Convenience stores in Malaysia are very popular among locals. They are a great place to buy food, drinks and other items. They have a variety of products that cater to different needs and budgets.
In this article, we have listed 10 convenience stores that you can find in almost every state in Malaysia.
Avengers….. Assemble! If this sentence gives you goosebumps… MINISO will be your favourite place to visit just like Disneyland is to Disnerds (Disney fans).
Hailing from Japan, MINISO has established itself as a well-known novelty store globally. Besides Marvel. MINISO has also teamed up with Disney, featuring characters such as Mickey and Minnie, Toys Story, and Disney Princesses.
Miniso recently opened a new branch at Setia City Mall and here are some of its highlights.
The new store is called Miniso 3.0 and puts an emphasis on a family-friendly shopping experience. People of all ages will have a fun time shopping at Miniso. The products range from toys to household products to gym equipment.
The branch at Setia City Mall is the largest in SouthEast Asia and they also seek to have a new change of products every few months.
Another concept store hailing from Japan, Yubiso shares a lot of similarities with Miniso. YUBISO’s aim is to be consumers’ best friend by offering its product with affordable prices.
Most of YUBISO products are from Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Thailand and other countries. YUBISO pays close attention to the product management and quality before any outsource agreement is given.
Famously, or rather, infamously (depending on how you see it) known as the store that you go in with only a single item in mind but leave with your hands full. DAISO is home to everything you can think of.
Most items found in DAISO are reasonably priced at only RM5.90, making it one of Malaysian’s favourite departmental stores. There are also some items that are priced slightly higher but it’s because of the make of the product which promises a higher quality.
Established in 1980, Muji has over 7,000 products under its name now. MUJI is well-known for its travel essentials, stationeries and organizers. If you like minimalistic designs, you should definitely check them out.
For fans of personalization, you can do that at MUJI. Simply select your item to be personalized, pick a design and/or letters, then hand it over to a personnel in charge and that’s it!
KAISON is the pioneer of specialised home furnishing retail business. KAISON provides a wide range of products such as artificial flowers, baskets, porcelain vases and pots, living and kitchen glass wares, canvases painting, photo frames, home scents, curtains, wallpaper, etc.
Besides that, KAISON is also home to plushies and a variety of gift items for special occasions such as Fathers’ Day, Mothers’ Day etc.
Typo is an Australian-born one-stop concept store filled with supercool gift ideas, quirky stationery, awesome room-bling and other irresistible products. Typo offers something for everyone across a range of categories including travel and tech accessories, bags, lighting, and décor items and novelty cards and gifts.
As a subsidiary to Cotton On, Typo products are quite pricey. But that’s also because they are partnered up with the likes of Harry Potter, F.R.I.E.N.D.S., etc.
7. Mr. D.I.Y.
MR. D.I.Y. is a home-grown enterprise with over 730 stores across Malaysia. The home improvement retailer has dedicated to make a positive difference in the lives of its valued customers by offering convenience at all its stores nationwide and online at www.mrdiy.com.my
MR. D.I.Y strives to put its customers first by operating an innovative business that is flexible when it comes to providing a wide variety of products, good quality and value-for-money, holding true to the Company’s motto of “Always Low Prices”.
8. Eco Shop
Eco Shop, also known as 2.10, because that’s the price of all their products. At least it used to be. Now they have increased their prices up to RM 2.40 in West Malaysia and RM 2.60 in East Malaysia.
ECO Shop is an everyday brand to every household in Malaysia. They already have more than 200 outlets throughout the country.
9. CU Malaysia
CU is the industry leading 24/7 convenience store in Korea. CU’s 12,000+ franchise stores are with you anywhere throughout the country and bring freshness everyday through a fresh and interesting assortment.
CU is a place where you can take a break, find comfort and refresh your time. Beyond simple daily necessity items and services, CU strives to provide a daily life platform for recharging and reinvigorating the day.
So… will I be C-ing U at CU? 👀
10. Don Don Doki
Started in 1989, the beloved Donpen, Don Quijote’s official penguin came to Malaysia’s shore last year. Don Don Donki, a Japanese discount chain store, is commonly found in the Asia Pacific region. The Don Don Doki branch in Lot 10 is the biggest in Southeast Asia.
Don Don Doki has over 160 locations throughout Japan as well as Singapore, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Bangkok and Taiwan.
Recap of The Top 10 Convenience Stores in Malaysia:
- Mr. DIY
- Eco Shop
- CU Mart
- Don Don Doki