Whatever you do when in Singapore, do not miss the Mustafa Centre, but don't bother going in the main entrance in Serangoon Road where all the taxi drivers take you. This part of the department store is geared towards tourists who do not want to experience a taste of India. Go down the side street towards the back of the building. There you will find entrances to where all the Indians and locals go to shop.
Here, particularly on a week-end night you will have to jostle with all the locals who do their shopping here. The aisles are small and crowded, the cashiers flat out but it is an exciting place. If you have too many purchases you can take them outside and put them in "holding" while you go and buy more. The shop even goes across a laneway to another part of this vast complex.
What to buy: Mustafa is the place to buy anything you could imagine. Apart from the usual watches, jewellery and electronics, you can buy virtually anything else. The ground floor has a great section of beauty products at a fraction of the cost that you would buy at home. Vitamins, a chemist, DVD's, CD's, perfume, costume jewellery, you name it, you can buy it.
Downstairs is the clothing/material section. There are sarees on sale for S$20. This is 6m of material that can be used as exquisite curtains. They sell rugs from Turkey, underwear, womens clothing mens clothing and childrens clothing.
Unfortunately I ran out of time, but Mustafa also sells homewares and groceries and I don't know what else I missed out on.
Mustafa Centre is located in Little India and is a favorite for shopaholics being that it is open 24hrs. 4 floors, over 70,000 sq. ft. of retail space and more then 150,000 products, i guess you could call it a shoppers paradise.
If looking for the best prices in Singapore, then Mustafa Centre is not the first place to hit. Prices are not high, but there is no bargaining at Mustafa.
Though Mustafa Centre is not one of my favourite places to shop while in Singapore, if you are looking for everything under one roof, then i would recommend Mustafa as your first stop.
What to buy: If not in the mood to bargain for Singaporian memorabilia, prices on souvenirs are not that bad at Mustafa though i wasnt impressed with there variety.
Mustafa Shopping Centre Is Open 24 Hours! It's The Only Shopping Centre In Singapore That Opens 24 Hours. It's Easily Reached Using Transportation Such As MRT, Bus And Taxi. Simply Said, It's A Shopping Centre Which Caters To All Your Needs And The Atmosphere Is Nice. Avoid Sundays And Peak Hours From 8pm To 12am. Trust Me, You Don't Want To Be Caught In The Human Traffic Jam!
What to buy: Honestly, This Shopping Centre Caters To All Your Need! Ranging From Food, Clothing, Shoes, Sports Equipment/Clothing, Electronic Gadgets/Appliances, Jewellery And Everything! All You Have To Do Is Look Around And Buy What Interests You.
What to pay: It All Depends On How Much You Spend.
Mustafa Center can be overwhelming. It is not an overstatement to say that it has everything. It sells groceries, clothes, electronics, jewelry, perfume and all other kinds of kitsch. Name it, they probably have it. They have got a money changer, a post office and a cafe.
In the two visits I've, I never went past the grocery floor because I am always overwhelmed (and held in a trance) by their rows upon rows of chocolate shelves. I have never seen so many kinds of chocolates in my life.
Mustafa is a store with a lot of color and character.
What to buy: I find that grocery shopping here is cheaper than Carrefour or Cold Storage, so I bought a lot of treats/snacks from here.
This is one large store. You can find anything in here from Electronics to clothing to food to anything. The nice thing about this store is that they open 24hours. Its busy and there is a couple of floors so if you looking for something in particular I think its best to ask someone who is working there or else you might find yourself searching for hours.
What to buy: Here is everything in this store.
Don't get fooled into buying from the overpriced Orchard Road stores. Take a trip to a one-stop shop in Little India called Mustafa Centre. Everything you need from clothes to curries to CPUs, for a fraction of the price.
What to buy: Electronics goods - Cheaper than most other developed countries
Souvenirs (of course)
Clothes, especially during the Great Singapore Sale
VCDs - these are cheaper versions of the familiar DVD with almost the same quality
Mustafa stocks more than 100000 articles. So you should a) take some time b) plan before what you want . My wife bought some jewellery in a seperate building next to the main building : For 280 € (320 $) she got a very nice collection of very pretty articles , girls like. Not Cartier , but not Cartier prices either. I bought a dozen of shirts ,prices from 9 € to 20€ .
The quality is perfect ,size fits as well -why pay many times more at home. Pierre Cardin underwear for 4 € (boxer )
What to buy: If you have bought more than you expected buy a new suitcase at Mustafa-cheap and good quality . So did we.
It has everything but it sells souvenirs from Singapore such as T-shirts cheaper than other places. You can also bring back some local snacks. It is also open for 24hours 7 days a week.
What to buy: "Singapore" T-shirts, local indian snacks such as muruku.
What to pay: About SGD 12 per t-shirt and a bottle of snacks is about SGD 10
Used to be a huge fan of mustafa's untill it was renovated, it has lost its charm and consumers are now paying for the renovations and 24hr shopping through higher prices.
What to buy: Once bought a genuine citizen windsurfing watch for S$50, sadly those days have gone expect to pay S$200 and up
Watches like casio are well worth it starting at S$25
Mustafa is a big department store off of Serangoon Road. It's very big, hectic and has lots of good deals. Also, it's open 24 hours. If you need luggage, housewares, Indian goodies or Indian prepackaged foods-this is the place to go.
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