#Throwback Port Dickson Getaway – Hotel Review

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ACCOMMODATION

Went for a short ‘first wedding anniversary’ in 2015 (yes this is a ‘throwback’) to Port Dickson. Just me, my husband and of course our son who was 2 months old that time! Stayed at Lexis Port Dickson, booked via Agoda. There’s a choice between staying at the water chalet or the main building/tower sea view. Since our son was still so small and we’ve read that the buggy might be a bit slow and late (also the weather can be quite hot) we decided to book a room at the tower sea view. Room is spacious, with 1 king and 1 queen bed and the view was great! However if you would like to swim and relax on the beach, this hotel might not be the choice for you as you will need to drive out to the beach.

  • Image taken from Agoda

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Basically we didn’t really do much or go out much. Most of the time we were in our room, relaxing (and baby was sleeping most of the time and the weather was hot!) However we did stop by at the Upside Down House Gallery Port Dickson before heading back to Kuala Lumpur.

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Getaway – Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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GETTING THERE

I was looking through Air Asia‘s website (because I knew they are having some sort of a promotion) and I was lucky that I manage to get a GREAT DEAL for a return flight ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru! Only RM78 for a two-way (return) ticket!! Besides flying there, you can also take a bus or drive there directly.

ACCOMMODATION

Since this getaway is meant to be a ‘cheap’ getaway, decided to stay at Tune Hotels. The rate is cheap, but it depends on what ‘add-on’ service(s) you required during your stay. The lesser the ‘add-on’, the cheaper the rate will be. Based on the rate that I have paid for, my comment for Tune Hotels, Danga Bay is … SATISFACTORY! The bed is comfortable and I love the power shower 😉

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GETTING AROUND

Most of the time I just take a taxi (except for going to Legoland, took a shuttle bus). Here’s a number to call if you need one. Usually i will call the Public Cab

  • Public Cab: 07-241 3111
  • Mawar Radio Taxi: 07-235 2020

THINGS TO DO AND SEE

These are some of the things I did during my visit to Johor Bahru.

  • Danga Bay – used to be a hip & lively place but now there are lesser people visiting this place. It’s a nice place to take photos though 😉

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  • Legoland Malaysia – On 15 September 2012, Legoland Malaysia was officially open to the public. To go there from Tune Hotel, you can just take a shuttle bus; RM15 for a return ticket, from and to hotel.

DAY TICKET:

Ticket Reg. price Online (7-Days Advance Booking)
1-Day Ticket Adult (12-59) RM 140 RM 105
1-Day Ticket Child (3-11) RM 110 RM 82.50
1-Day Ticket Senior (60+) RM 110 RM 82.50

ANNUAL PASS:

Use the LEGOLAND Annual Pass on all days of regular park operation including weekends, public and school holidays at LEGOLAND Malaysia for a full 12 months.
Ticket   Reg. price
LEGOLAND Annual Pass  (Adult, 12-59 years old) RM275 / SGD115
LEGOLAND Annual Pass  (Child, 3-11 years old) RM210 / SGD88
LEGOLAND Annual Pass  (Senior, 60+ years old) RM210 / SGD88

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  • Johor Premium Outlets – Johor Premium Outlets @ JPO, is a place where you can get original branded stuff at a cheaper price! Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nike, Adidas, Guess, La Senza & more!!

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  • Shopping & other entertainment – Went to Johor Bahru City Square & KSL City Mall for dining, shopping & movie 🙂

FOOD

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Fun-filled Holiday – Clubmed Cherating

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THE HOLIDAY

Cherating is a nice beach located in the state of Pahang. The latest visit there (actually 2 years ago, 2010), I only stayed within Clubmed area and didn’t really go out. However I won’t really complain since it is such a nice place to be.

Within Clubmed itself, there are a lot of activities that can be done. A lot of facilities such as spa, gym, swimming pool, playground, squash & tennis court, archery, golf, mini cinema, sports area, and trapeze are available! During night time, there will be different entertainment & performances, which will be performed by the staffs themselves at the theater. FUN FUN FUN!! 😀

If going to the beach is more of your thing, don’t worry! They have their own private beach so there’s not much of a crowd. If you prefer a more crowded beach, go can still go out! 😉

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Island Getaway – Pulau Langkawi

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THE TRIP

Last year, went to Pulau Langkawi. Pulau Langkawi or Langkawi Island (pulau means island) is located in the state of Kedah. It is a well known island to Malaysians for its beautiful beaches and islands, as well as the DUTY FREE ZONE!! It is a heaven for chocolate addict like me since the chocolate there are soooooooooooo cheap!! Chocolate, tobacco and liquor there are the main attraction but do keep in mind that there is a certain quota for tobacco and liquor that you can bring out of the island. NO QUOTA FOR CHOCOLATES! HURRAH for that! 😀

 

GETTING THERE

The easiest way to go to Pulau Langkawi is by flight. There’s plenty of direct flight from various places either within Malaysia or outside. Just look for Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines System or Fireflyz. Pulau Langkawi is also accessible via boat. Just hop onto Langkawi ferry or a boat from Telaga Harbour (from Langkawi, you can go to Koh Lipe Thailand)

THINGS TO DO

  • Island Hopping: Tours for island hopping can be arrange either from a tour agency or at a hotel (depending whether they provide the service or not). Went for island hopping to Beras Basah Beach (beras means rice and basah means wet), eagle feeding and Pulau Dayang Bunting (which looks like a pregnant lady lying down). If you realize there’s a lot of people at the beach, those people would be me and my colleagues! 😀

  • Go-kart: Go-karting at Morac International Karting. Adrenaline Rush!! LOVE IT!

  • Cable Car Ride and Hanging Bridge: Ride the cable car to the top of Gunung Mat Chinchang and walk across the 700m high Sky Bridge for a spectacular view of the islands and Thailand.

     

  • There are many more that can be done there. Just click on the link provided towards the end of this post

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Beach Getaway – Port Dickson

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THE GETAWAY

Went for a short getaway for 3 days 2 nights with dearest family to Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. A nice place to chill!

ACCOMMODATION

Stayed at Tiara Beach Resort. Experience staying here is not that good. My own opinion … this place is poorly maintain! However since I went there with family and there are 3 kids (not my own but my sister’s! :P) easy access to the water park is good enough. If you prefer to stay by the beach, then this is not the place to be, since you need to drive out to go to the beach.

THE BEACH

THE FOOD

SHOPPING

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