Affordable Scandinavia types of furniture, delicious Swedish meatballs, colourful plushy toys and maze-like shopping experience. IKEA is what I am talking about. Whenever I visited IKEA with my family, their 50 cents vanilla ice-cream cone or 50 cents refillable hot brew coffee will always be our end-of-shopping treat at IKEA. Since Chinese Lunar New Year is around the corner, we decided to visit IKEA Tampines during the weekends to find out what is new in their store.
Kayden loves IKEA because it feels like a city in a shopping mall.
At level 1 entrance of IKEA Tampines, we are given a game card which the front prints “IKEA Spring Festival” and the back prints our four tasks to complete. Instant lucky dip upon completing the tasks sounds fun to me. Since we will be touring around IKEA’s maze-like showroom, why not give it a try for some family bond time.
At level 2, we took our family photograph with IKEA’s Spring Festival backdrop. To complete our game card, we need to visit four different stations in IKEA Tampines showroom area. The name of our tasks are Memory Shelf, Pot of Goal, Chopsticks of Prosperity and Shake of Fortune. Our missions are fun and easy to play. We completed them in 20 minutes, and Kayden can’t wait for his lucky dip.
Walking down to IKEA’s Market Hall, there are free sampling of juicy mandarin oranges. Sold by IKEA, each carton ($7.80) has 24 Yong Chun Lokam mandarin oranges. Finding this price tag reasonable, we decided to purchase one box home to enjoy.
Our little helper helped us by putting items into the trolley and pushing it. Crowded with people in the Market Hall, we are worried that Kayden might knock onto someone. Well, we do have bad past experiences when he is in charge of pushing the trolley. To our surprise, his trolley driving skills have improved.
Like Christmas, CNY home decorations are ready on IKEA’s shelves this Year Of The Dog. Besides Chinese New Year goodies, IKEA is ushering this festive season with auspicious plants such as the curly bamboo plant, mini bonsai plant and pussy willows.
After we have paid for our purchases, we headed down to the Wrapping Station where Kayden can get his lucky hands into the box. Here is a photo of him with his “IKEA Spring Festival” prize: LÄTTFATTLIG Mini chest with 4 drawers.
Address of my visit
60 Tampines North Drive 2