24 Hours Shopping Manna in Mustafa Center
Those desperately in need of cheap souvenirs in Singapore can find their fix in this modestly dressed shopping Center in Little India. Offering 75,000sq ft of bargains, not to mention a hotel, café and supermarket, Mustafa Center that is open 24 hours every day providing a haven for those who is constantly hunting for the best bargain buys and adores shopping till wee hours of the morning.
The Mustafa Center is situated right in the heart of Singapore’s Little India, in 145 Syed Alwi Rd to be exact. Taken the North East Line on the MRT and depart at Farrer Park Station, the mall is within easy walking distance, about 3 minutes from Exit G to reach it. If you are going by bus, bus number 21, 125 and 130 will take you to bus stop B07231 where it only takes 4 minutes walking to reach Mustafa Center. The Mustafa Center is the main retail hub of Little India and very easy to find due to its location at the corner of Syed Alwi road and Serangoon road.
Mustafa Center is most definitely not your typical fancy mall over at Orchard Road, but that is precisely part of its charm. It is almost always packed with Singaporeans and tourists alike and it’s not hard to see why. The 24-hour shopping mall offers for sale almost any sundry item you can think of, on top of the usual range of clothes, bags and electronic gadgets — all at bargain-basement prices.
Mustafa Center will be your new haven if you got an addiction to fragrances and make-up. 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 that 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.
Mustafa Center is also 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 in here. 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.
Occupying the entire second level of Mustafa Center, food lovers 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; just name it and you will probably get it. Imported from all over places, 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.
Due to the narrow aisles at the mall, it’s definitely worth avoiding the weekends when shopping can become quite a tight squeeze.