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Negeri Sembilan (Sembilan State)
Welcome to Sembilan

Negeri Sembilan, In the west of Peninsular Malaysia, is a small nut interesting state with rich culture and history. Translated literally as "nine states", the state once consisted of nine districts, each ruled by Malay Chieftain.

Negeri Sembilan is often identified with the pervasive influence of the Minangkabau culture, reflected in the upswept roofs reminiscent of buffolo horns. Many of its traditional houses and modern state buildings are fine example of this distinctive architecture. A unique of the state is the AdatPerpatih, a matrillineal social system practised by the present-day descendentss. This system is evident in clan and marriage customs, property ownership and dance forms.

The state capita; of sembilan, an hour's drive from both Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is a flourishing urban centre with several histories and culture Handicraft Complex, Satet Mosque and the Lake Gardens are among Seremban's attractions.

The seaside resort of Port Dickson, washed by the gentle waters of the Straits of Malacca, is a popular destination for locals and foreigners alike.

Venturing into the Minangkabau heartland, one finds picturesque village and quaint towns, the highlight being the royal enclave of Sri Menanti, the site of Malaysia's largest traditional timber palace. Elsewhere in Negeri Sembilan, encounters with nature await the adventurous amidst its verdant rainforest, river and waterfalls.

Come, Visit this charming state and take home fond memories from this land of ancient traditions.

Negeri Sembilan and Port Dickson Related Information

Negeri Sembilan Location Map
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Sri Menanti Royal Museum

Tucked amidst green hills 50km from seremban, the charming royal town of Sri Menanti is the State Ruler or Yang Di-Pertuan Besar as well as the site of the Sri Menanti Royal Museum.

This former palace, converted into the royal Museum in 1992, is a classic showcase of Minangkabau architecture and design. Built at the turn of the century by two local craftsmen, the wooden structure is an architectural wonder as no screws or nails were used in its construction. It incorrporates 99 pillars, each soaring 65ft representing 99 warriors who served the palace,

Adat Museum

The Minangkabau adat or customs are evident in many aspects of community life in Negeri Sembilan. the Adat Museum in Rembau contains a fascinating array of cultural artefacts from handcrafted antiques to community heirlooms and headgear, including the distinctive buffalo horn shaped ladies" headdress. Charts and explanations on the Adat Perpatih matrilineal system and history are also on display.

Lukut Museum

Lukut, a histories town situated north of Port Dickson, is the site of the Lukut Museum and fort.

The museum gives an insight into Lukut's golden era as the capital of the tin trade.

Visitors can discover artefacts from the Nassau shipwreck, a Dutch East India battleship which sank off the cost of Port Dickson in 1606.

Futher away, the ruins of the Lukut Fort, built in 1847 to protect the town's booming tin trade, is an interesting spot for history buffs. Other attractions here include the legendary "poisoned well", purportedly used to punish criminals in the ancient days.
House of Pendita Za'ba

Also known as Teratak Za'ba, this historic house chronicles the life and times of Za'ba or Tan Sri Zainal Abbidin Bin Ahmand, an icon of Malay Literature and thinking who made many contributions in the economic, political and social fields. He was recognised as Pendita Za'ba or learned man.

Located in Kg. Bukit Kerdas, about 2 km from Batu Kikiren route to Bahau, this house is a well-preserved example of traditional Negeri Sembilan architecture, with its raised stilts and long up-ended roofs.

Pengkalan Kempas Historical Complex

Situated 35km from Port Dickson, this complex house the tomb of a renowned missionnary from Sumatra, Sheikh Ahmad Majnum, Topped by a hollow stone with Arbic inscriptions.

An interesting feature here is the mysteriuos stone megalights, referred to as batu hidup or living rocks, believe by the villagers to grow or move on their own.
Ostrich Farm in port dickson Ostrich Farm - Port Dickson

Drop by the Jelita Ostrich Farm in Sembilan or the PD Ostrich Farm in Port Dickson to take a close look at these huge birds. Enjoy feeding the ostriches or watch other animals such as turkeys, rabbits and horse. Various products and souvenirs made from ostriches are available.
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Port Dickson

Port Dickson is situated about 32 kill west of Seremban. It is one of the best known seaside resorts. In Malaysia, Port Dickson's proximity to Kuala Lumpur makes it the favourite seaside resort of' the city folk. Popular sea sports are windsurfing and waterskiing. The resort is well-served by hotels, rest houses and condominiums. Seven kilometres from Port Dickson, at Kota Lukut, stands the Fort of Raja Jumaat, the 19th century Bugis warrior. The fort was built in 1847 to control the lucrative tin trade in the area. In the vicinity of the fort are the remains of an old place and a royal burial ground.

Port Dickson, the playground resort in Negeri Sembilan, is thirty-four kilometers from the state capital of Seremban and about an hour and a half from Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur. It has miles of fine sandy beaches fringed by Casuarinas, palms, and the intricate, above-ground root formations of the Banyan tree. The road to Port Dickson hugs the Malaysian coastline, making impromptu rest and swim stops almost impossible to resist. Vendors along the road offer thirst-quenching drinks of coconut water and sugar-cane juice.

A complete menu of leisure activities is available in Port Dickson, including water-skiing, canoeing, snorkeling, windsurfing, and sailing, all of which can easily be handled through the reception desk at your hotel.

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Port Dickson Location Map
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Despite Port Dickson's reputation as an area firmly focused on beach resort activity, the sights and history of the surrounding area are well worth experiencing. At Kota Lukut, a mere seven km from Port Dickson, stands the fort of Raja Jumaat, a renowned nineteenth-century Bugis warrior. The fort was built in 1847 to control the lucrative tin trade in the area. Another rewarding site is the lighthouse at Cape Rachardo, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century in order to guide ships to the safety of Malacca's harbour. The lighthouse is still functioning today, and visitors can ascend its narrow spiral stair to the beacon, which offers a magnificent view of the coastline of Sumatra. The Cape is also a popular stopover point for migratory birds. From September to March, flocks of sparrows, honey buzzards, and swifts can be seen here, together with birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles.

Twenty-three kilometers south of the lighthouse, on the road to Malacca, sits the small and mysterious village of Pengkalan Kempas. The village houses the enigmatic 15th-century tomb of Sheikh Ahmad Majnun, whose epitaph explains that he fell while fighting to save a now unknown woman referred to simply as "the princess." It is home to a more prominent mystery as well, however. Beside the tomb stand three megaliths, elaborately carved, of unknown origin and use. As if to seal the reputation of this hamlet of the unknown, there is also in Pengalen Kempas an "ordeal stone." This ancient lie-detector, through which a person would put his arm when answering questions, allegedly reacts to an untruth by closing upon the liar's fist. Whether or not this story is true makes for an interesting dare.


Negeri Sembilan has several shopping spots, from air-conditional malls in Seremban to open-air night markets. For those seeking handicrafts, the state Museum and Cultural Handicraft Complex is a good place to start looking. Elsewhere in Nilai, situated between kuala lumpur and Seremban, visitors can enjoy exciting bargains for a bewildering assortment of goods.

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