That’s right, folks! MUJI’s very first flagship store in Southeast Asia is now open for business at Plaza Singapura. More than just your average retail space, you’ll find many original concepts — some adapted from MUJI Japan, and one that’s even Singaporean-inspired.
The visual representation of MUJI Labo is a minimalist style that prides itself in comfort and function. The Basics are so versatile and suitable for all ages.
You should stock up on them now, especially since there are many attractive promotions in store for August 2017.
The clothing range at this outlet is more extensive than what you can find at the other stores, and there is even a section for children’s wear. Feast your eyes on these adorable outfits and get one or two if there’s a toddler in your life.
Health & Beauty Section
There are pretty photogenic spots in the store and the Health & Beauty section is certainly one of them.
MUJI used Foaming Net Balls ($2.30) to create the illusion of clouds. Coupled with a few hanging plants, the display was stunning. Many areas of this MUJI filled with me with home decor inspiration.
If you would like to pamper your skin, you’re in luck. Here you can find the entire range of the Health & Beauty collection, which may not be available at the other outlets.
I’ll admit that I usually come to MUJI for the stationery section. You’ll find yourself in stationery heaven here; the aisle is fully stocked and you won’t be scrambling to get a notebook without any dog ears and creases.
What is a lifestyle store without food? Here are my top picks from MUJI’s Food Section:
Matcha lovers can get their fix here with Matcha Cookies ($2.30) and Matcha Candy (S$2.90).
My next great find was the White Chocolate Strawberries ($5.30) which may come in irregular sizes. The sweet treats have a great chocolate to fruit ratio.
This Chocolate Chou Cream ($2.90) may not look visually appealing but that won’t matter when you take a bite and taste the chocolate oozing out from the shell.
This Milk Tea ($1.90) is back by popular demand so hurry and be one of the first to get your hands on it again! The bottle is really adorable too.
If you’re a cooking enthusiast, you’ll be glad to find shelves of ready meals. Explore different recipes with the help of these products.
These 100g-curry packets ($5.90) are great for when you want to try making curry, especially if you’re going to travel to a country where spices are not easily accessible.
Found MUJI scours the world for necessities, then it refines and reproduces them while retaining the original essence. You can find many household products here but they are generally pricier.
My favourite find in this section happens to be a stationery item! (This may or may not have been biased).
For those of you who are serious about your scrap-booking, you can invest in these premium notebooks that cost $15 each. They have the softest covers and photogenic brown unlined papers for you to get creative with.
Open MUJI is an open space which will be used for galleries, creative workshops and talks. It currently holds the Found MUJI Exhibition.
This exhibition features durable and long-lasting daily necessities across countries from 1980 to 2016. Each exhibit embraces the underlying values of the makers and the essence of their creations.
You may be surprised to find some items that often go unnoticed in everyday life. Keep an eye out for some familiar things, such as the iconic Good Morning Towel.
The embroidery station is a lovely segment of the store, with spools of thread adding a splash of colour to the wooden walls. Offered here are embroidery services for selected MUJI apparel, and your chosen designs and number of alphabets will cost you accordingly.
The designs are fixed because all embroidery is done by machine and not manual. Patriots will be glad to know that there is even a special embroidery design of the Merlion logo that is available exclusively for MUJI Singapore.
While this is not the first Café&Meal MUJI in Singapore, it is the largest and can fit 70 people. The decor of the cafe is stunning.
In conjunction with the opening of this store, new menu items have been launched. One of them is the Pork Katsu Donburi ($15.90). The cutlets were crispy and the meat was succulent.
The food in this cafe is undoubtedly on the pricier side, so indulge in a meal here only if you are willing to splurge.
“What is MUJI” Exhibition
From now till 30 July 2017, you can find the “What is MUJI” Exhibition in the Main Atrium (Level 1) of Plaza Singapura.
There are interactive displays that will let you learn more about MUJI and how the brand embraces rationality and simplicity in the creation of its products.
The shopping experience was definitely amazing and I easily spent over an hour exploring every nook and cranny of the store.
MUJI is currently having store-wide discounts thanks to National Day Promotions and the Great Singapore Sale. So this is truly the best time for you to head down to MUJI’s flagship store to shop till you drop!