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Japanese specialty store giant Don Don Donki will be opening in KL

Prepare yourself to be (positively) overwhelmed by the choices of products available in Donki KL.

At long last, you won’t have to wait to go to Japan or Singapore to visit a Don Don Donki store anymore as it will be coming to KL. Owned and operated by Pan Pacific Retail Management (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Japanese specialty retail store Don Don Donki (also just known as Donki) will be occupying a street-fronting store and spans three levels in the Lot 10 shopping mall. The store is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2020 and is slated to open early 2021.

For the uninitiated, Donki is a massive store chain in Japan – which also goes by the name of Don Quijote – that offers an impossibly large range of affordable Japanese and globally-sourced products targeted for the Japanese market. It is literally overwhelming just how many things you can get in the store, and it’s no wonder the store in KL will take up at least three storeys. The first Donki store in Southeast Asia opened along Orchard Road in Singapore back in December 2017. There are also other outlets in Bangkok and Hong Kong — it was only time that it came to Malaysia.

“We are thrilled to welcome the maiden foray of Don Don Donki into Malaysia at Lot 10,” said Joseph Yeoh, Vice President of YTL Land & Development. “The new store with its blue mascot will be vibrant and colourful with a diverse offering of Japanese products and much more…we’ve seen the organic and viral buzz in recent days discussing this upcoming opening and are delighted by the excitement among Don Don Donki fans. We cannot wait for it to open too.”

Donki is already a hit among locals in Bangkok and Singapore, with some favourite products to get including an endless range of Japanese snacks, Suntory Whiskey Highball in a can, Sake Kit-Kats, Hokkaido-imported soups, and more. The possibilities are endless — the store sells dry food goods, fresh produce, electronic items, beauty products, fashion accessories, party items, and more. You’ve probably already visited several Donki stores in Japan — what products are you looking forward to purchasing right here in KL?

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.