Mustafa Singapore Electronics Faqs

Lizzie asks…

how many of u been to singapore!!??

am goin to singapore by the end of this june .. i’ve never been there before..

soo i was just wondering about the accommodation!!

ooo n most importently i need some info about shopping at singapore ..

thnx

Mustafa Singapore Admin answers:

Hi
1. Accommodation on a budget: New 7 Storey Hotel.

2. Accommodation with luxury: Fullerton Hotel

3. Shopping suggestions:

Designer labels:
Ngee Ann City, Paragon & Hilton Shopping Centre (all on Orchard Road)

Cool trendy clothes more affordable than above:
Far East Plaza on Scotts Road

Everything in one mall & open 24/7:
Mustafa Centre

Singapore’s oldest flea market:
Sungei Road Thieves Market

Consumer Electronics:
Sim Lim Square on Rochor Canal Road (but beware some of the salesmen trying to sell you more than you need)

Traditional Asian stuff:
Side streets of Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam

Mary asks…

i get a chance to go singapore.i want to buy some good things and cheep things for my family.what can i buy?

hey,i offered to go singapore for a 1 week tour,.. i want to buy some good and cheep things for my family..but i dont know what are all the favourits in singapore. so help me…….. now i m live in india….

Mustafa Singapore Admin answers:

Hi,
Well if you are looking for Mobile phones and LCDs then i will suggest you to go to the basement of High Street Center, North bridge road.

There you can find shops which exports these products. The prices are less then the actual Singapore market. Surely you wont get warranty, but even if you take a warranty then also in India they wont consider.
Well I got a Samsung 40″ LCD latest series worth 4000$ in Singapore market for $2000 from a shop that deals with Sony and Samsung LCDs.
There only u can get other electronics too.
Next to High Street center is Funan Mall but here you get the electronics for usual prices but surely u can have alook there.
Also you can try the Mustafa Center for bying things for your family.

Wish you a happy journey…
Cheers
Desi…

John asks…

where should i visit in singapore ???

i will be visiting singapore in april… i juz wondering where i should go and do…..i also like to shop in sg(electronic devices such as, ipod, laptop, camera..etc.) … i also like to go some interesting places in sg …..

Mustafa Singapore Admin answers:

Electronics haven are sim lim square and funan centre, but you might get fleece, so be smart. Actually a good alternative is mustafa centre, near farrer park mrt. And it open 24hr, yes, all day shoppin. And the money changer there offer one of the best rate in sg.

As for places to go, check out zoo, night safari, singapore flyer. Take in the sights along singapore river by walkin along it’s bank in the evening. You will end up at Merlion park. You can give Sentosa a miss, expensive tourist trap. Visit the heartland too! See how ordinary pple live, just hop onto MRT and get off as u desire, There is no must see attraction here as it is all man made stuff, the only way to experience the island is to wonder where ur heart leads u.

Steven asks…

Visiting Singapore week of 9/24 – 9/28 for F1 race what else should i do? ?

I am flying in from the US I should arrive on the 25th, I need to know some good places to go for fun as well as electronics, like cameras etc.. I’d also like to know if I should bring cash or can I use my Credit Cards with the Visa logo?

Thanks

Mustafa Singapore Admin answers:

If you’re buying electronics, know the average market prices to avoid being fleeced by any unscrupulous salesmen. Sim Lim Square is the best known place in Singapore for cheaper electronics but there are always some black sheep among retailers. Check out local prices at this site http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/ as an indication (prices will change quite frequently). Don’t be pressured by salespeople into buying, they may get pushy & even slightly aggressive but just walk away as there are lots of other shops (the lower floors sell mainly audio-visual stuff while the upper floors specialize in computer equipment). Other sources of electronics include Mustafa Centre in Little India & big stores like Best Denki, Harvey Norman & Carrefour.

VISA credit cards are fine though you may get some discounts if paying by cash at some stores. If using cash, check whether you get a better exchange rate at home (depends on countries). At many airports changing money is rather expensive so you could check with your hotel where are the nearest money changers with reasonable rates.

As for what else to do besides shopping, the main thing is to EAT! This is the chance to sample authentic Singaporean gastronomic delights at local prices. Popular favourites include chilli crab, satay, bak ku teh (pork rib soup), Hainanese chicken rice, roti prata, fried carrot cake (totally different from American carrot cake), laksa, char kway teow, desserts like ice kachang, chendol, pulot hitam etc. Just too many delicious dishes to name and all over the island. It would be better to avoid over-hyped tourist eating spots like Newton Circus, you can buy food guides like ‘Makansutra’ at local bookstores and try out a few recommended places (there are even food tours available).

Other local attractions include colorful places like Little India which still retain its ethnic character, Singapore Zoo & Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park, island resort of Sentosa, nature attractions (like Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Botanic Gardens, local farms dealing with goats, crocodiles, ornamental fish etc). For those who like museums there’s the Asian Civilisations Museum, National Museum, Singapore Art Museum, and the recently opened Peranakan Museum. For some other ideas check out the following sites for visitors:
http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home.html
http://www.sg

Have fun!

Daniel asks…

I am planningvto visit singapore in mid july. Have a lot of queries, please help with them…?

1. Where to by electronics for cheap but good quality – other than big malls.
Where to buy music systems, car stereos, iPods, digital camera and handycam ?
2. Where to buy genuine singapore gold/ platinum…and how much does it usually cst per gram.
3. What does ‘duty free shopping mean’ ? Is it only at airport and is it cheaper than local shopping in singapore ?
4. Which are the shops in singapore that usually offer best rates / good deals during Singapore sale ?
5. Is bargaining practised in Singapore ? To what % ?
6. What all can we buy from Mustafa at Little India in Singapore ?
7. I would also like to meet some job consultants (I am an IT prefessional from India.) If someone can provide me details of job consultants in Singapore….

Mustafa Singapore Admin answers:

Eating , shopping ,

Old Airport road hawker centre and shopping centre

cheapest

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