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Rasa Sayang
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Shangri-la Rasa Sayang Resort Penang is a 5 star resort in Batu Ferringhi Penang. The Rasa Sayang offers 304 luxury rooms with fantantic sea view. The resort is just 30 Mins drive from Penang City Centre. The Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa takes its name from an old Malay folk song that also means 'a feeling of love'. It is little wonder where this beautiful resort takes its inspiration from, as guests will fall in love with its luxurious setting.

The resort has played host to some of the world’s most recognisable names; from royalty and prime ministers to celebrities and the rich and famous. Through the years, the guests have included 'Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous' host Robin Leach, romance novelist Barbara Cartland, Hollywood celebrity Stephanie Powers, former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk and former Chinese Presidents Jiang Zemin, Li Peng, Hu Jin Tao and Tony Blair.

Looking over the Batu Ferringhi Beach, Rasa Sayang Penang Resort features large hotel rooms covered with Thirty acres of exotic gardens. They have awarded outstanding dining choices, Two swimming pools inside the Garden Wing and One pool within the Rasa Wing.Rooms at Shangri-La Rasa Sayang possess views of the hills or sea of Batu Ferringhi Penang, all suites and hotel rooms are available nicely furnished in old fashioned Minangkabau design together with vast usage of designed wood, colorful fabrics anad also traditional textures. Rasa Sayang Resort Penang provides free of charge shuttle solutions to the Trader's Hotel in Georgetown.

Limo international airport transfers can also be offered upon request. Visitors can exercise in the well-equipped fitness center as well as experience treatments and massages just like aromatherapy in the resort’s CHI Spa. The pools are also great relaxing alternate options. Water sport activities like windsurfing and diving can be found at Rasa Sayang Penang. There’s also a Nine hole world of golf plus an indoors amusement center. For the peaceful evening hours, visitors may make utilisation of the library. Ferringhi Grill provides Western meals together with lovely sights of landscaping gardens. Additionally, it offers a good choice of cigars and wines. Visitors can find out about and buying amazing spices or herbs from the Spice Market Café or savour beverages by the Penang bar at the pool.

Almost all the hotels in Penang can arrange for day trips to a number of our nearby islands where snorkelling can be done in crystal clear waters. The snorkelling equipment is provided especially on the tours organized by Langkawi Coral which takes you to a beautiful coral island called Pulau Payar. The sea off Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah is too close to the merchant sea lanes and thus, not really suitable for swimming even though the locals do that all the time. Penang is a very busy port and they pay the price of progress. The presence of jellyfish in their waters (especially off Batu Ferringhi & Tanjong Bungah) is "seasonal" but the problem is, that no one can predict, when they will arrive and leave. Also these "Portuguese men-of-war" (as jellyfish is often referred to) have something in common with "Batu Ferringhi" which in Malaysian means "Portuguese Rock".

 

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