Port Dickson Tourism

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Serene beauty with perfect flavor of beach resort is what Port Dickson is all about. It is the most popular beach resort holiday destination where locals of Malaysia love to go for a short weekend break. It is the perfect getaway to shrug off all the stress from your mind. The relaxed resorts along with pool sides will let you enjoy the tranquility of the ambience in the best way which you might not get in other cities of Malaysia. For instance, the coastline of warm beaches like Blue Lagoon and calm sea waves touching your feet and surrounding lush vegetation forming natural shed over the beach let you enjoy the harmony of the surroundings.

However, Port Dickson is not only about sea and sea beaches. There are many more things to do in Port Dickson. It also has a strong history which says that the city was initially a village inhabited by fishermen and traders. That’s why you will still find the fishing culture in some portion of the city. Slowly, with time development began which ultimately lead to the building of railway-linked harbour. As a result, the city turned into a beach resort destination. According to various sources, the tourism of Port Dickson started increasing in the 90’s, when a large number of local people from Kuala Lampur and Singapore started visiting this place. Added to this, with increasing number of beach resorts coming up in this region the place became a favorite spot for many travelers as well as investors.

Thus, if you are still wondering where else to visit in Malaysia add the name of this small city in your itinerary list.

Port Dickson Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Port Dickson tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours. No daylight saving time is observed.
  • Currency: The Currency operational in Malaysia is Ringgit
  • Electricity: Electrical sockets (outlets) in Malaysia are the "Type G " British BS-1363 type. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in.
  • Internet: Some of the Internet providers in Malaysia are: TM Net, Maxis Broadband, Time Dotcom, etc.
  • Language: Malay is the predominant language spoken in Malaysia.
  • Emergency Contacts: Police & Ambulance : 999, Tourism Headquarters : 03-2693-5188
  • Tipping: Not mandatory, but appreciated.

Customs and Safety tips:

  • Do not kiss in public. Malaysians refrain from displaying any personal affection in public.
  • Do not drink tap water.
  • There are strict laws against the usage of drugs in Malaysia.
  • Remove your shoes before entering a Malaysian home, a temple or a Mosque.
  • Do convert most of your currency in Malaysia only, since the country does not allow a huge number of Ringgit in or out of country.
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Facts and Stats for Port Dickson*

  • Pollution Statistics in Port Dickson

    Know the pollution level of Port Dickson before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Port Dickson: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Port Dickson for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Port Dickson.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.58 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Port Dickson - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Port Dickson is 123.08 (High)

    • Safety Index 51.34 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 56.32 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 103.45 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.08 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 134.99 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Port Dickson

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Port Dickson

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.44 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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