Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang

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When is best

Dec - Apr

High Season

We recommend

5 nights

stay

London

15 hrs 20 mins

Penang

Holidays in Penang

The unique culture and heritage of Penang stems from Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. Sometimes referred to as the 'Pearl of the Orient' there is a true fusion of East and West, old and new, and some of the best cuisine you will find in Malaysia. It's capital, George Town is UNESCO listed and was founded in the late 18th century. The city streets boast architectural styles from the 18th and 20th centuries so you really feel you are discovering all the layers of history this city has to offer. Not only is there British architecture but a host of beautiful Chinese and Indian-style temples. Kek Lok Si, or the 'Temple of Supreme Bliss' is the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia and the seven-storey pagoda is truly something to be seen with Chinese, Thai and Burmese designs.

Head to the top of Penang Hill for panoramic views of the island and George Town either by the funicular railway or a three-hour hike which starts in the botanic gardens. The island's main stretch, Batu Ferringhi Beach is a bustling destination and shopping at the night market is a must.

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Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Rasa Sayang comes from an old Malay folk song that means 'a feeling of love' and when you arrive it's not hard to see why. Set across 30-acres of lush gardens and majestic ancient rain trees this really is a beautiful resort. CHI the spa is one of the largest and most luxurious in Penang. The award-winning cuisine at Ferringi Grill boasts a magnificent wine cellar and cigar menu or indulge in buffet delights at the Spice Market Café.

Alongside the full-service spa, there is also a golf course and 2 outdoor swimming pools. There are 5 restaurants to choose from and 3 coffee shops or cafés to grab a drink at as well as a beach bar and poolside bar. Complimentary breakfast and Wifi is also available throughout the resort. With a kid's pool, hot tub and fitness centre and an area shuttle and shopping centre shuttle you will really feel like you're living the high life.

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