You’ve heard the news earlier this year, but Don Quijote is coming to Singapore. In fact, it will open its doors to customers tomorrow, December 1, at Orchard Central. Branded as Don Don Donki in Singapore, the store boasts items that are also found at the Don Quijote stores in Japan, albeit with a smaller variety. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be done browsing in 10 minutes. During the media conference, the founder of Don Quijote and Don Don Donki, Mr Takao Yasuda, revealed that the store in Singapore will have 30,000 SKUs – or variety of products. We took slightly more than an hour to browse through the two-level store, which boasts everything from beauty products to fresh foods.
Mr Yasuda also assured that while prices in Don Don Donki are about 10% to 20% more than Don Quijote prices, they’re competitive, if not cheaper, than regular prices in Japan.
We’re expecting a snaking queue to get into the store tomorrow, so to motivate you to visit the store, we’ve picked 23 items under $10 that are actually worth buying. And the best thing? It’s open for 24 hours! Looks like Mustafa Centre has some serious competition.
Don Don Donki is located at Orchard Central, #B1-15 to #B1-29, #B2-01 to #B2-10, #B2-30 to #B2-43. It opens from Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.