Weekend in Port Dickson

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The company’s annual dinner was held last weekend at a resort in Port Dickson, which is on the Strait of Malacca south of KL. The resort is lovely – old and a bit dishevelled but it has heaps of character and this beautiful adults-only pool (there is another pool for families) in which I had a fantastic swim. Our room was a wooden chalet on stilts over the water, with a shower that was open to the sky (skylight) and the sea (slatted wooden floor beside the stone shower floor). There was also a day bed beside a window that opened over the water – perfect for sitting while reading or having a coffee accompanied by the slap of small waves and the sounds of the birds. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The next day we explored the Cape Rachado Forest Reserve and walked through dense jungle to the site of the lighthouse. The original structure was built by the Portuguese in 1528. It has been modernised and there is now a radar transmitter on the site. It was well worth walking up there despite the heat. We hope to return sometime to catch a glimpse of the migratory raptors that use the cape as a resting place on their way north.

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