Tourists to be offered Barrack Stay at Port Dickson


SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA – “Barrack Stay” or army style stay at the former Port Dickson army camp has become the latest attraction to draw tourists to the ‘Army Town’ of Port Dickson.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said staying at the army camp was among three elements promoted by the army town of Port Dickson to attract a niche market of tourists, including those from overseas.

“We have not reached a stage to allow tourists to go through a army style shooting experience like that practiced in some countries but we have started the first step towards introducing an army style stay,” he told reporters after a development committee meeting with Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan Monday.

The concept of renting guns and armoured cars for the public, introduced by countries like Vietnam and Ukraine, would be incorporated in the “Barrack Stay” package soon.

He added that the Armed Forces museum in Port Dickson would be restored while a “boulevard” extended from the camp to the beach front.

We want to see the army town in Port Dickson to become as popular as the West Point Academy in the United States, he said.