Mustafa Centre

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Mustafa Centre
Mustafa Centre, Sep 06.JPG
Main store along Syed Alwi Road
Location Syed Alwi Road, Little India, Singapore
Coordinates 1°18′35″N 103°51′21″E / 1.30972°N 103.85583°E / 1.30972; 103.85583Coordinates: 1°18′35″N 103°51′21″E / 1.30972°N 103.85583°E / 1.30972; 103.85583
Address 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
Opening date April 1995
Owner Mr. Mustaq Ahmad
No. of stores and services 1 main store and 3 wings
No. of anchor tenants None
Total retail floor area 400,000 sq ft (37,000 m2)
No. of floors 8
Parking 0 (roadside parking)
Public transit access Farrer Park
Website www.mustafa.com.sg

Mustafa Centre is one of Singapore's 24-hour shopping malls on Syed Alwi Road in the cultural district of Little India, within the planning area of Kallang.[1] Within a walking distance from Farrer Park station on the North East Line, Mustafa Centre is a retail hub attracting many shoppers with its wide variety of products and services.

In 1971, Mustaq Ahmad; his father, Haji Mohamed Mustafa (1916-2001); and his uncle, Samsuddin, founded Mohamed Mustafa and Samsudin Co Pte Ltd (MMSC), and opened a retail store on Campbell Lane in Singapore.[2] It mainly sold ready-made clothing and later expanded to sale of electronic items. In 1985, Mustaq moved his business to the ground floor of Serangoon Plaza.

As his business expanded, Mustaq bought a shophouse on Syed Alwi Road. Subsequently, he bought the neighboring units and decided to build a new shopping mall to house his business.[2] The business expanded internationally, to Chennai, in 2000.[2]

Mustafa Centre sold parallel imported cars in 2005 but has since stopped.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

Mustafa Centre houses the Mustafa department store, which caters mainly to the budget market. The department store consists of two shopping centres: one retailing jewelry and household appliances and functioning as a supermarket, and the other selling a variety of other products such as books, DVDs, watches, electronic goods, footwear, toys and clothing.

Mustafa Centre sells more than 300,000 items and provides many services such as foreign exchange and travel arrangements.[1] In late 2011, Mustafa Centre opened a new rooftop restaurant named Kebabs ‘n Curries in its new wing. [3] The restaurant serves a range of Asian dishes from 5 pm till 2 am daily. [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Mustafa". Mustafa Centre. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mohamed Mustafa and Samsudin Co Pte Ltd". Singapore Infopedia. February 3, 2005. Archived from the original on April 17, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mustafa rooftop restaurant opens". HungryGoWhere Singapore. October 13, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kebabs & Curries, Jalan Besar Reviews". HungryGoWhere Singapore. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 

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