Port Dickson, Malaysia
About Port Dickson
Port Dickson is a beach resort destination at Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia, about 90km south from Kuala Lumpur and 30km away from Seremban. Also called 'PD' by locals, this popular holiday retreat is located within easy reach from KL and Singapore by major highways and roads. From PD's town center, a coastline of warm beaches and calm seas stretches along a 10-mile strip towards Malacca.
In addition, there are also many tourist attractions to explore that include an army museum, ostrich farm, lunar observatory, ornamental fish center, waterfront walk, 3D art galleries and much more. Also, at the end of PD's coastline, lies a forest reserve on a historical cape that offers wildlife sightings and hiking opportunities. Finally, try out the local culinary specialties that revolve around seafood.
Port Dickson began history as a small Malay village inhabited by fishermen and traders. It was originally called 'Arang'; named after a local coal mine. Around the 1820s, tin ore was discovered in Lukut town about 7km north, leading to an influx of Chinese migrants. During the colonial era, a British official named Sir Frederic Dickson turned Arang into a port for transporting the rich tin ore deposits.