What to Do in Negeri Sembilan Malaysia
What to do in Negeri Sembilan Malaysia? You can do so many things such as visiting Masjid Jamek Seremban the oldest mosque, Port Dickson Beach, eats spicy Minangkabau dish, shopping at Nilai 3, homestay and more. Read here for more information about the best destinations in Malaysia.
What to Do in Negeri Sembilan Malaysia Summary
- Attraction: What to Do in Negeri Sembilan Malaysia
- Location: Negeri Sembilan Malaysia
- Attraction Type: Destination in Malaysia
What to Do in Negeri Sembilan Malaysia from Official
Masjid Jamek Seremban, Port Dickson Beaches and Masak Lemak Cili Api Dish
Built in 1900, Masjid Jamek Seremban is believed to be the oldest mosque in the state and among the oldest in the country. Despite having the finest beaches south of Kuala Lumpur in Port Dickson, the state’s tourism revenue is still low, which has prompted the new administration to do even more to attract tourists.
Unlike its neighbors which attract tourists from all over the world, the bulk of tourists visiting Negri Sembilan are locals who usually make day trips to eco-tourism destinations still unknown to many outsiders. Many others come to the state to sample its popular dishes such as the spicy Minangkabau staple dish masak lemak cili api, nasi padang, Hakka mee, handmade traditional cakes and curry chicken bun.
Local Community Can Also Play a Role in Promoting Tourism
Accordingly, the Negeri Sembilan government has vowed to look at the bigger picture to get more tourists to come to the state. Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun, who also assumed the tourism portfolio last May, said his administration will focus more on promoting homestay program, water sports, traditional dishes such as the popular Javanese cuisine nasi ambeng, local cultural dances as well as its heritage trail to pull in the tourism ringgit, among others.
“We need to diversify and look at more ways to get tourists to come to Negeri Sembilan. “One way to do this is to promote our homestays like the one in Desa Pachitan, our traditional dances under the Colours of Negeri Sembilan banner and water sports events such as snorkeling, fishing and jet skiing,” he said. Aminuddin said the local community can also play a role in promoting tourism and benefit from it by organizing activities such as batik painting and dining while sitting cross-legged on the floor (makan bersilo), as well as selling local dishes such as nasi ambeng.
Other interesting places to visit in Seremban include the Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Hindu Temple the Church of the Visitation (1899), Wesley Methodist Church (1915), Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple or Chettiar Temple (1922), the Virgin’s Temple or Kanni Kuil built atop Victoria Hill, the State Mosque (1967) and Tuanku Ja’afar Royal Gallery.
Nasi ambeng is often served in a platter for a small group, especially during weddings and festive occasions is a popular dish that consists of steamed white rice, either chicken or beef curry and spicy fried coconut flesh or meat flakes.
Waterfall and Eco Tourism in Negeri Sembilan Malaysia
These include Lata Kijang, which is among the highest waterfalls in the country as well as Jeram Toi, Jeram Tenggek and Jeram Gading in Jelebu. The state is also home to Gunung Besar Hantu, which is rich in its biodiversity and among the cluster of mountains located at the tail-end of the Titiwangsa Range. It is also reputed to be among the highest peaks in Peninsular Malaysia. Gunung Datuk, Gunung Angsi, Gunung Telapak Buruk and Gunung Berembun are also popular with local tourists, who usually make day trips to trek up the hills.
There are many recreational parks such as Bukit Maloi, Ulu Bendul, Pasir Panjang and Tanjung Tuan as well as the Sungai Menyala edu-ecotourism centre and Pedas Hotsprings which if properly promoted, can be another source of revenue for tourism.
Contact Wisma Persekutuan Negeri Sembilan
Wisma Persekutuan Negeri Sembilan
Jalan Dato’ Abdul Kadir, Seremban,
70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Telephone: 06-762 0000