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.
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.
If you enjoy hunting for bargains then Little India is the place to go. Walk down Serangoon Rd and the little laneways and go in and out of all the little shops. You will be amazed at what you find. As you walk along you will be greeted by the beautiful smells of incense and the music of India. Meet the locals, expect to bargain and you will have great fun.
What to buy: From costume jewellery to women's and men's wear you will find it all here. Looking for some beautiful material - try the saree shops. They don't just have to be used as dresses. Hunt through the hanging rails to find beautiful embroidered, sequined women's tops or skirts, men's T-shirts and shorts. There are shops devoted to costume jewellery - beautiful bracelets and necklaces. Need a Bollywood movie or CD - just follow the sounds and you will find a shop.
What to pay: The prices are cheap, approx. S$15 for beautiful sequined women's tops, men's T-shirts S$10.
Mustafa is an enormous multi level department store which has quite a good reputation with the locals for selling a huge variety of goods at very reasonable prices.
Prices are fixed and displayed and you can browse all day without getting hassled by sales assistants.
Pick your day for shopping there as it gets very busy on weekends with local shoppers. But Mustafa is open 24/7 so there is ample opportunity to spend a little cash.
What to buy: The Mustafa Shopping Centre caters to all your shopping needs with goods ranging from food, clothing, shoes, sports equipment/ & Ccothing, electronic gadgets & appliances, jewellery and Just about anything else you can think of!
On Tuesday and Fridays, the Hindu holy days, gods are honoured with simple strands of flowers. In Hindu culture, people are garlanded as a show of respect and welcome.
In Little India street you can find vividly coloured flower shops where you can finde garlands and fresh flowers. Flowers are very important in Indian lifes as a symbol of prosperity. The garland are red yellow and white that symbolise love, peace and purity respectively.
Mustafa has quite a reputable name with the locals for selling goods at reasonable prices. Prices are fixed and displayed. You can browse without getting hassled.
What to buy: Electronic and domestic goods, jewellery.
The Mustafa Centre is an enormous, 24-hour multi-level department store complex. It occupies an entire block on the eastern end of Little India.
You can buy just about anything there - electronics, clothes, souvenirs, luggage, jewellery, perfume and a lot more. The complex also has a hotel, travel agency, postal and money changing services.
Hard to believe it grew from a little outside stall in 1965!!
What to pay: Mustafa is definitely one of the cheapest department stores in Singapore.
This shop sells electronic goods like Cameras at a discount as proclaimed in the banner generally displayed in front of the shop. I am generally a smart shopper and try to get value for money for all I buy. But ths shop has taught me many lessons in one evening. Maybe it will be useful to other shoppers.
1. Avoid doing the shopping alone. Have a companion with you.
2. If you are not sure of the price, ask for the amount of GST included and whether it will be refunded to tourists.
3. The GST is 5% of the price of the item and so you can multiply the GST amount 20 times to know the realistic price of the item.
4. I went to this shop to buy a Nikon L10 camera for $199 , a few dollars less than in Sim Lim and Mustafa. The smart shop keeper took out the L10 camera and then said apolegetically that the Nikon camera's picture quality is not very good and showed me the pictures taken then and there on the TV. He then took out a cemera called Jenoptik ( a name which I had till then not come across) and demonstrated better quality of photos taken by it. Against all the little warnings from somewhere inside me , I buoght the camera for %288. He took the payment and gave me the bill with the GST Refund certificate folded and stapled. I did not open it to see the amount of GST which would be later refunded to me at the airport. It turned out to be $8 which means the camera was worth $160 and I was over charged to the extent of $120 by the smart shopkeeper.
If you go to hindu Temples, you will see men are with a special cotton saron coverd. Is a very nice cotton very fresh .. my friend wanted one ... we bought on "longui", the price was $6. I don't know what we did wrong. But as my friend took the cotton and open it ... the worker of the shop get very angry with us... perhaps this is a special textil for the and didn't like tourist to buy it??? I don't know... some times you go with a lot of respect but ... as the costums are so diferent ... you don't know what you do wrong.
a 24 hour supermarket where you can get all kinda electronic items to music,clothes,food,toys,stationery and almost everyting..need a week to explore the shop fully.
What to buy: electronic items -camera
mobiles, ipods, clothes , beer
What to pay: there are lot of freebies with camera and mobiles..u will get 1 gb cards and other accesories free....so look out for those
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
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.
Nalli is very popular in India, and even to Indians residing outside of India. I didn't buy any saris during my last trip, but my friend bought one a few months ago from Nalli, at the suggestion of her Indian classmate. She brought the sari back to be sewed into a ready-to-wear sari---so that she can wear it without the inconvenience of wrapping herself with it (she needs the help of her friend to wear it). The job cost her SGD35.
You can also buy trinkets from this shop. I bought a pair of earrings with a matching pendant for only SGD9.
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.
Small shops dotting Little India, Mustafa for 24 hour shopping.
What to buy: Sarees, Indian bangles, miscellaneous crafts and souvenirs, snacks
What to pay: Most small items like bangles and crafts cost $4 (US$2.50) onwards. Sarees can cost from anywhere in the $20s to $100s depending on material and design.