Shopping, packing & Changi were on the menu for day 3. Unfortunately as soon as we left the hotel it started pouring, I thought all my plans were ruined. To my utter surprise most of the shopping areas Little India, Mustafa, Bugis Street are all covered and street shopping is possible in the rain.
Bugis Junction, located above Bugis MRT Station, has a couple of great food courts where we tried our hand at Japanese Octupus Balls, Crepes and Thai food.
We walked across to Bugis Street Flea Market situated along a walkway through Bugis Village. Exploring Bugis needs time. It’s like our very own Sarojini Nagar … cheap stuff at cheap prices ;).
I also recommend Singapore Expo, it has some good sales going on & totally worth checking out.
Mustafa Mall (http://www.mustafa.com.sg) is one-stop-shop for everything one can buy. Three floor of Jewelry alone! The sports section was good. There were a couple of floors for electronics and an entire floor for chocolates. So may things so many people and I hated it! After being used to clean calm Singapore this was like Badabazaar of kolkatta with an a/c. The counters were overloaded with stuff which was literally falling on the customers. People love this place because it is cheap. Sure, Hershey is cheaper there than at duty free (I found out the hard way), but I wasn’t in the mood to be in Big-Bazaar Singapore Branch.
Seeing ‘The Merlion’ was the last halt before going to Changi. The Merlion is considered to be the tourism mascot of Singapore. Getting a picture clicked with the icon is a must. There is an 8 meter high Merlion statue at Fullerton Road & another one on the Sentosa Island. In case you didn’t know, the Merlion is a mythical beast – said to be half lion and half fish. It symbolizes the courage, strength and resilience of the Singapore people.
By evening we were off to the airport, returned our Singapore Tourist Pass at the Changi MRT and felt sad that the 3 days were over so soon.