Kota in Malay means fort. Kota Lukut are the remains of a fort that is found in the town of Lukut north of Port Dickson.
There is a museum there. It showcases the archeological finds of the area as well as the intriguing history behind the fort. Apparently it is very a very well administered place and the British have full of praise for it.
Also in the museum are archeological finds from a sunken ship that is found off Tg Tuan (Cape Rachardo). The VOC ship Nassau was found while archeologists were looking for a sunken British tradeship in the area. It took part in the siege of Melaka and it was quite a find. It was sunk in the Battle of Cape Rachado in 1606.
You need to take off your shoes prior to entering the museum. Nice thing is that it is free of charge!
After visiting the museum you can make your way up to the fort ruins. Only the walls and the wells remain. You have to cross the now dried up moat to get to the centre of the "complex". You can drive up there if you want to but it will spoil the fun of walking up from the museum.
Hawker food stalls are setup in the evening during weekends, selling chicken wings, nasi lemak, burgers, hot dog, grilled fish, chicken rice, laksa, fried Kway Teow, ice kacang & teh tarik. They can fill your stomach when you are hungry during dinner or supper time. Prices are from RM3 to RM10.
Every weekend, the resort will organise a "D' Apache" show near the pool side to entertain all hotel guests and children. They will perform few captivating stunts unsing fire and kerosene. Parental guidance is advised. While the show is going on, loud music is blasted from speakers and rather deafening to the ears. Guests can participate in the games and win some small prizes. Photo shooting at the red indian tents in daytime is not a bad idea though.
Apart from the fire show, there are also special appearance by clowns and live band on the weekends.
Blue Lagoon and Tg Tuan are just next to each other. A very nice beach to visit. When the tide is out at 1 to 2pm, the waters go very far out exposing a lot of tiny red crabs. They come out and as you approach, billions and billions can be seen in a mass exodus to flee from the vibrations of your footsteps.
There are some isolated pools of water and when baked by the sun becomes hot like water from a hot spring. Very soothing to naked feet.
Ocean canoeing and other seasports can only take place in the late afternoon when the tide returns.
You can visit the Cape Rachado (Tg Tuan) Lighthouse as well and it offers a great view out into the Straits of Melaka. There is a nature reserve or recreational forest here. The Tg Tuan Recreational Forest. It is a stopover point for many raptors and hence the nearby Eagle Ranch. The sea off Tg Tuan is a marine sanctuary with many sunken wrecks of which the VOC ship Nassau was found.
There is a resort and some chalets there. I have not stayed in them before. Not too shoddy looking. To get there, just travel south along Jln Pantai. Blue Lagoon is at the 19th Mile of Jln Pantai.
This is what a Tongkat Ali tree looks like..
Tongkat Ali, latin name Eurycoma Longifolia, is the root that grows in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Similar to Tribulus, this herb works by affecting the lutenizing hormones in the body, which signal to testosterone production. From the articles I read, I learned that Tongkat Ali boosts testosterone in lab mice by 44%
this is unexpected...it is so romantic...when the sun is going to dissappear...I sitting on the bench...here I capture the sea...so many diamond crystal star shinning from the sea...hahaha...