Port Dickson

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This popular weekend getaway has one of the longest beached in Malaysia. Sunkissed and fringed by swaying coconut trees and casuarinas, the Teluk Kembang and Blue Lagoon beaches are ideal for a wide spectrum of beach activities and water sports like parasailing, canoeing, yatching and speed boat rides. Relaxing spa treatments can be enjoyed at larger resort nearby. Before you leave, enjoy a lovely meal of seafood as you watch the sun set against the Straits of Malacca.

Lukut Museum

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History enthusiasts should make a trip to the historical town of Lukut and visit its main attractions, the Lukut Museum and Fort. Here, you can read about Lukut’s golden era as the capital of the tin trade or pore over artifacts from the Nassau shipwreck, a Dutch East India battleship, which sank off the coast of Port Dickson in 1606. Further away, are the ruins of the Lukut Fort. It was built in 1847 to protect the town’s booming tin trade. Other attractions here include the legendary ‘poisoned well’ that is believed to be used to punish criminals in the ancient days.

Army Museum, Port Dickson

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Find out everything you want to know about the Malaysian army here. This museum traces the history, contributions and achievements of the army from the days of the Malacca Sultanate until the present. Apart from kiosks as well as information and graphic panels, the museum also utilises the Pepper Ghost terchnology for its audio visual presentation, the first of its kind in Malaysia. Also on display are canons, tanks, locomotives and vehicles used during the war. The Army Museum is lacated in Port Dickson, home to the first Malay Regiment batch in 1933.

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Sea-walking to explore the underwater world

If you prefer not to go out too far off mainland, just a 20-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, this marine park is a vibrant playground for sun-seekers. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park consists of five islands, Gaya, Sapi, Sulug, Manukan and Mamutik. This cluster of tropical islands is ideal for day trips.

The marine is well guarded and there are ranger stations on some of the islands if you need assistnce.

Accommodation is available at Gaya (the biggest island) as well as Manukan. The staging point to the islands is from the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal.

Must do:

  • Try sea-walking at Sapi Island, a novel way for non-divers to explore the underwater world
  • You can either dive in the crystal clear sea for a swim , snorkelling or ride one these special glass boat to give you an optimum view of the marine life underwater
  • Camp out at the islands of Sapi and Mamutik
  • Enjoy the thrill of parasailing above the emerald waters
  • Go island-gopping or ride a banana boat

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More Interesting Places in Sabah

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The Penang Beach attractions lies mainly on the northern stretch of the island. Starting from Esplanades in Georgetown right up to Teluk Bahang in the north wet corner.

  • Esplanades – This is a seafront promenade bordering an open field where festivals and events are often held. Located along this winding stretch are a War Memorial to fallen soldiers, a hawker food court and the ancient Fort Conwallis.

  • Gurney Drive – Named after Sir Henry Gurney, a High Commissioner of Malaya, this seafrontpromenade is famous for its open air hawker centre and Gurney Plaza, an upscaleĀ  Shopping Mall with internatinal boutiques.

  • Batu Feringgi – This is one of Penang most popular beaches and has drawn tourists all year round to its sandy beaches. Along the winding stretch of the coast, you will find a host of attractions from water sports, parasailing, jetskiing and many beach front hotels for your choice.

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