Tags : Furniture

Asia

Ikea has expansion plans in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines

After the opening of its first pick-up and ordering point (PUP) in Asia yesterday in Phuket, Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has set its sights on having three large-format stores in Bangkok and five to six PUPs nationwide within five years. Meanwhile, Ikea is also looking for business partners in Vietnam and the Philippines to capitalise […]Read More

Isan

Nakhon Ratchasima: Woman drops to her death in lift plunge

A woman succumbed to severe injuries on Sunday night, in the first legally recognised death caused by a falling lift. The accident happened on Saturday at a furniture showroom in Nakhon Ratchasima. It took place at the Home Furniture Class showroom when Siripun Kaysoong-nern led two customers, including a heavily pregnant woman, up in the […]Read More

Bangkok

Ikea plans a very warm welcome for its first store

The first Ikea store in Thailand and the biggest in Southeast Asia will celebrate its roof capping today from 6:30-9:30pm with a traditional Swedish party under the theme of “Wholeheartedly Warm”. The event will mark the finish of the store’s main building and the beginning of the next step towards interior design and merchandise planning […]Read More

Pattaya

Two Russians seriously injured in fight at South Pattaya Hotel

Two Russian Tourists were badly injured after an all-night drinking session turned into a daybreak brawl at the Hi-So Hotel in South Pattaya. Police and Rescue Services were called to the Hotel and attended to the two injured men, Mr. Evgeni Frischih aged 23 and Mr. Ruslan Manedov aged 24 who had been drinking by […]Read More

Bangkok

1,600 pounds of ivory seized in Thailand

More than 1,600 pounds of illicit ivory has been seized in Thailand after the elephant tusks were smuggled from Africa in pallets labelled as plywood furniture or notepads. Customs authorities said Friday the 765 kilograms (1,683 pounds) of elephant tusks seized Tuesday was Thailand’s third big ivory seizure this year. The shipment was seized Tuesday […]Read More

News

Problems for Thailand as people age

Policy makers should start planning now to deal with the social and economic impact of Thailand’s ageing population, economists say. The state and private sectors must develop new facilities, products and services to suit the needs of the elderly, said Worawet Suwanrada, an economics lecturer from Chulalongkorn University, at a seminar yesterday organised by the […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket furniture shop loses 1 million baht

If you were in Phuket last week you may have witnessed the fire, which decimated the Touch Wood Furniture & Thai Advanced Solar Power Co Ltd shop. The shop, which is located opposite Kajonkietsuksa School on Chao Fa West Road, caught fire on the ev...Read More