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Press Release

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort And Spa And Golden Sands Resort, Penang Usher In A Thorny Durian Season

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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 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang and the adjacent 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 June to 18 December, 2014.

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 either of Shangri-La’s Penang resorts.

“The quality of Penang durians are 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.

Golden Sands Resort, Penang

At the starting price of MYR 610, guests can stay at the Superior Hillview room.
Other room categories include Deluxe Seafacing or Executive Seaview rooms.

Benefits include:

  • Daily breakfast buffet at Garden Café for two
  • One three-course set lunch at Garden Café for two
  • One complimentary durian session for two persons from 3pm to 5pm on second day of stay


Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

At the starting price of MYR 960, guests can stay at the Deluxe Garden View room. Other room categories include Deluxe Seaview, Rasa Superior, Rasa Deluxe or Rasa Premier room.

Benefits include:

  • Daily breakfast buffet at Spice Market Café or Feringgi Grill for two (for Rasa Wing guests only)
  • One three-course set lunch at Spice Market Café for two
  • One complimentary durian session for two persons from 3pm to 5pm on second day of stay
  • Rasa Wing benefits for guests staying in Rasa Superior, Rasa Deluxe and Rasa Premier Room (includes daily afternoon tea, daily cocktail hour from 5:30pm to 7:00pm and late check out at 3pm (subject to availability)


Terms and Conditions:

  • A three-night minimum stay is required
  • Daily room rates are subject to 10 per cent service charge and 6 per cent government tax
  • The durian session is applicable for two people, from 3pm to 5 p.m., on the second day of the stay
  • Effective 1 June, 2014, there will be 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 set lunch and one durian session
  • Rasa Wing guests can enjoy daily complimentaryafternoon tea and cocktails at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang


To book the Durian Package at either of the Shangri-La resorts in Penang, please call the Reservations Department at (604) 888 8888 or e-mail reservations.RSR@shangri-la.com or reservations.gsh@shangri-la.com

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

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Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman
Director of Communications

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(60 4) 888 8650

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Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia

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