A day spent only on shopping is the cherry on top of every holiday cake. The cherry on Langkawi holiday is especially sweeter because of the duty free status of the island, which was acquired in the early 1980s. Huge discounts can be scored here on jewellery, accessories, perfumes, cosmetics, household products, souvenirs, alcohol and confectioneries.
Kuah, the central business hub of Langkawi has a number of duty free boutiques and stores that are spread across various shopping complexes. Teow Soon Huat at Langkawi Parade Megamall is the biggest supermarket in Langkawi and it stocks almost everything under the sun for up to 80% discount. Here you will also find Langkawi’s only multiplex to watch domestic and international movies. Pantai Cenang famed for its glorious seaside has many small and big stores lining up its shore along with the up-market Cenang mall. The Zon Duty Free Shopping Paradise is another great place in Pantai Cenang to buy liquors, wine, cigars, and clothing for up to 50% discount. Apart from all these shopping plazas, duty free shopping can also be done at the Langkawi airport and the Kuah city centre. Do make sure to carry your passport or a copy of it to grab the duty free discounts.
If you are looking to buy local artwork and handicraft, then Langkawi Craft Complex is the place to go. There, you can see intricate artwork made up of metals, paper, wood, and fabric created by local artisans. The Langkawi Night markets, which are held at different locations on the island each night of the week, are the place to try appetising local snacks and food at extremely low prices.