Penang’s Rasa Sayang resort restaurant closed due to strong waves, beach erosion

GEORGE TOWN: The Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Pinang Restaurant and Bar have been closed temporarily since Tuesday (Juy 12) due to strong waves.

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa communications director Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman said that beach erosion was also found on Tuesday.

He said the sand has buried the floor of the restaurant and it will take some time to clear as the hotel is short of manpower.

“This is not the first time this happened to us,” he said, adding that the restaurant will be closed until further notice.

Suleiman said the hotel expected more strong waves at noon on Wednesday (July 13).

He said last time the hotel experienced beach erosion was in the middle of last year after erosion caused the uprooting of some trees and structure to collapse

Meanwhile, a short video clip on the Chant Penang Tiktok channel showed strong waves hitting the front of the five star hotel.