If you’re thinking of taking a vacation to the recently very popular Port Dickson, I say forget it! There is nothing there except golf course and expensive watersports. And the sea isn’t even beautiful! It’s gray. But if you’re in a new passionate relationship, then go. It’s like a sexcation, because it is so boring, all you do is stay in the hotel room to have sex.
An amusing thing happened: Singaporean SPGs rock! I was swimming at the seaside infinity pool when two bikini-clad SPGs approached a look-like-rich angmoh. After 5 minutes of chatting, when the SPGs’ drinks arrived, the waiter asked, “Do I put this on the tab?” The SPG turned to the angmoh and asked sweetly/sluttily, “Well, do we put it on the tab?” OMG, chat for 5 minutes can get free drinks already! Some more, they are two an lians who can’t speak English properly. #win.
We were staying at Thistle Hotel, which is a 5 minutes’ drive from the town area (I say town area but they have maybe 3 shops there). So no point going to town. We walked out of the hotel to the highly recommended Weng Yin Seafood Restaurant.
While walking there, we turned a corner and bam! something miraculous happened. We saw a few horses grazing by the side of the road and their dung was a mini-mountain. And then a few scraggy dogs came running at us. The little 4-year-old boy said, “Don’t worry, they don’t bite.”
Weng Yin Restaurant: Wow, very authentic kampong-style! Tin corrugated, outdoor sitting, no aircon, and millions of houseflies. You eat with one hand and use the other hand to swat flies. Malaysia, truly Asia! Lovin’ it.
We two persons ordered steamed fish (23 ringgit), salted-egg-yolk sotong (12 ringgit) and stir-fried potato leaves (6 ringgit). The food was healthy because I don’t think there was MSG but the taste was compromised. Of course, healthy and hair loss (due to MSG) are more important, so I didn’t mind. But OMG OMG OMG! It came up only maybe S$9 for each person?!??! A steamed fish in Singapore already costs $20++. Very win!!!
If you’re bored eating, you can play “Spot the Singaporean” because you can’t! The Malaysian-Chinese here speak and look exactly like Singaporeans. They even have ipads! WOW.
And best of all, don’t say they kampong, the restaurant has a website and is on facebook! Awesome. Can go and eat.
Weng Yin Seafood Village
KM15.5, (Batu 10), Jalan Pantai,
71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.
Phone: +60(6)6627559, +60(12)6281660
Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm, 6pm-11pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm, 6pm- 1am
Rating: 3.375/5 houseflies.