5 Mei 2008

Port Dickson refreshing cool breeze

Port Dickson is the second smallest district in Negeri Sembilan. It is geographically located on the west coast of Negeri Sembilan. It borders Seremban and Rembau on the east while Sungai Sepang and Sungai Linggi divide it from Selangor & Melaka respectively.

Port Dickson or more popularly known as P.D., is a favourite weekend getaway for people from KL and Singapore. Especially for those, who are seeking some time away from the hot, stifling cities. During the weekend an estimated average of 45,000 people visited the beaches in the district stretching about 25 kilometres facing the calm of Straits.

Refreshing cool breeze blowing in from the Straits of Malacca and the relaxed environment was one of the reasons for choosing this tiny seaside village as a colonial beach resort. Sir Frederick Dickson who 'founded' PD, was a leading official in the Straits Settlement during the 1880s. He had been searching long for a suitable deepwater port. To reduce transportation costs, he was hoping that he could shorten the travelling time from the interior tin mines at Sungei Ujong to the coast by setting up a port at PD instead of using the old, winding land route all the way to Klang.

Restaurants and quaint seaside food stalls are also common in this seaside haven. PD – as the locals affectionately call it – also has other attractions such as the , the Kuala Lukut Floating Fishing Deck, the Lukut Estuary Fishing Jetty, the Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse and the Pengkalan Kempas Historical Complex.

Kuala Lukut. Kuala is a Malay word for estuary. You may just guess, it is a nice fishing spot. There are facilities for boating to the sea.

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