Ports

Port Dickson - Malaysia

Port Dickson is the port for Negeri Sembilan, a state in the south-western part of West Malaysia. The area is worth exploring for its beaches and ruined temples. The tribal chiefs of the state are descended from leaders who came from Minangkabau in Sumatra in the 14th century, bringing a matrilineal social system embodied in the Adat Perpateh laws. This means that property is inherited through the female line. Negeri Sembilan also has the distinction of being a federation within a federation: its name means "nine states", referring to a loose federation formed in 1773 which came under British protection in 1874, before becoming one of the Federated Malay States in 1895. In 1957 Negeri Sembilan joined the Federation of Malaya, now Malaysia.