Starbucks Malaysia announced the official opening of its first store in Perlis on 2nd March. The new store completes the company’s presence in all states and federal territories in Malaysia.
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The new store is a drive-thru store located in the state’s capital of Kangar, the largest town in Perlis. It has been designed to reflect the brand’s more than 50-year coffee heritage, while embracing Malaysia’s distinctive local traditions and culture. Inside the store, customers will find ample seating and also several artworks of where Starbucks first started, in Pike Place, Seattle, a tribute to the brand’s roots of revolutionizing café culture around the world.
The interior of the store is made up of a composition of wood, metal and cement finishes to create a bright and welcoming Third Place for customers to go to between their home and workplace. The store also elevates the coffeehouse experience by including pops of green through its indoor plants and landscaping.
“We are delighted to bring the unique Starbucks Experience to customers in Perlis, the remaining state in Malaysia without a Starbucks store location until today,” said Dato’ Sydney Quays, Group CEO of Berjaya Food Berhad and managing director of Starbucks Malaysia & Brunei. “This store marks a key milestone for the company and represents a great opportunity to deliver the exceptional coffee experience that so many Malaysians have come to love. We look forward to welcoming and sharing our coffee passion with all Perlisians. We are excited to be a part of this local community.”
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Starbucks has always been committed to creating a positive impact in the communities it serves. With the company’s expansion to communities such as Kangar, Starbucks will increase employment opportunities and offer a range of skill training and development programs for its partners (employees), including coffee master certifications as well as sign language courses and more.