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Does the duty free shops in Singapore have a big bargain??

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1. Posted by salvin (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

I am planning to buy a Microwave oven and a Apple Iphone at the airport in singapore... will i get a good bargain or would it be better for me to buy it from Mustafa center.. I dont really have much time to spare though - just about an hour for my next connecting flight..

2. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 8y

We have found that the price of Iphones are standard everywhere in Asia (unless you get a fake one). Apple has fixed the price so it is the same whatever country you buy in. I can't recall Singapore duty free selling microwaves, butI may be wrong.

As for you going into Singapore to go to Musafa centre...as I and another person replied on the other thread you started, you will not have time to do this with an hour to spare between flights, it can sometimes take this long to get through immigration, customs and out of the airport.

You will have to hope for the best with the duty free shops!

3. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

There's an Apple iStudio at Terminal 3 that you can check out, also each terminal has its own electronics store.

I seriously doubt that they sell microwaves though, for the same reason why travellers will not buy refrigerators or washing machines from duty free before they fly.

One hr is definitely not enough to head to Mustafa and back. Also you never know if your flight will arrive late in Singapore, and that'll lessen the time you have in Changi.

4. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

Quoting salvin

I am planning to buy a Microwave oven and a Apple Iphone at the airport in singapore... will i get a good bargain or would it be better for me to buy it from Mustafa center.. I dont really have much time to spare though - just about an hour for my next connecting flight..

I'm certainly glad I won't be on your flight if you are successful in buying a duty-free microwave oven in Singers.
I would be most aggrieved if the overhead locker flew open and the said article landed on my bonce, and it ain't gonna fit under the seat in front of you