Port Dickson forest reserve rebranded for tourism


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  • Sunday, 09 Aug 2020

Fancy a ride?: A rider wearing a face mask tending to a horse at the Sungai Menyala PD Forest. Horse-riding is one of the activities the public can enjoy in the area. — Bernama

PORT DICKSON: The Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Centre has been rebranded as Sungai Menyala PD Forest, says Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.

He said the rebranding was to boost the number of visitors to the state, famous for its beautiful beaches in Port Dickson.

“We would like people to know that Port Dickson not only has beautiful beaches but also a unique forest that offers a multitude

of activities for visitors such as extreme cycling, camping, horse-riding, archery and trekking using all-terrain vehicles.

“There is also a 23km mountain bike track with seven checkpoints that provides a different kind of experience,” he told reporters after launching the state-level 2020 International Forest Day celebration here yesterday.

Earlier in his speech, Aminuddin said PD Forest would be a haven for educators and students who were passionate about forest research.

“It is in line with the objectives of its establishment as an eco-tourism destination as well as education centre suitable for visitors of all ages,” he said.

He said the 1,280ha Sungai Menyala forest reserve was also one of the largest lowland dipterocarp rainforests in Peninsular Malaysia.

The area had been gazetted as a high conservation value forest, he added. — Bernama

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