Port Dickson Tour
PORT DICKSON TOUR
RM350 per person
Minimum 2 Pax
RM220 per person
RM150 per person
- 0900: Departure
- 1030: Tour activity started
- 1600: Departure back to Kuala Lumpur
* Meals not included
* Sightseeing includes Walk up to Lighthouse (optional)
* Payment for Boating, Jet skiing, Windsurfing to operator (activities not included)
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, ending at the tip of Cape Rachado (Tanjung Tuan).
The most popular beach zones along this stretch are Teluk Kemang, Blue Lagoon, Bagan Pinang and Pantai Cahaya Negeri, supported by major hotels, resorts and apartments that offer budget and luxury family accommodation.
Port Dickson began history as a small Malay village inhabited by fishermen and traders. It used to be first known as ‘Arang’, which means coal, a reference to a carbon mine in the area. Around the 1820s, tin ore was discovered in Lukut town about 7km north, leading to an influx of Chinese migrants into the area. In the 1880s during the colonial era, a British official named Sir Frederic Dickson turned Arang into a port for transporting the rich tin ore deposits from Sungai Ujong to Klang.
The town was renamed Port Dickson (after the official) and became a busy, railway-linked harbour. After the tin ore trade faded, the town grew into a beach resort destination, its popularity reaching a climax in the nineties as large numbers of visitors streamed from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Beachfront property developent escalated at an alarming rate, buoyed by investor speculation and tourist crowds.