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Pantai Cahaya Negeri, Port Dickson



Pantai Cahaya Negeri, Port Dickson

In my previous post El Catcus, Port Dickson, I mentioned that the Port Dickson local office is really trying to beautify Port Dickson. Pantai Cahaya Negeri is one such place. Below are some pictures I took to give you an idea of what I mean.

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A shady picnic area for families

The local Majlis even build little Gazebos with tables.

They have even cleaned up the beach. Now it looks like we are somewhere else.



There is a bridge to a mangrove island, where you can walk over to it.

Pulau Burung across Pantai Cahaya Bulan

After you cross the bridge you will reach a wooden pathway.

I think they build this walkway recently cause the wood still smells fresh.

Its also very educational as all along the pathway there is little plaque highlight the types of trees found here.

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Top 20 Reasons Why You Should Visit Malaysia




A land of many colors and cultures, Malaysia is the ideal holiday destination. From bustling cities to beautiful beaches, verdant rainforests to warm waters rich with marine life, there are so many beautiful places in Malaysia to see, and so much to do.

There are countless reasons to visit Malaysia, but here are the top twenty:

1. Malaysia is the ideal blend of east and west. With all the comforts of the Western world at your fingertips, you are free to explore the rich Malaysian culture – from visiting major cities to exploring areas of natural beauty. And when you come home exhausted from sight-seeing, there are hot power showers, five-star standard accommodation and international cuisine according to preference.

2. Visiting Malaysia is great for the budget traveler, as everything – from hotels to food, transport to shopping – can be done cheaply if you do your research.

3. Malaysian society is geared towards tourism, so everywhere you go you will find accommodation to suit your pocket, people ready to help you find your way, and travel/transport facilities to give you access to all the important sites and attractions.

4. If you’re crazy for culinary delights, you’ll fall in love with Malaysian food. Local dishes reflect Malay, Indian and Chinese influences, and are famous for being a little spicy, a little eclectic, and whole lot delicious! Make sure you try the famed nasi lemak, Malaysia’s national dish – coconut rice served with a spicy chilli based paste called sambal along side with fried anchovies and peanuts, omelet and cucumber. Sell famously delicious items in most towns, and the seafood is also exceptional along the coast.

5. Whether you’re looking for big brand name goods or indigenous art pieces, Malaysia is the place to shop. Kuala Lumpur is the shopping capital, and the shops will put on grand sales at least twice a year to draw in tourist shoppers. The multitude of malls cater to every desire and taste, with products made in the Far East side by side with more recognizable brands. There are malls in Penang and Langkawi too, for those looking to combine a beach retreat with some holiday shopping.

6. Dreaming of palm-fringed beaches of white sand, and waves gently lapping at the shore? This dream is a reality at Malaysia’s many beach resorts. Sun sea and sand enthusiasts will be delighted at Malaysia’s kilometers of coastline and idyllic islands, with their pristine stretches of sand and clean waters.

7. A glance at the Malaysia map reveals much more than just beaches. Malaysia is also home to rainforests of untold natural beauty, a veritable treasure-trove of flora and fauna. Take an excursion or an adventure tour to get to grips with the rainforests in all their ecological beauty.


8. If the beach resorts and nature treks are not really your scene, Malaysia’s big cities will definitely keep you occupied. Shopping is not the only activity on offer. You can also check out the myriad of fantastic restaurants and cafes in Kuala Lumpur, or browse the night markets, sampling satay and collecting souvenirs as you go! Day or night, there’s always plenty to do.

9. Malaysia’s amusement parks are all-round great fun for families, and a must-visit while in the country. Take a ride up to Genting to see the sprawling multi-million ringgit theme park at 2,000 meters (there are hotels and casinos nearby too), or visit Sunway Lagoon, a giant complex on 80 acres that includes a full-size resort and a water park as well as countless rides, attractions and eateries.

10. Of course, one of Malaysia’s premier attractions is the countless places of historical and cultural interest to visit. A trip to Malacca, heart of Malaysian history, is imperative – the city abounds with beautiful buildings, including St Paul’s Church, the Sultanate Museum and the A’Famosa Fortress. Gerogetown in Penang is also a UNESCO heritage site steeped in rich history and culture, and sightseers are urged to explore both cities.

11. Beautiful places in Malaysia include natural wonders of immense beauty and man-made structures of exceptional grandeur, like the Batu Caves near KL or the giant caves in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak. Usually these spots are associated with beautiful temples that are decorated in amazing detail.

12. Visitors to Malaysia love the temperate weather – though there is a monsoon season, the weather is pleasant year-round, and even during rains there are often sunny spells in between.

13. Aside from traditional Malaysian dishes, one of the big attractions of eating in Malaysia is the variety of fresh fruit available. Mangoes, lychees and mangosteens are widely available, as well as the more unusual durian and rambutans.

14. Malaysia is now home to numerous sporting events, so if you’re a fan you’ll find this the ideal spot to catch up on your favorite. Watch the Petronas Grand Prix and the Tour de Langkawi, or check out some action on the water at the Langkawi International Regatta or the annual Surfing Competition in Pahang.

15. Aside from sports, other cultural events are being held which may also interest the discerning traveler. The World Kites Festival promises to be a colourful affair, as does National Craft Day and the Chinese New Years’ celebration. Throughout the year there are many fun and fascinating events to attend.

16. A country rich in traditional and culture, Malaysia produces a wide variety of handicraft items, including hand carved wooden panels, pewter decorations, rattan bags and baskets and batik textiles. Learn the skills, or simply pick up a few pieces as souvenirs.

17. Nature lovers will fall in love with Malaysia’s rainforests, but aside from plant life there are also many animal species to be found in their natural habitats, including monkeys, leopards, tigers bears and rhinos. If you prefer your animals a little more contained, the KLCC Aquaria is worth a visit, as are the Butterfly and Bird Parks. Taking a trip to Kuala Selangor to see the magical fireflies is also highly recommended.

18. Divers love to visit Malaysia because it is home to one of the best dive sites in the world, a tiny volcanic island called Sipadan. The reefs here are home to dozens of hawksbill and green turtles, as well as all kinds of fish. You may even encounter a shark or two!

19. For those looking for more quiet and seclusion than is available at the average beach resort, island getaways provide a great alternative. Malaysia’s many islands, some very developed and others totally unspoilt, form the perfect backdrop to an idyllic beach holiday.

20. Sporty types will love holidaying in Malaysia – sport tourism opportunities include golf, cycling, mountaineering, and even hiking, jungle trekking and caving. Watersports on offer range from parasailing to jetskiing and surfing – truly something for everyone!

Mohammed Zaki is an avid traveller to malaysia and loves what this country has to offer.

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Grand Lexis Port Dickson

A Review of Grand Lexis PD




Grand Lexis Port Dickson which was formerly known as The Legend International Water Homes is located at the end of Tanjung Gemok beach. The landmark to look out for is Glory Beach Resort. Glory Beach Resort is easy to notice because its three high raise building looking more like apartments. Grand Lexis is located just after Glory Beach Resort.
Grand Lexis Garden wingThis unique resort offers 3 room types. There is the Water Villas which is on stilts in the sea, Sky Pool Villas which is located in the hotel block, and Garden Villas which is designed like residential houses. My other half prefers the Garden Villas; she says it has that homely feeling. The unique aspect of this resort apart from its large rooms is that each room has its own swimming pool. It’s not a very large pool but large enough for a small family to enjoy. Anytime you feel like swimming, just dive in your very own private pool. You can watch your kids swimming from the comfort of your bedroom which overlooks the pool. Just a note the private pool is 4ft deep, so you need to pay careful attention to your kids. So imagine this resort has over 300 swimming, I’ve heard its listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the hotel with the most swimming pools. Well if you are looking for a beach holiday then don’t choose this place cause there is absolutely no beach. The nearest beach is next door at Glory Beach Resort but as the waterways are used by barges and ships, the beach is dirty most of the time.
There are games and activities available around the hotel to cater to the needs of all ages. You can purchase the activity passport which cost about RM68 per booklet. It is basically a booklet of voucher that can be used anytime for the activities around the resort that includes segway, archery, table tennis, cycling, game tokens, wii games and many more. There are also discount vouchers for the F&B Outlets and free cake and coffee in the booklet. It’s such a good value if you intend to do some activities and you are staying for more than three days.

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Garden Villas at Grand Lexis Port Dickson

WALKWAY OF GARDEN WING (look like little villas)

Click here on more information or great deals for Grand Lexis Port Dickson. To book the rooms with the pool just click on the rooms that has the word pool in it e.g. Grand Pool Villa. The ones without the word pool is their sister property Lexis Port Dickson. A little info about Lexis will come soon in my next post.

It’s a recommended place that you can stay with your families, also for new married couples.

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Accomodations in Cherating

Where to stay in Cherating



Around Cherating there are a variety of accomodatios you can choose from. You choose from quinte little chalets in Kampung Cherating to international classed hotels like Swiss Garden, Holiday Villa, Impiana and so on. Most of the hotels are located along the beach, so most rooms have a view of the sea. Below is my review on two hotels that I have stayed in.

Where I have stayed in Cherating

Impiana Resort Cherating
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Where to stay in Port Dickson

Accomodation in Port Dickson




There are a variety of accommodation that you could choose from in Port Dickson. You can choose from 5 star accommodations to apartments with a kitchen that you can cook in. My wife and I love to stay in different locations when we are in Port Dickson so as not to be bored every time we are there. Here are some of the places we have stayed. These are my comments, how I felt about that place they might have done some renovations or upgrading but the location will never change.

Hotels in Port Dickson

Avillion Port Dickson
It was my wife’s birthday and I wanted something special for her. So I chose Avillion because of it had water chalets. I felt it would be romantic to stay above the sea. I took their honeymoon package. And Avillion didn’t let us down. The room was made of wood. It had an open air shower and bath. The package comes with a bouquet of roses, candlelight dinner for two, a neck and face massage for two and two days of breakfast. The resort is surrounded with lots of greeneries and flowers which make you feel like you are in another place like in Bali perhaps. This is the place to go if you want to go on your first honeymoon or many honeymoons like us.

Corus Port Dickson Stayed here twice. Once because I had a free voucher. The hotel rooms we got overlook the sea. The room was beautifully decorated and well equipped. On weekends and public holidays there are a lot of families as this is quite a big hotel. So this is the hotel to avoid if you want peace and quiet. On the beach there is a small man made lagoon but the water is a little murky, it was not to inviting to swim. The pool iss really big with waterslides for the kids but we rather swim in the sea. So we didn’t use the pool. For dinner we had the BBQ by the lagoon. The atmosphere was nice with the sea breeze blowing but it was a liitle dark. The lighting was no addequate. This is a nice resort for families to stay.

Eagle Ranch Resort We took the log cabin. It had simple decoration, a comfortable bed and open air bathroom. There is no phone in the room so there were no room service. The best part of the Eagle Ranch is the activities they offer. There is archery (which my wife beat me at), paintball (should you have a group above 8 persons), canoeing, go-kart (which my wife beat me again- I let her win) and also a small spa which was under renovation when we were there. There is also horse riding and pony riding. It’s a fun place for kids and also the kids at heart.

Selesa Beach – Now The Grand Beach Port Dickson Selesa Beach Resort is located about 10 minutes drive from the Port Dickson round about. It’s easy to locate as the building is designed with the traditional Minangkabau architecture. I feel that the hotel is located on the best stretch of beach due to its clean white sand. This time around I noticed that the beaches in PD are really clean. Good Job goes to the PD Municipal Council. The hotel is quite old but pretty well maintainedd. The plus point is that this resort is close by to eateries around PD. The hotel has a baby pool, a large, games room, gym and also an air-conditioned kid’s room. For me this is a one of the better hotel for families if you are in Port Dickson.

Other little resorts in Port Dickson

Seri Malaysia Port Dickson Like all the Seri Malaysia hotels, this is a budget hotel it’s only RM140 per night. The one in Port Dickson is strategically located just across Teluk Kemang beach. Within walking distance to Pasar Malam (Night Market) and 7 km from Port Dickson town. The rooms are simple in decoration with only a shower, TV was about 14inches and there is only one outlet. The breakfast that comes with the room package is very simple. Well don’t expect much as the rack rate for this hotel is only RM140 per night. The plus point about this hotel it’s very near to stalls or shops selling food and souvenirs. And not forgetting the Pasar Malam on weekends. Bourganvilla Resort I came across this resort when I saw there were a lot of good comments on this resort in Facebook. There were some nice pictures too. The resort is hidden away just at the back of Ocean View Resort about 15km from Port Dickson town. It can be reached by a small road. We missed the turning because there was not much signage’s up. But I found the resort to be nice and cosy. The room was clean and so was the garden. The only drawback was the beach was a walking distance away. As we normally checking on weekdays, the resort was very quiet. The other drawback that I can think of was there were no food outlet and the small road made it difficult to go to town. If you don’t mind that, than this is a great place to relax. Another thing to note is that they only accept payments in cash. So far these are the place I’ve stayed in Port Dickson. These are only one man’s comments. Judge for yourself because different people have different expectations. Come back often to discover more of my Travels at Malaysia.

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