|Digital shops inside Sim Lim Square Near Bugis and Little India MRT Singapore|
|Sim Lim Square Near Bugis and Little India MRT Singapore|
I read in several online reviews that vendors in Sim Lim Square, and even the staff at Mustafa / Naranjan would sometimes say that international warranty on a certain product would be available when in fact they knew that the truth was otherwise.
|Naranjan Int Mobile and Naranjan Electronics Little India Singapore|
Later in 2013, Government of India excluded all flat panel TVs from the duty free allowance of passengers entering India. That meant, even if a LCD TV was the only item brought by a passenger within his duty-free limit, they would be asked to pay 35%+ import duty. That was the last straw. Singapore was no longer an electronics shopping destination, at least for Indian citizens. My guess is that due to the generally high prices of electronics in Singapore, TVs or anything else, the position would be more or less the same for tourists of other nationalities too.
|Mustafa Centre Little India Singapore|
Mustafa Centre is still an attraction, for other types of merchandise if not for electronics. "Naranjan" is entirely avoidable in my humble opinion. And lastly, Sim Lim Square is really good for local Singaporeans, but not at all for tourists. As a general rule, it would be nice to do some research on the online prices of electronics back home before buying them in Singapore.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|