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April 29, 2012

Akshaya Tritiya Gold buying frenzy in pics in Singapore

Here are some of the pics and a video that I shot on Akshaya Tritiya day (April 24th 2012) in Mustafa Singapore where people were buying gold. Btw, Mustafa is one of the biggest shopping malls in Singapore. I was part of the crowd as well ;-) ...had to wait nearly 20 minutes in a queue (!) to buy gold.











And, see this video clip to believe...




18 comments:

  1. wow! what was the prevailing price?

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    1. It was around SGD 69 per gram for 24 ct.

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    2. Well almost the same price as it was here!

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    3. yep, you are right. No difference but all of us flocked to Mustafa :-))

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  2. Oh my god!!So much crowd..:-).Nice pics...:-)

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    1. I would say this year the crowd was slightly less as there was another gold showroom was opened nearer to Mustafa. Thanks, good to know you liked the pics...

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  3. photos are super. thanks for sharing the photos.
    http://atchaya-krishnalaya.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I have been seeing this for the past 6 years...thought share with all of you.

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  4. Never got a chance to see the 'gold-buying' scene in Singapore :-) Thanks to you.

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    1. You right. Many avoid the gold shops on this particular day. My pleasure and glad you like it.

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  5. Nice pictures, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Viya for visiting my post. Glad you liked it.

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  6. Mustafa is crowded like hell on ordinary days....I can imagine the case on Akshaya Trithiya!!

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    1. very true...but now a days, the crowd has been thinning, especially after they have extended to the third building.

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  7. Oh my goodness you braved the madness on Akshaya Trithiya-- RESPECT. I've lived in Singapore my whole life and even I don't have the guts to join that rush- for a few ugly pieces of jewelry that I would never wear.

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    1. Yep. I braved the crowd. Thank you and you are 100 per cent right. Every time I buy few grams of gold in a coin form which promptly goes into a safe. Plus you have to pay a 7 per cent GST that will take few months or years to recover!

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  8. great for capturing and sharing.....here, we booked and paid in advance and just go and get on that day, that too in queue....

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Same here.

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