Billion Duty-Free Department Store: Cheap Langkawi T-shirts
It is a normal looking department store which sells liquor and chocolates near the left side of front entrance. Then on the other side of front entrance, lots of "Langkawi" themed T-shirts are on sale.
Further in the store, all sort of products from baby diapers, cough syrup (my kid had a bad cough), household items, etc .... u name it, they have it. Incase u miss out something from your packing list, this is the place - reasonably priced.
What to buy: We managed to buy Langkawi T-shirts - RM5.00 for Adult (free size) - quite short for my hubby
RM4.50 for my kids - we chose the biggest size, so that my kids can wear them longer - worth our money! :)
On the First floor, on your right side of escalator, saw a really nice display shelf made from plastic which looks like glass. It was in a shape of a house with roof and many cubes - Can put all my mini bottles of liquor or mini bottle perfume collection on display and hang in my living room ..... Small one around RM35++ Bigger one RM70++. Problem is we will be having trouble to bring it home ..... so we did not buy it :(
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Do Not Buy from Airport
Noticed the mini bottles of liquor on sale - were on sale for only RM7.50 or RM8.00 in other shops.
They were priced RM14.50 each at the airport's "Duty-Free shop".
Make sure u shop around and compare the price!
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Duty Free Island???
The duty free stores in Kuah town was for us some kind of joke, we were expecting a completely different thing there, clothes, electrical appliances, perfumes, creams for face and body, sports and other normal things that you can find in a normal duty free complex or store, but nothing of this we could find there. The only thing that I thing is worth it is liquors and chocolates, the other things in all the stores in town are old, local brands, very cheap things, poor quality, old goods and local products not nice AT ALL.
We regret have chosen Langkawi instead of Penang, not only because of this about duty free but because some other many things that really disappointed us around the island.
The only store that we enjoyed was Langkawi Craft Complex where you can find pewter, silk, ornaments, handicrafts, batik among others, but with tourist prices.
Jetty Point Duty Free Complex had very few opened stores selling liquors, chocolates, bags, a pharmacy, and some others with local goods.
The best of this complex was Starbucks.
Has a huge parking, a lot of taxis. The eagle is a good spot to take some pictures.
Langkawi Fair Mall was the only good shopping mall that we saw, but is not a duty free mall. Has some cafeterias and Mac Donald.
AVON SHOP: LOTS OF SMELLY DELIGHTS
I could not believe my eyes when we were driving down the main street of Kuah and came across a sign that said "AVON" so I got Verne to park the car and we went and had a look.Would you believe ladies that it was an actualy shop where you can buy avon products....you know .makeup .lovely shower gels ect. I felt liek I was in heaven as I really like there shower gels....
What to buy: Anything duty free
What to pay: the price varies with each product
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Kedai Gamat Hj. Shaari - Gamat Asli Enterprise: Raja Kayu / King of Wood
The shop is located in the heart of Pekan Kuah Town. The owner the late Hj Shaari (Tok Su) was a well known traditional medicine practitioner in all around Langkawi. He'd just passed away and the tradition is now being carried by his son. Visiting to his shop is like any other 'Gamat' shop in Langkawi but do not feel shy to ask for his advise on any sickness and what traditional medicine that suit for your health. This shop also offering free drinking of "Tongkat Ali" water as "Tongkat Ali" is known here in this region to be used as a "power booster" kinda like the Pfizer Viagra.
What to buy: Beside buying the "Gamat" oil, which i think this shop is producing the best "gamat" oil in the island due to its additional traditional ingredients, look also for a wood called "Raja Kayu". What's so special about "Raja Kayu"? It is very tough wood, known to the local as a tool to keep away dangerous insects and animals to those who kept it by their side. "Raja Kayu" also can be used to heal few sickness. Do ask about the plus point of "Raja Kayu" if you visit this shop.
What to pay: Not expensive.
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Cost of Perfume
What to buy: High end fragrances such as Dior and Chanel are the best buy on Langkawi.Not the greatest variety ever but staples such as above are always available. If you are after an obscure fragrance,try buying in KL before you reach Langkawi
What to pay: 100ml Eau de Toilette of either Allure,Coco or Number 5 = $100 AUD which is about 80 dollars less than back home
Buy In KL before heading to Langkawi.
We had been in KL and had thought that we would wait to do our shopping in Langkawi as it is a totally duty free island. It is and was fantastic for perfume and alcohol and cigarettes(if you smoke) However...there was little or no clothing,electronics or handcrafts on the island of Langkawi. Do your clothes shopping in KL...buy your alcohol , perfume,cigarettes and makeup in Langkawi.
Another tip is that you must try all clothing on. I am an Australian size 12 which is an American size 10 and I could not get any clothes to fit.They are all cut really small and if you are tall,you are going to have difficulties also getting clothes that fit.
What to buy: Alcohol,Perfume,Makeup,Cigarettes in Langkawi
Designer clothing,jewellery,photographic equipment,DVDs,CDs in Kuala Lumpur
We went home quite empty handed as we waited to shop on Langkawi
What to pay: 1 litre bottle of Cointreau = $18 Australian Dollars
1 litre bottle of Gin =$10 AUD
You can shop about a lots of thing, this island are known as a non-taxes area, all the item that you buy from here, are free tax, all cheap thing, cheap food and cheap drink too.
All i can say is.. cheap! cheap! cheap! cheap!
langkawi fair mall, Teow Soon Huat Mall, Kuah: shopping duty-free heaven
These malls have anything & everything. Check out the XTECH store in soon huat ..has latest cds at the cheapest rates. jewellry, clothes, food, electronics, chocolates and alcohol name it and its cheap. we went on a shopping spree and found these places fascinating. You get good batik tops and night clothes in front of soon huat mall as soon as you enter. each of these was around 10Rm and I really bought quite a bit of them. Other formal shirts and shoes r great too and so are the sports goods and clothes. Check them out. Dont get fooled by local crafts and batik stores like langkawi crafts complex ..its too boring, you'd rather buy batik on the main roads of kuah (near KFC and in soon huat), prices in crafts complex is really high ..
What to buy: jewellry, clothes, food, electronics, chocolates and alcohol
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Langkawi Crystal: Hand blown glass
We always make a trip to Langkawi Cyrstal for hand blown glassware. This makes great gifts to give others or for yourself.
There are pieces in all price ranges and no one pressures you to buy.
It is much better to go to the site where they are made than to buy them in a gift shop.
What to buy: Everything is duty free but that doesn't mean that they are cheap.
I especially like to buy the paperweights because they travel well.
What to pay: How much or little that you want to spend.
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Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall: Duty Free Alcohol
OK on the first level of this shopping mall, head to the back across the atrium and you will find a shop selling purely alcohol and cigerettes. It is i believe the cheapest alcohol you can purchase anywhere on earth. The collection is so huge. Anyway there are other shops throughout langkawi that sells alcohol as well but non beats the variety and price of this store. Do check it out but drink with care please. If you drink dont drive.
What to buy: I bought these miniture bottles of Absolut Volka. They dont have the complete set of all the favours though, but it's RM8 per bottle so why not?
What to pay: RM8 for a small miniture bottle of Absolut Volka, RM10 for Jack Daniel's.
Gecko Mini Market: For your personel needs
From beer to notepads to toothpaste to mineral water, you can get everything here. The price is cheap, well everything is relatively cheap in langkawi. For me, i bought all my mineral water from here, they have it in 5.5 litres. Lot's of tibits and essential stuff for your personel needs like tooth brush and shampoos. This store is rather hard to miss with it's bright blue shop signage at the front.Dont worry about the parking, there's ample space for 4-5 cars in front of the shop.
What to buy: Tibits, liqour, stationaries, drinks, stuffs for your personel hygiene, batteries and most importantly mineral water for me.
What to pay: RM5 for 5.5litres of mineral water.
Langkawi Fair: ONE STOP SHOPPING AT ITS BEST
This is Langkawi's first and finest shopping mall with Duty Free shops, great restaurants, batik and art galleries amazing gifts. Relax and browse in air-conditioned comfort at Langkawi Fair - your one-stop shopping destination.
The mall is the best place for you to get all those sourvineers for your friends and loved ones back home
It is the largest duty free mall on the island.
HOURS OF BUSINESS:
10 am to 10 pm
What to buy: Anything, clothing, batiks, gifts for family and friends, craft ware, everythign is duty free
Stay at the bigger stores!: Duty Free
Langkawi is the only duty free island in Malaysia so make full use of the cheap prices for alcohol, tobacco,perfume, chocolates etc. I have been warned by many people of incidents of counterfeit items and adulterated liquor and perfumes (repackaged bottles) being sold and passed of as duty free products. So the safest thing to do is to buy these items at the bigger stores in Kuah Town. The prices are extremely cheap as compared to other parts of Malaysia so take good advantage and pay close attention to the limit of stuff you can carry out of the island. Enjoy the RM1.50 cans of Heineken beers and RM30 Absolut vodka bottles!
What to buy: alcohol, tobacco, perfumes, chocolates.......clothes and other stuff are not really that much different and the selection are poor.
Snake Sanctuary: Lovely souvenir
I thought that the gifts will be more expensive in Snake Sanctuary then anywhere else. I was looking around and I loved a set of 25 small candles - in different shapes. I bought a set of turtle candles and set of elefant candles. Set of 25 (each has 5 sets of 5 different smelling candles) cost RM 25. Then I saw the same set - only of 5 candles - in duty free shop for RM 10!! It means I got a very good deal in the Snake Sanctuary. Everybody, who I gave it to, loves it! They are beautiful - such a simple gift - but very nice. Next time I know where to buy it!
What to pay: RM 25 for 25 candles in different shapes.
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