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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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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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How to Keep Cool in Malaysia

Keeping your Cool in Tropical Malaysia



Coolong offMalaysia is an area associated with warm and friendly people, blessed with natural wonders. We have a variety of places as well as activities for almost everyone from stunning beaches, jungles, historical sites plus much more. It’s an enjoyable destination to explore for a truly Asian Experience. Malaysia, situated near the equator has a climate that is warm as well as humid throughout the year. Therefore if you are traveling around Malaysia, keeping cool is essential for you to have a pleasurable journey. Here are some simple methods for cooling off in Tropical Malaysia.

 

1. Drink Coconut Water

coconutThe refreshing coconut water has long been a favorite beverage for keeping one’s body cool throughout Malaysia. This particular sweet beverage will not only cool you but also energize you because of its high levels of carbohydrates as well as proteins.  Therefore rather than reaching for that fizzy carbonated beverages which will merely provide you with a temporary relief, just head over to a local stall and enjoy the cool coconut water.

 

2. Eat Hot and Spicy Food

chiliYou must be thinking this guy have to be insane. Eat hot and spicy food in a hot country.  You might have realized that the hottest country have the spiciest food and the spiciest chili.  Eating spicy food can stimulate the heat receptors that are in your mouth and trigger your body to perspire. And everyone knows perspiration is our natural cooling system.  However if you are not use to hot and spicy food, avoid it or else you will spend the rest of your holiday in the toilet.

3. Wear Lightweight Clothes

Put on lightweight, light colored cotton clothes. Cotton fibers absorb perspiration and when it evaporates it will cause you to be cool. Light color reflects the heat whereas darker color absorbs heat.  Additionally make sure your clothing is loose fitting. This is to encourage air flow to your body. Avoid synthetics clothes cause this type of fabric don’t permit you to perspire.

4.  Avoid Caffeine or Alcoholic Beverages.

Coffee I’m sure that on a hot day, you feel like reaching out for your favorite brew. It’s best to avoid alcoholic beverages as well as caffeine during the day because this can lead to dehydration. Drink lots of water; don’t wait until you feel thirsty. If you are dehydrated as well as hot you run the risk of acquiring sunstroke. This is very serious. Even if you drink alcohol at night, make sure you additionally drink lots of water in order to balance out dehydration.

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5.  Choose Cool Holiday Locations

If you are going for a holiday then head to where it’s cool.  Such as a breezy beach, up on hills or even in the jungle. Malaysia has some great spots to choose from. For beach my personal favorites are Port Dickson and Cherating.  In terms of cool hills head over to Cameron Highlands.

 

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Best Beaches in Malaysia



Best Beaches in Malaysia

Author:

khurram Abbasi

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Island

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North East Terengganu of East Coast Malaysia is sublime. Pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters that would make Leo (di Caprio) rethink twice of filming The Beach in Thailand. Seriously unrivalled diving in the region, the two islands are dotted with rustic beach huts and has become the number one destination for beach lovers and backpackers around the world. The location is so amazing you\’ll forgive for the lack of luxury hotels. Just suck it up and dive into paradise.

Redang Island


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Terengganu Indah , Redang Island

Another diving hot spot in Terengganu, that\’s not far from Perhentian. One of the largest and most beautiful of the east coast islands, Redang is also the most developed. Redang Archipelago is made of 9 islands that together constitute a protected marine park. With crystal clear waters and some of Malaysia\’s best coral reefs, the island offers excellent diving and snorkelling.

Langkawi Island

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Made up of 99 islands, Langkawi (duty free island) has now been given geopark status by UNESCO. Langkawi is the easiest to access of all the islands (40 mins direct flights from KL) with gorgeous sandy beaches. Boasting some of the most luxurious hotels, such as Four Seasons, The Datai, Westin, The Andaman, Casa del Mar etc you\’ll be spoilt for choice!


Pangkor Laut Island


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It\’s not the main Pangkor island I\’d recommend but Pangkor Laut Resort – a top notch 5star luxury hotel alone on an island. Voted as best romantic hotel, best spa, best hotel in Malaysia – Pangkor Island Resort is the ideal romantic getaway. Book for the Spa Village Villa, on stilts in the middle of the ocean and you\’ll forget easily the real world. Heaven.

Tioman Islands


Tioman Island

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The largest of Malaysia\’s east coast islands, Tioman is famed for its soft, sandy beaches, warm waters and coral reef. Most of the resorts are strung out on isolated bays along the

Rawa Island


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Not far from Tioman, the privately owned island of Rawa is surrounded by sugary sands and transparent waters. There\’s only one place to stay on the island but worth if you\’re looking for the charming rustic feel.

Sipadan Island


Sipadan Island, Sabah, Malaysia

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Leaving the best til last, rated among the wold\’s top 5 dive sites, Sipadan is fringed with white, sandy beaches. Surrounding the island is stunning coral reef teeming with over 3000 species of marine life and sightings of sharks, barracudas, turtles and manta rays are also common. Located in Sabah, Borneo in Malaysia – this is a true paradise delight.

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