15 Best Things To Do in Port Dickson, Malaysia
by Arundhati Bhand Updated on 17 Oct 2018
An essential guide to the very best things to do in and around Port Dickson, Malaysia.
Port Dickson, Malaysia via wikipedia
Port Dickson is a beautiful coastal town with beaches and vast sea views and is situated about 90 km from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a district of the Negeri Sembilan state.
Being a beach destination, it's a popular holiday destination for friends and family. The has been planned and constructed as a tourist spot to attract more visitors and bring in more capital. It has some really nice attractions to visit. The place has a wide array of sightseeing opportunities which will leave the visitors in awe.
Let's explore these best things to do in Port Dickson:
1. A must visit Wan Loong Chinese Temple
Image: Wan Loong Chinese Temple in Port Dickson
The Wan Loong temple represents the historic significance of the place. “Dragon of the Clouds” is the meaning of the name of the temple. It represents the Oriental God and Goddess.
A very peaceful and a colorful temple with a garden and a small pond which is the home to several turtles is situated opposite of PD World Marina Resort. It is very easy to find and a trip to Port Dickson is incomplete without visiting wan Loong Chinese temple.
2. A stroll on the beaches of Port Dickson
Image: Port Dickson Beaches via flickr
The beaches at Port Dickson may not be the best in the world but they do offer a perfect destination for them who has a thing for the beaches. Some of them are considered as the best in Malaysia like Blue Lagoon, Teluk Kemang, Pantai Cahaya Negeri and Bagan Pinang. These beaches are an excellent option for romantic and honeymoon travel vacationing. The beaches are considerably clean and carry marvelous scenic beauty the view of which will make a couple’s holidays heaven. The luxury resorts do offer a stay at an affordable rate.
3. First Alive 3D Art Gallery in Port Dickson, Malaysia
Image: Alive 3D Art Gallery in Port Dickson
This is one of the most interactive, creative and amazing 3D art gallery in Malaysia which has become extremely popular over the last few years. As the name suggests, everything is 3D, the characters are alive apparently which makes it look like the visitors can interact. The gallery has around more than 50 mural art. This place is fun especially for kids. Located in a place name Lukut, north of Port Dickson.
4. The most famous Ostrich farm in Port Dickson
Image: Ostrich in Port Dickson Farm via flickr
Kids love animals. This farm is located in the south of Port Dickson, near Pantai Purnama. The ostriches are the main point of attraction in the farm. Besides Ostriches, monkeys, peasants, sea peacocks can also be seen. The farm gives the opportunities to the visitors to feed them and photograph them. They can even ride the ostrich with a small amount of money. They provide fun information about ostriches to the kids which is educational. One of the unique thing about this place is you will have the chance to taste ostrich eggs and meat. Of course! Cooked.
5. Sunset at Cape Rachado Lighthouse
Image: Port Dickson Lighthouse via wikimedia
It is situated 18km south from the Port Dickson town, also known as the Tanjung Tuan, a beautiful place for a nature lover. This is a forest reserve and wildlife sanctuary with a lighthouse at the summit from where the sunset looks really amazing. It has several hidden unspotted beaches and favorite for the local for bird watching spot. Visitors are allowed to hike through the jungle and camp overnight.
6. Look out for the events in Port Dickson
There are several events that Port Dickson holds in a year. For the bike enthusiasts, it is the year’s biggest event “Port Dickson International Bike Fest”, biggest in the Negeri Sembilan. They conduct this fest each year and people from around the state and Malaysia participate in this international fest.
There is another event which they organize is the International triathlon. It is a major event in the town. Competitors mostly are well trained and this competition involves swimming, cycling and running which, they have to finish.
There is also a fishing competition that held in Festival Pantai Port Dickson. Each year people across Malaysia come during this festival to compete. These are few amazing events one can participate.
7. Go for a weekend trip to Kuala Lumpur
Image: Kuala Lumpur via wikimedia
Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer and it is also not very far from Port Dickson town. There are so many parks in Kuala Lumpur that visitors can make a day trip of amidst the greenery. The most famous “The Petronas Twin Towers” that everyone knows of and want to see if visiting Kuala Lumpur.
Another most famous place to see here is the Chinatown of Petaling street – an amazing place to buy all sorts of things and eat at the roadside stalls.
There is also Batu caves which are around 20-30 minutes away from the city. It is a religious place filled up with Hindu temples.
8. Opt for a trip to Negeri Sembilan from Port Dickson
Image: Attraction from Negeri Sembilan
It is one of the smallest states in Malaysia but it is a hidden gem for a weekend vacation. A place filled with hidden forest, waterfalls and an ideal place to get rid of the city life. There is also Ulu Bendul Recreational Park which visitors can consider to visit.
9. Visit The Army Museum of Port Dickson
Image: Port Dickson Army Museum via wikimedia
It is located near the military base which is near to the town. It is very popular among the local visitors. It is said to be a property of Malaysian Royal Armed Forces, they represent their achievements throughout the history and showcase their military vehicles, planes, tanks, guns which has been used during the wartime. It has a history.
10. Enjoy local food in Port Dickson
As this is a coastal town, there is plenty of seafood available that you can find in the local restaurant and market. Crab and fish are the two dishes that you will get at any restaurant. There are abundant of restaurants in the town if you are visiting this place then stick to seafood because they are really delicious. It is their signature dish.
11. Visit a small village Pasir Panjang near Port Dickson
Image: Pasir Panjang Village via wikimedia
Pasir Panjang is a small village which is around 25km away from the Port Dickson. It is mainly popular for fishing activities, also has a small recreational park. This village is calmer and fewer people stay here. The main occupation of the villager is fishing. Local restaurants sell mostly seafood like shrimps, crabs, and other fishes.
12. Go to Blue Lagoon Beach for a beautiful landscape
Image: Blue Lagoon in Port Dickson via flickr
The beach is known for its beauty and serene landscape. Surrounded by dense forest, blue lagoon is a beautiful small beach which is ideal for walking. The sea water is clean and sometimes coral reefs can be seen. It is close to the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve.
13. Enjoy staying at the warm and luxury beach resorts
Image: Luxury Beach Resorts at Port Dickson via wikimedia
In Port Dickson, there are several luxury resorts near to the beach. The hotels are unique for their traditional village architecture. All the rooms are equipped with modern amenities to give their guest every comfort and pleasure. There are few popular and well-known resorts and those are like Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson Resort Hotel, Grand Lexis Port Dickson, Thistle Port Dickson Hotel, Avillion Admiral Cove Hotel. These are few recommendations for the visitors.
14. A road drive from Malaysia to Port Dickson
Any road drive gets better when driving through the greeneries, away from the traffic of the city, with a scenic view around and what else does a man need. If you have a long weekend and you are planning to spend the weekend somewhere out from the chaotic city then choose a road drive from Malaysia to Port Dickson. It is not just relaxing but also rejuvenating.
15. Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Centre
It is an educational and ecotourism center located 12km from Port Dickson. It is easily accessible and a nature retreat. A forest reserve about 20 meters above the sea level. It has a wide range of varieties of trees and plants. There are green trees and fresh air all around with zero pollution and noise. An ideal place to energize and inhale the fresh air.