Saturday, November 05, 2011

After we had checked-in, dropped our suitcase and freshened up, we left to our little shopping spree.

Yes, Tioman is a duty-free island! There were a number of duty-free shops right along the main road of Tekek Village and the Vision Commerce store is the island's largest duty-free shop, where Ralph bought some beer and a few boxes of cigars.

Here, you can get Carlsberg at RM2.50 per can (325ml) or Tiger Beer at RM2.70 per can (325ml). The price is cheaper than a cup of instant noodle on the island and soft drinks are sold at almost the same price as beer! This is why you'll hear a saying among the local that "drinking alcoholic beverages is cheaper than drinking water".

Too bad, I don't like and I don't drink alcohol.

A can of Heineken (500ml) cost RM4.

Cigarettes in cartons

But then again, don't expect anything more than tobacco and alcohol when it comes to duty-free good like those you can find in Langkawi such as perfume, cosmetics, leather goods, sports gear and more!

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Mariuca said... @ 5/11/11 4:47 AM

:-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 5/11/11 4:49 AM

I like la duty-free shopping and we did a lot of those when honeymooning in Langkawi, I also found my long lost perfume there.. and that was the last time I bought the perfume.. discontinued edi... Champagne YSL... :'( :'(

Mariuca said... @ 5/11/11 4:51 AM

Too bad Tioman is limited to alcohol and tobacco only.. :-$ :-$ *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca said... @ 5/11/11 4:51 AM

Yay got the chop I hope, have a great weekend with R sweetie! 8-) 8-) 8-)

LadyJava said... @ 5/11/11 2:42 PM

what ciggy on 6.40 there? hahah.. A will like that.. lol!
I also love langkawi duty free shopping.. though all the jean i bought there from 11years ago cannot fit me edi.. yikes!

Bella Enveeus said... @ 6/11/11 1:53 AM

Wahh cigarette so cheap.. Whenever BBunz friends go there he surely ask buy few cartons.. RM4 for a can of Heineken is cheap? What's the normal price then? Haha.. I lagi la dono alcohol prices.. :-P Enjoy your time there sweetie!

Caroline Ng said... @ 6/11/11 5:21 PM

8-) 8-) 8-)

Caroline Ng said... @ 6/11/11 5:21 PM

i love shopping at duty free shop! especially Labuan! :-D :-D

Caroline Ng said... @ 6/11/11 5:22 PM

WOW! d beer is so cheap leh! =-O =-O alcoholic drink lovers gonna happy for this aye! :-D

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/11/11 7:15 AM

we have duty free shop here too though most of them are located near every airports haha so I'm way too far from that place

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/11/11 7:16 AM

why only wine, alcohol and cigars only???

Bluedreamer said... @ 9/11/11 7:17 AM

yikes.. I don't think I am welcome on that store haha I don't drink and I do not smoke either

Ane said... @ 9/11/11 12:20 PM

Really Mon? You don't drink? Like ever? :P

Ane said... @ 9/11/11 12:23 PM

I am an occasional drinker, but I don't smoke anymore.. :P I quit smoking when I had kids, but sometimes I do smoke when I drink just so I don't get drunk! :-P it's weird but I can hold my liquor better with cigarettes, I don't do both often so it's all good.. hehe :-P

Ane said... @ 9/11/11 12:23 PM

No chocolates in their duty free? :-P

Malaysia Constitution said... @ 1/4/15 11:35 PM

Any idea if there's a duty free shop at Tekek jetty?

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