One of Daiso Japan’s outlets located at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara seemed to be doing quite well- better than the Hinode shops. Basically, the store is selling important items from Japan- at RM5 for all items:
There are a lot of variety in this store- from kitchen items, stationeries, garden products, sewing kits, slippers, bags, underwear, learning books, decorative items….they are all sold for RM5. There are some innovative items offering a little convenience or comfort to daily living.
I bought a CD case for automobiles (mesh pocket type) that’s 30.5cm (about 12 inches). I just insert the rubber cord into the sun’s car visor and find it very convenient now. Before this, I used to put my CDs either on a passenger seat or at the place near my gearbox. When I wanted to listen to a particular CD, I would need to fiddle around at the CD case. With this CD case, I just reverse my car sun visor and able to see my 10CDs being displayed. I just take it out and insert into the player. No more taking my eyes off the road for too long to search for CDs. Of course, these items are sold at other stores but it is much more than RM5.
Took the pictures as the hanging soft toys are cute.
Above are assortments of hair items. The only other place you can get items cheaper is at the night market (pasar malam). But the pasar malam stores usually carry hair accessories items that are made in China- they are of lower quality.
Above: Japanese plates and cups. Don’t really dare to drink my tea from there- as it is cheap, I am concerned that the paint is lead paint.
Update @ Nov 2012:
Below are the contact numbers of various Daiso stores in Malaysia:
- One Utama-LG308E / Lower Ground Floor- 03-77241396
- Sunway Pyramid- Lot LG 2.65, Lower Ground Two. Tel: 603- 7492 0631
- Centre Point Sabah- Tel 088- 236 530
- Johor Bahru Tel 07- 238 7989
- IOI Mall Tel 03- 8076 3806
- The Curve Tel 03-7729 3216
- Sabah One Borneo Tel 088- 488 633
Website: http://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/english/index.html (English website- noticed the contents are newly updated)