A forest to cherish in Tangjung Tuan

Tembusu trees, Tg Tuan, Port Dickson – courtesy of Toh HL

A forest to cherish in Tangjung Tuan

Fortunately, Tanjung Tuan has been gazetted as a forest reserve since 1921 and as a wildlife sanctuary since 1971. We certainly hope this natural beauty would remain as a reserve and sanctuary for eternity for the public as well as for the flora and fauna. During most weekends and public holidays, this small sanctuary is swarmed with hundreds of hikers, a testimony of its attractions.

Sunrise in Tangjung Tuan, Port Dickson – courtesy of TohHL

The breath-taking beauty of the forest, boulders, beaches, cliffs and sea proves irresistible to most of us. Hikers come for exercise. But it’s normal for us to take photos of strange trees, fungi, unique rock formations. Also, on rare occasions we took our poses amongst rock pools and watched whirlpools while hiking.

Note:

This is a post by Toh HL. Coauthor, Toh HL is an avid cameraman. He used to teach physics. It’s much later I discover that he is a good writer too!

Tourists’ Miss Is Our Gain!

Tourists’ Miss Is Our Gain!

Tourists fly thousands of kilometers to see exotic places.
The pristine corners of Port Dickson are ignored.
We have them all to ourselves.
We are not complaining, but feel it’s ironic. – Co-author Toh HL

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Travelling does not have to be expensive
if one cares to appreciate the treasures
around and near us!

Soak one’s self
in the serenity of nature’s beauty,
sounds of rhythmic rolling of waves,
and the distant cries of birds in the forest! – Chen S.P. @ TPTan

The Dutch well- a remnant left behind

The Dutch well- a remnant left behind – at Tangjung Tuan

by Toh HL , co-author and photographer, 27 May 2021

The Dutch well in Tangjung Tuan
In Tangjung Tuan, there is this boulder. 
On top of it, is a dent that appears like the shape of a footprint. 
The local mythology claims this to be the footprint 
of Hang Tuah, an ancient Malacca warrior, 
during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. 
It is said he visited Tanjung Tuan, but exaggeration claims
he jumped from Malacca to Tanjung Tuan.

There are two wells; the Rubiah well and the Dutch well.
It seems this well was dug by the Dutch. 
One wonders if these wells were dug for use by the lighthouse keepers. 
Were foreigners or locals manning the lighthouse then?
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Tourists’ Miss Is Our Gain!

Tourists’ Miss Is Our Gain!

Tourists fly thousands of kilometers to see exotic places.
The pristine corners of Port Dickson are ignored.
We have them all to ourselves.
We are not complaining, but feel it’s ironic. – Co-author Toh HL

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Travelling does not have to be expensive
if one cares to appreciate the treasures
around and near us!

Soak one’s self
in the serenity of nature’s beauty,
sounds of rhythmic rolling of waves,
and the distant cries of birds in the forest! – Chen S.P. @ TPTan