Padang Matsirat does not have many duty-free stores or giant modern shopping centres; the airport is one place where you can get an assortment of traditional souvenirs, handicrafts and batik prints. Another place to get your retail-fix is the Atma Alam Batik Village where you can get some locally designed batik prints at affordable prices and the roadside to the Field of Burnt Rice also has a string of colourful hawker stalls lining the sidelines.
The Teow Soon Huat shopping mall is a large complex selling a wide assortment of merchandise ranging from apparel to confectionary but truthfully it’s quite a distance away from Padang Matsirat and almost inhabits the borders of Kuah.
Langkawi International Airport
The airport is a probably the best place to hunt for duty-free goods in the Padang Matsirat area especially if you’re not in the mood to go bargain-hunting in cramped and humid roadside stalls. Another plus note to airport-shopping is that it can be done at the last minute – however the best place to buy duty-free items is still Kuah.
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Location: Langkawi International Airport, Padang Matsirat
Field of Burnt Rice
The site of a mass-paddy burning spree conducted by Langkawi’s inhabitants when the Siamese invaded in 1821, the roadside leading up to the Field is actually a good place to get some reasonably priced souvenirs, batik prints and kitschy knick knacks. Merchandise may not be of the highest quality but the colourful stalls are almost impossible to resist.
Location: Roadside Kampung Raja, Mukim Padang Mat Sirat
Atma Alam Batik Village
The Atma Alam Batik Village is a batik textile factory located within the Langkawi Village; this cultural arts centre exhibits batik prints and other cultural works. The centre also sells some of these pieces and inside the centre is a large shop which has an extensive range of batik apparel, original oil paintings, souvenirs and mementos for sale.
Opening Hours: Daily,9am – 6pm
Location: Near Petronas Fuel Station
Address: Lot 227 , Jalan Padang Matsirat, 07100 Kedah
Tel: +604 955 1227
Teow Soon Huat
Located at the fringes of Kuah, this shopping centre is closer to Padang Matsirat than the illustrious Kuah town. A big duty-free shopping centre with 60 outlets, 12 eateries and a supermarket, it is one of the most popular shopping venues along the Padang Matsirat area. You can get household commodities, a wide variety of apparel and groceries besides the usual staple of tobacco, liquor and confectionery products at this family-oriented complex.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: No. 400, Bangunan Teow Soon Huat, Jln Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 966 6372