Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Holidaying in Port Dickson

The last school holiday, I took my kids to Port Dickson, which is really the cheapest holiday thet I can give them. And that need heavy coaxing from my dad the ever holiday maker pulak too. Well, Port Dickson is Port Dicksonlah. The sun, the beach, the sun, the beach, the pool, water, water and the sun again. It's not the best beach in Malaysia but it's one of the nearest and most developed. It gets cheaper when you are using the company's condo. He he.

My children had their time of their life. Holiday with children is basically getting wet and splashy preferably the whole day. They really don't care about other things. Mandi sampai hitam pun tak apa. I notice lately with the kids my holiday is not the kind of holiday I used to have ten years ago. Sigh..

Anyway, at least I went to one interesting place in Port Dickson. CAPE RACHARDO. Do you know Cape Rachardo? Well Cape rachardo is basically Tg. Tuan about 2km from Port Dickson itself. Tapik yang peliknya ianya dalam jajahan Melaka bukan Negeri Sembilan.

Tg. Tuan hosts the oldest lighthouse of Malaysia. Built in the 16th century by the Portuguese when they invaded Tanah Malaya dulu.

MalaysiaThe notice says : Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia. It stands on the highest point of cape and was built in 1860 after the original was destroyed during a war in the 16th century. It is believed that Parameswara, the first Sultan of Malacca, was buried in the area.

Many historically important events have taken place in th seas around the cape. It was the site of a fierce battle between the Dutch and Portuguese armadas in 1606, which resulted in the sinking of four warships, including the famous Dutch man-of-war, the Nassay.

The forests of Tanjung Tuan, which was also known as Cape Rachardo, boasts diverse flora and fauna, including 54 species of birds. It is a stopover for over 300,000 migrating birds annually.


Do you know that Tg. Tuan is a meeting point for raptors migrating throughout Asia and Australia. Tg. Tuan is the shortest point to Sumatera at 38km. Some people can swim at that length and also get Dato'ship.

MalaysiaThe notice says : Raptors Species

Eagle, hawks, Buzzards, Kites, Falcons

Tanjung Tuan – Favourite crossing point from Sumatera and March (1800-2000 birds arrived in one day)

EAST ASIAN_AUSTRALIA FLYWAY








MalaysiaThe notice says:Tanjung Tuan Wildlife Sanctuary

Area of 60.7hectares

Coastal Dipterocarp Hill Forest which still exist in Malaysia,

54 species of wild birds classified into local and migratory birds and 3 species of primate.

From ecology view, scientist believed that Tanjung Tuan is the bridge for the transfer of flora and fauna from Mainland Asia to Indonesia land,

This is an important route place for the migration of birds from Asia Continent to the Soth and vice versa (Southward and Northward migration).


MalaysiaThe notice board says : Tanjung Tuan wildlife sanctuary trails

Air pusar
Terumbu karang
Monkey bay
Pelantar pemerhati
Rintis paya bakau

I really wanted to go to that Air Pusar but sigh, it's a long walk and with kids..hmmm susah.





The notie board says:NO PERSON(S) ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE PREMISE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE HARBOUR MASTER OF MELAKA Don't ask me how I get up there?

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6 comments:

wan said...

hoho.. bestnya mummy.. macam best je port dickson ni. i've never been there maybe sbb beaches near me pun ta abis explore. but heyyyyy sawachhhhhhhhhh.. jom pi...

aie yang comot said...

normally, we will use the beach road kalau nak balik ke KL dari Muar. Scenery chantek..pas tuh boleh singgah Blue Lagoon..

tempat jatuh lagi dikenang
inikan pulak tempat dating ;)

Leen Ash Burn said...

Er I also know that there's a killer seafood place kat situ gak *tempat makaaaan je tau* hehee

lollies said...

aie-hah dah dekatlah tu dengan Cape Rachardo..tempat berendut ya?

wan-kalau dengan sawach..pi lah tempat yang lagi hebat. PD ni untuk kanak2 riang.

leen- ya ke? kat mana tu?

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