Negeri Sembilan mean ‘nine state’. This is because there is nine separate district under rule of nine separate Malay chieftain. Negeri Sembilan’s capital city is Seremban, a thriving capital city well connected to Kuala Lumpur, a mere 50km away, by both road and rail.
It is the Minangkabaus who play a big role in the history of Negeri Sembilan. The Minangkabaus were immigrants from West Sumatra who settled in Negeri Sembilan between the 15th and 16th century, at the height of the Malaccan Sultanate. They continued the practice of their rich cultural heritage, which continues on today in the form of the fascinating Adat Perpatih, a matrilineal system of rule and inheritance, unique only to Negeri Sembilan. The Minangkabaus and their traditions attributable to Negeri Sembilan’s many interesting aspects. This is clearly seen and felt even today, especially in the customs of marriage, ownership of property and dance forms.
Negeri Sembilan is a Malaysian state on the Malay Peninsula’s southwest coast, known for its beaches, nature parks and palaces. To the west, on the Malacca Strait, the area around Port Dickson has seaside resorts, the Wan Loong Chinese Temple and the Kota Lukut hilltop fort. South along the coast, in the neighboring state of Malacca, is Cape Rachado (Tanjung Tuan), a nature reserve with a lighthouse.
Here, we will show you the must-see destinations and must-do activities that will thrill you for sure. With so many places to go, a trip to Negeri Sembilan may seem overwhelming. But to help, we’ve rounded up the best attractions that’ll guide you in and around this amazing city.