10 Places For Shopping in Langkawi & Souvenirs to Buy

The duty free island of Langkawi is a treasure chest for the shopaholics and there is much more to shopping than just scoring a good deal on duty free liquor. There are shopping malls in Langkawi brimming with trendy clothes, souvenir shops and speciality shops offering cheap booze and cheap accessories.

There is an endless list of items one can shop for in Langkawi, including gifts, souvenirs, handicrafts, liquor, tobacco, chocolates, perfumes, clothes, cameras, electronics, household items etc. Those who enjoy bargain-hunting or are skilled at bargaining can enjoy the night markest in Langkawi at different locations and score their desired items. 

10 Best Places for Shopping in Langkawi

1. Jetty Point Complex 

Jetty Point Complex, Shopping at Langkawi
One of the shops at Jetty Point Complex (Source)
Situated right at the entrance of Kuah Jetty, Jetty Point complex is a two-storey shopping mall, easy to spot and easily accessible from Kuah Town center. The complex is a must-travel for all those visitors travelling to Langkawi via boat or ferry. This shopping mall in Langkawi has in store everything from blotches to perfumes to accessories to liquor and tobacco. Their speciality shops selling coklat (chocolate), eyewear, jewellery, watches and souvenirs are a must-visit. 
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Address: 15, Kompleks Perniagaan Kelibang, Kuah
Contact: +604 966 7560 or +604 969 9500

2. Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall

Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, Shopping at Langkawi
The open outlets at Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall (Source)
Being one of the largest malls in Langkawi, it is infamous and true to its popularity. With an overwhelming number of brand outlets, food courts and restaurants, the mall makes a perfect package for shopping in Langkawi. The Billion Duty Free Supermarket contributes a tonne to the popularity of the mall, because it is considered an ideal place to get the groceries by the locals. Apart from food outlets and brand outlets, there are money changers and an information counter for tourists in Kuah. The mall keeps the shoppers covered with options in every thing: electronics, apparels, cosmetics, sporting, leather products perfumes, accessories, confectionaries, liquor and cigarettes. 
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
+604 969 8100

3. Perniagaan Haji Ismail Group Sdn. Bhd. 

Hailed as one of the best confectionary shops in Kuah, the store also offers a good collection of kitchenware, apparels, bags and luggage at duty-free prices. One can shop for all these things here and complete their shopping with chocolates from brands such as Hershey’s, Cadbury’s, Ritter Sports, and Toblerone, all of which are sold at lower prices. 
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Contact: +6019 477 2205

4. Atma Alam Batik Village

Atma Alam Batik Village, Langkawi shopping
Colourful trinkets at Atma Alam Batik Village (Source)
Those leaving for or heading to Langkawi can buy some souvenirs from the airport and the best place to do so is the Atma Alam Batik village, which is a 5 minutes drive away from the airport. This small village is a must-visit for those looking to pick up some handcrafted souvenirs, apparels, cushion covers, handbags and purses. They make them with cotton or silk printed batik and promote the art of batik in Langkawi and showcase it's creative spirit. The village has been designed by a Batik artist and oil painter, Roshadah Yusof.

A visit to the art center is complete after exploring the showroom, the workshop, the art and Batik gallery and the display of handicrafts worked out by the local artists. It is also a good place to visit with kids because the centre holds art classes, which the students can join and try their hands at creating beautiful art pieces with Batik prints. 
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Contact: +604 955 2615 or +604 955 1227

5. Cenang Mall

Cenang Mall Langkawi, Shopping at Langkawi
Outside Cenang Mall (Source)
Counted among the best shopping malls in Langkawi and designed quite apty for the shopaholics who have a strict affordability range, the Cenang Mall located in Pantai Cenang holds many duty-free outlets. The mall has two storeys housing apparel shops, pharmacy, supermarket and various popular restaurants. Even around Cenang Mall, there are countless souvenir shops and duty-free outlets frequented by a lot of tourists. However, Cenang Mall packages all of that and gives a comfortable experience to the shoppers, especially during scorching afternoons and sunny days. 
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

6. Coco Valley

Another well-known place for duty-free shopping in Langkawi, Coco Valley houses major chocolate brands like Hershey's, Rittersport and Toblerone. One can purchase them at some fraction of their original prices here. Apart from the scrumptious assortment of cocoa products, there is also a great selection of wine, whiskies and champagnes equally tempting. Coco Valley stocks up most of the major chocolate brands in the world and this is why chocolate lovers must surely visit the store. 
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Contact: +604 955 6100

7. Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free

Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free Shop Langkawi
Inside the duty free shop (Source)
A massive duty-free shopping centre, Teow Soon Huat is located along the Padang Matsirat area, housing over 60 outlets. The best selling items include household goods, confectionaries, apparel, luggage and bags, groceries and imported tobacco and liquor. Visitors can treat themselves to an overwhelming discount of up to 70% every day off the retail prices.

One can hunt liquors, wines, beers and cigars from brands from all across the world on the ground floor. Chocolate lovers can indulge in a tempting exploration of international brands of chocolates offered at about 30-60% lower than their retail prices. 
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Contact: +604 966 6372

8. The Zon Shopping Paradise

Indeed a shopping paradise, the duty-free complex located in Pantai Cenang is where visitors can shop for the cheapest chocolates, liquor, tobacco and perfumes. Cosmetics, gift and souvenir items, watches as well as branded sunglasses, luggage and bags, all of these can be found at lower prices here. The place is renowned for a fine collection of beers, whiskies, wines and spirits. There is a smaller Zon Shopping Paradise outlet in Langkawi's Oriental Village and many other branches elsewhere.

It is noteworthy that those who make a purchase worth RM200 in a single receipt can apply for the Zon community card and enjoy an array of benefits on all of its outlets. The card gives a 10% extra discount on select items. Given the well organized collection of duty-free goods and good prices, the complex remains crowd-packed especially during holidays and weekends. 
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Contact: +604 955 5300

9. Temoyong Night Market

There is more to shopping at street markets of Langkawi and what a better way to experience it than Temoyong Night Market which is one of the popular street markets of the island. One can fill their shopping bags with local delicacies, clothes, souvenirs, junk jewellery, trinkets, handbags, paintings and Knick-knacks here at very reasonable prices. One of the best takeaways from Temoyong Night Market are the wooden statue of Langkawi Eagle and handmade kuihs for friends and family.

Many of the items sold in night markets such as these are imitation products. Also, note that a lot of haggling is practised here, so one must try to get items at the best possible price. 
Opening Hours: Thursday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

10. Cuban Attitude

Being the only cigar store in Langkawi and that too duty free, it is the go-to shop for cigar lovers. A luxury collection of cigarettes and tobacco products from brands like Davidoff, Dona Flor, Habanos and Luis Martinez, the collection is overwhelming for those making a choice.

Hailed as the first concept store in the island selling cigars, they have a small cigar smoking room too where one can enjoy their cigars and take their time to search through the stores and pick their cigars. Apart from authentic Cuban cigars, there are a lot of flavored ones available too. 
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM 
Address: 14, Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah  
Contact: +(604) 969 8283; Email: [email protected]

Souvenirs to Buy in Langkawi

1. Chocolate

Shopping at Langkawi
Chocolate shopping is quite a thing in Langkawi as the local area is rich in cocoa production. As per the locals, Beryl's and Vochelle are the recommended ones. Beryl's is a popular tropical fruit flavoured chocolate while Vochelle is a chocolate worth gifting to friends and families. Other than that, one can try out the big names: Ferrero, Hershey's, Rittersport, Jianda Fun, Pepero etc. Do buy chocolates from the Coco Valley, which is quite a signature buy from Langkawi.  You will also find a range of unique chocolates called the Durian chocolates. Durian chocolate is exquisite and used in truffles and cakes. It tastes like Durian, a fruit, and can prove to be a treat for chocolate lovers who love to treat their taste buds.
Where to buy chocolate in Langkawi:
  • The Zon Duty-Free Zone - Pantai Cenang
  • CHOCOFFEE - Jalan Kuala Teriang, Mukim Padang MatsiratPerniagaan
  • Haji Ismail Group Sdn. Bhd. - Jalan Pandak Mayah, Pusat Bandar Kuah
  • Kaya Palazzo - Sunblock, Pantai Tengah Mukim
  • Coco Valley Sdn Bhd - Pantai Cenang
  • Billion Duty-Free Supermarket - Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall

2. White Coffee

White Coffee of Malaysia
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White Coffee is a loved brew in Langkawi. A premium kind of coffee, it is prepared with a blend of premium beans in unique proportions. This coffee dates back to its origin in the 19th century, as an invention by the population of Ipoh, and is relatively healthier. The secret to white coffee is not its beans but rather its roasting method. An ecstatic and must experience for coffee lovers, the good news is that you can get it home. The White Coffee happens to be a signature brew of the famous coffee chain, Old Town White Coffee of Malaysia and remains to be a classic.

Where to buy white coffee in Langkawi:

  • Old town white coffee - Cenang Mall, Pantai Cenang 
  • Old Town white coffee - Langkawi International Airport
  • Oldtown White Coffee Mahacity Kuah - Langkawi City,Jalan
  • Kaya Palazzo - Sunblock, Pantai Tengah Mukim
  • Vibin Coffee Bar  - Pantai Tengah

3. Liquor & Wine

Liquor & Wine
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Exquisite liquor in custom packaging is a trend on the rise. Langkawi gives you the luxury to get duty-free liquor and wine, which is a blessing for liquor fanatics. There is no restriction on the amount of liquor you can carry back to your home country, given that you adhere to the customs laws of your respective home country. Apart from this, don’t forget to carry your passport while you go shopping for liquor.

Where to Buy liquor in Langkawi:

  • Jing Yuan Fa Sdn Bhd - Persiaran Mutiara, Kelana Mas, Kuah
  • Boon Aun - Langkawi Mall, Jalan Kelibang, Kedah
  • The Zon Duty-Free Zone - Pantai Cenang
  • Coco Valley Sdn Bhd - Pantai Cenang
  • 16 Degree Wine Shop - Jalan Pandak Mayah, Pusat Bandar Kuah

4. Perfumes

Bottles of perfumes
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Perfumes are one of the best souvenirs to buy from Langkawi as it offers a wide range of perfumes right from the ones that are handily available to those that are rare and exquisite. If you are someone who enjoys international fragrances, a few of these stores will surely turn you into a lunatic. Perfumes are duty-free in Langkawi and are available at reasonable prices in most of the stores.

Where to buy perfume in Langkawi:

  • World Perfume Sdn. Bhd. - Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah
  • Cote De Parfume - Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah
  • Perfume Desire - Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
  • The Zon Duty-Free Zone - Pantai Cenang

5. Songket

Songket fabrics
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Songket, a traditional Malaysian fabric, is found in either silk or cotton. Its speciality includes the fact that it is hand-woven with intricate detailings of gold or silver threads, bringing out a shimmering contrast. It is worn for special occasions like weddings and religious festivals and has become an inspiration for contemporary designers who seek inspiration from traditional fashion. It forms a perfect souvenir to buy from Langkawi, for that fashionista friend who does not mind a little experimentation.

Where to buy Songket in Langkawi:

Langkawi Craft Complex- Kompleks Kraf Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor

6. Batik

An artisan painting batik designs on a piece of cloth
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There are very few cloth-making techniques which are older than Batik. Batik happens to come from the ancient lands of Java, Indonesia. It makes use of white cloth and wax-resist dyeing technique. What makes Batik unique and distinct from other clothes is its vibrant colours, design, and a life-long dedication to making it. Every region has its different batik designs that tell a tale. It is as Malaysian as it can get, and hence, serves the purpose of a perfect souvenir. It’s a symbol of their rich culture and allows you to bring a very little yet eminent part of their culture back home. In addition to this, it is highly stylish and serves as an inspiration to fashion designers and jewellers too. One batik cloth is enough to make your dull outfit come alive. It has multiple uses as a scarf, dupatta, and can be worn as a shirt too! One cloth, many purposes! Don’t forget to carry some Batik back home from Langkawi for your fashion-crazed friends and family.

Where to buy Batik in Langkawi:

  • Atma Alam Batik Village - Padang Matsirat, 07000 Langkawi
  • Langkawi Craft Complex- Kompleks Kraf Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor
  • Toko Batik Langkawi - Jalan Padang Matsirat, Kampung Bayas
  • Gedung Bayu Batik - Jalan Padang Matsirat
  • Beras Terbakar - Kampung Raja, Langkawi, Kedah.
  • Kamdar Langkawi - Langkawi Mall 147, Persiaran Bunga Raya Kuah.
  • Langkah Tuah Enterprise - Hadapan Besta Resort, Pantai Cenang
  • Skydeep Souvenirs Shop - Sunmall

 7. Gamat Oil and Soaps 

Gamat Oil & Soap

Gamat is the Malay word for sea-cucumbers. It has multiple purposes. Gamat finds use in facemasks and tea. It is said to have healing properties, and thus it can resolve a lot of skin issues. The plethora of scents in gamat soaps that Langkawi provides is no less than a cherry on the cake! It is no less than a perfect gift for friends and family who are into skincare and love exotic products.

Where to buy gamat oil and soaps in langkawi:

  • Gaya Minami Handicrafts - Pantai Tengah
  • Warisan Sireh Lagenda - Taman Cenderawasih, Jalan Mata Ayer Mukim
  • Pisang Handicraft & Art Village - Jalan Pandak Mayah 5, Taman Bendang Baru
  • Kaya Palazzo - Sunblock, Pantai Tengah Mukim
  • Nusantara Maju Enterprise - 07000 Langkawi 

8. Pewter Gifts 

Pewter Products

Pewter is an attractive metal used to make various decorative items and ornaments. Langkawi offers a range of pewter products like accessories, drinkware, vase, tea caddy, figurine, and antiques. One can very easily find pewter bookmarks, pendants, and keychains - items that can be gifted to anybody and everybody.

Where to buy pewter products in Langkawi:

  • Gaya Minami Handicrafts - Pantai Tengah
  • Sunday Home Décor - Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
  • Dataran Lang - Persiaran Putera Kuah
  • Langkawi Craft Complex - Kompleks Kraf Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor

9. Tie and Dye

Tie & Dye

Tie and dye is undoubtedly the hottest summer trend. With so many people trying the style, why not get it for a friend who would love to have it? It comes in varied colours, patterns, and fashions.

Where to buy tie and dye in Langkawi:

  • Langkawi Art Village - Jalan Pantai Cenang Kampung Tanjong Mali Mukim,
  • Cenang Mall - Cenang, Mukim, Jalan Pantai Cenang
  • Langkawi Parade - Lorong Tiram, 07000 Kuah
  • Langkawi Craft Complex - Kompleks Kraf Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor
  • Temonyong Night Market (Thursday) - Kampung Lubok Buaya

10. Accessories And Bags 

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A beautiful pendant, finger ring, or bag can do wonders. It is no secret that women love getting accessories as a gift. Langkawi offers some splendid accessories. If you are lucky, you can also find Penan bags. Penan bags are specially hand-woven by bags by tribal people native to Malaysia. No longer confined to just baskets, these lively colourful bags are now available in the form of handbags and clutches. They can surely add to your wardrobe and quickly lift the entire mood of the outfit.

Where to buy accessories and bags in Langkawi:

  • Langkawi Designer Outlet - Jalan Pantai Cenang, Kampung Lubok Buaya
  • Loccino Enterprise - Kampung Ranggut Besar, Jalan Kuala Teriang, Mukim Padang Matsirat
  • Idaman Suri - Taman Seri Berlian, Kuah
  • Sembonia - Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
  • Teow Soon Huat Duty Free Sdn. Bhd - pokok asam, 07000 Langkawi 

Tips for Shopping at Langkawi

  • One of the misconceptions about shopping in Langkawi is that all shops are duty-free but that's not true. There are only some designated stores that sell duty-free products. Fortunately enough, there are still a lot of them, which gives shoppers a lot of options. 
  • Before going on a duty-free shopping spree in Langkawi, it is imperative that one must know the duty-free rules. To shop duty-free in Langkawi, a person must have completed a minimum stay of 48 hours in Langkawi. 
  • Duty-free does not blatantly mean cheap price. Infact, some shops in Langkawi with a duty-free status attempt at selling products at a higher than usual price. 
  • One can buy as many duty-free products as they want to in Langkawi but might not be able to carry all of them back to their home country. That strictly depends on the custom restrictions at the home country.
  • Tourists can bring almost all dutiable items to the island, without having to pay for customs duty or sale tax on them.
  • Carry your passports while buying liquor.
  • Check for the authenticity of the product. Some of these are imitation products.
  • Bargaining at a few places might land you a better deal.
  • Check for your respective home country’s custom duty rules. The night markets and flea markets of Langkawi provide you a plethora of options to shop. Confirm with your hotel for the timings and days for the same.
Any trip is incomplete without exploring the culture and tradition of the place, which is best reflected in the kind of items unique to that place. Shopping in Langkawi should be planned in such a way that one carries back not only things from the place, but also a piece of Langkawi along with them.

~This article is written by CR Anjali and Yashi Shah~

This post was published by Holidify.com

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