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Japan's discount megastore Don Quijote is coming to Bangkok

"Donki" arrives in Southeast Asia. 

By Kasidit Srivilai | Aug 18, 2017

  • Japan's discount megastore Don Quijote is coming to Bangkok
    Ekkamai Soi 5
  • Japan's discount megastore Don Quijote is coming to Bangkok
    Don Quijote Asakusa. Credit: Don Quijote - English Facebook page
One of Japan's quintessential shopping experiences is coming to Bangkok.
 
As first reported via a photo on the Propoholic Facebook page, the tax-free discount megastore Don Quijote is set to take over a space at the start of Ekkamai Soi 5. 
 
Launched in 1989, the store commonly known as “Donki” now has more than 300 branches around Japan and three in Hawaii. 
 
Long on Thai tourists' shopping hitlist, the chain is known for its huge range of products, from basic electronics to clothing and all sorts of quirky, occaisonally lewd Japanese accessories ("boobie towel," anyone?), as well as its pounding in-store soundtrack.  
 
This first store in Thailand is expected to open at the end of 2018 and it'll possibly mark Donki's first foray into Southeast Asia, with another branch set to open in Singapore though no date has been set.
 
Here's hoping it’ll stay open 24 hours like the Asakusa and Roppongi stores in Tokyo.
 
 
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