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Port Dickson Travel TipsPort Dickson Travel Tips (16 September, 2016)

Port Dickson (GPS: 2.52403, 101.79283) is a popular seaside resort town in Negeri Sembilan. It is located 32km from Seremban and 60km from Kuala Lumpur.

Port Dickson started life as a small town for the production of charcoal. For a while, it was also called Arang, meaning "coal". It was also called Tanjong Arang as well as Tanjong. The area gained prominence during the colonial era, when the British used it as a port. A railway line was built between 1887 and 1891. The line connected it to the tin-mining areas. The British then gave the town a new name, Port Dickson, after the officer in charged - some claim that it was named after Sir John Frederick Dickson in 1899. Dickson Road and Upper Dickson Road in Singapore were also named after him, as was Kuala Lumpur's Dickson Street, though it has since been renamed Jalan Masjid India.

Today Port Dickson has evolved into a major beach destination, and an escape for folks from Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. Among the beaches at Port Dickson include Si Rusa, Teluk Kemang, Tanjung Tuan, and smaller stretches including Teluk Pelandok, Teluk Kubur and Kampung Sungai Sekawang.

Location of Places of Interest in Port Dickson

Hotels in Port Dickson

  1. Corus Paradise Resort (GPS: 2.51939, 101.82184)

Categories of Sights in Port Dickson

Apartments in Port Dickson

  1. Sunshine Bay Resort (GPS: 2.52164, 101.8181)

The beach at Port DicksonThe beach at Port Dickson
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Port Dickson in Google Maps Street View

Getting there

Most visitors go to Port Dickson from either Kuala Lumpur or Seremban. From Kuala Lumpur, take the North-South Expressway southbound (E2) until Exit 219A (Port Dickson Utara). Then continue along the Seremban-Port Dickson Expressway (E29) until you reach Port Dickson. Toll on the Seremban-Port Dickson Expressway, at time of writing (Apr 2009) is RM3.20 for passenger cars.

Getting around

It is best to have a car if you wish to explore Port Dickson and the places around it.

Avillion Resort, Port DicksonAvillion Resort, Port Dickson
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Places of Interest in and around Port Dickson

  1. Army Museum Museum showcasing the military vehicles and aircraft of the Royal Malaysian Army.
  2. Cape Rachado Also called Tanjung Tuan, a wildlife sanctuary near Port Dickson.
  3. Feng Shan Si Temple Chinese temple in Port Dickson town.
  4. Fort Lukut 19th century fort built by Raja Jumaat to control the tin trade.
  5. Pengkalan Kempas Megaliths Enigmatic inscription stones in the village of Keramat Ujung Pasir.
  6. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Hindu temple in Port Dickson town.
  7. Wan Loong Temple Chinese temple on the way to Port Dickson.

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