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Port Dickson or PD as its known is a favourite seaside destination for Malaysians as well as Singaporeans.
Here are some free things to do in Port Dickson.
1. Go to the beach
Port Dickson has a lot little beaches with the largest at Batu 4 called Pantai Saujana. The beach is clean. You can even camp there overnight cause the local council have set up large flood lights to light up the area. Every Saturday Night, across the road from the beach is the Night Market There a many food and beverages available. Like most beaches in Port Dickson, there toilet, shower rooms and surau facilities. And little stalls as well as food trucks. The others are Pantai Tanjung Gemok, Bagan Pinang, Pantai Cahaya Negeri, Pantai Teluk Kemang and Pantai Tanjung Biru (Blue Lagoon).
2. Visit Cape Rachado – The Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse
This cape is a gazetted forest as well as wildlife reserve. Its situated about 18km from Port Dickson town just after the Tanjung Biru Beach. Cape Rachado is a well-known bird watching spot particularly during the raptors migratory season. A few resorts around organise special Raptor Watch packages during this time.
The entrance to the reserve is just after PNB Ilham resort. There is a path to the lighthouse. Along the way you will see wildlife, insects and vegetation. The path is also popular with the local community in evenings for jogging or exercising. At the end of the path is the Cape Rachado Lighthouse. The Tanjung Tuan or Cape Rachado lighthouse is on the border of Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.
3. Army Museum
The Army Museum or as its called Muzeum Tentera Darat is about 7 km from PD town. Its located next to a military base.
There are several military vehicles outside such as planes, tanks, guns as well as a big train. We spend some time here as my son went gaga over the vehicles.
Within the building, you will discover more artifacts as well as articles on the history of the Malaysian Armed Forces. The entrance is free of charge and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Opening hours are from 10 am till 5pm.
4. Lukut Museum
This little museum is not promoted anywhere, so you might miss it when visit Port Dickson. The entrance is also not visible as there is only one small signboard. Coming from PD town look for the Shell Petrol station and turn in the junction just before the Shell station.
The museum is in the former residence of the district officer. The bungalow cum museum contains artifacts unearthed during excavations at the fort such as pottery shards, stoneware and tiles. It shows the heydays when Lukut was a mining town. After visiting the museum, head over the ruins of Kota Lukut built by a Bugis warrior known as Raja Jumaat.
Bring along a fishing rod and fish by beach or you can visit fishing village at Teluk Pelanduk where you will find a small jetty with fishing boats. As for baits, there small stalls along the main roads selling baits.
6.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. To know more, just visit my post at Colourful Fishes at the Pusat Ikan Hiasan Port Dickson
Well if you are still bored then head over to Melaka or Kuala Lumpur, which is about 1 hours drive from Port Dickson.