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Negeri Sembilan

 

Negeri Sembilan offers visitors a complete mix of attractions from historical sights to beautiful seaside resorts. Travelers will also find a country with a rich and unique culture where the hospitality is known to be extraordinary. Located just south of the state of Selangor and only 40 km away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), it makes it an ideal place for travelers to visit. Negeri Sembilan offers visitors a number of interesting places to visit such as the arts and cultural complex, the Pedas Hot Spring, the Lukut Fort and much more.

The Royal Museum

Port Dickson Beach

Port Dickson
Port Dickson is known throughout Malaysia as a great holiday resort. The beaches of Port Dickson stretches for over 18 km with resorts, restaurants and water-based activities all along the stretch of beach. A favourite among the locals, the beaches of Port Dickson are always visited during weekends and public holidays.

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Art and Cultural Complex
Located at the entrance to the Seremban town, near the North-South Expressway, the Arts and Cultural Complex comprises of a Cultural Centre, the State Museum, the Tourist Information Centre and the Top-Spinning Court. The Arts and Cultural Complex with its imposing Minangkabau roof is the venue for traditional Negeri Sembilan arts, music and cultural dance while the state Museum house a wide array of historical artifacts, exhibits and information on the history of Negeri Sembilan. Located nearby are the two examples of Minangkabau houses, one of which is the old Istana Ampang Tinggi or palace.

Art and Cultural Complex

Lake Gardens
Like every other Malaysian town, Seremban has it own botanical gardens - the Lake Gardens. Well landscaped with two lakes situated among the greenery, the park offers cool respite from the heat. You can catch occasional cultural performances on the floating stage, or check out the bird-watching opportunities at the small aviary on the west side. Stroll to the nearby State Library to enjoy its colonial architectural splendour.


Lukut Fort

Lukut Fort
A historical building built in 1847, the fort was used to protect its occupants from notorious secret societies that preyed on miners during the height of Negeri Sembilan's tin-mining industry.The fort was fortified with large muzzle loading guns that defended it against attacks from the members of the secret society.


Ulu Bendol Recreational Park
The foremost and most popular forest reserve park in Negeri Sembilan, the park offers visitors a cool green environment amidst forested hills and clear streams. Visitors are also able to participate in activities like mountain climbing, trekking, swimming and picnicking. Accommodations for visitors are available in the form of chalets and cabins.

Ulu Bendol Recreational Park

The Royal Museum

The Royal Museum of Seri Menanti
Once the residence of the Yang Dipertuan Besar, this old palace has been converted into a royal museum, exhibiting a wide range of royal paraphernalia and regalia. The five-storey high palace was built using hardwood timber in 1902 and no nails or screws were used in the construction. Designed with intricate carvings, the palace has 99 pillars to represent the 99 warriors of the various clans.


Getting around.......
Bus Transportation :
Terminal One Bus Station in Seremban, the main bus hub in the state, offers daily express bus services to all the major towns and cities in Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore. At Terminal One, one can also board stage buses to Port Dickson, Tampin, Kuala Pilah, Bahau and other towns in the state.

Taxis :
Taxis are also easily available at the Seremban Taxi Station in Jalan Tuanku Munawir. At reasonable fixed prices, one can take a taxi to all the major towns in Negeri Sembilan as well as to Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor Bahru.

By Train :
Seremban is well connected to Kuala Lumpur by a fast comfortable commuter train service every half an hour. The state capital is also accessible through the main railway network in West Malaysia connecting all the states capitals and major towns.

Ferry Service :
There is also a ferry service to Dumai in Sumatra from the Port Dickson jetty. Fares are reasonably priced and can be bought at ticketing agents in Seremban or at Port Dickson.


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