Pangkor Island will get its duty-free status on 1st January 2020 and will be exempted from the Sales and Services Tax (SST), according to the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, in the second session of the 14th Perak assembly at the State Secretariat building.
“The state government had submitted an application to gazette the island as tax free” said the Sultan. “Various efforts to realise the status is underway. Efforts to assist locals in obtaining the spillover effort should also be one of the development agenda for Pangkor Island to ensure they are not left out,” he continued.
Local tourism players had previously shown their support of the duty-free status. They conveyed that it was a good idea if authorities used the tax-free status to bring in stores that sold branded goods like clothing, perfumes & chocolates.
Pangkor Island going tax free is definitely good news for shopaholics as they can enjoy shopping with discounts from the tax-free products. One of the spots that tourists should visit in the island would be Emerald Bay, a residence inspired by nature. Emerald Bay comprises bungalows, semi-detached courtyard homes as well as low-rise and high-rise condominiums.