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 a 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.
Kampung Si Rusa which is located in Port Dickson is connected through Seremban by the North-South Highway, strategically linking various states and cities around Peninsular Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, to this popular beach resort destination. Port Dickson is easily accessible from most major towns of peninsular Malaysia. It takes just an hour and half to two hours by car to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson along the North-South Expressway or ELITE highway. For guests from Singapore who are interested to experience this amazing place, the duration is about 4 hours driving and there is option to fly to KLIA and take taxi or Grab/Uber to this town.
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.
Hotel Seri Malaysia Port Dickson is ideally located overlooking the Straits of Malacca. A modern highway which serves almost right up to Port Dickson make an hour's drive a breeze. This small town which used to be famous for its charcoal produce, later developed into a favourite tourist destination with its sprawling beaches.It is a great and fun place for a family outings and weekends getaway. Seaside and beach activities are abound and you may want to try the horse riding and go-cart by the beach while watching the sunset.