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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.

Popular 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

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A New Chapter in Travel at Malaysia.com – Vanlife

When I was studying in Kuala Lumpur, some 30 years ago. I came across a Volkswagen Kombi that have been converted into a campervan complete with a kitchen and a stove. I was so intrigued. The idea of having a campervan to travel was nice.
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Until now I still have this idea of buying a Volkswagen Kombi and converting into a campervan. But with present day commitments and kids. It was not practical to buy a Kombi. So I settled for an Alza. But I still watch videos and read articles on setting up Campervans. Thats where I came across this Youtube Channel “24traveller”. Here I saw people converting ordinary cars to campervans and travelling around.
So I planned what items I needed to make my Alza as comfortable for my family of five to travel. We might not sleep in it overnight but it will be nice to just park anywhere and rest comfortably before our next journey.

Well below are the things that I purchased, mainly online to make my mini campervan.
  1. USB Extender – to add length to my usb wire. 2 nos
  2. Magnetic Led Rechargeable Lights 3 nos – incase we stay out late
  3. Picnic Table with benches – For Dining
  4. Camper Shower Bag – for showering and washing up
  5. Fan – 3nos- to cool us
  6. Changing Tent – for changing and showering
  7. Beach Tent – for shaded resting during the day
  8. Mini Solar panels – for electricity
  9. Inflatable beds 2 nos – for sleeping
  10. Car Cooler Bag – for storing cool drinks
  11. A foldable picnic chair
  12. Some plastic plates and cup
Our first camp picnic was at the Pantai Cahaya Negeri in Port Dickson. This place is normally full on weekends with families camping. The place is well lit at night and have toilet facilities until quite late. We didn’t camp overnight but spend the day just on the beach. All in all it was a fruitfull first camp/picnic trip.

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A Boy’s Wonderland – Muzium Tentera Darat, Port Dickson

Army Museum Port Dickson

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.

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The museum is has sections an open area and air conditioned rooms. But the main attraction were all at the open area. Here there is a a train and carriage, fighter jets with even their missiles attached, helicopters, various cannons, loads of tanks, a UN Peacekeeping jeep and even a large Satellite Dish. My son enjoyed exploring the army vehicles. We spent almost an hour outside. There is also a monument for those that was killed in the line of duty.

Too cool down, we went indoors to the various indoor exhibits. There is different rooms with artifacts from different era like the Melaka Sultanate Era, Dutch and Portuguese Era, British Era, Our Independence till today.


There is even an Communist Underground Tunnel which comes out the other side. Walking through the tunnels there are little rooms with scenes of how was it during the Malayan Emergency.

We spent about 2 hours there.

Entrance is free.

Verdict :- A must visit if you are in Port Dickson. The museum was educational. And trust me if you have boys they surely loved. A Boy’s Wonderland.

Address :- Muzium Tentera Darat,
Kem Si Rusa,Persiaran Pahlawan,
71050 Port
Dickson,
Negeri Sembilan

Opening Hours :- Wednesday till Sunday 10.00 pagi – 5.00 petang

Closed :- Mondays and Tuesdays

Website :-  Muzium Tentera Darat


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Colourful Fishes at the Pusat Ikan Hiasan Port Dickson

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. There are no parking bays, so you have to park on the side of the road. Not sure how to get there, just refer to the Google Map at the bottom.

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There is large number colourful sea fishes and corals. With fishes that most kids know – Dory and Nemo.

Verdict

This oceanarium is actually a place where they research and breed colourful fishes. So you cannot compare this oceanarium to the Aquaria KLCC or the Coral Wonderland in Melaka. But its a great place to pass the time away and escape the Port Dickson heat with the kids. After all entrance is free. But during school holidays it might get full with school kids.

Address:-

Batu 7, Jalan Pantai, Telok Kemang, 71050 Port Dickson.

Phone Number : 06 6621 089

 


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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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