Port Dickson, Malaysia, is a beautiful coastal town off Kuala Lumpur. It is an hour’s drive from the Federal’s capital. Situated in Negeri Sembilan, it is also known as PD by the locals. PD boasts the longest stretch of beach extent in Peninsula Malaysia. Port Dickson, Malaysia takes its name after a British colonial administrator in the 18th Century. The district is transformed from a bustling port to a beautiful beach resort haven now, where 50,000 people frequent daily.
Port Dickson, Malaysia, A Beach Resort Haven
With a serene back drop coupled with calm seas and soft sands, PD draws about 2 million visitors yearly. Streams of beach resorts lined the beaches stretching from Tanjung Gemuk and ending at Tanjung Tuan. The tranquil sights of the horizon separating heavens and earth is what you need to unwind from your busy daily life.
Port Dickson, Malaysia, A Historical Mine Town
Being a mining town near the coastline, villagers of PD built several forts to protect themselves. Still visible today are Fort Lukut and Fort Kempas. Royal burial grounds and relic stones are mainstays of the forts that were built in the 18th century. Remnants of the mining culture during the Lukut era are displayed in the Lukut Museum. The Museum is found at the foot of Fort Lukut. PD is also home to the Museum of the Malaysia Army. Military enthusiasts can get a hands on experience on historical vehicles and helicopters as well as visit an old tunnel used in battling the communists.
Port Dickson, Malaysia, Natural Attractions Worth Visiting
If the sand and the sea is not enough, you can embark on one of the many jungle trails in Cape Rachado. Established as a natural forest reserve since 1921, the lush forest is home to many native animals in the south-east, namely, monitor lizard, snakes and ant eaters. Another interesting spot for animal lovers is the Ostrich Farm. Other than feeding and understanding more about the bird, you can also have your hands filled with monkeys, peacocks and jungle fowls. It is an eye-opening experience for the young and old.
All in all Port Dickson is an excellent vacation spot for a short getaway. We recommend a stay of three days for families, couples or even solo travellers who need a recharge from the daily hustles.
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