Port Dickson Attractions, Negeri Sembilan

Port Dickson or also know as PD



Port Dickson is a well known and favourite beach destination for Malaysians and also Singaporeans due to its location. Port Dickson is located about 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur or an hour’s drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It’s also our favourite beach destination when we were living in Kuala Lumpur. Port Dickson is a beautiful resort town facing the Straits of Malacca.

1. Beaches in Port Dickson

There are a lot of interesting places to visit in PD but our favourite place to hang out will always the beach.

Teluk Kemang
Teluk Kemang beach is the most popular beach in PD along the 18km stretch of the Port Dickson coastline. It has better facilities with lots of food eateries, changing and shower rooms, information centre and also accommodations. On weekends and holidays, the beach gets really crowded with visitors. Amenities have been built to accommodate the influx of visitors. There are ample car parks, paved walkways, gazebos, shower stalls, souvenir shops and hawker stalls. The only nuisance comes from the flurry of jet skis and motor boats speeding noisily along the sea.

Blue Lagoon-Tanjung Biru.
Just a few kilometres from Teluk Kemang is a place called Blue Lagoon. This was the place where our family used to go for picnics when we were kids. There are a cluster of small hotels, bungalows and apartments located close by. The beach will be slightly crowded on weekends as the stretch of beach is rather short. There are some small cafes if you don’t want to bring food. There are also the basic amenities like shower and toilets too. To go in there you have to pass an army base and a PLKN camp.

Tanjung Gemuk
Tanjung Gemuk is a small beach hidden behind a residential village minutes away from Port Dickson town. So you will find some coffee shops and grocery stores there. As there is not much hotel here, it’s a rather quiet stretch of beach. The beach here is OK but rather stony not like the beach in Teluk Kemang. There are two large hotels here with the largest called the Glory Beach Hotel. A recent addition is a water chalet resort called the Legend Water Chalet. The beach is also known as Scouts Beach as it was a meeting place for scouts in the 80s.

Bagan Pinang Beach
Bagan Pinang lies between the 2nd to 4th mile of Port Dickson. Bagan Pinang is quite a long stretch of beach and is where most of the resorts and hotels are situated. From the beach you can walk to a few mangrove islands at low tide. Low tide is the best time to look for mussels and crabs.


Places of Interest in Port Dickson

Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse

Originally built by the Portuguese to guide their ships after they conquered Melaka in1511. It faces the Straits of Malacca; its searchlight still illuminates the shores of Tanjung Tuan till this day. Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse has been gazetted as a bird watching park because the Cape is a popular stopover point for migratory birds. From September to March, flocks of sparrows, honey buzzards, and swifts can be seen here, together with birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles. It’s a really awesome sight. PD Ostrich Farm This looks like a little small farm where they rear ostriches. You’ll also be able to taste ostrich satay, ostrich burger and purchase souvenirs as well as cosmetics derived from ostrich oil. You might also get a chance to ride an ostrich. Apart from all these there are many more attractions and destinations which is worth to visit and explore. Bookmark Travel at Malaysia as Malaysia is truly a dream destination to explore. My next post will be on my personal review of Accomodation in Port Dickson

PUSAT IKAN HIASAN PORT DICKSON. COLOURFUL FISHES

When a colleague who was from Port Dickson mentioned that there’s a little oceanarium with all colourful sea fishes. I search for it. But as with most places in Port Dickson, it was quite hidden. It took a while to locate it. The landmark to look for heading from Teluk Kemang is the Cendol Bakar shop just after a petrol station. Turn left after the Cendol Bakar and go straight in and turn right.

Click here for my review on Pusat Hiasan Ikan Port Dickson

MUZIUM TENTERA DARAT, PORT DICKSON. A BOY’S WONDERLAND

Port Dickson is known as ” the Army town” due to its large army and training base located here. Together with that they also have the largest Army Museum in Malaysia. Its listed on the Tripadvisor’s No 1 thing to do in Port Dickson. So its a must visit when you are in Port Dickson.

To see my review, please click here Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

PHANTASY FARM, PORT DICKSON

Sometime in 2018, I wrote a post on a little Mix and Match Petting Zoo in Port Dickson. Called the Windmill PD Farm. A blend between a Petting Zoo, Antique House and Haunted House. Recently I heard that its under new management, the people that runs Farm in the City in Seri Kembangan. We have visited the Farm in the City before and it was awesome. The children loved it. As we couldn’t go far because of the Pandemic, we pick to spend some time here. A little outing for the children.

Click here for my review on Phantasy Farm, Port Dickson

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Desa Damai Chalet, Pengkalan Balak

As we were unable to travel far because of the lockdown in Selangor. Also, my children miss the beach at Pengkalan Balak. Combined with us having 2 days to spare. I arranged an outing there. As we never stay at the same place twice. The only time we broke that rule was at the Legoland Resort Johor. But that place was special. The last time we stayed at the Kampung Pinang Sebatang Chalet. From there I discovered four little chalets in a little compound. Called Desa Damai Chalet.

Entrance
Entrance
Surrouding
Nice well kept surrounding
Little Chalets
Little Chalets

Desa Damai Chalet comprise of 4 wooden style chalet. The design of each chalet is of the Traditional Melaka House. Every chalet has a queen bed, coffee making facilities, standing shower with heated water and TV with local channels. I could attach my mobile phone utilizing my Basues USB HUB docking station. So we could watch Netflix. These days TV channels is never an issue when we travel. As long as the TV have HDMI slots. For the young boys we rented a mattress at only RM30.

Our Chalet -Belian
Our Chalet -Belian
Bed

Coffee Making Station

For dinner we headed to our favourite spot D’Ribut where serve yummy Prawn Char Kway Teow topped with 4 big prawns. Both days lunch we had at the Mak Jah shop just on the beach after the entrance of Pengkalan Balak. We ate and ate. Food at Pengkalan Balak was really nice.

Breakfast on the beach
Colourful Beach Toys
Colourful Floats

My Verdict

A decent spot to have family get-togethers. In the event that you have four families, you have the entire spot to yourselves. They even rent out BBQ pits at just RM30. As the chalets is fenced up with just a little door, my children were allowed to wander around. My girl had fun playing with two little kittens there. Room was quite clean and also the surrounding. They even served breakfast for two with plain tea in morning for breakfast.

DESA DAMAI CHALET

Address :- Desa Damai Chalet
Jalan Persiaran Pantai, Taman Perindustrian Pengkalan Balak, 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka

Telephone :- 019-234 8966

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Phantasy Farm, Port Dickson

Sometime in 2018, I wrote a post on a little Mix and Match Petting Zoo in Port Dickson. Called the Windmill PD Farm. A blend between a Petting Zoo, Antique House and Haunted House. You can read the post here. PD Windmill Farm – A little Mix and Match Park. Recently I heard that its under new management, the people that runs Farm in the City in Seri Kembangan. We have visited the Farm in the City before and it was awesome. The children loved it. You can read my review here. Farm in the City . Malaysia’s Premier Petting Zoo. As we couldn’t go far because of the Pandemic, we pick to spend some time here. A little outing for the children.

Now it is Phantasy Farm Port Dickson. At the entrance, they have retained the blue sports car and the colourful windmill. So you wouldn’t missed this place while driving.  They have kept the original front layout from the PD Windmill Farm. But they are adding more items towards the back. You start at the entrance at the Guinea Pigs pen. Where you can feed and pat the animals. As it was drizzling, most of the Guinea Pigs huddled under the shade. But the staff there manage to get 3 for my kids to feed and play with.


Then you stroll through the Bird Cage. The friendly staff gave my children each a bird to hold. I was astonished that my squemish second child let a bird sit on his shoulders while he fed it.After that was the Rabbit’s Pen of which they had a fun time chasing and carrying bunnies. Then it was off to my daughter’s favourite animal. Cats. I had to stand outside as I was allergic to cat fur.

Turning to the right, you will come to their new additions which was not available before. There were showcases of little creatures, snakes and reptiles. Also a large enclosure with Racoons. At Farm in The City, my son got the chance to feed the Racoons. But here, the staff said they are still wild.


Then it was off to Longkang Fishing. Something we did when we  were kids. Catching little fishes in our drains. Here the kids tried their hand at catching small fishes. The drains here is much bigger than the ones at the Farm in the City. Therefore its quite hard to catch the fishes. My eldest managed to catch 2.

Alpaca Pen was next. With an alpaca, goats and other animals. As we arrive late alot of animals were already being fed. So there were not much to see.

Grandma’s Backyard which had a colourful treehouse with slides. A nice place for the parents to rest their legs. While the kids slide down the treehouse and play at the swings. The tree was rather large and shady.


The Antique House and the Haunted House was from the previous place. But we opt out as it was quite late.


My Verdict

I found that they are still adding more things as there were quite a number of construction going on. So will visit again in the near future once everything is ready. All in all its a nice to be when you are in Port Dickson. The staff are friendly. Take your time and enjoy playing with the animals. Your little ones will surely love. My three ‘Budak Bandar’ loved it. And wants to visit again.

Phantasy Farm Port Dickson

Address :-  Lot 3636, Batu 9, Jalan Pantai, Kampung Sungai Menyala, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

Opening hours :- 10.00am till 6.00pm daily except Tuesday

Entrance Fee:- RM35.00 Adults
                           RM29.00 Child

 

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Kampung Pinang Sebatang Chalet – A Short staycation

Our first staycation after the Lockdown. I needed to escape as I had a busy fourteen days. Picked some place close by as I had two days off. What’s more, didn’t want to drive far. So the closest beach destination from Port Dickson was Pengkalan Balak. Pengkalan Balak is a popular picnic destination with the local Melaka residents. There are a great deal of little chalets and homestays across the street from the beach.

The view as you drive in.

The entrance alley way

The little lobby


The Bedroom

For dinner we took a walk to this cosy restaurant just on the beach called D’Ribut. Food was nice. My son had their Prawn Fried Rice which came with 4 large prawns and the wife had a Prawn Noodle also came with 4 large prawns. Both cost about RM12 each. The rest of us took the normal fried rice. We also had yummy coconut shakes. All in all the food was really nice.

My Verdict

The View

A nice cosy place to stay with the beach just across the beach. Request the seaview rooms, see is marvelous. Rooms are clean and equipment in good working condition. At the time when I stayed there the pool was shut. Be that as it may, it look like small pool. Not to worry cause you have an large ocean right across the street. Staff is friendly. A word of advice. For those older and special people. You may have a few difficulties as there are no lifts in the chalet. What’s more, there are alot of stairs. Food is accessible simply strolling separation.

Kampong Pinang Sebatang Chalet

Address :- Jalan Persiaran Pantai, Taman Perindustrian Pengkalan Balak, 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka

Contact No:– +60193586778

Website :- Kampong Pinang Sebatang Chalet

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Places you can visit in Malaysia without leaving your house

During this ongoing Lockdown, as mentioned in My Bucket List after This Covid 19 Pandemic. I had alot of time on my hand to plan out my bucket list to pursue after the pandemic dies down. As usual I was scouring through the World Wide Web. That is the where I found a post on Virtual Tours in Europe. You could visit from the comfort of your chair various well known Museums. Utilizing your mobile or tablet with Virtual Reality. It was astounding and fun. You could stroll through historical places and even look left and right as if you were there. Its a good preparation before you actually visit the real spot. Cause nothing beats the real thing. Searched for Malaysian Travel VR video destinations. But alas there were very little. Guest it hasn’t caught on. So I felt its best to include those videos that I discovered here. So everybody can see from their sofa how awesome Malaysia is. Some of the recordings are by novices but the results is enough to know about these stunning spots. I guess if you have one of those VR specs it will be amazing.

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Batu Caves

I feel this is the best VR video on Malaysia up until now. This video is almost 11 minutes. Done by an expert organization. They also have different VR videos however not in Malaysia. So I will highlight just the Batu Caves one. The journey takes you at the foot of the steps, till the enormous golden statue till the insides of the caves and its temples. You could even admire the tops of the caverns which is wonderful.

View from the Petronas Twin Tower.

Well this VR view is something alot of us will never get to experience. A 360 view from the top of the the tallest building in Malaysia. Its a timelapse video.


Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island is a resort island that lies just off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. There are no bridges to pangkor island, you have to go there by ferry. I always thought that Pangkor Island is only about the beaches but there is a few places of interest to visit. This video shows some of it. 


Melaka – A Formosa and St Paul’s Hill

A visit to Malaysia is not complete without a visit to the historical sites in Melaka. Melaka and Penang is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here’s a video on the walk to the to the Porta Santiago till the top of the St. Paul’s Hill.

Penang

Penang is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. But Penang is also famous for their food. Especially their Char Kway Teow and Nasi Kandar. Here is a rather long video ( 20 minutes). But it covers quite a number of interesting places to see in Penang.

Malaysian Beaches

Malaysia is blessed with beautiful beaches. I am so lucky to have spend most of my working life by the beach. Even met my other half on the beach.


Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

A short video from the beach at Langkawi, Kedah


Sky Mirror – Selangor

A unique beach in Selangor. Mainly visited because of its Mirror Like Surface


Perhentian Besar 

A rather long video on the Perhentian Island. Famous for its beautiful beaches and snorkelling.


Tunamaya Resort. Tioman, Malaysia 

Tunamaya is a beautiful resort on the Island of Tioman. We have been to Tioman Island before but at the Berjaya Tioman. Tioman is so beautiful and peaceful. And this resort on VR is simple beautiful

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