Seremban is known for Chinese shophouses, colonial buildings, lake gardens and beef noodles. It if often a detour for tourists travelling between Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, or heading towards Port Dickson. If we had to sum up Seremban for you, we would say it is the Eden for foodies and shopaholics!
Although it is a small town with a population of just under a million, there is no shortage of destinations and tourist attractions to explore, such as:
Gunung Angsi is the highest mountain peak in all of Negeri Sembilan. Nestled within Hulu Bendol Forest and standing over 800 metres tall, Gunung Angsi is easily the most popular hiking spot among locals in Negeri Sembilan and even the neighbouring states of Selangor and Malacca. Being only a 20-minute drive away from the city centre of Seremban, it is also easily accessible and the perfect way to start your Seremban adventure!
While it pales in comparison to Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, hiking up Gunung Angsi can still be quite a challenge, especially for those not familiar with forest trails. We recommend securing the services of a guide to lead the way. As you inch towards the peak, you’ll also pass by other mountains such as Mount Tampin and Mount Berembun. If you’d like an even more immersive experience, you can also camp overnight or go jungle trekking during the day. However, the main highlight remains the alluring scenery that awaits you at the very top.
If you’ve still got feeling in your legs after your hike up Gunung Angsi, then why not visit the famous Centipede Temple? Officially known as Sze Koon Temple, this Buddhist complex is located way up the hill and reaching it requires a fair amount of walking 260 steps of stairs, to be exact. But don’t worry, it’s not a boring climb by any means. As you make your way up, you’ll come across plenty of vibrant statues along the way. The locals gave the temple the nickname Centipede Temple because of the various types of centipedes found outside the temple. In fact, the entrance of the complex is marked with the statue of a giant centipede. But don’t worry, this one doesn’t bite!
From the top of the hill, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Seremban. If you’re into photography, this would be a good spot for some snaps in the day.
Galeria Diraja Tuanku Ja’afar
Situated in Seremban, Galeri Diraja Tuanku Ja’afarv i.e. Tuanku Ja’afarv Royal Gallery is dedicated to the late Grand Ruler of Malaysia, Tuanku Ja’afar. He was the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (constitutional monarch) who ruled Negeri Sembilan for 42 years. This gallery gives a deep insight into his life and reign.
Spanning across 3 storeys, this gallery is adorned with colonial style of architecture and private collections of the late Malaysian ruler. 9 exhibition halls, depicting the life of Tuanku Ja’afar have been constructed inside the gallery. These exhibition halls depict the life of the ruler in chronological order. Some of the details that have been showcased in the gallery include his early life, schooling, higher education, and hobbies. Further, photographs showcasing his meetings with famous world leaders and politicians are also housed inside the exhibition halls. The charm of the gallery is further accentuated by paintings that were made by the ruler himself. You must visit the gallery if you wish to get an insight into the Great Malaysian ruler who helped the country to achieve several milestones.
Negeri Sembilan State Mosque
Masjid Negeri Seremban is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Negeri Sembilan. This mosque is situated near the Lake Gardens of Seremban. The nine pillars of this mosque symbolize the nine original states of Negeri Sembilan. Also known as Negeri Sembilan State Mosque, it features modern architectural elements as well as traditional Minangkabau architectural design. Plan a visit to this mosque at night since it is well lit up during that time.
According to holidify.com, tripzilla.com, wideworldtrips.com