August 01, 2016

Thailand: IKEA Bangna

IKEA is from Sweden, It is a Scandinavian chain selling ready-to-assemble furniture, household products and food products in a warehouse-like space. 

Last summer, my husband went to Bangkok, Thailand and he told me that there is an IKEA in Thailand. He knew that I always check IKEA product online and I’ve been meaning to visit this store. 

I was fortunate to visit IKEA Tachikawa in Japan but since we don’t have extra luggage with us, I did not buy a lot so when my husband mentioned that he will go back to Bangkok, I immediately checked IKEA online catalogue.

Read: IKEA Tachikawa


Photo from IKEA Catalogue


I noted all the stuff that I like and sent it to my husband’s phone so he can see the pictures and names. I’ve been sending pictures and my husband said, mukhang excess baggage na ko sa dami ng pinabibili mo. Hehehe! I told him that I don't know what is available so kung ano kasya.

IKEA Bangna

July 24

Last Sunday, my husband flew to Bangkok and I suggested to visit IKEA Bangna on his first day bago pa siya maging busy sa work. He’s a submissive husband so after dropping his luggage in the hotel, off he went to IKEA. Hehehe! It was also a good decision because according to hotel staff it is Sunday so there is no traffic. 

My husband warned me, 23 kilos na daw bagahe niya so I only have 7 kilos sa aking ipabibili. So I have to say goodbye to Raskog Utility Cart because it weighs 10 kilos. The Kallax 2x2 was out of stock but even it is available, it is still heavy. The Trones Shoe/Storage Cabinet is too bulky. Waah! 




According to him, the IKEA Bangna is bigger compared to IKEA Tachikawa and hindi niya kayang ikutin. He was already tired so he has no strength to look for Pruta containerSo he bought 4 Drona (storage boxes) THB149 each, Gnarp (5-piece kitchen utensil set) THB119 and 2 Glis THB129 each (storage with lid).



The Drona is for the Kallax shelves, the Glis is perfect for our small accessories, pen or pencils. The Gnarp is for the kitchen, it is not heavy and I’m not sure if it will not last enough, feeling ko madali mabakli. Hehehe! But I think I can use this in teaching my son how to cook, at least hindi mabigat and fit sa kanyang maliit na kamay.


Photo from IKEA Catalogue

He forgot to buy the IKEA chocolates and cream sauce that we like. 



Read: Pasalubong from Japan
          IKEA Graddsas Cream Sauce

IKEA Philippines 

Few days after my husband went to IKEA, I learned that there will be an IKEA Manila soon but there was no definite place or time yet. But I’m one of those people who are excited because at least we will have another store where we can buy stuff at a very affordable price. 

Some people say that IKEA products have low quality and it will not last for a very long time. Some people say that products are mass produced so marami ka rin kapareho. But I don’t mind because I like IKEA products because it offers products that are space-saver, easy to assemble and affordable. Maybe as a customer, you can check and choose what product that is worth buying for.

There are IKEA products here in the Philippines but of course, the price is either double or triple the price. I found IKEA products at a reasonable price when we went to St. James Bazaar but I only bought picture frames. Well, I hope there will be IKEA Philippines soon. 

IKEA Bangna 
38 Moo 6 Bangna-Trad km. 
8 Bangkaew Sub-District Bangplee District, 
Samutprakarn 10540 
Hours: 10AM–10PM 
Phone: +66 2 708 7999 

IKEA Restaurant & Café 
Open 9:30 - 21:30 hrs

33 comments:

  1. An Ikea Raskog is definitely number 1 on my list! I just wish magkaka-Ikea na talaga in Manila and it's not just a hoax

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    1. Raskog is nice for your homeschooling materials. :)

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  2. From what I've heard, hoax lang yata yung ikea Manila. Huhu though. Fave ng dad ko Ikea as he's such a DIY mr fix it guy. He always has a catalog at home. Haha. As for me, puro gifts palang the ones we have at home as I find the resellers too pricey.

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    1. Aww, sad naman hoax na naman. Yes, pricey nga yung sa resellers.

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  3. I love Ikea products, naalala ko mummy ko when she would buy Ikea sa UK. :) Sana mag katotoo magkaroon ng Ikea dito sa pinas.

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    1. I hope so, for sure tambay ako ng IKEA. :)

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  4. I can't wait for IKEA Philippines. Aww sayang yong raskog, ang ganda :)

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    1. Sayang, ayaw kasi magbayad ng excess kilos. hehehe!

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  5. Sana matuloy na Ikea Philippines, I had some ikea items mostly pre ordered, I met her thru IG

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    1. Dami nga resellers in IG, I'm still contemplating kung bibili din ako sa kanila. hehehe!

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  6. I've heard about Ikea Philippines as well and i'm excited about it. I'm sure it will be a big hit. Love their designs.

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    1. A lot people are excited but we're not sure yet if it is really confirmed.

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  7. OMG, I've been dreaming about the Ikea Raskog Cart for so long. That's the first thing I'm gonna buy as soon as Ikea PH opens. Haha!

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    1. This is on my bucket list rin. hehehe!

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  8. I so love the items at ikea. But there are so pricey so i always end ul window shopping and just buying a few pens. Ehehe. I just hope with Ikea Manila, they be affordable.

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    1. Some items are affordable naman though I'm not sure with the quality since few items pa lang natry ko. :)

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  9. Makes me all the more excited about Ikea Philippines!!! I hope they also have these items as well!

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  10. I learned Ikea when I was in Dubai, naging pasyalan ko na din siya since I love their collection. Mapapagastos ka talaga kasi everything is perfect. I got my storage inspirations from them, pinapagaya ko nalang hehehe. Sabi nila hoax lang daw ang Ikea Manila pero sana totoo nga.

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    1. My hubby said, ipagaya ko na nga lang daw because I like their storage too pero ang mahal sa reseller. :)

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  11. I'm very surprised that you asked your hubby to buy Ikea items there kasi isn't there an Ikea opening in Manila na?

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    1. As I mentioned in my post "Few days after my husband went to IKEA, I learned that there will be an IKEA Manila soon but there was no definite place or time yet."

      Some people say that it is just a hoax.

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  12. The Raskog will look good inside our room! Haha Sana nga the Ikea Manila rumor is true. Dudumugin yan panigurado.

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    1. How I wish nga e, nakakalungkot talaga at wala IKEA dito

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  13. I have heard about Ikea for a thousand times but I haven't really seen their products in actual. Siguro very durable siya kaya sikat na sikat.

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    1. Their products are easy to assemble and inexpensive too kaya siguro sikat. :)

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  14. I just wish Ikea opens up soon here in the Philippines!

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  15. I was in Ikea (Singapore) the other weekend. Oh I love talaga their stuff :)

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    1. Nice, which branch Tampines or Alexandra?

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  16. Sad lang dito sa Norway nag iba na lasa ng Meatballs nila (went on the same branch 2014) mas gusto ko na meatballs and potatoes plus gravy sauce lang but nung nagpunta ko this year with veggies on the side and lumiit meatballs nila nag iba din lasa. Maganda yung Pan na nabili ko 2 sya 400 pesos lang.

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    1. Aww, I will try their meatballs pa lang, I hope ok naman ang lasa. :)

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  17. Feeling ko magaaway kami ng husband ko if magka-IKEA dito :)) I am such a sucker for home stuff, kung anu-ano talaga binibili ko :))

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    1. hehehe! I feel you, checking their online catalogue nga lang, parang ang dami ko ng gusto bilhin. :)

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  18. This is our first stop when we went to Bangkok, our airBnb place is just near the area rin kasi. Sana nga totoo na yung news about Ikea Philippines and not just importers/resellers.

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