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Concierge.com's insider take:
The Shangri-La chain's first resort, built in 1973, underwent a huge renovation in 2002, transforming it into one of the most gorgeous resorts in Southeast Asia. Like most Shang properties, the Rasa Sayang is built around gardens, dominated by vast canopies of trees. The 304 rooms are split into two wings: The Rasa Wing, and the Garden Wing. The Rasa Wing is more exclusive with larger rooms, a separate lounge, complimentary beverage service and wireless Internet. It also has a formal continental dining room, while the Garden Wing has a bustling Spice Market, which serves authentic Malay fare. Public spaces at the Garden Wing are open to guests from the Rasa Wing, but not vice versa. Open to all is the new 10,000-square-foot, $1.4 million Adventure Zone for kids, positioned midway between Rasa Sayang and its adjoining midprice sister resort, the Golden Sands, which features drop slides and other fun stuff.