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Negeri Sembilan Tourist Attraction

 

Negeri Sembilan is situated in the west of Peninsular Malaysia. It is about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur and spreads over an area of 6,645 sq km. Its name literally means nine states as the state once consisted of nine districts.

 

The state is known for its Minangkabau culture, which is preserved by the Adat Perpatih, an age-old matrilineal social system. It is also synonymous with the unique Minangkabau architecture, which features unique. A flourishing urban centre, it has several historical can cultural landmarks that are easily accessible from its capital, Seremban.

 

Port Dickson Beach

 

This popular weekend getaway has one of the longest beaches in Malaysia. Sun-kissed and fringed by swaying coconut trees and casuarinas, the Teluk kemang and Blue Lagoon beaches are ideal for a wide spectrum of beach activities and water sports like parasailing, canoeing, yachting and speed boat rides. Relaxing spa treatments can be enjoyed at larger resorts nearby resort nearby. Before you leave, enjoy a lovely meal of seafood as you watch the sun set against the straits of Malacca.

 

The Royal Museum

Seri Menanti

 

Winess the ingenuity and creativity of ancient craftsmen in this architectural masterpiece, which was built without the use of nails or screws. Constructed at the turn of the 20th century, it was the official residence of the royal family until 1931. This former palace has 99 pillars each soaring 65 feet, representing the 99 warriors of various clans. In 1992, it was turned into a museum, which showcases the regalia of the Negeri Sembilan Royal Family as well as exhibits such as costumes, ceremonial weaponry, bed chambers and documents on the Royal Lineage.

~ Seri Nebanti is Malaysia's largest timber palace.

 

Rembau Museum (Replica of Raja Melewar's Palace)

Rembau

 

Handcrafted antiques, community heirlooms and headgear such as the distinctive buffalo horn shaped ladies’ headdress can be viewed at the Adat Museum in Jelebu. Apart from these interesting cultural artefacts the museum also provides information on the Adat Perpatih matrilineal system. Go for a visit around the historic town of Rembau for a glimpse of the local lifestyle.

Opening hour: 10.00am – 6.00pm

 

State Museum Complex

Seremban

 

The State Museum Complex is modeled after a traditional Minangkabau dwelling and comprises three main buildings - teratak perpatih, ampang tinggi palace and Negeri Sembilan House. Teratak Perpatih also known as the state Museum, displays items such as royal silver and brassare, old weapons, handicraft, artefacts and photographs. Those interested in the history and tradition of Negeri Sembilan should visit the Minangkabau House.

~ The Ampang Tinggi Palace was built between 1865 and 1870. It was located in Kampung Amang Tinggi until 1953 when its entire timber structure was dismantled and reconstructed at its present site.

 

Lukut Museum

Port Dickson

 

History enthusiasts should make a trip to the historical town of Lukut and visit its main attractions, the Lukut Museum and fort here, you can read about Lukut's golden era as the capital of the tin trade or pore over artefacts from the assau shipwreck, a Dutch East India battleship, which sank off the coast of Port Dickson in 1606. Further away, are the the runis of the Lukut fort. its was built 1847 to protect the town's booming tin trade. Other attractions here include the legendary 'posioned well' built 1847 to protect the town's booming tin trade. Other attractions here include the legendary 'poisoned well' that is believed to be used to punish criminals in the ancient days.

Opening Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

 

Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre

 

You can purchase a bewildering array of products at this massive 165-hectare wholesale centre. Located in Nilai, the northern part to Negeri Sembilan, the Nilai 3 Wholesale was built in 2011 draws shopping with competitively priced good such as textile, furniture, clothing, luggage, carpet garden equipment and car accessories.

Opening hours: 10.00 - 10.00pm

 

Rembau Crystal

Rembau

You can shop for a wide variety of hand-crafted crystal products such as vases, bowls, candy dishes and decorative items at rembau Crystal. This one-stop centre houses a sales gallery as well as a production and training centre. A After your visit, you can drop by at nearby attractions like the Pedas Hotspring, Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest or the Sungai Timun Fireflies.

Must do:

  • Watch crystal-making demonstrations

Opening Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Sturday Closed on Sunday (except for visits with prior appointment)

 

Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest

Kuala Pilah

 

Lush greenery and cool clear waters await you at this recreational forest. Located just 16km from Seremban on the main road to Kuala Pilah, it is nestled within the Gunung Angsi Forest Reserve and is ideal for outdoor activities. You can enjoy a refreshing dip in the stream or camp out and spend a night under the stars.

Must do:

  • Go Hiking, jungle trekking, camping and picnicking in the rainforest

  • Scale the challenging, 825-metre high Gunung Angsi

 

State Craft Complex

 

This beautiful restored century - old heritage building houses the craft Gallery, Craft shop and Heritage Gallery. Available here are an exciting range of colourful handicrafts that come in various shapes and sizes. Aesthetically pleasing and functional, they make perfect gifts. It is located at KM 1.6, Jalan Kuala Pilah - Seremban.

Must do:

  • Purhase local handicrafts such as Pewter, batik, hand woven mats, rattan baskets and bamboo furniture

Opening Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

 

Army Museum

Port Dickson

 

Find out everything you wanted to known about the Malaysia army here. This museum traces the history, contributions and achievements of the army from army from the days of the Melaka Sultanate until the present. Apart from kiosks as well as information and graphic panels, the museum also utilizes the Pepper Ghost technology for its audio visual presentation, the first of its kind in Malaysia. Also on display are canons, locomotive and vehicles used during the war. The Army Museum is located in Port Dickson, home to the first Malay Regiment batch in 1933.

~ The Army Museum is the largest of its kind in Malaysia

Opening Hours: 10.00 - 5.00pm Closed on Monday and Tuesday

 

Wet World Pedas Hot Springs

Rembau

 

Located about 15km from seremban, this delightful hot spring cum theme park has two open-air hot spring pools as well as private bathtubs with temperature between 27oC to 34o. It also features attractions such as a man-made canal, twin giant slides as well as wave and wading pools.

Must do:

  • Have a go at the winding giant slides

  • Float around in the man-made canal on rubber tubes

Opening Hours

: 1.00pm - 7.00pm Monday - Friday

 

: 10.00am - 7.00pm weekend and public holiday

 

Closed every Tuesday (except on public and school holidays)

 

Homestay

 

Experience local lifestyle at traditional Malay villages throughout Negeri sembilan. get to know the memvers of your host family as you spend time with them and don't miss the opportunity to observe and try your hand at traditional sugar-making, handicraft weaving or even rubber tapping. You can Tapping. You can also take part in indoor games like cangkak or participate in colourful local dances.

Homestay in Negeri sembilan

  • Batang Nyamor Homestay

  • F'Best Homestay

  • Gemas Homestay

  • Kuala Klawang Homestay

  • Mudin Hasan Homestay

  • Laman Bangkinang Homestay

  • Lonek Homestay

  • Pachitan Homestay

  • Pelegong Homestay

  • Homestay Sogo

  • Homestay Rawa

  • Homestay D'Pelandok Best

 

Sungai Timun Fireflies

 

Take a downriver cruise and take in the glowing bank of Sungai Timun. This fascinating natural phenomenon is attributted to the presence of a firefly colony, said to be one of the largest in the country. The fireflies feed one the leaves of the beremban trees nightly. The nearby Sungai Timun fishing village is popular among seafood lovers for its lobsters and shelifish.

Must do:

  • Enjoy fresh seafood at Kampung sungai Timun

  • Go angling and lobster fishing by the jetty

  • Try to spot animals such as crocodiles and birds

 

There's Much More in Negeri sembilan

Apart from the main tourist destinations in Seremban and Port Dickson, you can also venture to Kuala Pilah, Rembau, Jempol and Tampin where more pleasant discovertes await.

 

Seremban

  • Aeroponic Farm

  • Jelita Ostrich Farm

  • Starfresh Agro Park

  • Seremban Orchid Park

  • Seremban Lake Garden

  • State Mosque Sri Bala Thandayunthapani Tempi

  • Then Size Temple

 

Port Dickson

  • Eagle Ranch Resort Sport Paradise

  • Extreme PD Buggy Trek

  • Impak Maksima Go-kart & Cafe

  • PD Ostrich Farm

  • Extreme Park Port Dickson

  • PD Waterfront

  • Balai Cerap Baitu Hilai

 

Jelebu

  • Titi Eco Farm Resort

  • Muzium Adat Jelebu

  • Kenaboi Adventure Camp

 

Jempol

  • House of Pendeta Za'ba

 

Lenggeng

  • AS Equestrian Centre

 

Linggi

  • Pengkalan Kempas Historical Complex

 

Kuala Pilah

  • Hutan Lipur Jeram Tengkek

  • Hua Batu Maloi

 

Shopping & Dining

 

Shopping

There are ample opportunities to shop in Negeri sembilan. To purchase high quality and reasonably priced goods, make your way to the various shopping complexes, retail outlets, hypermarkets and night market in the state. Items range from handicraft, decorative items, clothing and textile to electrical appliances and electronic gadgets.

Popular shopping spots:

  • AEON Big

  • Glant Hypermarket Senawang

  • Handicraft Complex Kuala Pilah

  • Jusco Seremban 2

  • Tesco Hypermarket Seremban 2

  • Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre

  • Nilai Square Textile Centre

  • Oceanic Mall Port Dickson

  • Rembau Crystal

  • Seremban Centre Point

  • Seremban Prima

  • Terminal One shopping Complex

  • The Store Seremban

  • Era Square Seremban

  • Mtdin Mall Seremban 2

 

Dining

Negeri Sembilan is home to the traditional hot and spicy Minangkabau or Minang food, which is easily available but best sampled at Rembau. You should also try the fresh seafood in Port Dickson or the Chinese. Indian and international cuisine that is served at numerous restaurants, open air food court as well as food and beverage outlets throughout the state.

 

Authentic local favourites:

Masak Lemak Cili Api

Stimulate your taste buds with fiery state Minangkabau speciality. Beef, chicken, seafood or fish is simmered in coconut milk with extra hot bird eye chilli and aromatic herbs before it is served with steamed white rice.

Lemang

Lemang is made from glutinous rice and coconut milk that are placed in young bamboo stems lined with banana leaves and roasted over a slow open fire. It is usually eaten with rending, a traditional dry meat curry containing ingredients such as spices, coconut milk and herbs. It is a must during the festive seasons and important occasions.

Air Jando Pulang

Quench your thirst with this refreshing beverage. Unique to Negeri Sembilan, this concoction is delicious mix of young coconut juice and flesh as well as palm syrup.

 

 

Transportation

 

Negeri Sembilan is blessed with a strategic location. It is easily accessible from neighboring states such as Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Pahang and Johor as well as other parts of the peninsula by air, road, rail or sea, The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is a 30 minutes' drive from Seremban.

 

Getting There

By Air

Seremban is noly 40km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Upon arrival, you can select from various taxi, bus and car rental services that are available from the airport to designated destinations in Negeri sembilan.

 

By Road

Kuala Lumpur is about 60km from Seremban via the North-South Expressway. You can hire a taxi to take a bus from the Puduraya Terminal in Kuala Lumpur. Port Dickson is located along the coastal road and is an hour's drive from Seremban.

 

By Rail

keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) or Malayan Railway offers regular train services to the state. It also provides the daily KTM Komuter service from the KL sentral Station to Seremban and the smaleer town of Nilai, Batang Benar, Labu as well as Tiroi, at frequent intervals.

 

Getting Around

Taxis and Rental Cars

You can get a taxi the Seremban Railway Terminal as well as the Terminal One and Port Dickson Bus Terminal. Alternatively, you can rent a car and explore the state on your own.

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