There is one duty free shop at Tekek Village, cheap beer, alcohol product and ciggy. But the clotch and gift are a bot expensive here, for those who travell by ferry, it is good to get t-shirt, key chain, bracelet, chain or any gift at Mersing R&R, the price is much more cheaper.
With its duty free island status granted in 2004, few duty free shops have opened for business in Tioman.
The Vision Commerce store is the island's largest duty free shop to date. This single storey store offers a variety of products such as batiks, t-shirts, souveniers, kitchen utensils, cigaretes and liquours. Most of the items sold here are slightly cheaper then those sold on the mainland dus to the absence of duty paid for the items.
What to buy: Duty free items - those that are slightly more expensive on the mainland.
What to pay: Duty free price, slightly cheaper from the mainland.
Shops on Salang Beach are quite scarce with only 2 or 3 food stores and 2 or 3 stores selling local crafts and beach clothes. The biggest of the beach shops is shown in the photo and is good for getting pressies to bring home. The girlfriend likes to buy the bikinis, tops, and towel things which are all quite hippyish looking. You will be best to barter and it is probably expected with the prices being quite high.
There're a few sundry shops on the village that sell various items, but, I would say this is almost to perfection. You'll find many of the things you need here...food n drinks, sunblocks, tanning lotion, beachwear, cigarettes, medicine, shampoo n other stuff.
The place is bigger than other sundry shops...so for easy shopping...just ask for what you want.
What to pay: Be prepared for the slightly higher price from the mainland.
This is the village itself. This is also where you could get your meals if you do not want to eat in your resorts, buy souvenirs, load up on groceries and kill some idle time.
The village itself is not self-sustainance. It has to rely on supplies from the outside world via the ferries.
Duty free shop that is like convenient shop.
I only found the their beer is cheaper than others.
I try to ckeck out chocolates and liqueur but they are not as cheap as expected.
What to buy: Beers!
You can get Carlsberg or Tiger beer at RM 1.50 per can (325 ml)! The price is cheaper than a portion of instant cup noodle on the island!
You could get the beer at a little bit higher price (around RM 2 - RM 3) at other shops on the island.
Soft drinks are sold at almost the same price with beer!
What to pay: Not more than RM 3 per can of 325 ml.
The souvenir shops in Tioman or main land sell probably more T-shirts then anything else. The prices are more or less the same but it'll be slightly cheaper to buy from the main land. Compare the qualities and prices if you have time to. If not, just choose one that you like most.
What to buy: Beside T-shirts, singlets are also a popular buy but try not to buy any sea shells and corals related souvenirs in order to discourage them in removing from their beautiful natural environment.
What to pay: A T-shirt can costs between RM10 to RM50 depending on the quality, design and the country it is made from.
What to buy:
Not much actually. Maybe a T-shirt or a shell keyring.
Psst this is a secret. If you wake up early enough, do walk down the beach and you will see corals! You can see sea cucumbers and those black nusty things which are 'rambutans' and they are poisonous. If you're lucky, you can see a dead coral. Take it home as a special sovenior.
What to pay: Soveniors in shops are quite expensive.
although tioman island was gazetted as a duty free zone some time back, the island still have not seize the advantage the way langkawi has.. we went to many shops on the island trying to look for cheap duty fre goods.. this is the only place we found that sells nice decent wines at duty free prices.. :)
What to buy: wine.. liquor.. cigarette.. the usual duty free stuff..
What to pay: we paid rm65 for a bottle of 1996 penfolds bin 128..
What to buy: Alcohol and cigarattes are cheaper compared to the mainland but can be bought at Tekek village. Chocolates are not all that ' duty free ' price.
It's duty free. everything is cheap, especially wine and beer.
What to buy: Local hand crafts, T-shirts, Postcards, foods, drinks, Souvenirs, etc..
What to pay: Depends..
I don't known the name of shop. It is a very traditional Malay house selling hand drawn batik.
What to buy: Very beautiful hand drawn batik. However, very expensive.