Singapore’s Mustafa Centre: What to buy and essential survival tips

Dec 9, 2016

Mention Mustafa to any Singaporean (and even some non-Singaporeans), and it’s likely you’ll get an impassioned response; ranging from “It’s so huge, I can get anything I need” to “It’s so confusing, I can’t find anything”, and everything in between.

Indeed, the retailer in the heart of Little India is massive (a total of 37,000 sq m spread over two buildings and six levels), it’s open 24 hours in case you need a shower head at 2am (true story), and its cavernous interior can be overwhelmingly confusing.

So here’s where SilverKris steps in to share our guide to some of the useful, and sometimes surprising things you can buy in Mustafa, beyond the Indian spices and electronics. Also take note of our survival tips if you want to shop productively, and leave with your sanity intact.

That is, if you ever want to leave.

What to buy, do and eat in Mustafa

Ethnic wear of all kinds: We spied not only Indian ethnic wear for both adults and children, but modern takes on traditional Chinese outfits (above) as well.

Jewellery, real and fake: Tis’ the place to really bling it on with armfuls of bangles and flashy faux gold earrings. But there’s also a whole department dedicated to gold (above), if you’re after the real thing.

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