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Pantai Purnama

Pantai Purnama is a beach destination at 9th mile of Port Dickson, isolated from view along the main road through PD but accessible through residential areas. The name translates to ‘Moonlight’ in English, refering to its peaceful environment ideal for gazing at the moon at night. The beach itself begins from the base of Teluk Kemang Observatory, but the coastal strip lies uninterrupted till reaching Blue Lagoon.

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PD Ostrich Show Farm

Ostrich farms are common in Negeri Sembilan. There are two major ones in the state. One is in Seremban and the other is in Port Dickson. Although it is an ostrich farm, you will get to see various farm animals like ponies, goats, ducks, turkeys, parrots, hedgehogs, guinea pigs and rabbits. Visitors usually spend time feeding the animals while on the tour.

You can also take the kids to visit the Herb Garden for a pony ride, or just explore the entire farm. There are also fun information boards throughout the farm that will educate and test your general knowledge on ostriches.

You’ll get to try ostrich meat and eggs in the restaurant found at the farm. That opportunity doesn’t come by often so make sure everyone in your group gets a lion’s share.  

Address: Lot 1419, Jalan Perdana 4, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (9.30am-6pm)
Price: Depends on attractions. Kindly refer to website for details
Duration: Around two hours

Army Museum Port Dickson

If you want to know more about Malaysia’s military then head for the Army Museum of Port Dickson. This museum is located next to a military base, about 7 km from the town centre.

Before you enter the museum complex,  you can learn more about the armoury, warplanes, and cannons used by the military at the open-air site. Inside the museum, you’ll be awed by the tanks, weaponry, and army exhibits that will not only give you a glimpse of that past but will educate you on warfare as well.

Also, don’t miss the unique Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) Tunnel while in the Army Museum. It was an underground network of tunnels used by the communist rebellion during the emergency period. Everyone gets to experience exploring the tunnels during the tour. The tunnels are well ventilated, although it may be a bit dark in certain places. You’ll learn more about the function of the tunnels from the museum officers.

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Address: Kem Sirusa, Persiaran Pahlawan, Kampung Baru Sirusa, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (10am-5pm), Closed on Monday-Tuesday
Price: Free admission
Duration: About two hours