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The Popular Tourist Destinations

In the state of Negeri Sembilan, approximately 90 kilometres away from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur lies one of the most famous tourist destinations in Malaysia, Port Dickson.

 

With beautiful coastal areas and beaches stretching over 18km long, Port Dickson is one of the most popular holiday and retreat destinations in Malaysia, especially with urban settlers from busy cities both local and abroad. Its crowd of regular visitors come from as far as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, many whom even brought holiday homes and other properties in the area for their frequent stays.

 

Initially a small charcoal-producing town, Port Dickson experienced great growth when its potential as a port was realised during the early 19th century. Its successful preservation of its pristine beaches, combined with its rapid development attracted much attention and Port Dickson was soon well-known as a great tourism site.

The Port Dickson town is well developed, but for the best beaches one has to travel a few miles out of town. The holiday beach area begins roughly about 4 kilometer away from Port Dickson town, where the white sandy beaches Port Dickson are

 

Famous for begin to be seen. The entire stretch of Port Dickson is also filled with residences, chalets and hotels of many shapes and sizes, catering to almost every budget.

Tanjung Tuan, an area about 17km away from the Port Dickson town is a known to be home to a few beautiful beaches. It is however most notable for its status as an Important Bird Area designated by Birdlife International, with thousands of birds in the area, a fact especially apparent during the spring migration period. Tanjung Tuan is host to the annual Raptor Watch, an initiative by Malaysia Nature Society which gathers bird lovers from all over the country to witness the migration of the birds of prey (raptors) across the Straits of Malacca.