Those desperately in need of retail therapy can find their fix in this modestly dressed shopping centre in Little India. If you are one who is constant hunting for the best bargain buys and adores shopping till wee hours of the morning, then you will absolutely love this huge 70,000 sq ft Mustafa Centre that is open 24 hours everyday.
This six storey shopping space offers everything one could possibly need, from electronics and souvenirs, to clothes and fragrances. There is also a large supermarket on the second level that carries a range of food products that could rival Cold Storage, but at much cheaper prices! Attracting a crowd of over 15 000 hailing from all around the globe, the shopping experience in Mustafa Centre is bound to be distinctive.
Look and smell good
Got an addiction to fragrances and make-up? Mustafa Shopping Centre will be your new haven. The fragrance and beauty section on the second level of this shopping mall is humbly dressed, but has more than 100 different authentic brands all jammed pack onto the shelves. With prices of these products being considerably lower than those available elsewhere, take your pick from perfumes from Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Davidoff, Calvin Klein, Anna Sui and many other popular collections. Similarly, have fun experimenting with the many make-up shelves that carry products from major cosmetic houses like Maybelline, L’Oreal and Sally Hansen. The mess of this place will initially overwhelm you, but endurance can get you some quality products at pretty good prices.
Especially famous for being one of the best places in Singapore to score lower priced electronics and jewellery, expect to find big names like Canon, Casio, Swatch, Phillips and HP, amongst many others. Various luxury watches are also housed within this complex, with the likes of Bvlgari, Tissot and Tag Heuer. Products found here are neatly categorized into different sections on the first level, which makes shopping at Mustafa fuss-free and straightforward. However, brace yourself for a bit of a squeeze as the first level is always overcrowded with people milling around the counters, and gets much worse on weekends.
Supersize the market!
Occupying the entire second level of Mustafa Centre, you will be spoiled for choice at the selection available in store. Chocolates from all over the world, tea snacks, noodles, hard to find Indian spices, basmati rice, fresh vegetables and poultry, aromatherapy oils; name it and you will get it. Imported from all over, the supermarket in Mustafa is the ideal place to visit if you need that particular ingredient or item in your cooking. Many people also like to come here for their weekly marketing rounds.
For the jaded Singaporean shopper looking for something different, indulge in some quirky ethnic shopping with funky Indian inspired apparel and accessories. At first glance, the collection looks to be gawdy and matured, but those with a keen eye can even emerge with ensembles that exude that chic vintage edge.
Its bustling surroundings further adds to the charm of this humble shopping mall that has so much to offer under one roof. Apart from shopping, Mustafa Centre also provides foreign exchange services with competitive rates, discounts for air tickets worldwide, hotel reservation service for a wide selection of hotels as well as visa assistance.
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