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#03-48/50 IMM Building 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609601
 
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Daiso is the largest franchise of 100-yen shops in Japan owned by Daiso Sangyo Corp. With its establishment in Singapore, everything is priced at only $2 - ranging from lots of household items, toys, daily necessities to fashion accessories that are sure to fit within your budget.

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10am - 10pm
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Every time I walk into Daiso with the intention of purchasing some household necessity, I walk out with a shopping bag (no, not the disposable Daiso shopping bag, I carry my own ecologically friendly tote and I wish more people in Singapore would do the same - you people just don't seem to care, and it hurts me so it does) full of Hello Kitty innovations. There is something about pink glittery plastic objects that scream "BUY ME!". Yes, it is not very ecological to buy pink glittery plastic items of dubious usefulness but I am, after all, only human.

It is very auntie to shop at Daiso but I just can't seem to help myself! Daiso the two dollar shop is to retail what instant noodles is to food - oh so tasty empty calories.

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70%
jeremy Reviewed by jeremy on October 18, 2012
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"Two Dollar 'Ho"

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Every time I walk into Daiso with the intention of purchasing some household necessity, I walk out with a shopping bag (no, not the disposable Daiso shopping bag, I carry my own ecologically friendly tote and I wish more people in Singapore would do the same - you people just don't seem to care, and it hurts me so it does) full of Hello Kitty innovations. There is something about pink glittery plastic objects that scream "BUY ME!". Yes, it is not very ecological to buy pink glittery plastic items of dubious usefulness but I am, after all, only human.

It is very auntie to shop at Daiso but I just can't seem to help myself! Daiso the two dollar shop is to retail what instant noodles is to food - oh so tasty empty calories.

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10
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It comes in pink
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Ion Orchard
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Daiso is the to-go place for everything weird and wonderful. It's like walking into someone's kooky collection of things you never knew you needed.

I once bought a pair of knee-high fluffy socks with teddy bears printed on them - just because they were cute and "$2 only!".

I've also found my fair share of gift packaging and useful winter gear in Daiso. If you have a specific item you're searching for, go in single-minded and resolute. Chances are you'll end up with 5 other items you didn't need but just decided to buy anyway.
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90%
Miranda Yeo Reviewed by Miranda Yeo on June 12, 2014
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"All those things you never knew you needed"

Daiso is the to-go place for everything weird and wonderful. It's like walking into someone's kooky collection of things you never knew you needed.

I once bought a pair of knee-high fluffy socks with teddy bears printed on them - just because they were cute and "$2 only!".

I've also found my fair share of gift packaging and useful winter gear in Daiso. If you have a specific item you're searching for, go in single-minded and resolute. Chances are you'll end up with 5 other items you didn't need but just decided to buy anyway.

Last updated: June 12, 2014
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Daiso is my go-to place whenever I need a small, miscellaneous item. If you need gift boxes, wrapping paper or baking items, I highly recommend this place! It's also a good place to visit if you need some Halloween/Christmas decorations.

Sometimes I lose focus and get distracted by the cute, random, interesting items that I have absolutely no use for. A common monologue line that appears when I am in Daiso is: "Just buy, $2 only!!!" I do not recommend anyone with zero self-discipline to visit Daiso, even if it's just for fun or to take a look.

By the way, has anyone tried the make-up products at Daiso?
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80%
Fangying Ang Reviewed by Fangying Ang on May 15, 2014
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"Some self-discipline required when you visit Daiso"

Daiso is my go-to place whenever I need a small, miscellaneous item. If you need gift boxes, wrapping paper or baking items, I highly recommend this place! It's also a good place to visit if you need some Halloween/Christmas decorations.

Sometimes I lose focus and get distracted by the cute, random, interesting items that I have absolutely no use for. A common monologue line that appears when I am in Daiso is: "Just buy, $2 only!!!" I do not recommend anyone with zero self-discipline to visit Daiso, even if it's just for fun or to take a look.

By the way, has anyone tried the make-up products at Daiso?

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Every time I walk into Daiso and tell myself to only buy the things I need, I always end up getting distracted by all the pretty things and end up buying more than I need to. But it doesn't matter, because everything is so visually appealing, useful and affordable!

Daiso has everything. I'm not even kidding. From daily necessities to gifts and food, there'll always be something for everyone. I love visiting the food section, because there's a wide array of delicious Japanese snacks being sold at prices cheaper than the other imported goods supermarkets.

I love Daiso's gift boxes too. They come in so many colours and patterns, and are perfect to use for storing gifts to give to others. The boxes can be reused as pretty storage boxes after that, so it's definitely value for money. There only section I wouldn't touch would probably be the skincare/cosmetics section, since the quality of $2 cosmetics isn't very reassuring. But other than that, everything's good!
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90%
Lee Si Min Reviewed by Google Plus Image Lee Si Min on May 12, 2014
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"There's something for everyone!"

Every time I walk into Daiso and tell myself to only buy the things I need, I always end up getting distracted by all the pretty things and end up buying more than I need to. But it doesn't matter, because everything is so visually appealing, useful and affordable!

Daiso has everything. I'm not even kidding. From daily necessities to gifts and food, there'll always be something for everyone. I love visiting the food section, because there's a wide array of delicious Japanese snacks being sold at prices cheaper than the other imported goods supermarkets.

I love Daiso's gift boxes too. They come in so many colours and patterns, and are perfect to use for storing gifts to give to others. The boxes can be reused as pretty storage boxes after that, so it's definitely value for money. There only section I wouldn't touch would probably be the skincare/cosmetics section, since the quality of $2 cosmetics isn't very reassuring. But other than that, everything's good!

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Daiso is my favorite neighborhood store. Whenever I am looking for something, from paperweights and file holders to gift boxes and baking needs, Daiso is the place to go! The best things about Daiso is how affordable everything is! It's only $2.

Compared with Muji, which another one of my favorite stores to frequent, Daiso offers a range of products that are cheap and easy to find. Don't be misled by the prices though! All the products that I have bought from Daiso are of good quality, and they have served me extremely well up till now!

However, one word of caution I would advise to bakers who shop in Daiso. Although cheap, Daiso's baking utensils are not the best of quality. If you're looking to go into professional or more advanced baking, I would recommend other places like Phoon Huat. On the bright side, if you're always looking for a beautiful gift box or flower pot, Daiso's definitely a wonderful place to visit, especially with their wide selection to choose from!
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70%
prancingtongues Reviewed by prancingtongues on April 03, 2014
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"Better than what you can bargain for "

Daiso is my favorite neighborhood store. Whenever I am looking for something, from paperweights and file holders to gift boxes and baking needs, Daiso is the place to go! The best things about Daiso is how affordable everything is! It's only $2.

Compared with Muji, which another one of my favorite stores to frequent, Daiso offers a range of products that are cheap and easy to find. Don't be misled by the prices though! All the products that I have bought from Daiso are of good quality, and they have served me extremely well up till now!

However, one word of caution I would advise to bakers who shop in Daiso. Although cheap, Daiso's baking utensils are not the best of quality. If you're looking to go into professional or more advanced baking, I would recommend other places like Phoon Huat. On the bright side, if you're always looking for a beautiful gift box or flower pot, Daiso's definitely a wonderful place to visit, especially with their wide selection to choose from!

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What do you think of when you hear Daiso? "Two dollars sale!".

Daiso brings cheap thrills to a whole new level. Occasionally, I engage myself in scouring the shelves filled with knickknacks like a typical bargain hunter.

This Japanese galore offers a wide range of products - kitchenware, toiletries, food, stationery etc. Basically you can find almost everything from a supermarket in Daiso, and they are priced at two dollars!

It is nice to walk around and check out the products in Daiso as well. I would strongly recommend those who have never been Daiso to take a look.
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80%
sherryyap Reviewed by sherryyap on February 28, 2014
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"Bringing cheap thrills to a new level"

What do you think of when you hear Daiso? "Two dollars sale!".

Daiso brings cheap thrills to a whole new level. Occasionally, I engage myself in scouring the shelves filled with knickknacks like a typical bargain hunter.

This Japanese galore offers a wide range of products - kitchenware, toiletries, food, stationery etc. Basically you can find almost everything from a supermarket in Daiso, and they are priced at two dollars!

It is nice to walk around and check out the products in Daiso as well. I would strongly recommend those who have never been Daiso to take a look.

Last updated: March 03, 2014

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I absolutely love Daiso. It's the place to go if you're running low on cash and need to get a gift for someone, or simply need some household items. The fact that every single item is $2 makes it super worth it. Although I question the quality of Daiso items sometimes, there is no denying that it is probably the best value store in Singapore.

I think if you visit Daiso, you must be fully aware of what is worth more than $2 and what is not. For example, if you're buying a ruler, don't get it from Daiso! You'll obviously find cheaper rulers elsewhere. But if you're looking to buy baskets and boxes, Daiso is the place to go. I personally love frequenting Daiso to buy gift boxes. I love that they have a variety of designs and c'mon, $2 for gift boxes is a steal!

I also love going to Daiso during Halloween and they'll have loads of Halloween-themed items. One thing that I dislike about Daiso is that a long queue can form at any time and it's super squeey in most of the Daiso outlets I've been to. Nonetheless, Daiso is the best value store and I really hope they open more outlets soon, especially one closer to my house.
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80%
Adila Shahrin Reviewed by Google Plus Image Adila Shahrin on February 18, 2014
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"$2 goodness"

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I absolutely love Daiso. It's the place to go if you're running low on cash and need to get a gift for someone, or simply need some household items. The fact that every single item is $2 makes it super worth it. Although I question the quality of Daiso items sometimes, there is no denying that it is probably the best value store in Singapore.

I think if you visit Daiso, you must be fully aware of what is worth more than $2 and what is not. For example, if you're buying a ruler, don't get it from Daiso! You'll obviously find cheaper rulers elsewhere. But if you're looking to buy baskets and boxes, Daiso is the place to go. I personally love frequenting Daiso to buy gift boxes. I love that they have a variety of designs and c'mon, $2 for gift boxes is a steal!

I also love going to Daiso during Halloween and they'll have loads of Halloween-themed items. One thing that I dislike about Daiso is that a long queue can form at any time and it's super squeey in most of the Daiso outlets I've been to. Nonetheless, Daiso is the best value store and I really hope they open more outlets soon, especially one closer to my house.

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To me, Diaso is more of a new and improved “Value store”. Why would I say that? Well, back in the past, before Daiso was formed, there was this store called “The Value store” where everything in it was sold for a dollar. Like Daiso, it had varieties of merchandise available at low cost. However, unlike Daiso it’s more cluttered and unorganized.

Soon after discovering that gem, it closed down. However, almost immediately, the Daiso trend started to blossom and everyone flocked to it; including me.

I do indeed find Daiso a convenient place where you can get almost all your necessities for an economical price of $2 per item. As they say, if you are looking for something low priced, try Daiso.
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70%
Shi Hui Reviewed by Google Plus Image Shi Hui on December 19, 2013
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"A new and improved Value store"

To me, Diaso is more of a new and improved “Value store”. Why would I say that? Well, back in the past, before Daiso was formed, there was this store called “The Value store” where everything in it was sold for a dollar. Like Daiso, it had varieties of merchandise available at low cost. However, unlike Daiso it’s more cluttered and unorganized.

Soon after discovering that gem, it closed down. However, almost immediately, the Daiso trend started to blossom and everyone flocked to it; including me.

I do indeed find Daiso a convenient place where you can get almost all your necessities for an economical price of $2 per item. As they say, if you are looking for something low priced, try Daiso.

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That is $2, this is $2, EVERYTHING is $2!
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Walking into Daiso with a list of things needed, I would always end up getting more than those listed. Who can ever resist, entering a one-stop-shop for affordable items, and not wanting to empty the shelves. Similar to a department store, Daiso has products ranging from household products, make-up, pet toys, stationeries, food and many more. The best thing about the store is that everything costs $2. If that is not the best thing about shopping there, I don’t know what is.

Of course, you do have to keep in mind; value for money. Normally when shopping there, I get the more ”valuable” items such as ceramic knick knacks, baking items and arts-and-crafts. However, I tend to stay clear from the makeup section due to a past bad experience of breakouts. Daiso is definitely catered to everyone from all walks of life. So, Happy Treasure Hunting!
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80%
liyanahayat Reviewed by liyanahayat on December 17, 2013
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"Treaure Hunting"

Walking into Daiso with a list of things needed, I would always end up getting more than those listed. Who can ever resist, entering a one-stop-shop for affordable items, and not wanting to empty the shelves. Similar to a department store, Daiso has products ranging from household products, make-up, pet toys, stationeries, food and many more. The best thing about the store is that everything costs $2. If that is not the best thing about shopping there, I don’t know what is.

Of course, you do have to keep in mind; value for money. Normally when shopping there, I get the more ”valuable” items such as ceramic knick knacks, baking items and arts-and-crafts. However, I tend to stay clear from the makeup section due to a past bad experience of breakouts. Daiso is definitely catered to everyone from all walks of life. So, Happy Treasure Hunting!

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20
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Sembawang
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The best part about Daiso has got to be the food. The caramel corn is extremely good and it's pretty cheap considering how much actually comes in one packet.

The outlet at IMM probably has the widest variety of flavours of caramel corn. My friend and I were in there once and I was drawn to the packet in green for some reason and I really wanted it but I had no idea what it was,because the packaging was in Japanese. After some consideration, I bought it and it turned out to be matcha. It was really good and not too overpowering with the bitter taste of green tea, creating a good balance between the sweet caramel, and bitter tea taste. It's also cheaper in comparison to Japanese markets, where they sell them for $2.50. $0.50 might not seem like a lot, but when you buy 10 packets like I do, it adds up to a significant amount for crisps.
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100%
Aditi Rane Reviewed by Aditi Rane on November 30, 2013
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"Affordable and they have great Japanese snacks"

The best part about Daiso has got to be the food. The caramel corn is extremely good and it's pretty cheap considering how much actually comes in one packet.

The outlet at IMM probably has the widest variety of flavours of caramel corn. My friend and I were in there once and I was drawn to the packet in green for some reason and I really wanted it but I had no idea what it was,because the packaging was in Japanese. After some consideration, I bought it and it turned out to be matcha. It was really good and not too overpowering with the bitter taste of green tea, creating a good balance between the sweet caramel, and bitter tea taste. It's also cheaper in comparison to Japanese markets, where they sell them for $2.50. $0.50 might not seem like a lot, but when you buy 10 packets like I do, it adds up to a significant amount for crisps.

Last updated: December 01, 2013

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Whenever I walk into Daiso with the intention of buying one or two items, I usually walk out with 10 or more items. Low-priced and cute but often unnecessary items litter the shelves and call out my name - how can I resist purchasing them?

Daiso sells just about everything. From flower pots to earrings to instant noodles, you name it, Diaso probably sells it. The best part is - it's only $2 per item.

While $2 per items makes it very affordable to by some things (plastic containers, storage boxes etc.), it can also be considered pricey for some other items such as keychains and pencils. Despite the low price, Daiso items are of good quality which usually are very durable and do not spoil easily.

Daiso is one of my favourite shopping spots when I need to buy things quickly and at an affordable price. It's almost like a high-end provision store!
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80%
Denise Chia Reviewed by Denise Chia on November 28, 2013
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"Affordable and durable items "

Whenever I walk into Daiso with the intention of buying one or two items, I usually walk out with 10 or more items. Low-priced and cute but often unnecessary items litter the shelves and call out my name - how can I resist purchasing them?

Daiso sells just about everything. From flower pots to earrings to instant noodles, you name it, Diaso probably sells it. The best part is - it's only $2 per item.

While $2 per items makes it very affordable to by some things (plastic containers, storage boxes etc.), it can also be considered pricey for some other items such as keychains and pencils. Despite the low price, Daiso items are of good quality which usually are very durable and do not spoil easily.

Daiso is one of my favourite shopping spots when I need to buy things quickly and at an affordable price. It's almost like a high-end provision store!

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