Port Dickson is located in the western region of Negeri Sembilan, and is around 90 km from Kuala Lumpur and 32km from Seremban. It came into being as a small town built around charcoal production, but was later developed as a small port by the British during the Strait Settlement period. It evolved into a busy trading centre with the construction of railway and other transport lines and although it now boasts 89,000 residents and an ever-increasing number of tourists, its beautiful beaches are fairly well preserved. Frequent buses, commuter trains, and taxis operate between Pork Dickson and Kuala Lumpur, with the journey taking one to one-and-a-half hours.
The main attraction of Port Dickson is the beautiful, clear stretch of beaches facing the blue sea and it is a particular for holidaying Singaporeans. Beaches start at Port Dickson town and stretch 15 km to Pasir Panjang in the south. Along this stretch are many popular spots for swimming, sun bathing and water sports. Different beaches offer different kinds of recreational activities be they jet-skiing, canoe riding, parasailing, or nature based activities such as fishing for saltwater fish and crabbing.
For shopping, on Saturday evenings, a ‘Pasar Malam’ or night market takes place near the centre of the town. Eating options abound and the town’s daytime shopping district is centered around retail and food court called the Central Market.