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Whilst many travellers flock to Langkawi for the mountains and the beaches, plenty make the journey for the shopping. The island is brimming with shopping malls and markets, selling a tempting combination of imported and locally made goods. Langkawi achieved duty-free status in the 1980s, and as a result, visitors can purchase alcohol, confectionary, perfume, cosmetics, and more at a fraction of the price.

You will find no shortage of duty-free shopping plazas here. One such plaza is the Cenang Mall, located in the heart of Pantai Cenang. The two-storey shopping centre is home to plenty of duty-free shops and businesses, selling everything from clothes and cosmetics to liquor and souvenirs. The largest mall is Parade Megamall, located by Kuah Town. Shoppers are sure to find a bargain with a variety of shops selling all kinds of goods at unbeatable prices.

To find unique, locally made souvenirs and gifts, make your way to Langkawi Craft Village. Discover fascinating museums, watch artists at work, and purchase expertly-made traditional items. Markets offer another place to shop for locally made items, as well as delicious, authentic street food. The vibrant night markets are held in a different location each night of the week.