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Golden Sands Resort, Penang Ushers In Thorny Durian Season

Golden Sands Resort, Penang Ushers In Thorny Durian Season

Penang, Malaysia, 31 May 2017 - The Durian Package is back! 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 resorts from 1 July to 15 August 2017.

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 at the resort. The popular varieties are subject to availability depending on the time of the durian season.

“The quality of Penang durians is second to none and tourists have been known to fly in from Hong Kong, China and Japan just to eat Penang durians,” said Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman, director of communications. “This year, our chefs have the mission of sourcing for the best durians from our preferred durian supplier based in Balik Pulau. They will use their astute sense of smell and taste to select the best durians for our guests,” Suleiman added.

At the starting price of MYR 645 per room per night, guests can stay at the Superior room. Other room categories include Deluxe Seafacing room, Executive Seaview room or Executive Suite room.

Benefits include:
• Daily breakfast buffet at Garden Café for two
• One-time buffet dinner for two persons at Garden Café for two
• One complimentary durian session for two persons from 3pm to 5pm for two persons on second day of stay
• Free admission for 2 children (below 11 years old) to the Adventure Zone

Terms and Conditions:
• A two-night minimum stay is required
• The durian session is applicable for two people, from 3pm to 5pm., on the second day of the stay
• Effective 1 April, 2015, rooms are subject to 10 per cent service charge and 6 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) thereon
• Effective 1 June, 2014, there is a local government fee of MYR 3 per occupied room per night
• All benefits are on a per room per stay basis
• The third person surcharge at both resorts includes an extra bed, breakfast, one-time buffet dinner 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 Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels in 22 countries and 76 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its 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 Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  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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