them many years back. Nevertheless, it is still not too bad, especially with the sauce and the jam. Okay if you are to ask what else is good on the menu, I would recommend the chicken wings, although it can get really oily sometimes. Seafood rings, salmon, curry chicken, curry puffs and that should be about it. From time to time, they might have daily specials and the soup is not too bad too. The prices are pretty reasonable as well.

IKEA offers some very affordable and durable furniture. Though durability depends on how the furniture is handled on a daily basis. But generally, furniture from IKEA can last for quite a while. Plus, they have got nearly everything you need for your home; from furniture to home décor and even plants.

If you are looking to give your room or home a make-over, make a trip down to IKEA and you might just find something suitable. At IKEA, there is definitely something for everyone.

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I used to go to Ikea purely for the food but now as the completion of the house ticks nearer, i find myself being more impressed with the ultimate purpose of Ikea - Home Furniture and decor.

Ikea appeals to me mainly for its pocket-friendly prices and the creative showrooms ranging from small home layouts to bigger homes and different sections like the kitchenette, living rooms, bedrooms and the bathrooms! They revamp their showrooms every few months too! I find inspiration in seeing and taking photos of these showcases for the future house!

However, i still remain skeptical in purchasing the iconic features of the house such as beds and sofas as i have heard that the quality and durability of the furniture is not that good. BUT, their ornaments and other decor items are definitely in my shopping list. Ikea also offers discounts for members which i bagged away some bargains! Basic membership is free, fuss free and instant at their self-service counters!
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70%
Joleneey Reviewed by Joleneey on September 09, 2014
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"Be inspired"

I used to go to Ikea purely for the food but now as the completion of the house ticks nearer, i find myself being more impressed with the ultimate purpose of Ikea - Home Furniture and decor.

Ikea appeals to me mainly for its pocket-friendly prices and the creative showrooms ranging from small home layouts to bigger homes and different sections like the kitchenette, living rooms, bedrooms and the bathrooms! They revamp their showrooms every few months too! I find inspiration in seeing and taking photos of these showcases for the future house!

However, i still remain skeptical in purchasing the iconic features of the house such as beds and sofas as i have heard that the quality and durability of the furniture is not that good. BUT, their ornaments and other decor items are definitely in my shopping list. Ikea also offers discounts for members which i bagged away some bargains! Basic membership is free, fuss free and instant at their self-service counters!

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20
Branch Location:
Alexendra
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Almost everybody I know has had an IKEA something. This ubiquitous Swedish furniture manufacturer keeps things really cheap and fun.

Despite using cheaper materials such as compressed particle board and soft pine wood, IKEA manages to incorporate original designs that are functional, aesthetically pleasing and wallet-friendly.

What I really like more about IKEA is the entire lifestyle concept they have built around the furniture, whether it be the food (and the really decent beer I must admit), or the after-sales services such as delivery and installation, membership and the distinctly-Swedish character infused into all components.
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70%
chrislimsh Reviewed by chrislimsh on June 09, 2014
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"Two words: Cheap and fun"


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Almost everybody I know has had an IKEA something. This ubiquitous Swedish furniture manufacturer keeps things really cheap and fun.

Despite using cheaper materials such as compressed particle board and soft pine wood, IKEA manages to incorporate original designs that are functional, aesthetically pleasing and wallet-friendly.

What I really like more about IKEA is the entire lifestyle concept they have built around the furniture, whether it be the food (and the really decent beer I must admit), or the after-sales services such as delivery and installation, membership and the distinctly-Swedish character infused into all components.

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Gosh, I love IKEA. I mean, what's not to love about easy to fix, diy furniture? I absolutely adore the Tampines outlet because it's so huge, it's basically a playground for adults.

Recently, a lady was spotted to be treating IKEA like her own home. She even used the hairdryer and slept on the beds that were on display. It took them awhile to realise which goes to show how ridiculously huge IKEA is that they can miss this woman out.

Another thing I like about IKEA is their selection of children's items from bedsheets to toys. I'm still young at heart and I constantly wish that I could go back in time and be a kid so I could own all the cute stuffed toys and playmats. I've also always wanted to decorate my future house just like the covers of IKEA magazine.
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90%
Adila Shahrin Reviewed by Google Plus Image Adila Shahrin on April 21, 2014
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"A Playground On Its Own"

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Gosh, I love IKEA. I mean, what's not to love about easy to fix, diy furniture? I absolutely adore the Tampines outlet because it's so huge, it's basically a playground for adults.

Recently, a lady was spotted to be treating IKEA like her own home. She even used the hairdryer and slept on the beds that were on display. It took them awhile to realise which goes to show how ridiculously huge IKEA is that they can miss this woman out.

Another thing I like about IKEA is their selection of children's items from bedsheets to toys. I'm still young at heart and I constantly wish that I could go back in time and be a kid so I could own all the cute stuffed toys and playmats. I've also always wanted to decorate my future house just like the covers of IKEA magazine.

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I like to visit IKEA to get my furniture. My table lamp is from IKEA. It's a nice, sleek, white design, and it uses and LED lighting which is very user-friendly because I don't have to change the lightbulb.

My towel is also from IKEA. It absorbs water very well. The material is comfy and it only cost me $6! I use little plastic glasses from IKEA as well. They're very durable. It looks like real glass, but they're not as fragile! It's very helpful, especially if you have clumsy people at home.

IKEA also offers a whole range of household furnitures from carpets to shelves. I use their bed quilt at home too, and it's really comfortable to sleep with! My favorite part about shopping at IKEA is when you get to sit down and have a nice meal at the upper floor of the shopping centre. They have salmon, cakes, chicken wings, and they're famous meatballs! Do remember to give them a go because their finger-licking good crispy wings and mouthwatering meatballs are very tasty!
Overall Rating:
 
80%
prancingtongues Reviewed by prancingtongues on April 20, 2014
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"Easy, affordable homes "

I like to visit IKEA to get my furniture. My table lamp is from IKEA. It's a nice, sleek, white design, and it uses and LED lighting which is very user-friendly because I don't have to change the lightbulb.

My towel is also from IKEA. It absorbs water very well. The material is comfy and it only cost me $6! I use little plastic glasses from IKEA as well. They're very durable. It looks like real glass, but they're not as fragile! It's very helpful, especially if you have clumsy people at home.

IKEA also offers a whole range of household furnitures from carpets to shelves. I use their bed quilt at home too, and it's really comfortable to sleep with! My favorite part about shopping at IKEA is when you get to sit down and have a nice meal at the upper floor of the shopping centre. They have salmon, cakes, chicken wings, and they're famous meatballs! Do remember to give them a go because their finger-licking good crispy wings and mouthwatering meatballs are very tasty!

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You might remember jumping into a ball pit at IKEA as a child. Back then, it was called "The Ball Room". It has since evolved and now, its bigger and better version is available at both IKEA outlets (in fact, at all IKEA stores around the world) in Singapore.

Smaland is one of my 5 year old daughter's favourite indoor playgrounds. She gets to play there for an hour, which means that I get to shop for an hour, or have a coffee for an hour. It's an indoor playground unlike any other in Singapore. It's built around a whole Swedish forest theme so there are big clogs that kids can hide in, berry pools, bugs and trees. Almost makes me wish I were small again.

Speaking of small, what's interesting is that Smaland welcomes little ones by height, and not by age. Those between the heights of 90 and 130cm are welcome, as all fixtures are built catering to that height range.

Did I mention that it's free? I did not. It is. Absolutely and completely free. But there are a few (though very reasonable) rules, of which these two stand out the most:

1) Parents/guardians must remain contactable and within premises of the respective IKEA store

2) Children must be potty trained and able to use the toilet independently (although sometimes I ask if it's ok for me to zip in and out to be with Poppy in the toilet and they're always accommodating)

Weekdays are generally quieter (we've waited more than an hour to get into Smaland at Tampines once on a Saturday) and there is hardly a queue. Capacity is small because there is a very low co-worker to child ratio.
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100%
Adora Tan Reviewed by Adora Tan on January 17, 2014
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"IKEA Smaland: Big fun for little ones!"

You might remember jumping into a ball pit at IKEA as a child. Back then, it was called "The Ball Room". It has since evolved and now, its bigger and better version is available at both IKEA outlets (in fact, at all IKEA stores around the world) in Singapore.

Smaland is one of my 5 year old daughter's favourite indoor playgrounds. She gets to play there for an hour, which means that I get to shop for an hour, or have a coffee for an hour. It's an indoor playground unlike any other in Singapore. It's built around a whole Swedish forest theme so there are big clogs that kids can hide in, berry pools, bugs and trees. Almost makes me wish I were small again.

Speaking of small, what's interesting is that Smaland welcomes little ones by height, and not by age. Those between the heights of 90 and 130cm are welcome, as all fixtures are built catering to that height range.

Did I mention that it's free? I did not. It is. Absolutely and completely free. But there are a few (though very reasonable) rules, of which these two stand out the most:

1) Parents/guardians must remain contactable and within premises of the respective IKEA store

2) Children must be potty trained and able to use the toilet independently (although sometimes I ask if it's ok for me to zip in and out to be with Poppy in the toilet and they're always accommodating)

Weekdays are generally quieter (we've waited more than an hour to get into Smaland at Tampines once on a Saturday) and there is hardly a queue. Capacity is small because there is a very low co-worker to child ratio.

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Best Part:
It's free and it's fun!
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Yes
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Being a frequent purveyor of books and CDs (Home entertainment DVDs, PC game CDs, PSP UMDs etc), I have always found lack of space a hassle. Hence, I became a purveyor of bookshelves to solve this problem.

Of the 2 pieces of furniture I bought from IKEA, one a bookshelf for my books and the other a study desk with fluroscent lighting attached, it is extremely hard to see any difference in quality. Both have been with me for years and have served me extremely well. My bookcase, while stuffed to the brim with books, has proven its ability to handle the heavy weight, even with new additions coming in every fortnight or so. Meanwhile, my study desk has seen me through my 'O' and 'A' Levels, being my constant companion through the long nights of studying. I have developed a bond with my non-living companions and they shall remain with me till I really have but no choice but to get rid of them, an occurence thats still years away.

As such, I affirm the quality of the furniture that IKEA sells from my own personal experience. My bed too, was bought from IKEA in the 1990s, and 20 years on, is my favourite part of my home.

Shopping at IKEA, moreover, is a pleasant experience. I always visit IKEA Tampines, for a morning of browsing through its extensive range of furniture. I found my shopping experience being enhanced by the fact that salesman are tactful enough to know when you want to be alone and always appear when you have a question at hand, and that they provide paper and cute little pencils to note down purchases. After this will be followed by lunch at the cafe, with me enjoying its world class meatballs.

High recommended for interested customers who intend to give their home a new look! Or simply just come to taste the meatballs!
Overall Rating:
 
90%
Jian Qiang Reviewed by Google Plus Image Jian Qiang on January 02, 2014
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"Good quality furniture"

Being a frequent purveyor of books and CDs (Home entertainment DVDs, PC game CDs, PSP UMDs etc), I have always found lack of space a hassle. Hence, I became a purveyor of bookshelves to solve this problem.

Of the 2 pieces of furniture I bought from IKEA, one a bookshelf for my books and the other a study desk with fluroscent lighting attached, it is extremely hard to see any difference in quality. Both have been with me for years and have served me extremely well. My bookcase, while stuffed to the brim with books, has proven its ability to handle the heavy weight, even with new additions coming in every fortnight or so. Meanwhile, my study desk has seen me through my 'O' and 'A' Levels, being my constant companion through the long nights of studying. I have developed a bond with my non-living companions and they shall remain with me till I really have but no choice but to get rid of them, an occurence thats still years away.

As such, I affirm the quality of the furniture that IKEA sells from my own personal experience. My bed too, was bought from IKEA in the 1990s, and 20 years on, is my favourite part of my home.

Shopping at IKEA, moreover, is a pleasant experience. I always visit IKEA Tampines, for a morning of browsing through its extensive range of furniture. I found my shopping experience being enhanced by the fact that salesman are tactful enough to know when you want to be alone and always appear when you have a question at hand, and that they provide paper and cute little pencils to note down purchases. After this will be followed by lunch at the cafe, with me enjoying its world class meatballs.

High recommended for interested customers who intend to give their home a new look! Or simply just come to taste the meatballs!

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IKEA is a global phenomenon. It's never a surprise to see a few familiar shelves or desks at your friend's place. My place sure is decked out with IKEA book cases and shelves.

I really enjoy shopping at IKEA, just browsing through the many house decor and organising options. What more, at such affordable prices. And they always offer you such great deals! The best part is how many products are made to be versatile so that they can be customised to your tastes.

Besides all the quirky and au natural characteristic to their products, IKEA is also really eco-friendly. I first found-out through how they use bio-degradable plastic bags, which are chargeable, to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle! I assure you, no green-washing gimmick here ;)

Really. Thank God for Ikea. ^_^
Overall Rating:
 
80%

IKEA is a global phenomenon. It's never a surprise to see a few familiar shelves or desks at your friend's place. My place sure is decked out with IKEA book cases and shelves.

I really enjoy shopping at IKEA, just browsing through the many house decor and organising options. What more, at such affordable prices. And they always offer you such great deals! The best part is how many products are made to be versatile so that they can be customised to your tastes.

Besides all the quirky and au natural characteristic to their products, IKEA is also really eco-friendly. I first found-out through how they use bio-degradable plastic bags, which are chargeable, to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle! I assure you, no green-washing gimmick here ;)

Really. Thank God for Ikea. ^_^

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What can I say...IKEA is really a blessing. Although the location is a little out of the way for me, I still love to visit, just to browse through their extensive collection of interior and home furnishing items.

If I had my own home, I could probably survive with furnishing my entire place with items just from IKEA. The prices are really the best out there, when you compare it with the quality, which is pretty good.

One thing that I love about IKEA is how they try to make the shopping as easy and convenient as possible, by providing measuring tapes, paper and pencils for our usage, just in case we need to measure or jot down anything. This service makes IKEA top-notch (along with their famous meatballs, of course!).
Overall Rating:
 
90%
Lydia Teo Reviewed by Lydia Teo on December 22, 2013
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"Love the prices"

What can I say...IKEA is really a blessing. Although the location is a little out of the way for me, I still love to visit, just to browse through their extensive collection of interior and home furnishing items.

If I had my own home, I could probably survive with furnishing my entire place with items just from IKEA. The prices are really the best out there, when you compare it with the quality, which is pretty good.

One thing that I love about IKEA is how they try to make the shopping as easy and convenient as possible, by providing measuring tapes, paper and pencils for our usage, just in case we need to measure or jot down anything. This service makes IKEA top-notch (along with their famous meatballs, of course!).

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I think that Ikea's a perfect place for families to spend their free time at. It's very family-friendly, with play areas for children, and their wide range of products means that there's something for everyone. Although it can be crowded, I think that the highly affordable products and delicious foods are worth queueing for.

No visit to Ikea is complete without a visit to their cafe! It's famous for their meatballs and chicken wings, which make a really satisfying meal at a low cost.

However, some items from Ikea may not be of a very good quality, or as durable as is claimed. A desk from Ikea spoiled barely a year after I bought it. Furthermore, that there are very few staff around to answer any enquiries you may have affects the shopping experience, too.
Overall Rating:
 
80%
Rachelle Reviewed by Rachelle on December 20, 2013

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"extensive variety of products"

I think that Ikea's a perfect place for families to spend their free time at. It's very family-friendly, with play areas for children, and their wide range of products means that there's something for everyone. Although it can be crowded, I think that the highly affordable products and delicious foods are worth queueing for.

No visit to Ikea is complete without a visit to their cafe! It's famous for their meatballs and chicken wings, which make a really satisfying meal at a low cost.

However, some items from Ikea may not be of a very good quality, or as durable as is claimed. A desk from Ikea spoiled barely a year after I bought it. Furthermore, that there are very few staff around to answer any enquiries you may have affects the shopping experience, too.

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Average Spent:
20
Best Part:
Cafe
Branch Location:
Tampines
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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