Wait a goddamn minute.
You can still find shops selling $2 stuff besides Daiso? And not just any kind of stuff, it’ includes Japan stuffs.
When my very fat boss told me to write this article, I thought he was simply crazy.
Well, crazier than usual, I mean.
But not only there are such shops hidden within Singapore, one of them just opened here in Dec 2017.
I’m sorry, boss, please don’t fire me.
Here are 7 shops in Singapore that still sell $2 items and Japan stuffs (or less), and they’re not Daiso.
I believe this shop needs no introduction. After all, they’re everywhere.
From shampoo to chocolate from the US and everything in between, you can spend hours shopping inside.
Just take note that most of their shops have very little walking space so try and go during off-peak period, yeah?
Fun fact: The ValuDollar at Sembawang Shopping Centre is rumoured to be the cheapest among all ValuDollar stores in Singapore.
Even more fun fact: Sembawang Shopping Centre is not beside Sembawang MRT Station (that’s Sun Plaza).
Location: Too many stores.
If you’re looking to while your hours away searching for cheap steals, Mijyi might just be the right place for you.
Featuring cheap imported items from Japan, their stores are large and confusing, perfect for you to get lost in the hunt for deals.
They also import items from countries like Korea, Taiwan, USA among many others and are of pretty good quality.
5 Stadium Walk, #02-02 Leisure Park Kallang, Singapore 397693
Ang Mo Kio Branch
51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #02-01 Big Mac Centre, Singapore 569922
We’ve written about this $2 Japanese store back in 2017, and they’ve grown a bit since then.
In Apr 2017, 2WO only has one store located at Star Vista.
Fast forward 1 year later and they have 4 different outlets located in the North, Central, East and West of Singapore.
Expect to find Japan stuff like what you’d see at Daiso for this shop. But if you’re a Daiso-fan, this could be the next store for you.
I12 Katong at #B1-03/04
112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802
Liang Court at #B1-07
177 River Valley Road, Singapore 179030
West Coast Plaza at #B1-18/20
154 West Coast Road, Singapore 127371
301 Upper Thomson Road #03-18, Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408
4. MixCart $2 Store
Looking for something that’s a bit more…standalone?
This one is sure to bring back the feels. It looks and feels like a mama shop, and sell small household items and storage solutions like small containers, stationery and many others.
The main highlight of this shop? Not only are there $2 items, but there are also plenty of $1 items to dig for as well.
Geylang 29, 547 Geylang Road, Singapore 389502
5. $2 Nomi Japan
Remember when I wrote in the introduction that there’s a store that just joined the ranks of discount stores in Singapore?
This is the one.
$2 Nomi Japan has over 15,000 different Japanese stuffs from Japanese food, stationery, health and beauty products to home appliances.
And everything goes for just $2.
Working exclusively with a Japanese wholesaler, you can expect to find stuff like armpit sweat pads (??) and poached egg pods (???).
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #02-219A, Singapore 039594
When we wrote about this back in 2017, we said it was super ulu because it’s located in Changi City Point.
But you’ll be happy to know that they’re in more accessible places now.
For the westies, you can check out their store at Westgate. Their other outlet can be found in Suntec City.
Similar to Daiso, they offer Japanese products at $2. The only difference from Daiso is that they offer more Japanese candies and tidbits.
Perfect for tamjiak people.
3 Gateway Dr, #B1-16/17 Westgate Singapore, Singapore 608532
9 Temasek Blvd, North Wing, #B1-150, Singapore 038989
7. OneDollarOnly Store
Unlike the other stores mentioned in this article, this OneDollarOnly store is unique. In the sense that it doesn’t have a physical shop.
They sell knick-knacks from notebooks, stationery, nylon bags and party stuff.
While it’s called the $1 store, not everything is priced at a buck, but still pretty cheap.
Just take note that some of their stuff has to be ordered in bulk.
You can check them out here.
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