Mustafa Centre is one of Singapore's 24-hour shopping malls on Syed Alwi Road in Little India. Walking distance from Farrer Park on the North East Line, Mustafa Centre is a retail hub that has many Indian shoppers.
Mustafa was founded by Indian businessman Mustaq Ahmad in 1971 and at first sold mainly clothing. In 1985, Mustaq moved his business to the ground floor of Serangoon Plaza.
As his business expanded, Mustaq bought a shop-house on Syed Alwi Road. Subsequently, he bought the neighboring units and decided to build a new shopping mall to house his business.
Mustafa Centre sold parallel imported cars in 2005 but has since stopped.
Mustafa department storeEdit
Mustafa Centre houses the Mustafa department store, which caters mainly to the budget market. The department store consists of two shopping centres: one retailing jewellery and household appliances, and it has a supermarket; and the other selling books, CDs and DVDs, watches, electronic goods, footwear and clothing.
Mustafa Centre sells more than 300,000 items.