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Visit to Blue Lagoon, Port Dickson, Malaysia: Blue Waters and Relaxation

by Mr Ghaz on 30/03/09 at 7:35 am

For those who would rather remain dry, sitting on a mat placed on the sand in the shade is one of the most enjoyable experiences to be had. The breeze is cool and soft. One can hear birds chirping and squirrels scurrying about on the trees nearby. Then there are always the blue waters to rest one eye on. Ah, life is gentle and peaceful..

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Ten miles south of Port Dickson town in Negeri Sembilan is a short stretch of beach popularly known as “Blue Lagoon”. It is a truly beautiful beach being protected on the left by Cape Rachado, on the right by an outcropping of rocks and in front of it by a small coral reef that is barely visible at low tide.

It is not a lagoon in the strict sense but I suppose the coral reef helped in giving it an impression of being one. It is more of a small bay and the sea water in it is really blue.

To get there we used to have to travel along a narrow winding road through secondary jungle. Now a straight road had been cut through the jungle right from the main road to the beach front. Getting there is no longer a hassle but much less exciting than before.

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Tropical Paradise

The first thing that strikes on seeing the beach is the feeling of peace and tranquility. A few years ago before modern condominiums were built next to the beach, this feeling was even clearer. Even so, the condominiums sort of quietly blend in with the general peaceful atmosphere of the beach.

With stall stately coconut palms and shady pine trees surrounding the fine white sand it is easy to see why many people flock to Blue Lagoon on weekends and holidays. One could say that the setting here is not unlike that described as a “tropical paradise” by some western writers.

When the tide comes in, one could swim around to one’ s delight. The stretch of water that is suitable for swimming is only about three hundred meters long, but it is about one of the loveliest stretches of water one can ever find. The beach that is close to Cape Rachado and the rocky outcropping is not very suitable because of mud and sharp rocks. So as long as one remains in the center of the bay, it is sheer watery joy.

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Colorful Fishes at Play Among the Corals

When the tide is low, the water virtually disappears from the bay. The clear blue sea gives way to pale wet sand inter-spaced with tidal pools. In this shallow tidal pools can be found crabs, other little marine creatures. Hundred of little red crabs crawl out to forage on the wet sand. It is always quite a sight to see these red creatures spread out all over the exposed sand. When approached these little ones merely bury them – selves in the sand and nothing short of digging will make them come out. You have to be pretty quick if you ever hope to catch one of these fellows before it buries itself underground.

Right on the boundary between the sea and sand is the small stretch of coral reef mentioned earlier. It used to be teeming with fish and the view underwater (with proper equipment) was simply beautiful. Sadly though, much of the lovely corals were destroyed by man. Nevertheless one can still see colorful fishes at play among the corals. Sometimes one can see a fisherman or two trying to catch these fish.

At the next change of tide it is prudent to head for the beach as quickly as possible. Here at Blue Lagoon high tide brings the water in very quickly and woe betide anybody who gets caught by the sea that suddenly becomes too deep. There were cases drowning here before. I was nearly a victim too. I learned to respect the sea. A shallow tidal pool only ankle – deep can turn into a six – foot – deep sea in a very short time. So safety – first is the best policy to adopt here. When the tide comes in, keep close to the beach and enjoy the sea.

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Source: www.shahnon.com/archive/2008_10_01_archive.html

Life is Gentle and Peaceful

For those who would rather remain dry, sitting on a mat placed on the sand in the shade is one of the most enjoyable experiences to be had. The breeze is cool and soft. One can hear birds chirping and squirrels scurrying about on the trees nearby. Then there are always the blue waters to rest one eye on. Ah, life is gentle and peaceful.

It does not really matter whether it is on a weekend, if you happen to get to Port Dickson, drop by at the Blue Lagoon and play in its blue waters, or simply sit down quietly for a change. It is wonderful.

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Unofre Pili

Mar 30th, 2009

Wow! so beautiful Malaysia.

OhSugar

Mar 30th, 2009

You did it again. You always brings such vibrant photos attached to a great article. Thanks for sharing.

The Quail

Mar 30th, 2009

Malaysia is where i want to retire once I become rich and famous as well know writer..lol. Awesome article with some very cool pictures to! Well Done!

Darla Beck

Mar 30th, 2009

Interesting article and beautiful photos!

payge

Mar 30th, 2009

Fantastic article and awesome pictures.I wanna hop on a plane and see it myself,but is afraid of heights and cant fly.But thanks to you,I got to visit anyway,thank you.

Debra Mann

Mar 30th, 2009

Wonderful article and pictures, Mr Ghanz!

C. S. Robins

Mar 30th, 2009

Great pictures…If you were to include the word “you” when writing the descriptions of the experiences it would help the readers feel like they were almost there and give them a desire to be where you were you are describing so vividly.

Kate Smedley

Mar 30th, 2009

Yet another beautiful article, thanks for sharing this – and the photos, I would love to visit!

Kalaiselvan

Mar 30th, 2009

Nice and cool picture Mr. Ghaz.. Good work…

monica55

Mar 30th, 2009

Beautiful work as usual. I hope to go there some day.
Monica

Jo Oliver

Mar 30th, 2009

This looks like my kinda place. OMG the water is so blue; excellent pic. thx for the info.

Elizabeth Abbott

Mar 30th, 2009

THE BLUE LAGOON DOES EXIST! I absolutely need to vacation here. The is beautifully presented. I enjoyed every second of it. Felt like I was there.

clay hurtubise

Mar 30th, 2009

I’m the 12th poster, so I get free tickets, right?
Thanks,
Clay

Antonette Ramos

Mar 30th, 2009

wow! the photos are really captivating… a lot of thanks for sharing….

:-)

PR Mace

Mar 31st, 2009

So beautiful, can I come over now?

rutherfranc

Mar 31st, 2009

another great tour Mr. Ghaz.. thanks for guiding us throught it all..

Christine Ramsay

Mar 31st, 2009

That sounds such a blissful place to be. A beautiful description. I feel the peace overflowing from the article.
Great work.

Christine

weegysgram

Mar 31st, 2009

The area is beautiful, thanks for the photos I really enjoyed them.

Melody SJAL

Mar 31st, 2009

Great article, and nice photos.

Mr Cool

Mar 31st, 2009

It sounds like a great tranquil area but I prefer ski holidays.

cleblanc

Mar 31st, 2009

this is a great article and the pictures are amazing. great write!

Betty Carew

Mar 31st, 2009

Awesomely beautiful Mr Ghaz excellent article

Inna Tysoe

Mar 31st, 2009

It sounds.. and looks wonderful.

Thank you,

Inna

papaleng

Mar 31st, 2009

another nice article. thanks for the tour.

CutestPrincess

Apr 2nd, 2009

i always admire the sincerity of your work…

Kimberly Moore

Apr 2nd, 2009

I’m soo there!! Breathtaking Pictures and always been a fan of the water:)

ShaFar

Apr 3rd, 2009

Very breathtaking. Such a wonderful inspiration to write of.
It is amazing how beautiful the world is.

Glynis Smy

Apr 25th, 2009

Now I could sit and write on one of those beaches!! Lovely.

Mystical Whitewolf

May 16th, 2009

Spectacular piece……..Beautiful photos

Paige

Jul 23rd, 2009

I’m looking at traveling to Malaysia for a MUCH needed vacation. Is it pretty easy to navigate down to Blue Lagoon from KL for the day? I saw something about Port Dickson and the beaches being littered. Feedback is REALLY appreciated. Your photos have pretty much sealed my decision:)

Juancav

Jul 28th, 2009

Amazing country.

hollynoel001

Jul 28th, 2009

so beautiful and such inviting waters thanks

susan

Jul 28th, 2009

I am ready to pack my bags and go. What at beautiful palce (and well written).

DA Cournean

Jul 28th, 2009

Beautiful!!!

John

Jul 28th, 2009

Lovely

California Dreamer

Aug 23rd, 2009

Nice article, can I fly there today, lol

Nadia Ahmad Kamal

Jan 22nd, 2010

Thanks for featuring Blue Lagoon, and I found your post to be very comprehensive!

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