Kota Lukut (Fort) & Pulau Intan Beach Trek
A combination of few places in one trip was a time-saving. Organized by a group called My Travel Kaki Dot Com, we’d a fruitful trip which we never thought of exploring in the first place for hiking, Port Dickson.
Kota Lukut (Fort) & Pulau Intan Beach Trek
Being able to explore new places always my aim. This group leader was being so kind to bring us to exciting place for nature hike plus beach trek. Wonderful huh?
I can’t imagine how these both could combine together. Looks not tough, but it’s enough to make people say enough for the day.
A group of 19 joined this trip and I made a lot of good friends from here. We started our journey not too early or late. We gathered at some check-point suggested by organizer or we can just straight meet up at entrance.
9.00am … Gathering point for registration
Organizer required us to register so he knows us better. Once done, I decided to meet up them at somewhere at Lukut for lunch.
10.30am … Visit to Lukut Fort
My unintentional visit to Lukut Fort started when I saw the direction towards the place during my way to Lukut town. Well, it doesn’t waste much time for a short visit. Let’s do it.
Entrance … only for car entry
I drove up to the designated stone trail and well, car entry is possible here.
I felt lost here because Lukut Fort was nothing other than a piece of vast land and few partial damaged walls with overgrown plant.
A proper road for car entry … a bit confused where it’s heading
Reached destination … Fort Lukut is here
Seeing this, I reversed back and proceed to Lukut Museum instead. At the end, I found out Museum and Fort is both connected and accessible via few walk up to the stairs.
The Museum and The Fort … tourist spot of Lukut
There are much more information available to be read around if you’re interested. We wandered and shoot around for fun.
Walk up the stairs from car park … place was well-maintained
Old cannon for display … historical place
A very quiet historical place I ever visit … if compare to Melaka
Big signboard … never ever get lost of view from far
Walk and heading to the Fort … behind this stone
Seen a bridge … was in good condition
Watching tower … just for tourist to get a better view
Return back to car park … raining day before our hiking
11.45am … Lucky King Bun & our lunch
Never ever go into this restaurant before 11.30am because their kitchen only opens from 11.30am onwards. Else just enjoy their curry chicken bread a.k.a Lucky King Bun.
We’d our lunch (quite full) in one of the famous restaurant in Lukut Town. Food taste not bad, however, we look like enjoy introducing ourselves to our group to make new friends.
Stopping by a restaurant for lunch … met Lucky King Bun
Famous chicken curry bun … cost RM28 per piece
1.30pm … Starting point of Tanjung Tuan Forest
From direction opposite of Port Dickson, we headed to Teluk Kemang where we can see Tanjung Tuan Light House direction as well. By following this direction, we turned right to Cape Rachado where Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve is located.
Go to end and park our car outside the apartment car bay. Tanjung Tuan entrance is just in front of us.
Hutan Rekreasi Tanjung Tuan … the entrance
Registration office … to register and pay fees
Tanjung Tuan Recreational Park is located and built on the hill overlooking the Straits of Melaka. Visitors can see the beauty of the panoramic sea views that stretch from the top of the Hill.
Entrance fees is RM1 per pax … reasonable price
We explore the trail and trek on our own. Unless you’ve done this trail before, advise to take along experienced hiker with you. Even though unlikely to be lost, however, getting back to the same way is kinda exhausted.
Notice board … for safety reminder
The map suggested us to go around from trail to beach and up to Light House and back to entrance. All can be done in just half-day means less than 4 hours time.
Group picture … big group here
Trek begins here … highly visible and interesting trek
Jungle trek entered into stairs … much easier and straight forward
Flat trek … towards the beach
Historical well found … called Perigi Belanda
Can enter … wanna go in and check it out?
Close up … it’s not a dry well anyway
Continue the journey … all flat ground with beach waves sound
Left of right … but we turn right for Pulau Intan, bye Pulau Masjid
Yahoo! … beach, at last after a short trek
Let’s chill up by the beach side … short break here
Pulau Masjid … an island where we need to swim over but we don’t
Continue to trek … back from beach to jungle
Getting out from the other side … another beach sighted
Very rocky surface … we walked towards Pulau Intan direction
That’s Pulau Intan … powdery sandy beach
Not really a bad surrounding for photo shoot … rocks is amazing
Walk towards Pulau Intan … it’s connected to the beach
Lots of dry algae and rubbish of course … eye sore
A good exploration of the island … just walk over
Continue walk passed Pulau Intan … another awesome beach sighted
Relax time … had another short lunch break
Pulau Intan’s beach was a real charm with its powdery white sands. It’s almost seen as untouched beach and I believe clean-up must have been done occasionally because camp site is just nearby.
A kind of rewards definitely worth it after a short trek but we’ve another trek to go. Come on …
Stairs trekking in the jungle up to the light house … hectic climb
Broken platform … no where to rest but continue
Check-point … lighthouse just in front of us
Voila … we’re at the highest point now
Information board … just take a look or ignore it
Close up to the house … golden chance of having such close encountered
Everyone enjoyed the sea … astounding view ever
Close up … saw a fishing boat
Walked down … end of trek from lighthouse
Relax walk back to the gate … mark our end soon
At one point, we found a trek called Batu Putih Trek which brings us to wonderful peak of Tanjung Tuan. It was beyond our plan to find out this interesting place. Just about 400m distance to reach the peak, oversee 360 degrees of view, more on the sea and coastline of this cape.
Small arrow sign by road side … another trek again?
Just 400m only … let’s enter the trek again
Touch the peak … a close correspondent to Bukit Tabur
360 degrees … more on the sea and coastline of this cape
Trekking down towards the beach again … not back to where we came from
The coastline where we saw from the peak … what a view
Absolutely ugly sight … this beach closest to the entrance hence the pollution
Try to reach the end of coastline … but no way out
Luckily saw someone on this beach … the way out, Monkey Bay Trek
Finally called the end … we walked slowly to the entrance
It doesn’t end our day trip yet even though the whole trek we’ve gone is almost as complete as what the map suggested us to go.
6.00pm … Clean-up at Eagle Ranch Resort
After clean-up ourselves, we followed one of our group members to Eagle Ranch Resort for a visit. They’d planned their overnight stay after the hike. A well plan anyway.
Never had a chance to overnight at this wonderful resort, but had a good time walking around there. Let’s the pictures walk the talk.
Unique room (cowboy style) … called Tepee
A barbecue stove for all … for those wanted to have own cook meal
Wanna have a peek inside? … let’s go in
Inside the room … good ambiance and comfort
Alternative high end stay … Kampung House
It’s not the first time I went here. In fact, I’ve stayed in dormitory (fan) and shared bathroom during my team building few years back. A link to the story as below:
Also for Light House in Tanjung Tuan, I went here during my Eco-Challenge few years back as well.
Surprisingly, I came back once again to recall my memories and enjoy the place once all over again for free and leisure purpose.
Tanjung Tuan is one of the places for day-trek adventurous I ever had. I won’t mind to come again for just relax and leisure trek out from KL boundaries.