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 in Malaysia, it has plenty to offer everyone and here are some of the best Seremban attractions.
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 the farm, led by a tour guide who will share all the necessary information about ostriches. During the tour, you can 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 birds. If you want souvenirs here, you will be happy to know that you can buy various products like ostrich oil, eggs, key chains and more.
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 here, one of the must-visit Seremban attractions.
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, pictures, and detailed descriptions of this Seremban attraction will provide you with a wealth of information about the state’s culture. Its culture is well known for its matrilineality, or “Adat Perpatih”, which is still practised in most parts of the state.
The Then Sze Koon Temple, widely known as the Centipede Temple, honours many Taoist and Buddhist deities, including the statue of Guanyin and the 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 rocking 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, children can also feed the fish, tortoises, and rabbits in the temple.
Taman Tasik Seremban is a recreational park located along Jalan Taman Bunga. As one of the most beautiful Seremban attractions, this park is famous for its natural scenery, artificial lake, and grassy picnic spots. The municipality 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.
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 of 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, which gives a serene facade.
Photographers will never 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.
For those who enjoy the outdoors and hiking, Mount Angsi is one of the best Seremban attractions for hikers and the surrounding area, ranked as the second most popular hiking trail in Negeri Sembilan. Due to the steep sections, the path’s first and a half kilometre 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.
Seremban wet market holds a special place in their hearts, as it has been around for decades along Jalan Tuanku Munawir in the city’s heart. You can find a wide range of fresh products on the ground floor, such as fish, meat, vegetables, and more. On the first floor, multicultural hawkers offer a wide variety of local favourite breakfast dishes such as fried noodles, cuttlefish noodles, beef noodles, and yong tau foo.
Kepayang Hill Temple is a hundred-year-old Hindu shrine dedicated to seven virgin deities: Biramme, Mageswary, Gaumaree, Varaagi, Vyshnavi, Magenthari, and Chamundi. This Seremban attraction, 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 visit this temple, surrounded by beautiful greenery and often called by monkeys.
With so many Seremban attractions for you to visit, you can be confident that you can find something you like here. For the lovers of history, 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.