Pantai Tengah Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Pantai Tengah
Langkawi – a duty-free zone – may have cheap chocolates and liquor but souvenirs, knick knacks and handicrafts are still pretty pricey. Pantai Tengah does not boast many shopping opportunities – retail stores are as scarce as hen's teeth but there is one strip mall and a cute chocolate store along the stretch.
To be honest Pantai Cenang has a more vibrant shopping scene – so if you’ve been bitten by the retail bug, then head on over there. On the other hand Pantai Tengah is a deserted two-lane road with more restaurants, clubs and resorts than shopping venues. The night market in nearby Temoyong on Thursdays is the best place to shop for cheap authentic Malaysian goods especially since it carries such a wide array of merchandise from produce, local delights, handicrafts, kitschy knick knacks and pretty batik clothes.
Selling a wide variety of chocolates, the best thing about this place is the fact that you can go in and sample free chocolate. The cool interior is a welcome respite from the blistering sun outside and the chocolates are reasonably priced.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
- Address: 734, Tasek Anak, Jalan Pantai Tengah
- Tel: +604 953 2486
Gaya Minami Handicrafts
Gaya Minami Handicrafts, situated in Pantai Tengah, offers a large variety of souvenirs, apparels, and handicrafts from Langkawi, Borneo and Thailand. Gaya Minami Handicrafts offers products ranging from souvenir items such as pewter, candles, batik clothing and aromatherapy oils to fashion accessories such as handbags and shoes. This humble-looking store is well-frequented for its traditional cosmetic products which are made with gamat (sea cucumber). Rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, gamat is widely used for its medicinal properties as well as for treating skin ailments such as acne and pigmentation. We recommend Gaya Minami Handicrafts’s gamat soap bars, which are wrapped in colourful batik cloths.
- Opening Hours: Saturday – Thursday 12:00 – 22:00
- Address: 5, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah
- Tel: +604 955 7550
Sunflower Handicrafts Shop
Located beside Sun Cafe, this bold and bright red uber-modern store sells a stunning collection of handicrafts, knick knacks and artwork. This Southeast Asian-style store features masks, figurines and flatware in clean designs as well as classy silver, glass and shell sculptures.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 3pm - 12 midnight
- Location: Sunmall, Jalan Pantai Tengah
- Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi Malaysia
- Tel: (604) 955 1234
Sunday Home Décor
This place sells, you guessed it, home furniture. Boasting over 3000 exquisitely crafted items, this store is sure to bite you with the home décor bug. Featuring posh, upscale and earth-friendly pieces, Sunday’s collection comes from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Even if you’re not here to shop for merchandise, you’re sure to leave with a handcrafted gift or two.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
- Location: Casik Anak Besar, Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang
- Tel: +604 9552 322 or +6012 476 8508
Skydeep Souvenirs Shop
Skydeep Souvenir Shop, located at Sunmall, offers an extensive collection of souvenirs and handicrafts in Pantai Tengah. This rustic-looking store has a laidback charm, with potted plants decorating the entrance while its souvenir items are neatly displayed on white shelves. Staff are also very friendly and are happy to offer advice on the best places to go in Langkawi. Affordable and high in quality, the store sells traditional wood carvings, bamboo artwork and a stunning collection of intricate batik designs, all of which make great gifts for just about any occasion, from housewarmings to birthdays.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 9, Lot 2844, Sun Mall, Pantai Tengah
- Tel: +604 955 6388
If you’ve been walking the Pantai Tengah stretch, browsing through stores and savouring the fare at the local eateries along this stretch, then you might come across this little out-of-the-way store. It may not look like much from the outside but it rents out cars and motorbikes and it’s a good place to get some of those incredibly kitschy knick knacks that you’ve just got to have before you head on home.
- Highlights: Jalan Pantai Tengah (opposite Holiday Villa)
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
- Tel: +604 955 5551 or +604 955 5552 or +604 955 5553