by Kamila Delart

A duty-free island, Langkawi provides a great opportunity to purchase inexpensive liquor, chocolate or tobacco products. Countless stalls lure with beach apparel, ethnic jewelry, handicrafts and souvenirs at bargain prices.

Looking for a sophisticated shopping experience? There is a handful of retail stores with unique, beautifully presented products selected to delight discerning customers. Whether you are looking for exquisite bags, home-accessories, furniture, high-quality tea or traditional herbal remedies, our Shopping Guide features the best retail stores on the island.





Tel: +6 04 955 1116

Open daily: 10am -11pm
Friday closed

Dreaming about a beach picnic?! With Langkawi’s dreamlike coastline and the delicacies available at the Duty Free Turkish Bazaar - a fantasy you can easily turn into reality while here on holidays!

A resident expat and occasionally frustrated by the island’s limited choices of groceries? You will be delighted by the great selection of freshly baked bread, cheese, mouth-watering dips and delicious sweets, and certainly appreciate the shopping experience itself! A spotless air-conditioned space, neatly stacked shelves, inviting displays and an opportunity to sample prior to making a purchase… Where else on the island do you get that :-)

Element Mall LangkawiELEMENT MALL

Next to Alun-Alun Spa

Operating Hours: 11am - 11pm

Tel: +6 04 9533833
       +6 04 9533835

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By Kamila Delart

Set up by the owner of the famous Alun-Alun Spa, the travelers' favorite for more than 10 years now, the entrepreneur's new venture is yet another gem - sure to become one of the most popular stores among customers with discerning taste!

Pisang Art and Handicraft LangkawiPISANG

KUAH - Bank District
(Map at the end of the article)

Operating Hours:  9.00am - 6.00pm
                             Fridays closed

Tel:    04 - 9611731

Looking for an original gift with a truly Langkawian flair?! Head to Pisang - one of the island’s most famous stores! Founded nearly 20 years ago, the shop specializes in hand-made gamat soaps & lotions that are so popular, they are distributed also to other parts of Malaysia and sold abroad. The miracle ingredients that makes them so unique? Sea Cucumber and Virgin Coconut Oil!

Faizy Crystal LangkawiFAIZY CRYSTAL


Close to the Black Sand Beach on
the road connecting Pantai Kok
and Tanjung Rhu

Opening Times:
Saturday - Thursday, 9.30am - 5pm
1pm - 2pm no demonstrations

Tel: +6 04 9594885
       +6 04 9557591
       +6 012 4022650


By Kamila Delart



Although located in a remote corner of the Langkawi Kraft Complex, which in itself is built away from the main tourism spots, Faizy Crystal receives plenty of visitors. With good reason! While the majority of retail stores on the island lure with handicraft imported from the neighboring countries, the unique glass object you will find at the Faizy Crystal showroom are truly Langkawian products. So much so, you can actually enter the adjacent workshop and watch the artisans while they work. (More beautiful pictures !)