Tourism Malaysia

Pasir Panjang Recreational Park

“This lush recreational park is situated within a 13-hectare forest reserve at Kampung Teluk, a coastal village in Port Dickson.”

This lush recreational park is situated within a 13ha forest reserve at Kampung Teluk, a coastal village in Port Dickson. Situated 28km from Port Dickson town and two minutes drive from Pasir Panjang, it is easily accessible from the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway or Pedas-Linggi toll plaza of the scenic North-South Highway.

With amenitiesĀ like parking areas, huts, toilets, walking track and children’s playground, the recreational park is a favourite family outing spot. It is also well-known physical training arena as the forest houses two OBS-type physical challenge camps, one managed by PDS CampĀ and Resort while the other by the National Youth Leadership Institute (IKBN). These camps are well equipped with variuos facilities for physical training including an obstacle course, confidence test, platform for abseiling, equipment for kayaking and boating as well as an administration building and hostels. Thus, it is a popular training arena for corporate companies, government agencies and students from schools and higher learning institutions.

The profile of trees and shrubs covering the hills and valleys with roots, branches and fallen leaves carpeting the forest floor makes this forest a haunt fo nature lovers. With it’s abundance of flora and fauna, it is no wonder that many traditional medicine practitioners can be spotted scouring the woods for medicinal herbs and plants.

Trekking through this beautiful forest, you may come accross an old tomb at the peak of Bukit Kurau. There is also a bay where you will find many shrimp-netters casting their nets which doubles up as an area is filled with villagers looking for kupang (a kind of cockle, delicious when cooked sweet-sour). At high tide, a beautiful view of several offshore floating decks can be seen from the forest. These decks, installed with wooden stools, are a favourite among anglers.

Nearby this recreational park, you will find food stalls operating late into the night. Located amidst a fishing village, this stalls offer delicious mouth-watering dishes (grilled or otherwise) of fish, shrimps, crabs and squids fresh from the sea.

Last viewed – October 17, 2011

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