Finally, a Luxurious Weekend Away.
After what feels like forever (well actually, six months) of non-stop work and my pregnancy discomfort since our last 2 weeks travelling adventure in Japan (which was before I got pregnant), my husband kindly took me on a short yet lovely getaway to the northern pearl island of Penang, to spend the weekend away at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, a beautiful, warm and comfortable 5-star luxury hotel, fit for a heavily pregnant lady who can’t travel far yet wants an incredibly satisfying good rest before all that labour, flying diapers and staying-up-drama.
Trust me, this aren’t words shoved down my throat by any PR, I really, seriously enjoyed my 2 nights stay there. The plan was easy, to just stay at the resort hotel. It seems simple, but the resort has a large compound, beautiful walking course amidst it’s old trees landscapes, and of course, the beach which is so close and easily accessible from the compounds of the resort. As an Architecture graduate, I truly appreciate the resort’s design approach to emphasise on the locality of their hotels in accordance to the location of the resort, anywhere in the world.
Upon our arrival at the Garden Wing lobby, we were served with some refreshing juice before being escorted to our room, We were accommodated in the Garden Wing Deluxe Sea-View room, featuring a comfortable king-sized bed, a bathroom (with a bath-tub, was looking forward to that, haha), a small lounging area adjacent to the spacious balcony, with the view of the pool, and onwards to the sea. We loved our unit, we had the perfect view of the pool compound, the beach and the beautiful sunset. The room’s interior is inspired mainly by the Malay-style but has been made into a more contemporary chic style which is simple and clean, therefore it’s not too overwhelming.
And yes, as always, I want a room like it at home (Says me at every 5-star hotel I ever stayed in).
The room was just the start of our weekend away, there is still much to share from our simple adventure there. The food, the spa, the architecture and the landscape (not to mention the warm hospitality), roaming about the compounds and enjoying the services by the Resort itself had consumed most of our time there. Wait for the next blogpost on my other experiences!
P.S: There is “The Conjuring” movie on TV. Freaky.3