The City Square Mall is a huge shopping centre which is opened in September 2009. It is located along Kitchener Road off Serangoon Road, next to the Parkroyal Hotel and near to the famous Mustafa Department Store.
There are many eateries and restaurants here, as well as apparel shops, Metro department store, NTUC supermarket, Best electronics store etc. Also, it is next to the Farrer Park MRT sub-way station so very convenient. More information is at the website below.
Sim Lim Square is a famous shopping centre in Singapore for electronics and computer items. It is located at the junction of Jalan Besar/Bencoolen Street and Rochor Canal Road at the Serangoon area (please go to website below for more information).
You will find lots of electronics and computer shops and items here, and it can get very crowded during weekends. Generally, electronic and computer items in Singapore is relatively cheap and you can bargain for lower prices.
Remember to check the same items in a few shops at Sim Lim Square because the prices can be very different if you did not compare (especially when the shops know that you are a tourist).
Mustafa Shopping Centre is a very famous 24 hours shopping area in Little India of Singapore, where you can find almost everything ranging from department stall, supermarket, jeweleries, pharmacy, eateries, VCDs, electronics, computers, Singapore souvenirs, hotel etc etc (see website below for more information).
The items in Mustafa are relatively cheap and you cannot find some of them elsewhere in Singapore. Best part is that it is 24 hours and be careful because it is very crowded during the weekends.
I think a visit to Singapore is not complete without experiencing the Little India area in Serangoon, including a visit to Mustafa Shopping Centre. For more information and history of Mustafa, you can visit their official website below.
Flowers play an important role in the Indian way of life as they are a symbol of prosperity. Watch the garland-makers weave their red, yellow and white flower creations from roses, marigolds, and the fragrant, jasmine.
You will see the sold on the streets or in a shophouse.
These bangles wore by the Indian ladies are pretty glittering because of the gold and silver colours.
It comes in a variety of colours and designs. You can choose to pay just one at about $1 to $3 -$5 for a bundle, like those in the pixs below.
Have you ever wondered what was worn btween the beautiful think black eyebrows of Indian ladies? It's called a Bindi.
According to my Indian friend, Bindi brings good luck , wisdom and is considered a symbol of Goddess Parvati.
In the olden days, the ladies wore it as a symbol of their marital status.Nowadays Bindi has become ornamental, single ladies wear them with much pride as well.
Bindis comes in a wide array of designs and colours. They are made of coloured felt with gum at the back and are usually decorated with gold glitter for the extra touch.
You can find packets of bindi selling at Little India. It's pretty common to find in beauty shops.
Trust me, before you even see the stalls, the smell of the flowers would have reached your nostrils by then. =)
Prices ranges from $1 onwards, depending on what designs you are looking for.
It's available near Tekka market, where there a handful of trolleys by the side of the shops. They can keep up til 4 5 days or even longer, according to the merchants.
Little India is a good place to shop for these intricate gold alpabet rings. It's very interesting as it's not widely available in Singapore major jewellery shops (e.g. Lee Hwa, Tian Poh or Goldhear).
The alphabets itself comes in a variety of design and shapes, curved or straight, slim or bold and is set on the ring. But they come mainly in gold. Prices ranges from $50SGD to $200 SGD depending for lady or man and how heavy is the gold.
I only get to know about such rings when my mum brought me to chose some for my wedding. But i couldn't made up my mind now and i really wanted my the rings to be in silver rather than gold.
Well as i have admitted being a fickle-minded woman on my homepage, =P i haven't make up my mind yet! =)
Besides alphabet rings, it's also a good chance to feast yr eyes upon the different designs wore by Indian ladies, some are complicated patterns with flower motifs while some are just simple gold chains.
Yes!! This is a 24 hr shopping departmental store in Singapore. You can buy anything and everything in Mustafa! From jewellery to electrical appliances to shampoo to medicines to clothes and food...anything...you name it and you can find it in Mustafa!
I really enjoy shopping here after midnight, it's more for the experience rather than the actual 'shopping' itself. Esp when i can't sleep or after a full supper of roti prata.
Things are slighly cheaper here and esp so if you buy in bulk.
Of course you will need to catch a cab back, unless you are driving or staying at the nearby hotels. =)
During the weeks before Deepavali there are many extra vendors lining the streets and markets, much like before Christmas.
What to buy: There are many local crafts and Deepavali cards for sale.