Port Dickson, Malaysia · 51 hotels available
Kampung Si Rusa is one of the townships located in the district of Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. There is also a subdistrict in Port Dickson which is named Si Rusa, which houses one of the army camps of the Malaysian Army. This area as Port Dickson in a whole, historically produced charcoal and was named as “Arang”. Later, during the Straits Settlement period, the British decided to develop the area as a small port. Under officer Dickson, the area flourished as an harbour and trading centre. The tourism sector has been a strong economic activity in Port Dickson that has attracted tourists from all over the country and also from the neighbouring city-state of Singapore. This is true especially in the 1990s where a lot of resorts and holiday homes were being built nearby the beach stretch from Tanjung Gemuk to Tanjung Tuan. Consequently Kampung Si Rusa too enjoyed the benefits gained from the influx of visitors. In 2009, the current Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has declared Port Dickson as an Army Town due to its plentiful of army camps in its areas like Segenting Karah, Segenting, Si Rusa and Senggala.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the North-South Expressway (PLUS) exiting at Port Dickson exit before continuing the journey towards Kampung Sri Rusa. The journey could take up around one hour.
The nearest express bus terminal is located at Terminal One, Seremban. Take the trip directly to Seremban from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Sanwa Tours, KPB Express and Kesatuan Express. From here, hop on a local route bus to Kampung Sri Rusa.
Tanjung Tuan Beach is where Port Dickson’s best kept secrets are held – due to the status as a protected park, the beaches along the forested cape are pristine with white sand and crystal clear water. In addition to that, there is a jungle nearby which is a nature reserve of abundant species of flora and fauna. Visitors have to hike through the jungle and go down hilly slopes to reach these isolated beaches. Each of them has its own attractions and charm that will leave visitors mesmerized and feeling worthy of undergoing such a journey to reach the beaches.
Another interesting place for sightseeing when visitors are in Kampung Si Rusa is the Cape Rachado Lighthouse located at Tanjung Tuan. The lighthouse gets its name from the cape, which is derived from the Portuguese word meaning ‘Broken Cape’. The lighthouse was built as a control tower for the Straits of Malacca by the Portuguese colonial forces back in 1528. Today, the lighthouse stands still with modern modifications for the visitors to able to do bird-watching and enjoy the amazing view of the sea from the top.
Army Museum is located in Si Rusa district, which is within close proximities to the military base. Owned by the Malaysian Royal Armed Forces, the musuem exhibits some of the forces’ exploits and achievements throughout its history of establishment. It also houses some of the decommissioned military vehicles which have been used by the army in its glory days, but nowadays have been given an artsy touch to grace the visitors coming to the musuem. Entrance is free.
A three-star hotel situated in Si Rusa subdistrict. A great hotel with abundant facilities at affordable prices.
Hotel Seri Malaysia is one of the established hotels here. At a budget rate and close proximities to the beaches, this hotel offers comfort and satisfactory stay.
One of the premium resorts situated in Port Dickson. This hotel has luxuriously elegant setup and is close to the town, which is easy for visitors to get their necessities.