20 Strange things you can find at Mustafa Centre

20 Strange things you can find at Mustafa Centre
September 01 10:30 2016 Print This Article




Open 24 hours every single day of the year, the Mustafa Centre in Little India is a paradise for all those who love to shop at night and prefer to find everything in one building. The shopping centre offers quite a range of products – some of which can be quite curious.

Lady Gaga Records

Right next to the Bollywood DVD collection on the ground floor one can find records from Lady Gaga. I know that there are still collectors out there, but I wouldn’t expect them to come looking for these treasures around here.

Stick-on Pony Tail Mustafa 04 - Pony tail

Growing your hair long and beautiful can be a lengthy, expensive, and hard process. However, sometimes all you need is a pretty pony tail. Luckily, Mustafa has you covered for only $18 the piece.

Glow-in-the-dark Nails

Hot, sexy, and available in all neon colours, the glow-in-the-dark nails are quite a steal for only $2,50. No matter what party you are going to, you (and everybody else) will always know where your hands are.

Decorative High Heels

Mustafa 05 - Decorative High Heels

Do you love your high heels more than anything? Have you always wanted to set them a little monument in your house? Are you looking for some decorative high heels for your table? No? Well, if the need should arise one day, you know where to find them.

Aqua Massage

What appears to be a capsule from space that has landed in the middle of a corridor in the Mustafa Centre is actually an aqua massage, offering total relaxation. Climb on board and unwind for only 10 dollars (10mins), while the stressed crowds hassle along.

Maximum Security Prison Gear

Mustafa 06 - Prison Gear

Perhaps it is the result of too many prison TV shows, but I still don’t think being in prison is so cool that I would want to wear maximum security prison gear (including my own inmate number) during my free time.

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Combat Gear

Mustafa 07 - Combat Gear

Should you feel nostalgic about your time in the military, you can now relive the entire experience in the combat gear section on the top floor of the Mustafa Centre. Have fun!

Jalapeño Ketchup

Perhaps it is me that is out-dated, but I have never seen the Jalapeño Ketchup. Heinz is now also offering sugary Jalapeño spice – available at Mustafa Centre.

Earring Holder

Mustafa 08 - Earring Holder

Another must-have item for all the high heel lovers. Offered in various colours, you can combine your high heel earring holder with your outfit of the day.

Bob Magic Hair Trick

With this item we are walking along the thin line between strange and functional. Imagine you have grown your hair long, but on one particular evening you want it to be short again. The Bob Magic hair trick will help you. I have not tried it, but I am skeptical of its success.

Witch Fingers

Mustafa 09 - Witch Fingers copy

What appears to be the hand of a witch to make magic potions is in reality designed to hold your necklaces. However, I am sure you can also use it to turn people into frogs.

USB Lighter

Not sure how to feel about this one. It does seem a little weird to light my cigarette with an USB cable, but perhaps it is better for the environment. I am not sure. In any case, this little machine will produce enough heat with its battery to get you smoking.

Banana and Chocolate Tea

Mustafa 10- Banana and Chocolate Tea

I am a coffee addict and don’t really drink much tea, but I have a feeling that banana and chocolate tea are not very typical choices. However, the packaging alone is definitely worth a test.

Magazines from Yesteryear

I have been coming to Mustafa for a long time. What I like about it is that it never changes – even the magazines always stay the same. Ok, I admit that not all magazines are out-dated, however there are quite a few samples for collectors, such as this one from October 2014.

I love London Section

Mustafa 11 - London Section

London is far, crowded, and expensive. Why travel all the way to England’s capital, if you can get all the souvenirs you could ever need at the Mustafa Centre? Perfect to fake that high-end long-haul holiday right from the heart of Little India.

Blinking Shark Fin

While most people would ask why you need a shark fin on top of your car, I am asking myself why you need a ‘blinking’ shark fin on top of your car. For me, that’s where the discussion stops.

Chupa Chups Air Freshener

Mustafa 14 - Air Refresher

Spreading the sweet smell of artificial sugar all through my car, the Chupa Chups air freshener is only $9. You might as well hang an original Chupa Chups lollipop on your rear view mirror.

Emblems to up your car

There is no need to buy a fancy car, just get a fake Ferrari sticker and you are all sorted. Well, I guess that was the intention behind these half-imitated emblems of famous cars.

Colourflame Candles

Mustafa 17 - Colourflames

Making your party extra special, the colourflame candles seem to be quite a steal for only $1,95. However, the package doesn’t tell me what exactly is going up in flames, making me wonder what chemicals actually cause the excitement.

Pasta Timer

While an egg is an egg, not every kind of pasta is like another. However, this pasta timer claims to know exactly when your pasta will be al dente. Changing its colour to inform you when your pasta is done, while being buried by all the pasta in the pot, I have doubts about the functionality of this product.

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