Knick-knacks and novelty items, especially Japanese or Korean ones are the Achilles heel of many Malaysians. Stores like Daiso, Yubiso and Miniso litter the malls and entice many a customer to come and visit there mini wonderlands of possibly useful items.
For those who can’t get enough of the fans with kabuki designs, bizarre snacks and all manner of household gadgets, now is the time to live. Don Don Donki or known in Japan as Don Quijote (like that loony Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote), is coming to Malaysia.
Founded by Takao Yasuda, the franchise is over 30 years old and has opened stores across the world and came to Singapore in 2017. Over the bridge, the Don Don Donki there is more than just a store for bric-a-brac, there are stalls and hot food as well as bentos, not dissimilar to Family Mart, just bigger.
From looking at the rest of the stores it’s a brand that screams Japan, with its exuberant colours and loud signs signalling to you where all the best things are. If you’ve been to Japan before, you would definitely have wandered into one of the 580 Don Don Donki stores there. Its concept is unique as it offers a diverse range of affordable Japanese and globally-sourced products, which will appeal to savvy customers who have a love for all things Japanese at a great value.
Lot 10 is the special mall that gets to host the very first store early in 2021. Set in a strategic location, locals might have to fend through hoards of tourists just to get a piece of Don Don Donki for themselves.
There will be three floors for everyone to explore. and one can only hope it might turn out like the Singapore store.