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Two men caught snoozing maskless on a bed at IKEA Penang

How to (not) make IKEA your second home.
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You may have come across YouTube videos of people filming themselves staying overnight at supermarkets or furniture stores.

While it looks fun on the surface, it could land you in trouble with the law as it is regarded as trespassing.

Read also: We Tried Out IKEA’s Limited Edition Plant-Based Burger And This Is Our Honest Review

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Sweet dreams are made at IKEA?

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Yesterday (Nov 3), Malay online news outlet Oh!Media uploaded a video of two men sleeping soundly on a bed at IKEA Penang, Batu Kawan which has gone viral online.

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Screengrab from Oh! Media

At the beginning of the video, the duo could be seen snuggled comfortably underneath the blanket, making it look like they were at their own home. However, it was revealed that it took place at IKEA as the camera panned out.

The video then ended with the duo waking up happily with one of them gleefully making the hand-horns gesture towards the camera.

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One of them even presented ‘Rock n Roll’ gesture to the camera. Screengrab from Oh! Media

To make matters worse, they weren’t wearing masks throughout the video – a clear violation of the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the government last August.

You can watch the full video here.

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‘Not afraid of COVID-19 infection ke?’

Oh!Media’s post has since garnered over 6,000 likes and 300 comments at the time of writing, where netizens did not hold back in criticizing the duo for their reckless behaviour.

One netizen questioned the duo’s lack of concern for potentially infecting themselves and others with a deadly virus.

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Screengrab from Oh! Media

Another wondered whether this was the pair’s first time stepping foot into IKEA.

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Screengrab from Oh! Media

Another deduced that the duo were probably hungry for attention.

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Screengrab from Oh! Media

However, this netizen didn’t bother sugarcoating his words, saying that “it’s easy to get famous by doing stupid stuff”. Oof.

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Screengrab from Oh! Media

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