To facilitate the transport of local products like sugar cane and rubber, a little port was built in Bagan Serai by the British colonial government. Many shops and warehouses were later built near the port. Local commercial activities flourished in the 1950s and 1960s.
Jerantut has been rapidly developing in recent years, attracting endless stream of vehicles on its roads. The prosperity of Jerantut is shown by the dazzling lights along the main road from the Jerantut entrance to its old town.
Port Dickson has been a well-known tourist destination in the country and many prefer to call it PD. The cargo pier was named after Federation States of Straits Secretary Sir John Frederick Dickson during the British colonial era.
"Young people can master the skills if they learn seriously, otherwise, they will find it hard. Besides, used fishing nets carry a heavy smell of fish and the pay is low. Not many educated young people are willing to 'condescend'".