DAISO JAPAN

Dream Mall is the first large-scale shopping mall in the southern city of Kaohsiung covering a total area of 150,000 ping. It is the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and much smaller than the Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines.

Dream Mall on a clear day
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DM at night
Kaohsiung,Kaohsiung

Dream Mall is a nine-story building and has three basement levels. Among of the major businesses are Uni-Hankyu Department Store of Japan, Mark's and Spencer, Japan Hokkaido Ice and Snow Theme Park ( a sub-zero temperature playground), Hello Kitty Ferris Wheel, Happy 100, and Cinemark Cinema.

Kaohsiung


Our plan was to take a ride on the Hello Kitty Ferris Wheel to get a nice view from the city at night. Since it was still early, we went for a walk visiting some shops and we discovered a Japanese Thrift store named DAISO Japan located on the 7th floor.

Kaohsiung


We were amazed at the wide selection of products ranging from miscellaneous daily goods to food, cosmetics, home décor and traditional Japanese arts and crafts sold at amazingly low price.

Here are just some of the items:
back scratchers and massagers
Kaohsiung

tote bags
Kaohsiung

door signs and name plates in all shapes and colors
Kaohsiung

colorful pinwheels
Kaohsiung

perfect organizer: woven basket containers
Kaohsiung

cute glasses pocket
Kaohsiung

It was not too crowded so we enjoyed our time browsing. An hour later we finally left the store completely satisfied with our purchases.


Aside from Japan and Taiwan, I have learned recently that Daiso Japan also has shops in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Vietnam, and Korea. If you're in Manila, you can also check out these Japanese goods at "SAIZEN" store, which is the only authorized Philippine retailer of Daiso-Sangyo Inc. Japan. Saizen is in Robinsons Galleria Ortigas located on the mall's third level East wing. I've heard that everything there is sold at Php 85.00. I have nothing to share at this point as I haven't been there yet. But I hope to go there soon. :=)


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12 comments:

  1. Nice place to shop. I have not come across Daiso store here in Malaysia yet (or maybe I overlook it)

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  2. dont know why... it does look like mall of asia though =p arghhh.... i wanna go back to manila again... >.< wanna go to bay of manila and watch the sunset :)

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  3. nice name, the dream mall..

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  4. yes, there are a few daiso shops in Malaysia. but these shops are quite small. not as huge as those in taiwan :(

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  5. Nice photos. Looks like you're really having fun with all of the adventures. I noticed the An Asian Traveler brand in one of those tote bags :)

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  6. wow so big :) I Like it :) here its small space only.

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  7. Hi Borneo Falcon,

    There are shops in Kota Kinabalu, Petaling Jaya Selangor, Bandar Hilir Melaka and Puchong Selangor.:)

    Hi Fufu.
    The facades may have some similarities but overall they're really different. It's nice to know you like our Manila Bay. :)

    Hi wenn,
    yeah, sounds nice, eh.:)

    Hi Ai wei and Sherry,
    Thanks for the info. :)

    Hi Dodong Flores,
    hahaha, I just kinda like putting my logo there. It's bagay, noh? :)

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  8. haha.. i have been there last year, the scene was very nice at night time, got colour changing effect!

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  9. Wow, the back scratcher and massager sure is colourful!

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  10. hi! i have spent 4 hours in mall of asia and i wasn't able to finish seeing the whole place, i wonder how long it would take to go around the second largest mall in asia...

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  11. since when taiwan became part of south east asia.

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  12. Hi Johnny,
    Ooops, Taiwan is in East Asia, not Southeast Asia. I overlooked it. Thanks for asking.;)

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