Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Mustafa Centre

On the way back from Australia, Manbacon and I had a quick 2-day stopover in Singapore, just to break up the journey a little. We arrived in Singapore around 9.30 at night, and met up with my delightful and insanely energetic cousin Sabrina about an hour later for a trip to Mustafa Centre. Yes, that's right, we went shopping at 11 at night! 

No, there wasn't some late-night shopping extravaganza going on. In fact, it is possible every night, thanks to the fact that Mustafa Centre is a veritable temple to consumerism that is open 24 hours a day, every day. Seriously, if you're ever in Singapore and find yourself suffering from insomnia, that's the place to go. Have a look at some of the wonderful items we found. 
Monopoly: Singapore Edition
Crazy-eyed stuffed lion
Qwerty-keyboard thongs in pink and other colourways
Hundreds of dollars worth of milky hazelnut chocolate
Handpainted floating Jesus on some kind of animal hide
'Pie Sand' - chocolaty biscuits with crystallised sugar on top
Rows of fake flowers and scented items
The golden goose! 
No, unfortunately, I did not come home with those sexy Qwerty keyboard thongs. I did come away with some lovely sari fabric on supersale, as well as a glamourous set of rhinestone jewellery. 
Eggy, crispy roti prata and ice-cold bandung
After all that shopping, recharge with a meal at one of the numerous hawker centres in the area. A restorative meal of freshly made roti prata and lurid pink bandung helped us get our breath back. 

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