Gamatlangkawi.com: Langkawi's Gamat Oil (sea cucumber oil)
The original shop located at Temonyong, at the junction right before entering the infamous Cenang Beach where almost all the hotel and shop are located, the main tourist place in Langkawi Geopark.
What to buy: The website offers you several Gamat /Sea cucumber product from Langkawi Island itself...Known for its healing properties for cuts,insect bite,stomachache etc, Gamat Oil is a must if u visit Langkawi Geopark.
If u happen miss it during your trip to Langkawi or just wanna try it, just surf the website for further information about Gamat Oil (Gamatlangkawi.com)
What to pay: RM4-8 every bottle...depends on the product itself
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Langkawi Fair Mall: Duty free shopping
Langkawi is a duty free island so shopping anywhere is realtively cheap.
Langkawi Fair shopping mall is situated just outside Kuah town and is Langkawi's biggest shopping mall. Here you will find all manner of souvenirs, shoes, clothes, cameras and chocolates.
Nusantara Maju: Gamat Mall
Other than products made from gamat...you can also find other traditional products here such as 'bedak sejuk - powder made from rice, body care balms, syampoos made from herbs, n other traditional medicines mainly made from herbs.
Nusantara Maju: Variety products made from gamat
It's a mall selling so many products made from gamat. Gamat or sea slug...some ppl also call it sea cucumber is believed to be an excellent healing thing. Gamat is processed into oil, cream, drinks, soaps, n etc. They're sold at reasonable prices.
What to pay: You can get 14 bottles of gamat oil for RM10, gamat soaps RM5 per piece n other products between RM5-RM15.
OIB Utara Enterprise: Fresh Dried Fish
It's a shop that sells dried fish. It specializes in anchovies. It has so many types of anchovies...you can choose from. Prices are quite reasonable n they're all fresh.
What to pay: A kg of anchovies is between RM15-RM25...you can also get some of them in smaller packs between RM4-RM10. All I can say...it's worth it...I bought like 3 types of anchovies...it's not enough. Definitely buying more on the next trip!!!
RFA Centre: World of Perfumes
It's a perfumes shop. You can find almost all brands of perfumes here. I wouldn't really say they're so cheap...but I noticed most of the perfumes are sold at RM30 less than the usual price...so I guess it's quite worth it to buy perfumes here. For example 50 ml J'dore eu d parfum is sold at RM210...other places... it's like RM240...so there's some discount there...though not much...still worth it.
Art Zone: Cheap Souvenirs
Well, the shop sells so many type of souvenirs: key chains, hand crafted pencils, incense stand, pareos, t-shirts n etc. The prices are very reasonable...a simple key chain is around RM1, pareos sold at RM15 per piece...other stuff are quite cheap as well. I would really recommend this shop.
What to buy: Well, there're so many things you should shop in Langkawi: chocolates, perfumes, dried fish n of course kitchen ware (dining set, cutleries n etc...they're cheap). The only thing is you must know where to buy them...
The cuban: QUality and good Cigar
If you are cigar smoker ,don't forget to drop by this shop...hm...i love it as so many variety of cigar either from cuba or latin america.they also provide a cigar room for you to enjoyed your cigar.i spend my afternoon here buying some cigar for me and my golf buddy
What to buy: Flavour cigar or cuba cigar
What to pay: for rm 10 to rm 200 per cigar
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All Time Collection: Local Design Clothes, T Shirt & Sarung Batik
The shop is situated in the heart of Kuah town. Selling wide choices of men & women's clothes. No branded name here and please do not look for Armani, Gucci or Alain Delon etc. here. Hehehe...
Although this shop is not selling high class product but the setup of this shop is very comfortable compared to others that selling the same item as this shop is.
If you are looking for Sarung Batik, this shops offer lots of pattern to choose from and their Langkawi's round neck T-Shirt designs are also attractive.
Friendly staff and you may bargain.
What to buy: 1) Batik Sarung
2) Langkawi's T Shirt
3) Men's Clothing
4) Women's Clothing
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A Stall Inside Mahsuri Tomb: Local Snack - "Kuih Peneram"
Makam Mahsuri is a must destination spot for tourist who visited Langkawi. Once you are inside the compound, the stall is just very near to Mahsuri's Well.
What to buy: Local snack called "Kueh Peneram" is freshly made here and it is the most delicious "Peneram" that I ever had since this snack is also widely being sold all over the Peninsular Malaysia.
It looks like a doughnut but black in color. I think the ingredients are just flour and sugar. The snack is being fried freshly and you can had it while its hot. I recommend this snack to all visitor who visit Makam Mahsuri whether you are a local or foreigner.
Everytime I visited Mahsuri Tomb, I will never miss to buy a packet just to eat it while its hot and few packets to bring it home.
What to pay: RM2.00 per packet
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Duty Free Shopping: Chocolates and Beers
Langkawi enjoys duty-free status you can do the shopping as you arrive via the airport or Kuah Jetty shopping malls from 10am to 10pm.
For me the best buy is still alcohol and beers is only RM2.00 or RM3.00 per can. For cosmetics and perfume I still prefer to buy it in Kuala Lumpur.
What to buy: You can buy souvenirs, cameras, cloths, chocolate, cigarettes, alcohol and cosmetics.
What to pay: From RM2.00 per can of beers and over
Hj Shaari bin Hj Ismail: Tongkat Ali or Longjack - Malaysia Viagra
Hj Shaari is famous for his gamat or sea cucumber business. Hj Shaari a well known traditional medicine practitioner has passed away and now his son is running this business
If you have any ailment just ask for the traditional medicine remedy. I just bought some gamat lotions.
What to buy: Gamat or golden sea cucumber (Stichopus horrens) is commonly used. Gamat is usually the dried, powdered bodies of sea cucumbers made into a lotion or water extract. It is believe that a solution of sea cucumbers can heal cuts, skin eruptions, and ulcers, and claim that it has a beneficial effect on the immune system.
Tongkat Ali or Longjack (Eurycoma longifolia) - The traditional remedy for the treatment of malaria, high blood pressure, fevers, fatigue, loss of sexual desire, and impotence for men.
(too) many shops: buy original...
You can buy all sorts of htings in Langkawi... mostly fakes, and about everywhere, including the airport shops. No guarantee for quality, anyway. Not that I care, I don't buy labels (fake or real).
What to buy: My very favourite (which I did not buy) are Gianni Armani's glasses... a real classic. I have never laughed so much.
What to pay: However small the price, it's always too expensive for a fake - but it is my opinion only. And anyway, I also believe that originals are too expensive and not worth buying.
Kedai Gamat Asli - Hj Shaari: Malay Traditional Medicine & Gamat (Sea Cucumber)
The shop is situated in the heart of Kuah Town. This is my favourite 'Gamat' / Sea Cucumber oil from other shops in Langkawi. Why the oil here is so special? Its because the mixture of the oil with many local plant roots & herbs making it more stronger and effective.
The product being sold here is not only 'Gamat' but there are varieties of traditional medicine personally made by the owner being offered here.
They are also runs a budget motel behind the shop with aircondition & tv room.
All the product is being made at their manufacturing site in KEDA Village, Langkawi.
What to buy: 1) Gamat oil
2) King of Wood
3) Traditional Viagra (Tongkat Ali)
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Teoh Soon Huat Department Store: Cheaper Chocolates with winning car contest
Ground floor sells mainly snacks, chocolates, liquor and perfumes.
First floor - clothes and bags.
What to buy: Chocolates! Much cheaper!
Spend RM40 and stand to win a car in their contest which runs from Oct 2006 to June 2007??
covering Hari Raya festival, Christmas and Agung's Birthday - 3 chances to win each draw on these festival.
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