Everything from fresh beef to beauty

The next time you’re in town and your friend is late for a date, head to Orchard Central for some quality time-killing. Japanese discount retail chain Don Don Donki from the Don Quijote Group has landed on our shores, in a two-storey, 1,397 sqm space packed full of Japanese goodies.

Themed to a retail concept “Hokkaido”, the 24-hour store stocks everything from fresh foods to electronics, to cosmetics, clothing and even costumes. One-third of the products in the Singapore store will even be curated straight from Hokkaido. Prices, Takao Yasuda, founder and CEO of Don Quijote, assured, will be comparable to those in the Japan stores.

Opening Dec 1, Don Don Donki has already generated sizeable buzz, thanks largely to local fans of the brand. If you’re planning on heading down to fight the crowds, you’d best go in prepared. Make a list and check it twice; here’s what you can find.