Port Dickson (PD) is a coastal city located only 90 km (55 miles) from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Due to its proximity and easy access, it has become a popular destination for both the residents of the capital as well as tourists not looking to venture too far away from Kuala Lumpur. What’s more, its proximity to Malacca Strait makes this location a stop on the way.
Long coast line with beaches
Port Dickson has 18 km (11 miles) of beaches. Some of them are quiet, while others busier, so tourists of different age groups will find a suitable place. Whether seeking white sands, beautiful nature, or pursuing water sports, there’s something for everyone.
Due to well-developed tourist base, finding a pd hotel, whether budget or luxury, isn’t a problem. The price of an average PD hotel will actually be a bit cheaper for many foreigners than it used to be a couple of years ago. It’s because Malaysian currency, Ringgit, has declined recently against the major currencies.
Shopping, dining and other attractions
The city has recently renovated its water front. At evening, it’s a convenient time for dining and wining, while during the daytime, its many stores appeal to shoppers.
For those visitors looking for even more attractions, there’s a PD Ostrich Show Farm. As its name suggests, this is where ostriches can be seen. But that’s not all. There are other animals such as turkeys, ducks, goats, rabbits, and so on. This place is especially appealing to families with small children as well as to big city dwellers who don’t often see these animals.
There are other attractions as well. One is architecturally splendid Wan Loong Chinese Temple, and the other is an interesting lighthouse in Cape Rachado. If this is still not enough, you can go to see an Army Museum or visit Kota Lukut Fort. There’s truly much to do and see at PD.