Top 25 Negeri Sembilan Attractions (2020)

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Negeri Sembilan is located in the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The word Sembilan means nine is Bahasa Melayu which symbolises the nine districts that make up the state. Famous for their museums, natural landscape and beaches, here are the best 25 Negeri Sembilan attractions that you should check out.

Jelebu

1. Kenaboi State Park (Taman Negeri Kenaboi)

Taman Negeri Kenaboi (Kenaboi State Park)

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Located in the remote part of Jelebu, this park is a beautiful natural sanctuary with plenty of activities to do such as jungle trekking, mountain climbing and caving. Kenaboi State Park is also popular with bird watchers and species like hornbills (usually only seen in East Malaysia) can be found here. To enter this place, you must obtain a permit from the State Forestry Department’s office in Kuala Klawang beforehand. The beauty of this place with its waterfalls, streams, and exotic flora and fauna is the reason why this is one of the most popular Negeri Sembilan attractions.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): RM5

Kuala Pilah

2. Batu Maloi Cave

batu maloi cave

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If you are looking for an adventure, Batu Maloi Cave is perfect place for you. Thrilling outdoor activities await you as you get to explore the cave’s system, climbing and crawling your way through the gaps. There will be one part of the expedition where you will be traversing in complete darkness, listening to the bats flying above you.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

3. Royal Museum Seri Menanti (Muzium Diraja Seri Menanti)

muzium diraja seri menanti (royal museum seri menanti)

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Constructed in 1902 and completed in 1908, this 4-floor building used to be a royal palace before the king moved out of this place in 1931. It was still used for various other purposes till 1964 before being left vacant, and subsequently converted into a museum in 1992. The royal family’s collections that are displayed here and also the maintained palace spaces will give you a glimpse to the life of a royal family in Malaysia.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Port Dickson

4. Alive 3D Art Gallery

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Alive 3D Art Gallery is a unique gallery with 50 drawings and illusions exhibits for the visitors to have a mind-blowing time. This gallery is split into 5 categories: adventure, animation, aquarium, dark and exotic with each gallery offering their respective illusions to trick your eyes. This highly-rated place also has a shop for you to get snacks and items such as key chains and cups.

Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM20 | Child – RM15

5. Teluk Kemang Observatory (Balai Cerap Teluk Kemang)

balai cerap teluk kemang (teluk kemang observatory)
If you ever wanted to know more about the outer space, this is the place to be. Built on a hill and facing the Straits of Malacca, you will find one of the more advanced telescopes in Asia in Teluk Kemang Observatory. Over here, you will also get to learn about Islamic astronomy and the important figures involved in it.

Operating Hours: Daily, 3:00pm – 5:00pm | 10:30pm – 12:00am
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM25 | Child – RM12

6. Extreme Park Port Dickson

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Extreme Park Port Dickson is another one of the many Negeri Sembilan attractions that will appeal to the adventure seekers. Located in Port Dickson, there are a number of activities that will appeal to you such as ATV rides, go-kart, archery and paintball target shooting. If you are visiting this place in a large group, you can also try the ‘Paintball War Game’ whereby you will be split into groups and compete with one another with paintball guns.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

7. Pasir Panjang Amenity Forest (Hutan Lipur Pasir Panjang)

hutan lipur pasir panjang (pasir panjang tropical forest)

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This amenity forest is one of the only amenity forest located on the seaside in Port Dickson. This place is exceptionally suitable for nature lovers as the place is rich with flora and fauna. Not only that, its location on top of a hill and complete with facilities like jungle trekking, jogging track, public toilets and food stalls makes it one of the more popular Negeri Sembilan attractions.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

8. Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest (Hutan Rekreasi Tanjung Tuan)

hutan rekreasi tanjung tuan (tanjung tuan recreational park)

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Another recreational forest located in Port Dickson is the Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest, though this is much smaller compared to the other Negeri Sembilan attractions. The hike to the peak will take approximately 20 minutes, and you will get to see the view of the Straits of Malacca and the surroundings. As an added bonus for hiking the hill, there is a hidden beautiful beach situated just behind the hill.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): RM1

9. Lukut Fort and Museum (Kota dan Muzium Lukut)

kota dan muzium lukut

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Another one of the many historical Negeri Sembilan attractions, Lukut Fort was built by a Bugis warrior in 1847. The fort is now in ruins and has since been converted into a historic recreation park with a museum below it, at the foot of the hill. This double-storied museum has 4 sections that will take you on a journey through the history of Negeri Sembilan.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

10. Army Museum (Muzium Tentera)

muzium tentera (army museum)

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Another place with historical relevance that you should visit in Port Dickson is the army museum, the biggest museum of its kind in Malaysia. Over here, you will get to learn about the history of Malaysia, all the way from the colonial times up till the point when Malaysia achieved independence.

Operating Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

11. Cahaya Negeri Beach (Pantai Cahaya Negeri)

pantai cahaya negeri (cahaya negeri beach)

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Cahaya Negeri Beach is one of the largest and more popular beaches in Port Dickson. There is a wooden bridge built there that extends over the sea and link to a small mangrove island, Bird Island which you can visit. On top of that, there are many facilities prepared such as toilets, huts and big parking lots for the convenience of the visitors. With these facilities and the available activities such as water sports, boating and fishing, it is not surprising that this is one of the top Negeri Sembilan attractions.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

12. Saujana Beach (Pantai Saujana)

pantai saujana (saujana beach)

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If you are looking for a beach with soft, powdery texture sand, Saujana Beach is the place for you. With a long and wide shoreline, and clean and gentle sea, it is not surprising to see many people visiting this place for leisure and water sports. There are also camping sites available here if you want to experience camping on the beach and under the stars.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

13. Teluk Kemang Beach (Pantai Teluk Kemang)

pantai teluk kemang (teluk kemang beach)

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As Port Dickson is located near to the sea, it is not surprising that the next place that you should visit is Teluk Kemang Beach. As the most popular beach and the largest in terms of facilities and infrastructure, and where most hotels are, you can expect the area to be crowded. If you are looking for a family-friendly beach, this is the place to be as the sands are soft and the sea current is not too strong.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

14. Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Centre (Pusat Edu-Ecotourism Sungai Menyala)

pusat edu-ecotourism sungai menyala (edu-ecotourism sungai menyala centre)

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Covering an area of 1,280 hectares, Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Centre is the perfect place for nature lovers. Though it might not be as big as the national park, it has 3 different trails here to give you a varying jungle trekking experience. It also has a gallery showcasing the aboriginal tribe and also the various types of forest, trees and more. If you are looking to stay the night here, you can stay in one of the rooms in the accommodation wing.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

15. Upside Down Port Dickson (Rumah Terbalik Port Dickson)

rumah terbalik port dickson (upside down art gallery)

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Upside Down Port Dickson is located in a row of normal-looking shop lots but do not be fooled by the exterior, as you are in for a surprise the moment you step into the art gallery. With so many paintings and installations available here, you can be assured that your whole family will have a good time posing to have their pictures taken with them. Some installations like the giant-sized food or upside down kitchen will leave you laughing so hard that you are unable to take a picture with a straight face.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 8:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM20 | Child – RM15

16. Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park (Taman Tema Dalam Wild West Cowboy)

taman tema wild west cowboy (wild west cowboy indoor theme park)

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Located at the same row as 3D Art Gallery, there are so many fun things you can do here, sheltered from the sun. While you can find many children-friendly games here that are similar to those shopping mall arcade games, what made this place stands out are the 5D Motion Adventure and the 7D Interactive Movie. Both of these attractions are immersive games that will take you on a virtual adventure and leave you wanting more.

Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00am – 11:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Rembau

17. King Melewar Palace Replica Rembau Museum (Muzium Rembau Replika Istana Raja Melewar)

muzium rembau replika istana raja melewar (rembau replika istana raja melewar museum)

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This museum is a replica of King Melewar Palace that was built on the same plot of land. This spectacular museum design with stilts supporting the wooden frames of the building was opened to the public in 2004 at a cost of RM2.4 million. Despite the high cost, this is part of the government’s initiative to display and educate the public about the history of this magnificent building.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

18. Sungai Timun Fireflies (Kelip-Kelip Sungai Timun)

sungai timun fireflies (timun fireflies river)

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Sungai Timun is a small village in Rembau and is the chosen location of the state’s effort to promote the growing market of ecotourism. One of the main highlights of this place is the opportunity to see fireflies at night by going on a river cruise. The beauty of these blinking lights in the night sky will ensure you have a memorable time. However, as beautiful as things will be, do take nore to keep your hands in the boat as there have been sightings of crocodiles in the river.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

Semenyih

19. Sak Dato Temple

sak dato temple

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The Sak Dato Temple is a magnificent Chinese temple that was built around 140 years ago. One of the highlights of this Negeri Sembilan attraction is a staircase that leads to an ornamental arch called the “Dragon Gate”, which presents one of the most marvellous views of the mountain ranges. Apart from that, this temple also has a hanging bridge, giant Monkey God statue at 21.95m high and a herb garden among many other things.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:30am – 11:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Seremban

20. Rantau Eco Park

rantau eco park

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If you are looking for a place of ultimate relaxation, Rantau Eco Park is one of the best places that you can visit. This formerly flood-prone area has since been developed and regularly used as a training ground for students and also as a popular team-building site. On top of that, with a 100-acre park that is surrounded by lush forests, and has its own man-made lake, mini zoo, horse barn and more, it is no wonder why this is one of the more popular Negeri Sembilan attractions.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): RM5

21. IJM Hill Park Seremban 2 Height

ijm hill park seremban 2 height

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This 30-acre park is located on a hill, 162 metres above sea level in Seremban 2. This park is built and maintained by IJM, a local housing developer in Malaysia. Apart from the toddler’s playground, dinasour zone, and the trees and plants education zone, you will also get to enjoy the panoramic view of Seremban 2 when you visit this place.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

22. Jelita Ostrich Farm

jelita ostrich farm

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Jelita Ostrich Farm is a huge farm at 4.2 hectares and is certified by the Malaysian Book of Records as the first ostrich farm in Malaysia. Over here, you will not only be able to see and feed the big birds, but you also get to ride them. There is also a shop there for you to buy souvenirs and if you are up for it, to taste ostrich egg and meat.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM10 | Child – RM8

23. State Museum Complex (Kompleks Muzium Negeri)

kompleks muzium negeri (state museum complex)

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The State Museum Complex is a unique building that was inspired by the Minangkabau architecture which you can immediately tell from the design of its roof. This complex is split into three buildings whereby you will be able to see various royal artefacts, weapons, traditional costumes and many more. This is one of the ideal Negeri Sembilan attractions for the history lovers as you get to learn all about the history of the state in one place.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

24. Seremban Lake Park (Taman Tasik Seremban)

taman tasik seremban (seremban lake park)

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Situated in the centre of Seremban, this park is recommended by locals for morning and evening walks. Apart from the huge trees that provide you with a shade from the sun, there is also a huge lake in the centre of the park. If you do not want to jog, you can also rent a bike to go around the park to cover more grounds in a shorter period of time.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

Tampin

25. Tampin Mountain Forest Reserve (Hutan Simpan Gunung Tampin)

hutan simpan gunung tampin (tampin mountain forest reserve)

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Tampin Mountain Forest Reserve is located at the borders of Negeri Sembilan and Malacca, and is part of the Titiwangsa Mountains range. This forest reserve is undisturbed, and the trails here can be quite challenging for a beginner. There will be times when the forest ranger will need to open up a new path for the hikers which is an exciting challenge for seasoned hikers. Upon reaching the top of this Negeri Sembilan attraction, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the mountain and its surroundings.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

Negeri Sembilan is a state that is rich with their Minangkabau culture which can be seen in the many histrorical buildings. Though it might not be one of the top tourists spots in Malaysia, it still have its unique charms that will attract the hearts of many people. Don’t forget to try some of the local dishes in this state such as the smoked meats when you visit the above Negeri Sembilan attractions.