Langkawi is a shopping haven for duty-free goods from around the world and Kuah happens to be Langkawi’s main location for shopping outlets. Perfume stores, cigar shops, confectionary outlets, wine boutiques and other retail venues are a dime a dozen in this quarter of Langkawi Island.
From the jetty near Eagle Square to the town’s axis, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding your retail-fix. Choose from the finest brands of wines to high-quality hard liquor. Trendy spa supplies and the latest European perfumes are also readily available; you can even shop for Nike and Adidas sports shoes at discounted prices. The crème de la crème of this retail paradise are the plethora of shops selling cheap chocolates – be sure to make a quick pit stop at any of the duty-free outlets selling confectionary.
Jetty Point Duty Free Complex
Part of the jetty complex itself, this shopping complex has a variety of stores selling handicrafts, perfume, chocolates, liquor and apparel. This makes it a frequent last-minute shopping stopover for visitors before they board the ferry back to the mainland. Housed within are shop lots that stock various duty-free goods as well as cafés, bakeries and fast food outlets such as KFC and Starbucks.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 everyday
Address: Lot 15, Kompleks Perniagaan Kelibang, Kuah
Tel: +604 966 7560 or +604 969 9500
Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
Home to fast food outlets, a food court, money changers and an information counter for tourists, this outlet has a collection of over 100 shops and an adjoining supermarket. You can get a variety of items here including electronic items; there’s usually cheesy Malay music blaring from the speakers. This mall looks quite run-down and mostly only locals patronise it.
: Daily, 10am to 10pm
Address: Lot FF8, Jalan Persiaran Putra, Langkawi Malaysia 07000
Tel: +604 969 8100
Saga Shopping Center
This shopping complex is one of the major duty-free outlets on the island, offering reasonably priced household items, clothing, decorative ceramics and crystal. If truth be told it carries the same type of merchandise as the other major shopping venues in Langkawi; the smaller stores are more likely to peddle one-of-a-kind goods.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm
Address: Jln Penarak, 07000 Kuah, Kedah
Tel: +604 969 8009
This is probably the best store on Langkawi Island. Selling sporting apparel and footwear, Al Ikhsan has some pretty awesome bargains. Nike, Adidas and Reeboks items are reasonably priced; the only downside is the fact that they’re not really the latest designs but really at these prices who’s complaining?
Daily, 10am to 10pm
94 Persiaran Putra, Kuah.
604 966 7437
Cote De Perfume
This perfume store has the latest designer scents – like DKNY and Dior – at duty-free prices. The shop girls are not exactly friendly but its easy to shop around by yourself. You’ll have a hard time selecting the right scent for as the choice is wide. The store also carries a selection of locally-made fragrances at cheap prices.
09:00 – 21:30
16, Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah
604 969 8286
16 Degree Wine Shop
This wine store carries a wide variety of wine selections organized by regions; from Taylor’s to Penfold’s Bin series to St. Andrews’ collections this venue is just brimming with good wine selections. The Coohawarra, Wolf Blass and Meursault bottles are especially reasonably priced.
11:00 – 21:30
No 6, Jalan Pandak Mayah, Pusat Bandar Kuah
+604 969 8285
Perniagaan Haji Ismail Group Sdn. Bhd
There are not many people who can resist the temptation chocolate offers so while you’re here you might as well stock up on your favourite cocoa-indulgences. This store sells a wide assortment of confectionary products and chocolates like Cadbury’s, Ritter Sports and Toblerone, are sold at reasonable prices that you’re not likely to get on the mainland.
10:00 – 22:00
No. 802, 803 & 804, Jalan Pandak Mayah 2, Pusat Bandar Kuah
6019 477 2205
Zeno Duty Free Shopping Centre
This is another store that sells the standard duty-free items; however its confectionary collection tends to contain more than a few hidden treasures. You can even find After Eight chocolate thin mints here at dirt cheap prices; promotions on Cadbury’s chocolates are also simply sinful.
09:00 – 21:30
20, 22 & 24, Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah
604 969 8289
The Spa Shop
This store sells a plethora of spa supplies that are actually pretty good bargains. It really depends what you’re looking for, as is the story with any of the stores in Kuah. The rice milk loofah soap is especially worth a try. Rather than shelling out big bucks for professional spa treatments, get some supplies from here and bring the spa back home with you.
10:00 – 21:00
52, Jalan Pandak Mayah 5, Pusat Bandar Kuah
604 966 8078
The sweet musty smell of cigars permeates throughout this store; this store stocks up on a plethora of cigars and even cigarettes. The cashier will let you browse through the store uninterrupted so you’ll feel quite at ease as you make your selections.
09:30 – 22:00
14, Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah
+604 969 8282