Feb 16, 2011

Yesss Ikea :)

The only reason i purchased this ticket was Ikea, yes how influential it is to both me and hubby :p. Having said that, Ikea was the no 1 place we went on our first day stay in KL.

This was our second time to Ikea, first time it was such a rush. We spend few hours thinking we need this, we need that and end up with impulse buying. Very bad. This time, we have planned it well. We kinda splurge ourselves on Ikea's item via online, make a wishlist together with the price,dimension and weight coz we have to be reasonable lah kan, we brought them back in our only luggage so those are the main issues. When we've considered all those, we were good to go.

Another issue is transportation. Ikea is located in a place that is so foreign to anyone who doesn't resides in KL, it was to us. It's not even located in any monorail, ktm, putraline or star line stations. This is when you have to do a bit  of research about this place. If you opt for taxi, please dont bother about the route. But us, being a young and wild and healthy couple, adventure is what we seek together gether :D bueekk

In the Ikea website it is mention that there is a shuttle bus available to Ikea from Kelana Jaya station to Ikano Power centre.  When you found Ikano, you'll find Ikea. So now your mission is to get on Putra line or  famously known as Kelana Jaya line and go to Kelana Jaya (KJ) station and wait for the shuttle bus. We stayed in Tune downtown and one good thing about staying there is the easy access to not only one station but two awesome stations: Medan Tuanku and Sultan Ismail.  So with these options, these are our planned route:

Option 1: Medan Tuanku > KL Sentral (change from monorail to KJ line) > Kelana Jaya station

Option 2: Sultan Ismail station > Masjid Jamek (change from Star line to KJ line) > KL Sentral > Kelana Jaya station

Too bad we didnt get to 'experience' any of this route, a friend offered to fetch us to Ikea. By car it takes only 15mins from our hotel and 1x toll. Since we were early, we decided to look see look see inside the curve (or in BM, mutiara damansara lol) and ikano itself. In fact, it wouldn't be enjoyable to go around with hands full with Ikea stuffs, you know what i mean.

 Fast forward. Here's Ikea :)

This was the only opportunities i had to capture pics, was busy browsing things bah hehe. It was an enjoyable shop you see,you can just cam whore like no one business (which i did little of it), you get to disturb things, you manage to sit on their displayed sofa when you're tired (tipu), just to mention a few. 

Done shopping, we went straight to hotel. It's not convenient to continue shopping around coz we already have heavy baggage and no thanks to the cast iron frying pan, that is the main weight contributor grr.

Taxi fare from Ikano to Tune downtown is rm30. The driver initially offered us RM35, not until we asked for metered fare. My friend told me the fare can be as high as RM40, so always ask about the meter ok?

Hope you enjoy reading this, and you're welcome on the suggested routes :)


Lizeewong said...

I LOVE Ikea!!! Show us the stuff you bought! :))

Sheila said...

last year saya pigi Ikea without plan. We ended up paying about rm150+ for luggage over-weight. Sampai baby high chair tu pun kami angkut ko

debrajill said...

wa~ yeah I love IKEA! tapi susah mau bawa balik kan..i just wish sabah open one branch ni~ hehehe

JoAnne JuEnD said...

mell, i thought sadong (near perabot chan) got ikea? iguess so la..

Mell_f said...

Lizee: alah too bad,hubby brought all the items to Kch,i'm now in KK tsk tsk.

Sheila: itu la kan,mula2 we thought of cari forwarding company seja utk hantar brg pegi rumah coz we really tempted to buy the furnitures but then cancel seja la. we decided to buy things yg bole di bawa seja.

debra: yea bah,they have market here what aihh.

juend: they only bringing in the items seja,like Tune store in 1b. kami mau juga pigi the concept store ni :D

Just said...

pecaya atau nda.. baru satu kali sia p Ikea itupun bkn dgn hubby but my aunt. sesat2 lg kami cari jln. hahha.. klu bw my hubby, confirm patah blk rmh. dia nda suka sesat2. huhuu..

maslight said...

I would want a Ikea and a Kinokuniya here in KK. So I could save all the troubles going to KL just for it. Sad oh kan. Ahhh sioknya the thought of being there.

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