By V. Sivaji

Penang’s foremost beachfront resorts, the Rasa Sayang Resort and Golden Sands Resorts in Batu Ferringhi are giving a special discount of 25% for all stays for Malaysians booking their rooms from now until Dec 20.

This is to celebrate the Shangri-La brand of hotels’ for Penang’s eighth placing in the world’s best beach destinations, out of 21 others on International Living.

The US-based monthly online publication listed Penang Island as one of the ‘Top 10 Great Value Beach Destinations Around the World’.

Malaysians, long-term visa holders and Malaysian permanent residents have extra reasons to rejoice between now until Dec 20.

The 25 per cent discount will be based on the flexible rate available on-line at

The offer also includes other perks, such as daily buffet breakfast at Spice Market Café for two adults and two children (below 6 years old), 15 per cent discount on a la carte CHI, The Spa treatments, welcome drinks on arrival, scheduled shuttle bus service to and from George Town and all-day-long wired Internet access.

Rasa Wing privileges apply to Rasa Wing room bookings, apart from the stated perks and discount.

“This limited-time special discount is our way of thanking Malaysians for being a part of our success. It’s also an opportunity to encourage more Malaysians to staycation in their backyard at attractive rates,” said Sharul Madi, director of commercial sales.

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