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Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse / Cape Rachado

Situated 17 km south of Port Dickson. It is formerly known as Cape Rachado. Lies on the boundary with Melaka. There is a colonial-styled lighthouse at the top built by the Portugese in 1860 to help ships passing the harbour near Tanjung. One can catch the spectacular view of the Straits of Melaka.

Fort Kempas

This historical site is 23 km away from Port Dickson. Here lies the old grave of one of the leading histocal personalities 'Keramat Ujang Pasir - Ulama Sheikh Ahmad Makhtum'. Beside the grave is the famous 'Batu Bersurat ' depicting his flight and struggle.

Fort Lukut

This fort, situated about 30 km from Seremban , is steep in history. Painstakingly built between 1826 and 1827 to be exact, its existence came into being during the heyday of the state's tin industry. Located about a kilometer from the Seremban - Port Dickson trunk road, Fort Lukut was built by raja jumaat to provide a safe haven during More turbulent times in the state's history. The fort has now become another tourist attraction for Negeri Sembilan. Travelling to Fort Lukut will bring the visitor past many neatly-planted rows of rubber trees and oil palms, which are among the mainstays of the state's economy.

Kota Lukut Museum Complex

This museum houses a chapter on the country's past from the exhibits of the NASSAU shipwreck to the beginnings of Kota Lukut. NASSAU is the famous Dutch East Indiaman battleship that belongs to EIC which sank at longitude 101&xB0;41'19 east, latitude 2&xB0;31'55 north during the Battle of Cape Rachado (Tanjung Tuan) on August 18, 1606. This is the battle fought between Dutch and Portuguese to takeover Malacca. Exhibits include among others coins, spain shillings, campass ring, pewter spoon, musket of varying sizes and Zelfpotten (North European kind of ceramic) used for medicinal purposes. Visiting Hours : Sat - Thurs 9 am - 5pm Fri 9am -12 noon & 3pm - 5 pm

Raja Jumaat's Fort

Situated about seven kilometres from Port Dickson. The fort once belonged to Raja Jumaat, the 19th century Bugis warrior. Built in 1847, the fort was to control the lucrative tin trade in the area. Within its vicinity, there are remains of an old palace and a royal burial ground.

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