On Thursday, November 3, Ambassador Klas Molin attended the soft opening of the first IKEA store in Thailand.
The key event was the 20-million THB donation from IKEA to Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage, to support flood relief efforts. In addition, IKEA staff also chose to donate 800,000 THB to support the flood victims instead of spending it on promotional activities. The donation was handed over to Khunying Puangroi Diskul na Ayudhya, Deputy Secretary-General of Mae Fah Luang Foundation.
Among the prominent guests were Mr Mechai Viravaidya – the Founder and Chairman of The Population and Community Development Association (PDA) and key management from Siam Future Development – IKEA’s partner in Thailand. Thousands of visitors were seen enjoying their shopping and eating immediately after the inauguration.
The IKEA Bangna is now officially open for everyone, for more information, please visit IKEA Thailand’s website www.IKEA.co.th