IKEA, the world famous furniture retailer, has become an ideal place to escape summer heat from outside and take a snooze. Some “loyal” customers visited IKEA outlet in Shanghai not for shopping but just to take a good sleep in the full air-conditioned place.


The sofas inside IKEA outlet in Shanghai are to give a place for customers to rest while shopping but often been occupied by some people to take a sound sleep, even with their shoes off.

According to one shop assistant, they are “loyal” customers who “checking-in” everyday, but just snoring. Their action had turned away many potential buyers.


In fact, such scenario is common in many public places with air-conditioned in Shanghai especially in this summer season. It is a very bad image of one of the world’s biggest city, Shanghai, makes the citizens and Chinese look like “no class”.