The Home of Ancient Traditions
Negeri Sembilan meaning Nine States in English is unique as this is the only state in the Peninsular that strictly adheres to the matrilineal system known as “Adat Pepatih”. This socio-cultural system is indigenous to the Mingangkabau people. Here in Negeri Sembilan, one of the most noticeable, unique Minangkabau architecture design of up swept roof designs, that resemble of the curved buffalo horn.
A flourishing urban centre, Negeri Sembilan has several historical and cultural landmarks that are easily accessible from its capital, Seremban.
Places of Interest in Negeri Sembilan:
The Royal Museum of Seri Menanti
This Royal Museum was designed by 2 local craftsmen, which took 6 years to complete. It was once the official residence of the State Ruler and his family until 1931. This is an architectural masterpiece which is build without the use of nails or screws. This former palace has 99 pillars, each soaring 65 feet, representing the 99 warriors of various clans before it was turned into a museum in 1992 to showcase the regalia of the Negeri Sembilan Royal Family as well as exhibits such as costumes, ceremonial weaponry, bed chambers and documents of the Royal Lineage. Admission to this Museum is Free.
Lukut Museum, Port Dickson
History enthusiasts should make a trip to the historical town of Lukut and visit the Lukut Museum and Fort to gain an insight into the Lukut’s golden era as the capital of the tin trade or pore over artefacts from the Nassau shipwreck, a Dutch East India battleship, which sank off the coast of Port Dickson in 1606. Further away is the Lukut Fort, built in 1847 to protect the town’s booming tin trade. While there, you may want to visit the legendary ‘poisoned well’ that is believed to be used to punish criminals in the ancient days. Admission is FREE.
Army Museum, Port Dickson
Find out anything you wish to know about the Malaysian army here. This army museum, largest of its kind in Malaysia, traces the history, contributions and achievements of the army from the days of the Melaka Sultanate until the present. Apart from kiosk as well as information and graphic panels, the museum also utilises the Pepper Ghost technology for its audio visual presentation, the first of its kind in Malaysia. On display are also canons, tanks, locomotives and vehicles used during the war. Admission is FREE (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
There are many Homestay in Negeri Sembilan. Experience local lifestyle at traditional Malay villages throughout Negeri Sembilan. Get to know the members of your host family as you spend time with them in traditional sugar making, handicraft weaving or even tapping rubber.
– Batang Nyamor Homestay
– F’Best Homestay
– Gemas Homestay
– Kuala Klawang Homestay
– Laman Bangkinang Homestay
– Lonek Homestay
For assistance, contact Negeri Sembilan Tourism Action Council at 06 7659870
Sungai Timun Fireflies, Rembau
Take a downriver cruise and take in the glowing banks of Sungai Timun (Timun River). This fascinating natural phenomenon is attributed to the presence of a firefly colony, said to be one of the largest in the Country. The fireflies feed on the leaves of the berembang trees nightly. Nearby is the Sungai Timun Fishing Village, which is popular among seafood lovers for its lobsters and shellfish. Contact 019 6230051 for assistance.