Port Dickson, the coastal town in Malaysia, welcomes us all with long beaches and beautiful attractions. There are many things to do in Port Dickson, which you can enjoy and spend some quality time with friends and family. You can have the best time at the Port Dickson area as there are many attractions which are listed below in this post.
The Port Dickson was initially a small village called Malay which was inhabited by traders and fishermen. This place was initially named Arang, which is a carbon mine in the area. Later, it has turned into the most visited travel destination with a number of attractions. It is a lovely vacation spot to hang out and relax with your friends and family.
This beach destination has a number of fun activities, places to visit and explore during your visit to Malaysia. In this post, you can see the top things to do in Port Dickson during your trip with friends and family.
How to reach Port Dickson?
The Port Dickson in the West Coast of Malaysia is located at a distance of 4 hours from Singapore, can be reached by various modes of transport. Following are the different ways by which you can reach Port Dickson
By Road: There are many private car companies by which you can travel to Port Dickson from both Singapore and Malaysia. Most services offer warm and welcoming services to the passengers and help you to have a comfortable trip.
By Bus: The Port Dickson area can also be reached by a number of coaches and buses. With bus or coach travel you can easily reach the Port Dickson in a few hours. Especially if you are traveling with friends or family, you can hire an AC bus coach for comfortable travel.
Top 25 things to do in Port Dickson
The following are the topmost attractions which you can visit and imbibe the culture of Port Dickson.
1. Army Museum
Port Dickson is usually a place for many army camps and military events. The Army museum portrays the historic military vehicles and army equipment. The Army Museum is located at Persiaran Pahlawan area of Port Dickson. It is one of the most important things to do in Port Dickson as it is worth visiting the museum.
The museum is divided into two parts as galleries and equipment rooms. You can visit the galleries to look at the military history of the popular Malay Peninsula. The galleries contain artifacts and images of the armies since Melaka Sultanate through the Dutch and Portuguese era.
The Modern army gallery explains the latest UN Peacekeeping roles of the mission. The military aircraft, field guns, and helicopters are found. If you are fond of looking at war equipment and vehicles as a helicopter, then make sure you visit the other room where you are allowed to climb on some of the vehicles.
- Address: Kem Sirusa, Kampung Baru Sirusa
- Timings: Tuesday – Closed; Other days- 10 AM to 5 PM
- Entry fee: Free
- Time takes to visit the place: Two to three hours
2. Lukut Museum and Fort
A visit to Lukut Museum and Fort is one of the things to do in Port Dickson. It is located on a hill called Bukit Mati. Lukut has a great history, and there are artifacts in the museum that depicts their glorious culture. One of the most important artifacts is the sunken Dutch Battleship that is displayed in the museum.
This 18th-century Lukut Museum and Fort were built by Raja Jumaat in 1847. His aim was to improve the tin trading and Raja Bot; his son took over the fort after his death. The construction of the museum was begun in 1997 and officially completed in 1999.
The 200m long and 170m wide fort is surrounded by a 5m moat. This moat is spiked with bamboo stakes in order to avoid the predators. You can also see fort ruins of the buildings here and there.
- Address: Muzium Lukut, Lot 730, Kota Lukut, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.
- Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
- Entry fee: Free
- Time to visit the place: Two to three hours
Tip: There are guides who can provide you details regarding artifacts and history of the place. You can hire them at a cheaper cost and get to know the details.
3. Ostrich Farm
If you are an animal lover or traveling to Port Dickson with kids, then this is one of the top things to do in Port Dickson. It is located at Jalan Perdana area of Port Dickson.
The Ostrich farm consists mainly of ostriches and also other animals. It is a great sight to watch a bunch of ostriches roaming here and there. It is a great picnic spot to spend time with friends and family.
You can also find other animals like guinea pigs, chickens, goats, turkeys, and so many animals found in the Ostrich farm. There is a small playground to relax or play some sports.
Also if you are looking to eat the befriended ostriches, there is a small restaurant that sells ostrich burgers.
- Ostrich ride is very popular. Do not imagine yourself riding on an ostrich. It is especially for kids who weigh less than 40 Kg. The ride is safe, and two guides will accompany your kid along with the ostrich.
- The ostriches can look tall and strong, out of which some weigh 150 Kg and 3 meters tall.
- The ostriches can be fed with food, and you can also take photos with them.
- Address: Lot 1419, Jalan Perdana 4, Port Dickson
- Timings: 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM
- Entry fee: RM 20 for adults; RM 15 for kids; and for feeding and riding on Ostriches, you need to pay RM 3.
- Time to visit the place: It depends as you can spend the entire day feeding and riding on ostrich, spending quality time by relaxing, and having fun with friends and family.
4. Wan Loong Chinese temple
If you are looking for some spiritual place, then Wan Loong Chinese temple is one of the top most visited attraction in Port Dickson. A visit to this temple is one of the best free things to do in Port Dickson.
The temple is also called as Yun Loon and is located at Kampung Teluk Kemang. Wan Loong Chinese Temple can be translated as ‘Dragon of the clouds.’ Kuan Yi, Goddess of Mercy, is abode here to bless us. The Wan Loong Chinese temple is not a large space and hence can be visited in a few minutes.
The rich decorations bring back the exact Chinese temple ambiance and make it the best place for you. In addition, praying to the almighty, there are a few places like pond and garden.
The entire atmosphere is so calm, and there are many turtles. The turtles and tortoises are considered good fortune, and hence, one can also donate younger turtles as offering to this temple.
Tip: If you wish for something, pray that in your mind and rub the shell of those tortoises in the Wan Loong temple. It is said in Chinese traditions that if something is prayed faithfully, then there are higher chances of those events or things flowing in abundance to our lives.
- Address: Kampung Teluk Kamang, Port Dickson.
- Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
- Entry fee: Free
- Time to visit the place: Less than an hour.
5. Sri Anjaneyar Temple
Anjaneyar also called Lord Hanuman, the strongest god in Hindu scriptures. Sri Anjaneyar temple located at Port Dickson attracts many Hindu and Non-Hindu tourists. The temple faces the sea and makes it a perfect place to be calm and imbibe the spiritual atmosphere.
It is believed that the statue of Lord Anjaneyar, is looking at the direction of Sri Lanka, where Goddess Sita was kidnapped by the Demon King Raavan. The important festival celebrated at this temple is Hanuman Jayanti, the birth celebration of Lord Hanuman. Many devotees visit the temple during this period.
It was constructed by the Malaysian army in 1954. During its establishment, it was constructed in a remote location surrounded completely by dense forests. But today the area has been developed quite well.
- Address: Batu 5, Kampung Baru Sirusa.
- Timings: Everyday 9.30 AM to 8 PM
- Entry fee: Nil
- Time to visit the place: Less than an hour.
6. 3D art gallery
It is one of the most important things to do in Port Dickson, which has the most beautiful 3D art paintings and murals. When we stand in front of some of the paintings to take a photograph, it might look like an illusion of us standing inside the painting.
You can interact with the masterpiece by posing for pictures which are illuminated along with the image. You can find many shops where you can buy T-shirts and also shop for things in souvenir shops.
It is so much fun to explore the different paintings and murals inside this Alive 3D Art gallery. The entire art gallery has been categorized into five different theme zones as
The entire theme zone can be touched, felt, and take part in the fun during your trip to Port Dickson. This surreal three-dimensional art gallery is a must-visit attraction in Port Dickson.
- Address: Bandar Dataran Segar, Lukut, Port Dickson.
- Timings: Monday to Thursday- 11 AM to 10 PM; Saturday and Sunday- 10 AM to 10 PM; Friday- 11 AM to 10 PM.
- Entry fee: RM 25 for adults and RM 20 for kids
- Time to visit the place: Three to Four hours.
7. Regina Mall
If you are a shopping fan, then Regina Mall is the foremost things to do in Port Dickson. It was called as Oceania Mall which was renamed as Regina Mall in recent years.
You can buy many things by top brands related to clothing, accessories, shoes, food, and entertainment. There are so many grocery shops and restaurants where you can spend the entire day in the mall.
- Address: Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson.
- Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
- Entry fee: Nil
- Time to visit the place: 5 to 6 hours if you wish to visit every shop.
Karaoke is one of the fun and best things to do in Port Dickson. You can try this activity in Alive 3D Art Gallery, Wild West, and at many places. There are some cool themed rooms which are great for family karaoke.
These places have the best themes like Angry Birds, Minions, Emoji, and so on. It is a great place to hang out with friends and family. The stage family karaoke is available, which is great to sing along as a gang and have absolute fun.
- Address: 41-42, Jalan DS, Bandar Dataran Segar.
- Entry fee: Nil
- Time to visit the place: 1 – 2 hours
9. Water Park
At Lexis Hibiscus resort, the water park is available, and there are also other water parks at different places. It is one of the top things to do in Port Dickson to have fun and relaxed during the tropical season.
There are slides, paddles, boat paddling, and other activities which are suitable for kids as well as adults. In Lexis Hibiscus resort, there are many water sports activities available, and hence, it is great to enjoy the time.
You can book accommodations online as there are different suite and resort categories. A detailed review of the resort is already mentioned in our blog post.
Tip: Try to visit the water parks during weekdays as there might be crowds during weekends.
10. Cape Rachado
The lighthouse Cape Rachado, built-in 1863 is a great place to visit in Port Dickson. It is located at a distance of 18 Km to the south of Port Dickson. There are many views which is excellent in scenic and astounding views from here.
The lighthouse is located on an uphill and hence it takes a few distances to travel by walk from ground level. The best thing about visiting Cape Rachado is that the view from here is amazing. The Malacca Strait and the coastline are amazing to look at from this spot.
It is a perfect bird watching spot where you can find unique birds. You can find many hidden beaches and spend time at wildlife sanctuaries. To sum up, this place is great for all nature lovers.
- Address: Rumah Api, Tamjung Tuan, Alor Gajoh.
- Timings: 24 Hours
- Entry fee: RM 1
- Time to visit the place: 1 Hour
11. Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is one of the important beaches in Port Dickson, which is a must place to visit. It is also called as Tanjung Biru which is located at a distance of 17 Km from Port Dickson.
There are different wildlife spots on the beach where you can find squirrels and monkeys. The water is calm here at the beach, and it is great for non- swimmers too. If you are looking for a private beach with less crowd, then this is a great pick.
Many rock pools are available, and there are different water sports that can be played here.
- Address: Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson
- Entry fee: Nil
- Time to visit the place: 1 hour
12. Pusat Ikan Hiasan Teluk Kemang
The Marine conservation center and aquarium in Port Dickson are Pusat Ikan Hiasan Teluk Kemang, which is one of the most important things to do in Port Dickson. It is located at Teluk Kemang beach which as small aquariums.
You can find different marine life, such as sea horses, turtles, and clownfish. It is a government research center, and there are many unique marine creatures being preserved here.
Every Hollywood fan can enjoy the beautiful Nemo and Dory fishes here. You can also find some weird kind of fishes at this place.
- Address: Batu 7, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang
- Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 9 AM to 4 PM. Friday- 9 AM – 12 PM; 2.30 PM – 4 PM
- Entry fee: Nil
- Time to visit the place: Two to three hours
13. PD Dream World Upside Down
If you are looking for a different place to spend for a funky and creative entertainment, then PD Dream World Upside Down is the best place. It is one of the things to do in Port Dickson where you can enjoy at three-dimensional galleries and an upside-down house.
The house consists of two levels; one is an upside-down where everything looks strange in a photograph with excellent visuals. Another level is the 3D art which pops out, and it is like Alive gallery.
You can take photos where the illusion of standing upside down will bewilder your friends.
- Address: No 21-G, Medan Remis, Batu 5, Si Rusa, Port Dickson
- Entry fee: RM 25
- Timings: 10.30 AM to 06.30 PM
- Time to visit the place: Three to four hours
14. Telok Kemang Observatory
If you are more into astronomy and fond of stargazing at the sky, then Telok Kemong Observatory is one of the best things to do in Port Dickson. You can look at the sky in Solar observatory during the daytime and dark sky at night.
There are also vintage telescopes which are used many years ago and a number of other equipment to study the sky.
- Address: Jalan Pantai, Negeri Sembilan, Port Dickson
- Entry fee: 3 PM to 5 PM and 10.30 AM to 12 AM
- Time to visit the place: Two hours.
There are different beaches near Port Dickson to have a calm time. Saujana beach, Teluk Kemang beach, Bagan Pinang beach, Tanjung Gemuk beach, Cermin Beach, and many others.
You can perform different water activities like strolling, snorkeling, surfing, and many others. It is a great place to spend close with nature and has a relaxed vacay time.
You can also engage in infamous water sports activities like banana boat rides, skiing, jet skiing, and canoeing are also available here.
16. Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park
The Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park is an ideal place to be with your family and kids. You can watch cowboy-themed shows and even play games out there. This is an indoor theme park that is made for entertaining the visitors. This place is suitable for both adults and kids.
Besides playing games and watching shows, you can enjoy lovely meals at the Burger King joint or Cowboy Café located there. To keep your kids entertained, the park has various enjoyable rides including cowboy-go-round, Wild West desert explorer and rider boat. But the main attraction of the park remains to be the 5D and 7D cowboy shows and movies.
You will also find many souvenir stores out there. You can buy fancy goodies and stuff for your loved ones back at home.
- Address: 59-64, Jalan Ds 2/7, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negari Sembilan
- Timings: Monday to Friday from 11 am to 10 pm, and Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm
- Fees: From RM 5 to RM 15
- Time to spend: Around three hours
17. Extreme Park Port Dickson
If you are looking for something exciting and entertaining in Port Dickinson, then you should try out Extreme Park in Port Dickson. At Extreme Park, you don’t play ordinary games but extreme sports. This makes it a popular spot for all the adventurous junkies. From paintball fight to ATV rides to archery, you can try all sorts of existing sports out there.
At this park, you will find activities that promote teamwork and character building. This place is better enjoyed with your group of friends. But if you are travelling with your kids, then you need to be careful as the park is not meant for small children.
- Address: Palm Spring Resort, Jalan Pantai Batu 13 KM21, Mukim Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan, 71250 Port Dickson
- Timings: Monday, Wednesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. It stays closed on Tuesdays.
- Fees: RM 25 per head
- Time spent to visit the place: Around two to three hours
Tips: It is better to book these activities in advance, instead of entering as walk-in customers.
18. Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Centre
Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Centre is the ideal place for all nature lovers. If you want a break from the chaotic city life, then you can visit this place to refresh your mind. Located 12 km from Port Dickson, this is a preserved forest area existing in Peninsular Malaysia.
You can reach Sungai Menyala by taking a cab or bus ride. People are drawn to this place because of exotic beauty. In Sungai Menyala, you will find a variety of plants and trees. After exploring the place, when you get hungry, you can also enjoy an excellent dining experience out there. This is one of the best things to do in Port Dickson for free.
- Address: N8, 71000 Si Rusa, Negeri Sembilan
- Timings: Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 5 pm
- Fees: Free
- Time takes to visit the place: Around an hour
19. Funny House Port Dickson
For those who want to experience something thrilling on their trip can visit the Funny House in Port Dickson. This is the first and the only haunted house you will find out there.
Funny House will remind you of all the famous parody horror movies you have ever watched. Instead of getting scared, you will have a good laugh seeing all the fake scary things. But you are advised not to take your kids with you as they may get scared.
When in the Funny House, you can click as many pictures as you want. The entire set-up is worth watching. The Funny House is creativity at its best.
- Address: No 5 Lorong Aneka 1 Taman Aneka, Kampung Tanah Merah, 71050 Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan
- Timings: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm
- Time taken to visit the place: Around an hour
20. Port Dickson Gold & Country Club
For those who are fond of playing golf, this is a must-visit place for you. This 18-hole golf course is vast and can accommodate several golf players at the same time. The golf course is located close to the seaside. After you are done playing golf, you can visit the beach to have some quality time with your family.
The cool breeze from the sea and the sound of the crashing waves gives you an excellent environment for playing golf. This is one of the most beautiful locations you will visit in Port Dickson.
- Address: 5, Jalan Pantai, Taman Orkid, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
- Timings: Monday to Sunday
- Fees: From RM 50 To RM 70a
- Time taken to visit the place: Around one to two hours
21. PD Waterfront
One of the primary tourist attractions in Port Dickson is the waterfront. The beautiful view of the waters is worth an experience. From watching the setting sun to dine at some of the best restaurants, this place offers it all. If you are planning to spend some quality time with your family, then this is the place to be.
You can also explore the bars, villas and shopping malls located around the place. While you enjoy the beautiful ambience of the place, you can let your kids play in the funfairs and fly kites. There is a park nearby where you can enjoy the stunning views of the coastal town.
- Address: 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
- Timings: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm
- Time taken to visit the place: Around two hours
22. Enjoy a luxury stay at Lexis Hibiscus.
When in Port Dickson, you should consider staying at Lexis Hibiscus. If you are planning for a luxurious stay, then this could be the perfect choice for you. This luxury resort has all the facilities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. From free Wi-Fi connection to the outdoor pool to luxury air-conditioned rooms, you can enjoy it all at this property.
The staff at the resort are amicable and welcoming. They make sure that you are having a great time at the resort. They also have arrangements for fine dining. There is no such facility that you cannot enjoy at this resort. You can enjoy a comfortable stay in the spacious rooms that are equipped with all the modern amenities you need.
- Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
- Timings: 24/7
- Fees: Starting from RM 640
- Time takes to visit the place: Around 2 to 3 hours
Tips: You are advised to book your stay in advance.
23. Grab a bite of Lamb Char Kuey Teow at King’s Char Kuey Teow
When in Port Dickson you have to try the delicious Lamb Char Kuey Teow dish. This is a noodle dish served with grilled chicken and squid. But the soft, juicy meat of lamb remains the favourite.
This place is mainly famous for serving lamb char kuey teow. If you are a meat lover and have a soft spot for noodles, then you must try this dish out there. The noodles soaked up in the flavourful gravy gives it a rich taste that you are surely going to love. The meat is also cooked tender and juicy so you can enjoy every bite of it.
- Address: Lot 402, 4, Jalan Pantai, Si Rusa
- Timings: Tuesday to Sunday from 3:30 pm to 4 am. It stays closed on Mondays.
- Time takes to reach the place: Around 40 minutes.
24. Saturday Night Market At Saujana Beach
Saujana beach is one of the most popular beaches in Port Dickson. The beautiful view of the beach is what attracts tourists. The beach is famous for a variety of activities. But the Saturday Night Market remains to be the main highlight of the place.
The Saturday Night Market is quite popular among the locals and tourists. The night market features a variety of stalls where you can buy a lot of stuff. You can also eat delicious food at the numerous stalls out there.
- Address: Jalan Midah 1, Taman Midah, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Timings: Nighttime
- Fees: Free
- Time takes to visit the place: About one to two hours
25. Hiking At Bukit Broga
Bukit Broga is also popularly known as Bukit Lalang. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Port Dickson. Surrounded with tall grass and lush greenery, this place is a treat to the eyes. The site is located close to Kuala Lumpur and takes about 40 minutes to reach there.
Tourists are drawn to the place because of the scenic views. The cool breeze around the area makes you feel refreshed. This is also a popular hiking spot for tourists. If you are looking for a bit of adventure amidst a lush green setting, then this could be the perfect place for you. This is undoubted, the best things to do in Port Dickson for free.
- Address: Semenyih, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia
- Timings: All-day
- Entry Fee: Free
- Time takes to visit the place: About 40 minutes
Tips: You should visit the place in the morning around 7 am so that you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
26. Take a day trip to Kuala Lumpur.
If you have enough time in hand, then you can take an exciting day trip to Kuala Lumpur. The quickest route to reach Kuala Lumpur is the North-South Expressway. It takes just an hour to reach Kuala Lumpur, after which you can explore the happening places out there. If you are travelling with your family, then this should be a memorable trip for you.
The journey to Kuala Lumpur from Port Dickson is mostly free of traffic. There are just a few toll stations on the way, and that’s all. The fact that cities in Malaysia are all well-linked with the transport system it makes it easier for you to reach your destination. You can take a private car trip or a cab ride to Kuala Lumpur. If not, then you have buses travelling to your destination.
- Distance: 91.8 km
- Fees: It depends on what transportation you are using.
- Time takes to visit the place: About an hour.
These are the most important things to do in Port Dickson. This guide will help you find the top things and places to visit during your trip to Port Dickson. Have a great time during your trip and leave the comment below of your experience.