Pristine beaches and vast mountains aside, Langkawi’s duty-free shopping is the next best reason to visit the tropical island. With a large concentration of duty-free stores that stock in-demand items ranging from cigarettes, liquor and chocolates to luggage, sports shoes, perfumes, and cooking utensils, Langkawi is undoubtedly a shopper’s paradise. Handmade souvenirs and apparels are aplenty in this island as well, where visitors can get authentic batik and songket prints at attractive prices. For those who enjoy bargain-hunting, Langkawi hosts a night market which is held at different locations each day of the week.

Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from www.redbus.my

Teow Soon Huat
Teow Soon Huat, a popular shopping venue along the Padang Matsirat area, is a massive duty-free shopping center with 60 outlets, 12 eateries and a supermarket. Shoppers can find specially priced household commodities, a wide variety of apparel, luggage and bags, groceries, not forgetting imported tobacco, liquor and confectionery products. Best of all, Teow Soon Huat also offers daily discounts of up to 70% off the original retail prices.


Zon Shopping Paradise
The Zon Shopping Paradise is a duty-free shopping complex situated on the southern end of Pantai Cenang. In addition to some of the cheapest chocolates, liquor, tobacco and perfumes in Langkawi, The Zon Shopping Paradise also house cosmetics, gift and souvenir items, clothing, jewellery, stationery items, watches, as well as branded sunglasses, luggage and bags.

Jetty Point Complex
A two-storey shopping mall conveniently located at the entrance of Kuah Jetty, Jetty Point Complex is a popular last-minute shopping stopover for visitors before they board the ferry back to the mainland. Shoppers can find branded clothing and accessories for men, women and children as well as duty-free cosmetics, perfume, leather goods and sportswear.


Cenang Mall
A two-storey shopping complex in Pantai Cenang, Cenang Mall houses a pharmacy, supermarket, as well as several restaurants and local retail outlets. It is comparably less frequented compared to the countless souvenir stores and duty-free complexes in the vicinity, but Cenang Mall is perfect for those who prefer a more comfortable shopping experience during Langkawi’s rather scorching afternoons.