PORT DICKSON, NEGRI SEMBILAN DARUL
Port Dickson or popularly known as PD is one of the
seven districts in the state of Negri Sembilan. port Dickson
has long been a weekend retreat for many inland dwellers, specially
those from the city seeking for temporarily escape from the
hustle and bustle of a hectic City life. For the Singaporeans
Port Dickson offers the best of two worlds. A good holiday retreat
and a mere 60 Kilometers away from the shopping heaven of Kuala
Lumpur City. Port Dickson is located about 34km from Seremban
and 30 kilometers to Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang.
Port Dickson offers one of the best beaches on the west coast
of Peninsular Malaysia. It offers 18km of fine sandy beaches
fringed by casuarinas, coconut palms and the spreading branches
of the Banyan trees. One of the most celebrated event in Port
Dickson is the annual Pesta Port Dickson, Port Dickson Carnival,
which is usually held in the month of August. This annual event
involve several activities and cultural events. Cultural shows
include wayang kulit, and silat.
Port Dickson too, offers leisure activities such as water-skiing,
canoeing, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing and many more.
The Brief History of Port Dickson
Port Dickson was also known as Tanjung. Tin ore was
abundant in Lukut during the 1820's. It attracted the Chinese
immigrants. Port Dickson and Pulau Arang were founded by Sir
John Frederick in 1889. It was a highly potential area to be
a harbour, which later on developed into a busy trading centre.
Railways were built for easier transportation.
Places of Interest around Port Dickson
Despite Port Dickson's reputation as an area firmly focused
on beach resort activity, the sights and history of the surrounding
area are well worth experiencing. At Kota Lukut, a mere 7 km
from Port Dickson, stands the fort of Raja Jumaat, a renowned
nineteenth-century Bugis warrior. The fort was built in 1847
to control the lucrative tin trade in the area. Another rewarding
site is the lighthouse at Cape Rachardo, built by the Portuguese
in the 16th century in order to guide ships to the safety of
Malacca's harbour. The lighthouse is still functioning today,
and visitors can ascend its narrow spiral stair to the beacon,
which offers a magnificent view of the coastline of Sumatra.
The Cape is also 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.
Twenty-three kilometers south of the lighthouse, on the road
to Malacca, sits the small and mysterious village of Pengkalan
Kempas. The village houses the enigmatic 15th-century tomb of
Sheikh Ahmad Majnun, whose epitaph explains that he fell while
fighting to save a now unknown woman referred to simply as "the
princess." It is home to a more prominent mystery as well,
however. Beside the tomb stand three megaliths, elaborately
carved, of unknown origin and use. As if to seal the reputation
of this hamlet of the unknown, there is also in Pengalen Kempas
an "ordeal stone." This ancient lie-detector, through
which a person would put his arm when answering questions, allegedly
reacts to an untruth by closing upon the liar's fist. Whether
or not this story is true makes for an interesting dare.
The Lukut Museum was built by the Department of Museums and
Antiquities in collaboration with the Negeri Sembilan Darul
Khusus government with the intention of spreading information
and historical proof related to Lukut. It also functions to
trace back the glorious days of Lukut.
Other Places of Interest around Port Dickson
Blue Lagoon, Cape Rachado, Cultural Handicraft Complex,
Fort Lukut, Fort Kempas, Pedas Hot Spring, Port Dickson State
Museum, State Secretariat Building, Sri Menanti Palace, Seremban
Lake Garden, Ulu Bendul Recreation Garden and many more.
Accommodation facilities available for Port Dickson includes
Avillion Village Resort Port Dickson, Guoman Port Dickson, Ancasa
Resort and Regency Port Dickson.
Getting To Port Dickson
The national air carrier is Malaysia Airlines. Most
international airlines also has direct flight into the Kuala
Lumpur International Airport. From the airport various
mode of transportation are available including Limo Service
, Airport Taxis and Hotel’s Limo Services. The drive from
Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang to Port Dickson will
approximately takes about 30 minutes.
From Kuala Lumpur City there are frequent buses and taxis plying
between Kuala Lumpur and the resort, Port Dickson's.
passes through Negeri Sembilan with interchanges at Seremban,
Port Dickson, Senawang, & Linggi. It is roughly a 45 minutes
drive from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban. PLUSLiner
operates daily Interstate Coaches from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban.
KTM Komuter service connects
Seremban with KL Sentral.
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