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Top 7 Places to Visit in Port Dickson
During the RMCO

Malaysia has been under government-imposed restrictions since March 18 to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, we have managed to flatten the curve with declining infection rate and are now well into the recovery phase. Under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), interstate travel and domestic travel is now allowed, so this is the best time to visit Port Dickson, to finally discover new places to go in Port Dickson and explore the various tourist attractions that Port Dickson has to offer. 

Since the lifting of the interstate travel ban, local travel destinations and hotels have gradually reopened their doors to welcome guests as a respite after a three-month-long partial lockdown. One hotspot for Malaysians that compelled them to satisfy their wanderlust locally is the must-go seaside town of Port Dickson. 

Wondering if Port Dickson is worth visiting? Just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, Port Dickson has a lot of places to see and is a favourite among Malaysians who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With magnificent sea views and plenty of tourist attractions, Port Dickson is home to 18km stretches of beautiful beaches and plenty of interesting places to visit.

This seaside town has plenty to offer aside from its gorgeous beaches. We have listed seven best places to visit in Port Dickson that you may not be aware of so you will know where to go the next time you visit Port Dickson.

 

Cape Rachado Lighthouse


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Located in the hilly area of the gazetted Tanjung Tuan forest reserve and wildlife sanctuary, this historic lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction in Port Dickson and is said to be the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia. Constructed in 1863, the now hailed as a Port Dickson’s must-go lighthouse was originally built to be used as a guide for the Portuguese ships while entering the Straits of Malacca. 

Things to do at Cape Rachado Lighthouse Port Dickson:

•    Hike through the jungle to reach the isolated beaches that are untouched by modern development. 
•    Enjoy the magnificent view of the sea from the top of the hill in the late afternoon.
•    On clear days, you can even see the neighbouring Sumatra island. 

Cape Rachado Lighthouse Travel Tips:

•    Wear comfortable shoes as you need to walk through Tanjung Tuan forest to reach the summit of the lighthouse.

How to reach Cape Rachado Lighthouse:

•    Travel by car to Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest and make your way to Cape Rachado lighthouse on foot.
•    Cape Rachado Lighthouse Address: Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest, 71050, Malacca, Malaysia, Port Dickson
•    Best time to visit: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
•    Entrance is free
•    Time required to visit: 1 Hour
•    Distance from Lexis Port Dickson: 21.2 km (30 Mins drive) 

 

Army Museum


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Step back in time and discover the pre- and post-independence military stories of Malaysia in one of the best places to visit in Port Dickson. Located next to a military base, about 7 km from Port Dickson town centre and not far from several other tourist attractions, the Army Museum traces Malaysia’s military achievements through history. Visitors can also learn more about military vehicles and artillery including planes, tanks and artillery guns as there are plenty of things to see in this Port Dickson tourist spot. Make sure to walk through the underground tunnel that was used by the Communist guerrillas during the Malayan Emergency period, and marvel at the memorial fountain dedicated to soldiers who served through Malaysia’s war history.

Things to do at Army Museum Port Dickson:

•    Learn more about the warfare in Malaysia. 
•    Get up close with tanks, artillery guns, weapons, planes and jets. 
•    Explore the replication of the underground tunnel used by the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) during the emergency period. 

How to reach Army Museum:

•    Travel by car
•    Army Museum Address: Key Sirusa, Persiaran Pahlawan, Kampung Baru Sirusa, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
•    Army Museum Contact Number: +606 6409488
•    Best time to visit Army Museum Port Dickson: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (Operating hours are from Wednesdays to Sundays).
•    Entrance is free
•    Time required to visit: 1 Hour
•    Distance from Lexis Port Dickson: 9.9 km (16 Mins drive) 

 

PD Ostrich & Pets Show Farm


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Check out the tallest birds in the world - ostriches at this Port Dickson tourist spot and try your luck at outrunning these flightless birds by racing with them at the PD Ostrich & Pets Show Farm. If you’re not up for that challenge, snap photos with the ostriches or tour around the farm to explore other farm animals including turkeys, goats, donkeys, camels, snakes, rabbits, horses and fishes.  

Things to do at Port Dickson Ostrich Farm:

•    Ostrich rides
•    Quad bike rides
•    Pony rides 
•    A variety of child-friendly attractions including Sea Shell Museum, Aquarium, Herb Garden, Dinosaur Park and Dream World Upside Down & 3D art gallery. 
•    Play with farm animals up close. 
•    Get your adrenaline pumping with a game of archery, paintball or explore the Extreme Jungle Park. 

How to reach PD Ostrich & Pets Show Farm:

•    Travel by car
•    PD Ostrich & Pets Show Farm Address: Lot 1419, Jalan Kemang 13, Batu 9, Jalan Pantai, 71050 Port Dickson, Malaysia 
•    PD Ostrich & Pets Show Farm Contact Number: +6018-203 8682 / +606 662 7496
•    Operating hours: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm daily 
•    Entrance fee: RM 15 (MyKad Adult) 
                           RM 10 (MyKad Child) 
                           RM 20 (Adult)
                           RM 15 (Child/Seniors)
•    Time required to visit: 2 Hours
•    Distance from Lexis Port Dickson: 26.5 km (31 Mins drive) 

 

Teluk Kemang Observatory


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Try this off-the-beaten-path experience and realise your childhood dreams of watching the moon and stars through lenses of magnificent telescopes at Teluk Kemang Observatory. Located in the Klana Beach Resort 10 km south of Port Dickson, the observatory is also known as Baitul-Hilal Astronomy Complex and is a popular Port Dickson tourist attraction for viewing lunar eclipses and other cosmic activities.   

Things to do at this Port Dickson Observatory:

•    Informative talk and presentation in Malay.
•    Various astrology artefacts and vintage telescopes viewing. 
•    Solar observation: 3 pm to 5 pm and Night observation: 10.30 pm to 12 am.
•    Check out the largest telescope (24 inches) in Malaysia which tracks the moon, stars and various celestial objects in the sky.

How to reach Teluk Kemang Observatory:

•    Travel by car
•    Teluk Kemang Observatory Address: 4506, 8, Jalan Pantai, Tanjung Tanah Merah, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan 
•    Teluk Kemang Observatory Contact Number: +606 648 7888
•    Operating hours: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm & 10.30 pm to 12.00 am daily (including Public Holidays)
•    Entrance fee: RM 5 (Students)
                           RM 25 (Individual)
                           RM 10 (Group)
                           RM 25 (Group + Supper)
                           RM 50 (Group + Supper + Dinner)
•    Time required to visit: 3 Hours
•    Distance from Lexis Port Dickson: 26.3 km (32 Mins drive) 

 

Wan Loong Chinese Temple


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Your trip to the best places to visit in Port Dickson wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the town’s most beautiful Chinese temple - Wan Loong Chinese Temple, which is also one of the famed tourist attractions in Port Dickson. Located opposite PD World Marina Resort, the temple which means ‘Dragons of the Clouds’, is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and the Monkey King who are the major deities for the people of China. The magnificent fortress wall and the unique architecture of the temple alone will give you enough reason to see this amazing location in person.    

Things to do at this Port Dickson Chinese temple:

•    Explore the grand fortress wall and temple where you can burn incense for prayers.
•    Play with turtles and tortoises at the small pond and garden. You can also sponsor baby turtles for good fortune. 
•    Dine at the nearby seafood restaurant that serves delightful seafood dishes. 

How to reach Wan Loong Chinese Temple:

•    Travel by car
•    Wan Loong Chinese Temple Address: Kampung Teluk Kemang, 71050 Si Rusa, Negeri Sembilan 
•    Entrance is free. Donations are appreciated.
•    Best time to visit this Port Dickson Chinese temple: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (Temple is open 24/7)
•    Time required to visit: 45 minutes 
•    Distance from Lexis Port Dickson: 22.5 km (25 Mins drive) 

 

Lukut Fort & Museum


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Built as a fort in 1847 by Bugis warrior Raja Jumaat to protect Port Dickson’s blooming tin trade, Lukut Fort & Museum is a popular tourist attraction for visitors who want to take a trip down memory lane to learn about the town’s post-mining history. Today, it has been transformed into a recreational park and a touristy place to go in Port Dickson with gazebos and watch towers. The must-go Port Dickson museum at the bottom of the hill exhibits historical and cultural artefacts from the mining era belonging to the Lukut era from the early 1800s to 1880. 

Things to do at this Port Dickson museum:

•    Head to the highest point of the fort for a great vantage view.
•    Check out the ruins of Lukut Fort and its significance as a defensive tract. 
•    Learn how Lukut was formerly a tin mining centre in the early 19th century and the developments made until Sungai Ujong district was established.

How to reach Lukut Fort & Museum:

•    Travel by car or bus. Stop at 2 Taman PD Jaya, Jalan Seremban if travelling by bus. 
•    Lukut Fort & Museum Address: Lot 730, Jalan Besar, Taman Pd Jaya, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
•    Entrance is free. There is also free parking space. 
•    Operating hours: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm daily
•    Best time to visit Lukut Fort & Museum Port Dickson: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm 
•    Time required to visit: 1 Hour
•    Distance from Lexis Port Dickson: 5.2 km (13 Mins drive) 

 

Alive 3D Art Gallery


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Unleash fun and creativity into your photos at this quirky trick art museum, one of Port Dickson’s own tourist attractions that is located in Bandar Dataran Segar at Lukut. This Port Dickson tourist spot houses 50 interactive illustrations that rely on perspective and visual distortion to create 3D effects, with hilarious and dramatic results. Designed to trick the eyes, simple poses will allow you to become one with the whimsical paintings! 

Things to do at this Port Dickson art gallery:

•    Touch, hug and interact with the murals from the five different themed zones: Adventure, Aquarium, Animation, Exotic and Dark Art. Get assistance on how to pose from the photo guides. 
•    Head to the 3D DIY & Gift Shop to purchase toys, key chains and snacks. Do not forget to print your photo on T-shirt, cups or pillow cases at the DIY counter. 
•    Visit the Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park located just a few doors away on the same street. 

Travel tips:

•    Come early to avoid long queues.
•    Shoes must be removed and placed in lockers provided. 

How to reach Alive 3D Art Gallery:
•    Travel by car or bus. Stop at Esso Lukut, Jalan Seremban bus station if travelling by bus.
•    Alive 3D Art Gallery Address: No 38-40, Jalan DS 2/1, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Lukut, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
•    Contact Number: +606 6515 400
•    Entrance fee: RM 20 (MyKad Adult)
                           RM 15 (MyKad Child, Senior & Disabled)
                           RM 25 (Foreigners Adult)
                           RM 20 (Foreigners Child, Senior & Disabled)
•    Rental of lockers for bags and shoes cost RM 2. 
•    Operating hours: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm daily
•    Time required to visit: 2 Hours 
•    Distance from Lexis Port Dickson: 3.5 km (9 Mins drive) 

These seven hidden gems are located nearby Lexis Port Dickson, a charming Balinese-inspired Port Dickson resort situated near the town of Lukut, which is nestled in the lap of nature, with overwater chalets and sky tower units towering over the pristine Straits of Malacca. 

 

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Don’t miss out on the chance to visit all these best places to visit in Port Dickson while enjoying a perfectly relaxing stay at Lexis Port Dickson. Find out more about our special room deals and travel packages available, and enjoy exclusive perks and free upgrades. You can have your cake and eat it too --- but not all at once. So book a few days’ stay at www.lexispd.com, then you are well on your way to enjoying yourself at this charming quaint resort while leisurely sightseeing to all these tourist attractions in Port Dickson. Feel free to contact Lexis Port Dickson for more information today at reservations@lexispd.com or +606 653 2000.