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Alcohol prices

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Alcohol prices

As a normal Englishman I like a drink on holiday although I'm not a lager lout!

Previous visits to Malaysia have left me a bit horrified at the price of booze, even though I understand that it's a muslim country, but I hear that Langkawi is a 'duty free' island.

My question is whether, as a lover of the occasional gin and tonic, I should buy a bottle of gin in 'duty free' at Dubai on my way over, or if it will be just as cheap or cheaper in a supermarket in Langkawi?

Any advice much appreciated!

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1. Re: Alcohol prices

Hi

It will be cheaper to buy when you are on Langkawi. A litre bottle of gin is usually round about 40RM, Bombay Sapphire is probably 60RM and a bottle of tonic around 5RM.

If you buy from the duty free shops on the island then you will need to produce your passport.

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2. Re: Alcohol prices

Thanks Steady! Sorted!

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3. Re: Alcohol prices

Cans of Carlsberg / Tiger is about 3 so as they say the mineral water could be more expensive than the beer. So drink yourself away in Langkawi.

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4. Re: Alcohol prices

I think I paid around RM50-60 for 1 litre of Tanquery 10 - awesome duty free prices! Bombay Saphire obviously cheaper.

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5. Re: Alcohol prices

We're hoping Cenang Mall has some Bacardi 151 in stock!

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