Starbucks Opens its First Store in Perlis, Malaysia


The iconic coffee brand now reaches all states and federal territories in the market

Starbucks Malaysia today announced the official opening of its first store in Perlis, completing the company’s presence in all states and federal territories in Malaysia. The new store is a drive-thru store located in the state’s capital of Kangar, the largest town in Perlis that has historically been known for its paddy field landscape and rice production.  Customers visiting the store will be able to enjoy Starbucks signature handcrafted beverages prepared by passionate and skilled baristas, as well as locally inspired food items such as the recently launched Kuih Kerak Jagung.

“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.”

The first Starbucks® store in Perlis has been designed to reflect the brand’s more than 50-year coffee heritage, while embracing Malaysia’s distinctive local traditions and culture. Key features include floor-to-ceiling glass windows that bring the beauty of the surrounding natural lighting into the store, where customers will find ample seating and also several artworks of Pike Place, Seattle, a tribute to the brand’s roots of revolutionizing café culture around the world.  The beautiful 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 stunning landscaping to inspire its appreciation for the nature that surrounds the city, and also a nod to its sustainability commitments.

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