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 - ImagePort 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

Wan Loong Chinese TempleImage: 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

Beaches in Port DicksonImage: 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

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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

Ostrich farm in Port DicksonImage: 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

Attractions in Dickson - ImageImage: 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

Places to visit around Port Dickson - ImageImage: 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

Negeri SembilanImage: 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

Army Museum of Port DicksonImage: 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

Pasir Panjang things to do near Port DicksonImage: 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

Blue Lagoon Beach Dickson - ImageImage: 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

Beach Resorts in Port DicksonImage: 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.

Author: Arundhati Bhand
An animal lover at heart, marketer by education and artist by passion, Arundhati aims to seek out to all that satisfies her diverse interests. She believes that it is only through experiences that one learns, and a traveller of sorts, she strives to ...

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Port Dickson, Malaysia

Must see places in Port Dickson ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of Port Dickson tourist attractions & points of interest.

  1. # 1 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1612 times in trip plans
    Army Museum

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum

    Address: Kem Si Rusa, Excursion Heroes, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The idea of establishing an Army museum was initiated in 1989. However, with the economic downfall and with the demand of Independence Memorial in Kuala Lumpur, the idea took a back seat. Later on, in...Read more

  2. # 2 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1722 times in trip plans
    Cape Rachado Lighthouse

    Tags: Light House

    Address: 71050, Malacca, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located near the outskirts of Port Dickson, Cape Rachado lighthouse is said to be the oldest one in the country and it dates back to the Portuguese rule of Malacca. There is a flight of stairs that wi...Read more

  3. # 3 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1760 times in trip plans
    Pd Ostrich Show Farm

    Tags: Farm

    Address: Lot 1419, Jalan Kemang 13 | Batu 9, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson 73000, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    PD ostrich farm port dickson pay a visit to this beautiful, if you are an animal lover. This farm initially started off as a starfruit orchard. With times, it evolved into a large farm ...Read more

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    Alive 3d Art Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery

    Address: NO 38-40, JALAN DS 2/1, BANDAR DATARAN SEGAR, LUKUT, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    One of the most popular attractions in Port Dickson, Alive 3D Art Gallery provides one with an exciting opportunity to use their creativity, click some pictures and have lots of fun. Here you can phot...Read more

  5. # 5 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1898 times in trip plans
    Wan Loong Chinese Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Port Dickson Coastal Road, Port Dickson,Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Walking along the coastal road of the Port Dickson, it is hard to miss the presence of this remarkable Chinese temple. With ornamented architectural work and lavish fortress wall, the temple stands ou...Read more

  6. # 6 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1987 times in trip plans
    Blue Lagoon Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Water Park

    Address: Tanjung Biru, Port Dickson 71050, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Among all the beaches of Port Dickson, Blue Lagoon beach stands apart. The natural shelter formed by the lush green vegetation around the beach, makes this place special for beach lovers who wish to e...Read more

  7. # 7 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1220 times in trip plans
    Upside Down Art Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery, Entertainment

    Address: 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    It is one of the newest addition to the city! The place is just what it sounds- an upside down home with colourful walls and creative decor. The lovely art gallery is located in the Mile 9 area of Por...Read more

  8. # 8 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1063 times in trip plans
    Kota Lukut

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Lot 730, Jalan Besar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Perched on the top of a small hill, is this beautiful fort. It was built as a fort in 1847 by Bugis warrior Raja Jumaat. This fort used to be his personal residence from which he used to keep a watch ...Read more

  9. # 9 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 1129 times in trip plans
    Pd Waterfront

    Tags: Waterfront

    Address: Persiaran Waterfront, Taman Pd Mewah, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    If you don’t fall into the category of those travelers who visit only historical sites, PD Waterfront can be considered in your itinerary list. An esplanade with beautiful scenery and vast sea s...Read more

  10. # 10 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 374 times in trip plans
    Pengkalan Kempas Image

    Tags: Walking Area, Town

    Address: Pengkalan Kempas, 71150 Linggi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is a small town that runs along the bank of the River Linggi on the southern side of Negeri Smbilan. This town is famously known as a historical complex because some of the ancient relics are locat...Read more

  11. # 11 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 31 times in trip plans
    Double Queue Thai Cuisine

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: 4-G-18, Persiaran Waterfront, PD Waterfront, Kampung Bahasa Kapor, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    To get a taste of authentic Thai cuisine, come to Double Queue Thai Cuisine in Port Dickson. The restaurant is famous for lip-smacking Thai dishes, which it offers at reasonable prices. Their menu lis...Read more

  12. # 12 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 18 times in trip plans
    Cowboy Place Nasi Kukus Ayam Panggang Myhighst

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Lot 2755, Batu 9 Mukim, 1/4, Jalan Pantai, Taman Orkid, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:30 pm Details

    The Cowboy Place Nasi Kukus Ayam Panggang Myhighst can be your ultimate destination if you want to taste the delicious roasted chicken. The signature of this restaurant is not its outdoor seating area...Read more

  13. # 13 of 29 Things To Do in Port Dickson | Added 81 times in trip plans
    Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park

    Tags: Theme Park, Entertainment

    Address: 59-64, Jalan Ds 2/7, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Wild West Cowboy InDoor Theme Park is an indoor theme park specifically designed for children. Be it the rides or 3D art gallery or cow boy themed games, everything is spot on and lucrative enough to ...Read more

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    Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Mian Jiu Image
    Timings: 07:00 am - 01:30 pm Details
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