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Old Jul 2, 19, 3:09 pm
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Worth going there? Thanks!
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Old Jul 2, 19, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by eagle215 View Post
Worth going there? Thanks!
Maybe.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 8:21 pm
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Depends if you want to go to a 24/7 store that sells literally everything.
I personally love the place because it's just somewhere that's bizarrely random and defies logic. However I only go there if I can't find what I'm after locally.

If you're in the area I would pop in for a look just to see what it's like, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 2:37 am
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For a few years my preferred hotel in Singapore was the Tai Hoe, which is a block or so from Mustafa. They had the moneychanging operation and all kinds of stuff, some placed haphazardly. I would often find something of interest, like a travel alarm or an umbrella I liked. Stuff like that.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 6:41 am
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If you're in the neighborhood, sure (bugis/sim Lim electronics etc)

There's also a donki nearby which sells a wide variety of Japanese food/supplies.

(the regular donki near Mustafa isn't 24/7 and doesn't sell household/jewelry etc - mega donki in Japan does and would be mustafa's equivalent of organised chaos. Regular donki in orchard is 24/7 but sells the same thing as regular donki near mustafa)
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Old Jul 3, 19, 8:06 am
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Drugstore & grocery stores are my favorite places for souvenirs when traveling - we enjoyed Mustafa Center. But we were also in town for a long time (6 days) so we wanted to spend time wandering the neighborhood and eating as well. If I'd had two days in town, it wouldn't have made the top 10 list.....
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Old Jul 4, 19, 7:49 am
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If you want to shop and maybe find good prices, sure. Almost everything can be found there - at least that was my impression the last time I was there went.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 1:44 pm
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Thank you for all your responses! I will go there to kill some time before my flight.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 10:54 pm
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If you want to shop and maybe find good prices, sure. Almost everything can be found there - at least that was my impression the last time I was there went.
My first SG visit sometime during the last millennium, the tour guide said at the dropoff for Mustafa: "if you can't find it here, you don't need it"
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Old Jul 6, 19, 3:08 am
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I'd say that tour guide was pretty accurate even 20+ years later.
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Old Jul 7, 19, 6:36 pm
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I would guess it depends. Personally I didn't find it that great. Sure, there are some good bargains, but it just felt like a bargain department store. Personally, I would prefer to spend the additional time at the Jewel if this is to kill time before a flight.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 5:22 pm
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I would go to change certain currencies not typically possible at a standard issue exchange house, grab a bizarre drink from upstairs, then eat a dosa nearby.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 1:48 pm
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Plenty of tourists roaming at 3am suffering from insomnia!
Quite a maze though in the middle of the night.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 11:32 am
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If you like Indian food, peruse the spice aisle in the grocery section. There is a wide assortment of spice blends to make specific dishes. Very good quality, and cost practically nothing. A great gift for a friend who likes to cook
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:21 am
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I live 2 minutes from Mustafa - feel free to message me if anyone wants to visit and we can grab a beer
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