New TOKYU HANDS store at PLQ Mall
Japanese stationery can easily be in a league of its own. Not only do they have a rep of being cute and pretty, they’re also some of the most functional in the world – just think of the revolutionary stapleless staplers that originated in Japan.
TOKYU HANDS has just opened its newest store at Payar Lebar Quarter (PLQ) Mall, so stationery-lovers have a new Japanese outlet to find quirky items to beautify that desk. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Shop a huge collection of stationery
The line-up of stationery goods in their PLQ Mall outlet is massive, but other than stationery, you can also find some cooking appliances, stylish backpacks and functional Japanese inventions like dust mite traps.
Be sure to check out their collection of washi tape that comes in countless patterns, colours and sizes. They are ideal for scrapbooking, journaling and for adding fun designs to your notebooks. Avid washi tape collectors can even get little boxes for organising and displaying them.
For those who love coloured pens, the outlet has Sarasa gel pens that can be customised – just choose a pen “vessel” and fill it with multiple gel ink cartridges in your preferred colours.
Free pen engraving for personalised gifts
It can be easy to run out of ideas and budget when there are so many celebrations and anniversaries in a year. With the free pen engraving service*, you can take things to a grander scale with the addition of a simple personalised gesture.
The store staff will even ask if the user of the pen is right or left-handed, just so they can engrave the name in the correct direction.
*For limited items only.
Handmade bonsai replicas imported from Japan
Home decor items aren’t left out of the equation at this store. For those who want to spruce up their spaces with a zen element, you can find handmade bonsai replicas shipped from Japan. Since you don’t have to water them, all they require is an occasional dusting.
Facial masks from Japan
With rice-fermented liquid as the main ingredient, the Keana Rice face mask is ideal for individuals with dry skin. Key ingredients like rice bran extract and rice bran liquid have antioxidant properties that will soothe and hydrate your skin while minimising pores.
Keana Rice face masks are sold in packs of 10 at $14.30/pack
You can find a wide variety of Japanese facial masks while you’re here
Decorative stickers and nanoblock figurines
It’s not merely stationery you can find at this store – there are snippets of other Japanese merchandise here as well. At the Japapop section, you can find nanoblock figurines and decorative stickers from Japan.
Nanoblocks are similar to Lego except that they are way tinier, presenting a higher level of challenge for hobbyists. You’ll be able to find characters from Japanese anime series like Evangelion as well as animals, buildings, and even local icons like the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands.
Display model of the Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa, Tokyo.
They have a vast selection of B-SIDE LABEL stickers available in-store, with designs that range from cute Shiba Inu dog cartoons, to flocks of adorable penguins and anime characters. The stickers are waterproof and coated with a UV protective covering so they won’t peel off or fade easily.
B-SIDE LABEL stickers can be used to decorate everyday items like luggage, laptops and notebooks, to name a few.
Get a free Singapore-edition tote bag at PLQ Mall
Opening specials are in store for new visitors – get a free tote bag when you spend a minimum of $40 in a single receipt* while stocks last. Perfect for midday lunch trips from the office or for a quick grocery run – this tote comes in five different colours: red, blue, green, lime and canvas.
There are limited pieces of the Singapore-edition tote bag for redemption and they’re only available at the PLQ Mall outlet, so head down quickly to get your hands on one.
Get unique Japanese products at the newest TOKYU HANDS store
If you’re the type who can’t keep away from glorious rows of coloured pens, neatly stacked stationery and crisp new notebooks, the new TOKYU HANDS has ought to keep you busy during your visit.
The store has just opened, and you can get your hands on some Japanese products like nanoblocks, bonsais and face masks. It’s located at PLQ Mall, a new shopping mall that’s just a 5-minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT.
So head on over if you’re a stationery addict, or if you’re a fan of Japanese culture and you’ll be well-sorted here.
Image credit: TOKYU HANDS
TOKYU HANDS Paya Lebar store
Address: #B1-11/12 PLQ Mall 10, Paya Lebar Road Singapore 409057
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM, Daily
This post was brought to you by TOKYU HANDS Singapore.
Photography by Heng Wei Shin.