PORT DICKSON TOWN
Approach from the west between the Pulau Arang beacon and the buoy marking the pipeline running out from the coast.
Anchorage can be found off the small old town jetty in 2-5 metres on a muddy bottom. This spot in front of the drive-through McDonalds is well protected from the north, but is open to squalls from other directions. It’s a good spot to stop in for a crew ‘Macca’s Fix’ a day up from Singapore. Further north is the Shell Oil terminal jetty, which can be seen from well offshore.
The town of Port Dickson is the weekend beach get-a-way for residents of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. It has CIQ check-in facilities at the immigration office in town, reasonable shopping, some nice beaches, hotels and excellent local restaurants. Good shopping and eating options are all within easy walking distance, as is the bus station. Taxis are easy to find from around the McDonalds.