Port Dickson is probably more well known than Seremban, the capital of Negeri Sembilan, for a good reason. There’s next to nothing of interest in Seremban other than Seremban Siew Pau (baked pork bun). At least, the Siew Pau is really good. I took the recommendation of someone who’s lived in Seremban a long time and bought the Siew Pau from Warong Seremban Siew Pow (1607, Jalan Rasah, minutes from North-South Highway exit 219), which is under the same company as the better-known one called Empayar. This was probably one of their older premises.
Port Dickson is famous for its water chalets – chalets built on stilts above seawater. To be honest, the dirty seawaters of the straits of Malacca is nothing beautiful to behold, but it is the sea after all. Besides the resorts, there is just one other attraction in and around Port Dickson – seafood.
When I googled, the restaurant that seem to show up most frequently was Tian Tian. It was quite a distance from Lukut town, which is practically lined with seafood restaurants. I decided to give it a try, but it turned out to be very disappointing compared to the two I have tried in Lukut town years ago. Everything tasted thick and heavy, though very fresh indeed.
Broga Hill is a popular hill for hiking, with views of rolling hills. We arrived real late, past 11am, and the sun was too scorching hot. The hike was also rather strenuous and dangerous, in fact impossible with a kid on the back. I left my wife and kids halfway up and dashed to the first peak and quickly returned to avoid sunburn. At this time of the day you’ll definitely have the hill to yourself. When you have descended to the starting point, there’s no way you can refuse getting some coconut juice to quench your thirst.