Less than an hour away from Kuala Lumpur lies Seremban, the capital city of Negeri Sembilan. A city brimming with old-world charm - transport yourself back into a different time period through exploring the ramshackle district of Chinese shophouses and the regal colonial buildings downtown. If you’re looking for an enjoyable drive away from the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur, check out our top 5 things to do in Seremban on your next weekend break:
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One of the oldest natural lake gardens in the country - this 10-acre park is strategically located in the centre of the city, with a paved walkway for you to stroll along the lake. This well-groomed park also features a floating stage where you can catch cultural performances on special occasions. The park is situated 2km away from the Royale Chulan Seremban hotel, so if you happened to be staying there overnight, make sure you make this a must-visit place during the morning after!
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Are you a history buff? Visit the Negeri Sembilan State Museum for an eye-opening look at the history of Negeri Sembilan and its earliest settlers - the Minangkabau tribe who settled in the region in the 1500’s. Unlike other hereditary monarchs of the other royal Malay states, Negeri Sembilan is unique for implementing a matrilineal system - passing down rulers through the mother’s family line. Take your time browsing through the exhibits and don’t forget to visit the replica Minangkabau house situated on the grounds of the museum!
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Centipede Temple is the nickname given to Then Tze Temple which sits on a ridge at the top of Wu Gong Hill (Bukit Jung) about 127 metres above sea level. Climb up 264 steps to reach this 140 year-old temple, and be blessed with vantage point views overlooking the green and pleasant countryside. Its namesake comes from a local legend - if you find a centipede on the way up the temple, you’ll be blessed with good luck and prosperity! In fact, a giant stone centipede has even been erected at the site to mark the spot.
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Jelita Ostrich Farms offers visitors a fascinating insight into the life of these flightless fine-feathered friends. Get up close and personal by feeding an ostrich and touching its eggs. If you are up to it, try out various ostrich meat dishes from its shop! The farm also has other animals like ducks, geese, turkeys, goats, and horses to visit. All in all, this would be a great place for a family with young children to visit!
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No weekend getaway is complete without yummy treats! If you’re looking for the perfect tea time snack, head over to Kedai Siew Pau Asia and get a box of crispy, flaky baked Siew Pau filled with delicious pork fillings to fill your belly!
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If you’re looking for a more substantial meal, head over to Seremban Seafood Village for lunch or dinner featuring Baked Crabs! Seremban baked crabs are made with marmite sauce, which gives it a light touch of umami while not overpowering the natural sweetness of the crab.
Looking for a refreshing end to a long day of adventuring? Located at Jalan Yam Tuan with a history dating back to 1930, Haji Shariff Cendol serves a unique bowl of Javanese-style cendol with a well-balanced combination of creaminess and sweetness!
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