Penang is home to a vast array of different cultures and for that, there is no shortage of imported delights from expats' homeland. Recently, M Mall (otherwise known as Times Square Penang) welcomes a new tenant- Sakura Living Store, a Japanese-focused store where one gets to experience a taste of Japan sans the hustle of traveling to the land of rising sun. Unlike other Asian stores where there is limited shelf space dedicated for Japanese food, Sakura Living Store occupies two huge lots at M Mall, entirely dedicated for Japanese goods. The ambitious shoppers will be glad to know that Sakura Living Store not only offers an extensive selection Japanese food (or snacks/ beverages) but household items such as Vacuum Flask, Facial Mask, Hairdo Products, Shampoo, Toothbrush, handicrafts or even Yukata-Kimono (Japanese dress) are on sale either. Time seems to move slower than usual in that space so do spare some time to explore the goodies. All items are fully imported from Japan. Our recommendations are Shiroi Koibito, Akai Boshi Cookies, Pocky Biscuit Sticks (plenty of exotic flavors!), Jagabee Potato Snacks, Maruchan Instant Ramen, Sparkling Japanese Rice Wine (Sake) and Plum Wine. Sakura Living Store can be found at ground floor of M Mall, right next to Bon-Ga Korean Restaurant (previously One Garage Slappy Cakes).
Many Thanks to Sakura Living Store (樱花生活馆) for hosting us.
Shiroi Koibito- Renowned Milk Chocolate Cookies from Hokkaido
Japanese Green Tea Sweet Treat/ Hello Kitty Series Cookies
Akai Boshi- Famous Japanese Cookies (in Gift Boxes)
Plenty of imported Japanese goodies- Snacks, Pastries, Instant Noodles, Cookies, Biscuits, Chocolates, Puffs and Candies
The chiller offers an array of Japanese beverages
Plenty of Japanese Alcohols- Notable items are Sparkling Sake (Rice Wine) and Plum Wine as well as some Japanese Soft Drinks
Vacuum Flask that keeps things cold!
Temporary Dye for the Grey Hair (to Black/ washable)
Plenty of Japanese Household Items and Traditional Wear
Ashiya Cosmetics, proudly imported from Japan. Sakura Living Store is probably the only place in Penang that carries the brand.
Address: 79-G-12A-B, 79-G-39-41, M Mall, Penang Times Square, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.