Port Dickson

Port Dickson, or fondly known as PD, is the pride of Negeri Sembilan. This state is well-known for its unique matrilineal system of Adat Perpatih, which is distinctly reflected in the state’s architecture of upswept roofs.

Port Dickson has an almost unbroken coastline stretching up to 18 km. Its sunny beaches, lined by tall palm trees and shady casuarinas, are washed by gentle waves of the straits of Malacca. Teluk Kemang and Blue Lagoon beaches are popular tourist spot here.

Teluk Kemang, situated on the 9th mile of the coastal road, is one of the longest stretches in Porth Dickson. Enjoy a splash in the warm waters, or delight in activities such as canoeing, parasailing, yachting or speed boat rides. The Blue Lagoon, 11 km south of Port Dickson town, is tucked away from the main road and offers hours of fun in undisturbed setting.

The Port Dickson Fest and the international Port Dickson Ironman Triathlon are two exciting annual events in these beaches.

A string of five-star resorts, hotels, and private bungalows occupy the Port Dickson coastline. Alternatively, camp out by the beach for pleasant night under the stars.

Port Dickson holds the distinction of being the first place where competitive sailing was introduced in the country. The Admiral Marina and Leisure Club offers excellent and comprehensive facilities for yachters including moorage, full club services, brokerage and boat repairs. The Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club has extensive facilities for members and is able to accommodate Optimist and Laser crafts.

This charming coastal town has a variety of attractions, from nature-based temptations to historical moments. Close to Blue Lagoom is Cape Rachado or Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse. Built in the 16th century, this lighthouse was used to guide vessels sailing to Melaka, then a thriving port-of-call in the region.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline from this vantage point. To the northeast of Port Dickson is the Lukut Fort, erected to protect the tin-rich town of Lukut. The museum here offers glimpses into the history of the town.

Dining out at the local restaurants in Port Dickson provides a delightful choice of delicious fresh seafood, exotic local dishes as well as Western fare.

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