Langkawi has long been heading the list in duty free shopping in Malaysia. In Kuah town, which is also the central district of the island, rows of stores can be found selling electronic gadgets, household goods, branded products, cosmetics and fragrances, chocolates, cigarettes and liquor-all tax free.

Popular stores are the Langkawi Mall, Langkawi Fair Shopping Complex and Jetty Point Duty Free Complex. More shops can be found along the tourist-favouring beaches of Cenang and Tengah where stores sell crafts, delicacies and clothes in addition to the usual duty free merchandise.

Fancy local items like pewter, crystals and glassware can be found at the duty free mall adjoining the Langkawi Underwater World and the outlets at the Oriental Village.

Duty Free Shopping

Welcome to fabulous tax-free shopping! Here in Malaysia, shopping becomes even more fun with the abundance of imported tax-exempted merchandise. What is found on the retail shelves in most countries can be picked up here at much lower prices. That, and the fact the Ringgit Malaysia remains one of the most attractive currencies in the region, make shopping a highlight in every visitor’s list.

While the inventory of tax-free goods keeps growing, there are some places in Malaysia designated as special duty free zones. These spots offer a delightful range of merchandise, all attached to even lower price tags.

DUTY FREE goods are those exempted from import duty only in designated shopping zones in Malaysia while FREE DUTY products are goods that are free from import duty and are available nationwide, all year round.

International Airports

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
  • Bayan Lepas International Airport (Penang)
  • Langkawi International Airport (Kedah)
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Sabah)
  • Kuching International Airport (Sarawak)


  • Port Klang (Selangor)
  • Tanjung Belungkur (Johor)
  • Pengkalan Kubur (Kelantan)

Domestic Designated Duty Free Islands

  • Langkawi
  • Labuan
  • Tioman

Free Duty Goods are available throughout

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Georgetown (Penang)
  • Melaka
  • Kuching (Sarawak)
  • Johor Bahru (Johor), and
  • Border Towns
    • Padang Besar (Perlis)
    • Bukit Kayu Hitam (Kedah)
    • Pengkalan Hulu (Perak)
    • Rantau Panjang (Kelantan)
    • Kuala Baram (Sarawak)