LABUAN - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA

SHOPPING

 
 

Conveniently located within Labuan Town Centre, duty free shops make your duty free shopping experience easy. Offers an exciting range of duty free products, like imported chocolates, pearls, textiles, liquor, etc.

 

Labuan is famous for duty-free, imported and branded products. Choose from a bewildering assortment of perfumes, chocolates, cosmetics, liquors, cigarettes, textiles, leather goods, electrical appliances, electronic gadgets, pens and watches. Bargain hunters should make their way to retail outlets and shops along Jalan OKK Awang Besar or the ferry terminal as well as the Financial Park Complex. Also available are carpet shops, jewellery shops as well as Indian goods. You can also head for the Labuan Weekend Tamu, a bustling open air market, which is open on Saturdays and Sundays along Jalan OKK Awang Besar. It is lined with stalls offering a smorgasbord of handicrafts, clothes, accessories, agro-products and scrumptious local desserts.

 

There are many stores around the island and they carry a wide range of goods, both local and imported. One may choose to shop in the comfort of cool air-conditioned premises, or be more adventurous and seek out the smaller shops downtown. Textiles are very popular with both foreign visitors and domestic tourists looking for heavy lace material and baju kurung material. Ready-to-wear garments, ranging from shirts and trousers to casual wear and party frocks and jeans and t-shirts will make any shopper spoilt for choice. Bags, shoes, accessories can all be found alongside these goods.

 

One can also find locally-made and imported chocolates, candy and biscuits. There are some stores that deal in all things Filipino, too - from handicraft to foodstuff to cosmetics and even cigarettes. Stores dealing in electric and electronic goods carry numerous brands and the choice is endless.

 

The items range from blenders and irons, hair-dryers to kettles and microwave ovens to bigger items like television sets, air conditioners and refrigerators. Prices are competitive and it pays to shop around for prices. Almost everywhere in town there is some place to shop especially along Jalan OKK Awang Besar. One can find embroided linen, teakwood furniture, chinese ceramics and jade carvings. There are also carpet shops, jewellery shops, and stores selling ethnic Indian goods like sarees, wines, liquor, beer and cigarettes are all very inexpensive here in duty-free Labuan.

 

Duty-free outlets also carry perfume, cosmetics, cameras, audio equipment, pens, watches and lighters as well as leather goods at attractive prices. It is wise to compare prices before purchasing to ensure you get the best bargains. Prices in bigger store are fixed (meaning there can be no bargaining) but they hold regular sales and these are the best times to buy. Smaller retail outlets still practice bargaining and one should also explore the roadside stalls.

 
 

LABUAN WEEKEND BAZAAR

 

 

Located diagonally from the weekend market is the Labuan weekend bazaar. Relatively small, the bazaar sells everything and anything you need to get souvenirs and gifts for your friends and family back home. From tacky Labuan map T-shirts, to cheap ukulele toys, to footwear with questionable durability, locally made decorative ornaments? the bazaar has it all.

 

Relatively small, the bazaar sells everything and anything you need to get souvenirs and gifts for your friends and family back home. From tacky Labuan map T-shirts, to cheap ukulele toys, to footwear with questionable durability, locally made decorative ornaments? the bazaar has it all. Not a lot of people know this, but genuine pearls shipped in from Hong Kong are cheap in Labuan.

 

From RM15 charm bracelets to RM150 gem-complemented necklaces, there is a whole wall of selections for you to choose from. Whether you would like to get accessories in black or white pearls, beautifully simple or extravagantly complicated necklaces, something for your mother or your girlfriend, there is something for every girl - young and old. So, why fork out ten times the price of the same accessories when you buy in Kuala Lumpur, when you can get such dirt cheap offers in Labuan? Even if you don?t like pearls, buy them back anyway to have the last laugh at your friends who bought theirs by the hundreds.

 
 

Duty Free Entitlement

Tourist who stay not less than 24 hours are entitled for tax exemption on the following items:

  1. Wine, spirit or malt liquor not exceeding 1 litre in all.

  2. Tobacco not exceeding 200 cigarettes.

  3. Talc, soaps and dentifrices' to a total value not exceeding RM200.00.

  4. Wearing apparel not exceeding 3 pieces.

  5. Footwear not exceeding one pair.

  6. Portable electrically and battery operated appliances for personal care and hygiene not exceeding 1 unit each.

  7. Dutiable food preparations to a total not exceeding RM75.00.

  8. Souvenirs and gifts on any dutiable items except item 1, 2, 4, 5, tyres and tubes to a total value not exceeding RM500.00.

  9. Portable goods and equipment brought in by tourist/foreign journalist for personal use during the stay in Malaysia and to be re-exported.

 
 
 
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LABUAN - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA