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Golden Sands Resort, Penang Ushers In Thorny Durian Season

Golden Sands Resort, Penang Ushers In Thorny Durian Season

Love it or loathe it, the durian season has started.  Aficionados of the thorny fruit can make a beeline for the pungent wonder at “all you can eat” durian sessions at Golden Sands Resort, Penang.  The fruit - native to Balik Pulau, the rural heartland of Penang – is part of an accommodation offer available at the resort from 1 May to 30 November 2013. Datuk Jimmy Choo, the “King of Footwear” to royalty and celebrities and Tourism Ambassador of Malaysia, is an ardent fan of durian, Malaysia’s “King of Fruits.”

When an invitation was extended to Datuk Jimmy Choo to inspect this season’s bumper harvest in Penang, his birthplace, he enthusiastically accepted and
revealed a craving for the fruit when abroad.

With the Durian Package, guests can enjoy popular varieties of durian such as the Red Prawn, Hor Lor, Kung Poh, Ang Bak and Musang King at an “all you can eat” session.

Golden Sands Resort, Penang Durian Package Room Rates
Superior Hill View Room : MYR 600
Deluxe Sea Facing Room : MYR 760
Executive Sea View Room : MYR 870

Benefits include:

  • Daily breakfast buffet at Garden Café for two
  • One three-course set lunch at Garden Café for two

Terms and Conditions:

  1. A three-night minimum stay is required.
  2. Daily room rates are subject to 10 per cent service charge and 6 per cent government tax.
  3. The durian session is applicable for two people, from 3pm to 5 p.m., on the second day of the stay.
  4. All benefits are on a per room, per stay basis.
  5. At Golden Sands Resort, Penang a daily surcharge of MYR 200 is applicable to the third person.
  6. The third person surcharge includes an extra bed, breakfast,one set lunch and one durian session.

To book the Durian Package, please call the Reservations Department at (604 ) 888 8888 or e-mail

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  For more information, please visit

Press Contact

Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman
Director of Communications


(60 4) 888 8650


Golden Sands Resort, Penang Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia


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