Top 9 Seremban Attractions (2022)

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Situated approximately 60 kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur, Seremban is the city and the capital of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Seremban is famous for its unique cuisine, most notably, “Siew Pau”, a bun with a flaky buttery crust filled with meat fillings, typically pork or chicken. Now only that, as one of the most vibrant cities of Malaysia, it has plenty to offer everyone from historical-cultural attractions and beautiful parks to fabulous farms.

1. Jelita Ostrich Farm

Jelita Ostrich Farm

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One of the Seremban attractions you should visit is the Jelita Ostrich Farm, where you can pet and feed ostriches and ride an ostrich. You can also tour around the farm, led by a tour guide who will share with you all the necessary information about ostriches. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to watch the ostrich race, take pictures with them, and test the strength of ostrich eggs by standing on them.

This farm is also home to various animals such as cows, goats, deers, horses, porcupines, rabbits, monkeys and different types of birds. If you want to get souvenirs here, you will be happy to know that you can buy various products like ostrich oil, eggs, key chains and more.

2. Royal Gallery Tuanku Ja’afar (Galeri Diraja Tunku Ja’afar)

Royal Gallery Tuanku Ja'afar (Galeri Diraja Tunku Ja'afar)
The Royal Gallery Tuanku Ja’afar is dedicated to the former Agong and Sultanate of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman. In this modern colonial architectural style building, you will find displays of his contribution as the Agong, life history, royal fashion and more. Aside from the gallery, there is also a garden with one of the oldest rubber trees and a hall space that can be rented for various events.

3. Negeri Sembilan State Museum (Muzium Negeri Sembilan)

Negeri Sembilan State Museum (Muzium Negeri Sembilan)

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Negeri Sembilan State Museum is a culture, arts, and history museum located in the city centre. The design of the building, inspired by Minangkabau architecture, can be traced back to the Minangkabau community, which settled in Negeri Sembilan in the fifteenth century under the protection of the Malacca Sultanate. This museum is a fantastic place for art lovers to visit and learn more about the community.

The replicas, artefacts and pictures, along with the detailed description, will provide you with a wealth of information about the state’s culture. Its culture is well known for its matrilineality, “Adat Perpatih” which is still practised in most parts of the state.

4. Then Sze Koon Temple (Centipede Temple)

Then Sze Koon Temple (Centipede Temple)
The Then Sze Koon Temple, widely known as the Centipede Temple, honours many deities of both The Taoist and Buddhist, including the statue of Guanyin and money frog. It is the highest Taoist temple in Negeri Sembilan, located at the top of Wu Gong Hill. Due to this, older people may find taking the stairs to this temple quite challenging, but a breathtaking view of the entire Seremban awaits atop the temple.

According to a legend, God transformed a man into a rock ship that could never sail and dumped him on Wu Gong Hill. His mother, believed to be reincarnated as a centipede, went and lived beside the rock, which led to the massive stone centipede and temple’s name. If you manage to find a centipede in the temple compound, it is said that you will be blessed with good luck and wealth.

Aside from religious activities and the town’s beautiful scenery, the children can also feed fish, tortoises, and rabbits in the temple.

5. Seremban Lake Park (Taman Tasik Seremban)

Seremban Lake Park (Taman Tasik Seremban)

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Taman Tasik Seremban is a recreational park located along Jalan Taman Bunga. It is famous for its natural scenery, artificial lake and grassy picnic spots. The municipality has also recently introduced water activities such as kayaking and paddleboat rides.

On Sunday mornings, you can see the local community of Seremban walking, running, and practising tai chi and “Falun Gong”. This beautifully landscaped park is also a popular photographic location, suitable for anyone looking to take nice pictures.

6. Sri Sendayan Mosque (Masjid Sri Sendayan)

Sri Sendayan Mosque (Masjid Sri Sendayan)

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Sri Sendayan Mosque, one of the top Seremban attractions, is a beautiful mosque that resembles the Taj Mahal and Nabawi Mosque with a touch of Ottoman architecture. According to Zailan Yusop, the architect for the Sri Sendayan Mosque, he got the inspiration for the design after he visited Dubai and Turkey. Some of the intricate features of the Sri Sendayan Mosque include khat calligraphy done by the Turkish Master of Calligraphy and Hasan Çelebiin in its architecture that gives a serene facade.

Photographers will never want to miss the opportunity to photograph this massive and magnificent mosque against the backdrop of the sunset. Non-Muslims are also welcome to enter the mosque, except for the prayer area, provided they follow the dress code.

7. Mount Angsi (Gunung Angsi)

Mount Angsi (Gunung Angsi)

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For those who enjoy the outdoors and hiking, Mount Angsi is one of the best Seremban attractions for hikers and the surrounding area, ranking as the second most popular hiking trail in Negeri Sembilan. Due to the steep sections, the path’s first and a half kilometres is quite tricky. It will take around an hour and a half to climb the mountain.

If you are tired halfway through the hike, take a break at one of the trail’s small gazebos or benches. At the end of our challenging climb, you will be rewarded with a stunning view of Seremban and its surrounding area.

8. Seremban Central Market (Pasar Besar Seremban)

Seremban Central Market (Pasar Besar Seremban)

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Seremban wet market holds a special place in their hearts, as it has been around for decades along Jalan Tuanku Munawir in the heart of the city. You can find a wide range of fresh products on the ground floor, such as fish, meat, vegetables, and more. As for the first floor, you can find multicultural hawkers offering a wide variety of local favourite breakfast dishes such as “mee goreng”, “cuttlefish bihun”, beef noodles and “yong tau foo”.

9. Kepayang Hill Temple Kanni Kovil

Kepayang Hill Temple Kanni Kovil

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Kepayang Hill Temple is a hundred-year-old Hindu shrine dedicated to seven virgin deities: Biramme, Mageswary, Gaumaree, Varaagi, Vyshnavi, Magenthari, and Chamundi. The temple, located on the steep, narrow driveway of Kepayang Hill, is often visited by Hindus, especially during the festive season, like Pongal and Deepavali. Besides Hindu devotees, non-Hindus can also be seen visiting this temple surrounded by beautiful greenery and often visited by monkeys.

With so many places to visit in Seremban, you can be confident that you can find something that you like here. For the lovers of history, the Taman Seni Budaya Negeri Sembilan with its Minangkabu architecture is there for you. If you prefer to be closer to nature, there is Mount Angsi for you to hike.