Vip Malaysia - Destination in Negeri Sembilan

Negeri Sembilan offers many attractive places and historical as well as the culture of Malay.

Here we will detailed out the best location that you must visit if you are in Negeri Sembilan

5 best destination in Negeri Sembilan

1. Astana Raja Melewar (Muzium Rembau)

Astana Raja Melewar

This two storey museum building, formerly the official residence of the Undang (Chieftain) of Rembau, now houses a significant collection records and regalia of dignitaries.

2. Gemas Railway Station

Gemas Railway Station

Located in a small town called Gemas, this station, built in 1922 is functional till today.

3. Negeri Sembilan Museum & Crafts and Culture Complex

Officially opened on July 8th 1986, this 2.4ha complex is an arts and culture complex which houses the State Museum (previously the Istana Ampang Tinggi), Teratak Perpatih, the Minangkabau House and other attractions.

4.Handicraft Centre

This handicraft centre is a branch of the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation mainly producing bamboo, rattan and glass based handicrafts.

5. Kampong Pelegong Homestay

Kampong Pelegong Homestay

Here, you are able to enjoy the warm hospitality of your host family and be a part of the local household by joining them in their daily activities.

Additional Info About Kampung Pelegong

History of the View: There is a Well named the Virgin. The well was built by the villagers in 1866. The name "DARA" -triggered when an unmarried woman came to seek a mate as she grew older.

After a long time, he had a dream that the well should be dug near the existing ditch and should be cleaned. After excavation, the well produces a stream of clear water such as drinking fountains and baths. with the well of water, then with the permission of GOD she eventually found her mate. It was believed that the well was often visited by girls to get her water.

Tourism Travel Brochures

In this travel brochures, we will provide you all adequate information about Negeri Sembilan. First of all, an introduction about Negeri Sembilan, the land of ancient traditions.

Negeri Sembilan, the land of ancient traditions

Negeri Sembilan is situated in the west of Peninsular Malaysia. It is about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur and spreads over an area of 6.645 sq km. It's name literally means nine states as the state once consisted of nine districts.

The state is knows for its Minangkabau culture and Adat Perpatih, an age-old matrillineal social system. Negeri Sembilan is also synonymous with the unique upswept roof designs, a typical feature of Minangkabau architecture. This state has several historical and cultural landmarks that are easily accessible from it capital, Seremban.

Discover the beauty of Negeri Sembilan, the home of ancient traditions!

The state has wide assemblage of culinary delights. The deshes are characteristically hot and spicy, often enhanced by the small but potent 'cilipadi' (extra hot chilli). The most popular method of cooking is 'masak lemak cili api' where the conciments are simmered in coconut milk for a mouth-watering aroma. There are also a variety of delicious Chinese , Malay and Indian cuisine for everyone. So travellers, get ready to explore Negeri Sembilan and enjoy a gastronomic adventure like no other!



What to see and do in Negri Sembilan

masjid jamek seremban

(Built in 1900, Masjid Jamek Seremban is believed to be the oldest mosque in the state and among the oldest in the country)


OVER the years, the Negri Semb­ilan government has introduced several measures to promote its tourism destinations and it intends to do even more to increase the number of tourist arrivals.

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 neighbours 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.

Apart from Port Dickson, there are a few places which attract tourists by the busloads such as the 150-year-old Then Sze Koon Temple, the Cheng Koo Temple which houses the 9.1m-tall Kuan Yin statue (said to be the tallest in the country) and the Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre, said to be the largest in Malaysia.

nilai 3

(The goods sold at the Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre come from all over the world such as these artificial flowers from Japan)


Accordingly, the Negri 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 programmes, 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 Negri Sembilan.

“One way to do this is to promote our homestays like the one in Desa Pachitan, our traditional dances under the Colours of Negri Sembilan banner and watersports events such as snorkelling, fishing and jet skiing,” he said.

Aminuddin said the local community can also play a role in promoting tourism and benefit from it by organising 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.

then sze koon temple

(Sculptures of the ‘eight immortals’ greet visitors to the Then Sze Koon Temple in Ulu Temiang, Seremban)


Nasi ambeng – 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.

Aminuddin said since the state has many homestays, it is only practical that they are promoted as they would.

Many of these homestays are also located near popular eco-tourism destinations which lack proper lodging facilities.

Prior to this, the state govern­ment had introduced the korban and aqiqah programme during the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration to attract Muslims from Singapore.

The programme was a success as tourists were not only able to participate in the programme, but also able to experience life in a traditional Malay village.

Aminuddin said his administration would also promote the heritage trail in Seremban so that tourists could visit some of the older buildings in town.

These include grand and stately colonial buildings built more than a century ago, the King George V secondary school, the Ban Joo Lee building which was once the district police station, Masjid Jamek Seremban, the Lit Sent Gong and Tam Gong temples as well as the Sei Yap Association and Fui Chew Association buildings.

Other interesting places to visit in Seremban include the Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Hindu Temple built in the late 1890s, 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) which has unique architecture, state museum and cultural complex.

There is also the Tuanku Ja’afar Royal Gallery, which houses exhibits on the former state ruler who reigned for 42 years as Yang-di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan.

To achieve its target for tourist arrivals, the state administration can also do more to promote other supposedly under-publicised tourism destinations in the state.

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.

The state also has 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.



Tourism: Sektor Pelancongan di Negeri Sembilan


Sektor Pelancongan di Negeri Sembilan (Tourism)

Memiliki keindahan alam semulajadi sehingga Port Dickson diiktiraf sebagai Bandar Pantai Peranginan Negara oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan menjadikan Negeri Sembilan sebagai lokasi tumpuan pelancong yang datang dari luar dan dalam negara.

Apatah lagi dengan kedudukannya berhampiran Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur dan terletak di tengah wilayah antara Kuala Lumpur, Selangor dan Melaka.

Pastinya Negeri Sembilan di antara negeri yang terpilih dalam senarai lokasi percutian yang diinginkan oleh orang ramai untuk mereka beristirehat dan beriadah bersama keluarga terutamanya di hujung minggu dan musim cuti persekolahan.

Populariti pantai peranginan utama negara ini terus meningkat dari semasa ke semasa, lebih-lebih lagi dengan promosi melalui media cyber yang dapat menjangkau khalayak di semua pelusuk dunia.

Kedudukan Port Dickson yang cuma 34 kilometer dari bandar Seremban dilengkapi lagi dengan pelbagai produk pelancongan seperti Muzium Tentera Darat, Pusat Cerapan Baitul Hilal, PD Water Front, Ostrich Farm, Kota dan Muzium Lukut, Hutan Simpan Sungai Menyala, Alive 3D Art Gallery, Kompleks Sejarah Pangkalan Kempas, Homestay Pachitan dan yang terbaru pendakian di Bukit Batu Putih, sekaligus menjadikan Port Dickson berkembang maju sebagai destinasi popular pelancongan negara.

Keindahan pantai yang terhampar luas serta suasana damai yang dirasai bersama dengan keindahan ini, sentiasa menambat hati pelawat untuk berkunjung ke bandar ini bagi melupakan kesibukan kota. Bagi yang berkeluarga, inilah tempat untuk berkelah bersama ahli keluarga dan menjalankan pelbagai aktiviti yang menyeronokkan sambil bersantai. Kepada pengemar aktiviti lebih lasak, luncur layar, jet ski dan bot laju adalah antara aktiviti kegemaran yang popular.

tourism map

Negeri Sembilan juga merupakan satu-satunya negeri yang mempunyai adat terakam dan tersusun yang memperlihatkan adat bersendikan syarak. Keunikan tersendiri yang dimiliki ini turut menyumbang kepada tarikan dan minat di kalangan pelajar dan pengkaji sejarah untuk datang bertumpu di negeri yang bertuah ini.

Bandar Diraja Seri Menanti, adalah produk pelancongan yang dipromosikan di daerah Kuala Pilah yang mana terdapat sebuah istana lama yang dijadikan Muzium Diraja Seri Menanti yang mempamerkan salasilah dan keturunan keluarga diraja Negeri Sembilan serta alat-alat kebesaran diraja yang lain. Keunikan tersendirinya yang sehingga kini menjadi kajian dan penyelidikan ialah bangunannya yang dibina tanpa menggunakan walau sebatang paku.

Negeri Sembilan mempunyai pelbagai tarikan pelancongan yang lain, sama ada dalam bidang eko-pelancongan, mahupun produk pelancongan masyarakat seperti program homestay. Aset-aset eko-pelancongan Negeri Sembilan yang popular di kalangan penggemar keindahan alam semula jadi termasuklah Hutan Rekreasi Ulu Bendul di Kuala Pilah, Hutan Lipur Lata Kijang di Jelebu dan Gunung Datuk di Rembau. Keindahan flora dan fauna di rimba yang melitupi Gunung Angsi juga menjadi destinasi popular pengembara untuk berharmoni dengan alam.

Produk pelancongan yang melibatkan secara langsung pengusaha di kalangan masyarakat desa ialah program homestay yang merupakan antara produk pelancongan yang begitu popular. Di Negeri Sembilan, program Homestay menjanjikan keunikan tersendiri kerana ia memberi peluang kepada pelancong mempelajari budaya hidup masyarakat yang mengamalkan Adat Perpatih ini.

Program homestay di negeri ini boleh didapati di Sembilan buah kawasan termasuk Pelegong, di Labu, Laman Bangkinang, Kuala Pilah, di Lonek, Jempol dan F’Best, Jempol. Masyarakat desa di Gemas dan di Pachitan, Port Dickson turut menyertai program ini dengan menawarkan pelbagai jenis kemudahan untuk keselesaan pengunjung dan pelancong.

Pendekatan yang lebih mesra masyarakat terutama dalam menjalineratkan ikatan silaturrahim turut diperkenalkan melalui Program Homestay. Kerajaan Negeri memperkenalkan program Korban dan Aqiqah kepada pelancong asing terutamanya umat Islam dari Singapura. Sambutan yang diterima adalah begitu menggalakkan yang mana pelancong menyertai program ini datang berkeluarga dengan menaiki kereta api ataupun dengan kenderaan sendiri.

Statistik kedatangan pelancong oleh Lembaga Pelancongan Negeri Sembilan (LPNS) berdasarkan mereka yang menginap di hotel-hotel dan rumah-rumah penginapan adalah seramai 5.7 juta pada tahun 2015. Jumlah ini menampakkan pencapaian yang besar berbanding tahun sebelumnya iaitu seramai 5.57 juta. Dalam masa tujuh tahun bermula tahun 2015, sektor pelancongan menyumbang sebanyak 30 peratus daripada Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK) Negeri Sembilan.

Bagaimanapun sasaran pada tahun 2017, pencapaian jumlah pengunjung akan dilonjakkan lagi melalui beberapa program yang telah diluluskan oleh Kerajaan Negeri. Di samping itu, usaha sedang dilaksanakan ke arah menjadikan anggota perkhidmatan awam sebagai duta pelancong secara keseluruhannya.

Kerajaan Negeri telah menetapkan bahawa Seremban dan Port Dickson menjadi dua daerah utama untuk dimajukan dengan industri pelancongan. Daerah-daerah lain pula menjadi pelengkap kepada usaha menarik pelancong ke negeri ini.



Ladang Anggur Sendayan

Ladang Anggur Sendayan

Sendayan Valley Farm Negeri Sembilan ataupun Ladang Anggur Sendayan adalah satu-satunya ladang anggur di Negeri Sembilan. Ia menjadi satu daya penarik kepada para pelancong dan peminat buah-buahan untuk menikmati buah yang kebiasaannya hanya di tanam di luar negara yang beriklim sejuk.

Diusahakan oleh sebuah syarikat tempatan iaitu Syarikat A-WINN Global Market Services Sdn Bhd yang mendapat kerjasama Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan.

Terdapat 6,000 pokok anggur yang telah ditanam di atas tanah seluas 10 hektar iaitu anggur dari jenis Black Opal, White Malaga, Shiraz dan Black Pearl.

Ladang Anggur Sendayan

Kesemua anggur yang dikeluarkan oleh ladang ini dijenamakan sebagai "Sendayan Valley" dan akan dipasarkan dipasaran tempatan. Selain daripada tanaman anggur sebagai tanaman utama, ladang tersebut juga menanam tanaman lain seperti buah nona, jambu, mata kucing, laici, sukun, ciku, belimbing besi, rambutan dan mangga.

Selain daripada buah-buahan ladang ini juga menjual pokok anggur bonsai yang dijual antara RM 300 hingga RM 500 sepokok.


Ladang Anggur Sendayan

Ladang anggur Sendayan Valley terletak lebih kurang 6 km dari Jalan Seremban-Port Dickson, 90 km dari Kuala Lumpur, 15 km dari Bandar Seremban dan hanya 20 km dari KLIA. Ini menjadikan Sendayan Valley sebagai ladang anggur paling dekat dengan bandar.

Waktu Perniagaan & Kadar Bayaran

Ladang dibuka setiap hari 8.00 pagi hingga 11.00 pagi dan 4.00 petang hingga 7.00 petang dengan bayaran RM 5.00 dewasa dan RM 3.00 bagi kanak-kanak.

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Ladang anggur "Sendayan Valley"
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Sumber: Majlis Perbandaran Nilai


State tourism promotion to be expanded to Seremban, Jelebu, Kuala Pilah

State tourism promotion

SEREMBAN: Popular beach resort Port Dickson has long been highlighted as the state’s tourism spot and it’s time for the state government to focus on other districts such as Seremban, Jelebu and Kuala Pilah.

Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun said many interesting spots, especially ecotourism and historic areas in the districts, have yet to be properly publicised.

“We admit that 60 to 70 per cent of tourism activity is focused in Port Dickson (PD), so much so that many people think Negri Sembilan has only PD to offer, but many other places here are equally as interesting.

“Among the spots that we will focus on is the Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest and its surrounding areas including Mount Angsi in Kuala Pilah which has the potential to attract visitors from outside Negri Sembilan including from abroad.

“The Kenaboi River and the Jemaloi Valley Wildlife Park in Jelebu also have great potential to become a popular ecotourism attraction in Negri Sembilan due to its location which is close to the Klang Valley.

“Seremban too has its own attractions including the old and historical temples which have been receiving foreign tourists over the years,” he said after chairing the Exco meeting at Wisma Negeri, here, today.

Aminuddin, who also holds the state’s tourism portfolio, said in line with the upcoming reformation, a new blueprint of state tourism will be ready soon to empower the tourism sector in Negri Sembilan.

In another development, Aminuddin said the list of the new Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) chairmen was expected to be announced next week.

He said the state government was in the final stage of selecting 343 JKKK chairmen from over 800 applications and nominations sent by various parties including from political parties and local leaders at the village level.

Also, Aminuddin said Seremban's declaration as a city was expected to be scheduled by January next year and a mayor would be appointed to head the Seremban City Council administration.



City boy goes to the kampung

homestay negeri sembilan

(A warm reception, with a traditional kompang performance, to welcome visitors to the homestay village)


“Well, it’d be quite an experience, but, er, is there a water heater in there?” I politely asked my hostess, a retiree by the name of Badziah Dahil.

Her bemused expression revealed what I’d already suspected. Forget about hot water. By then, a dozen absurd thoughts had crept into my mind.

What if a monkey jumped on me while I was showering and I’m forced to run out of the toilet butt naked? Or worse, what if the legend about the orang minyak (oily man) is true? Either way, I wasn’t going to take any chances. New experiences could wait.

There I was, an outright city boy deep in the countryside surrounded by crowing roosters, living the languorous life where 3G mobile signals are non-existent, and congestion on the road is more likely to be caused by cows than cars.

That awkward scenario from the second day of my homestay trip encapsulates perfectly my novel brush with kampung life as part of the Jom Jelajah Koperasi Negeri Sembilan 2013 (Let’s Explore Co-operative) programme. In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the Malaysia Co-Operative Societies Commission has invited members from both local and foreign media to stay at various homestays across the land of the Minangkabaus. For four days and three nights, I traded urban life for a much simpler kampung lifestyle.

homestay negeri sembilan

(The humble exterior of a beautiful wooden house at Homestay Kampung Pelegong. A three-day stay here includes activities such as fishing, making handicrafts and picking fruit)


Our hinterland getaway began at Homestay Kampung Pachitan where we were honoured with a traditional Malay kompang performance upon our arrival.

Located in the Port Dickson district, the village was originally formed in the early 1920s by settlers from East Java, Indonesia.

Today, it is the only homestay village in the country that still upholds traditional Javanese culture and heritage.

After observing some cooking demonstrations of local delicacies such as coconut jelly, rempeyek (deep-fried Javanese cracker made from peanuts, coated with crispy flour batter) and kuih kelepong, we made our way to Homestay Kampung Pelegong in Seremban where we were introduced to our first foster family.

I was to put up for the night at the home of Haji Abu Hassan Arjak, a 73-year-old man who operates a stall at the local weekly farmers market.

homestay negeri sembilan (At Homestay Kampung Pachitan, media members were given a rousing traditional welcome.)

For the uninitiated, a homestay vacation is a form of tourism whereby visitors stay over in the home of a local family while immersing themselves in the culture of the community.

Noor Afendi Abdul, who runs a homestay with his wife Maizatul Ahmam at the previous village I visited, described it best: “We may not have the best homes or the nicest rooms in town but what we can offer to our guests is warm hospitality,” explained the 46-year-old geologist who helps his wife to operate the homestay programme when he’s not tied up with work obligations.

However, my Homestay Kampung Pelegong foster dad’s single-storey five-bedroom bungalow with its sprawling fruit orchard is anything but humble.

Later that night, our group was treated to a cultural performance that included a “wedding ceremony” that observed Adat Perpatih (matrilineal system), a unique custom practised by the Malays in Negeri Sembilan. The customary law is unique in that it gives preference to the womenfolk, particularly when it comes to inheritance and right of properties.

Little did I know that I was to be part of the evening’s entertainment!

“Here’s a fan. Just sit beside the groom and fan him. And if you feel it’s stuffy after a while, just forget about the groom and fan yourself,” the mistress of ceremonies instructed as she handed me a spade-shaped fan.

Before I could protest, I found myself decked in a bright orange-and-brown silk pengapit lelaki (best man) outfit and was ushered as part of the newlyweds procession.

If it’s genuine traditional Malay culture that you’re looking for, perhaps there’s no better way to experience it than at a Malaysian homestay.

homestay negeri sembilan

(Once in a lifetime experience: The writer (left) found himself becoming a pengapit lelaki (best man) at a mock Adat Perpatih wedding ceremony at Homestay Kampung Pelegong.  -Photo by Amierah Ibrahim)

During the course of my trip, I spoke more Malay than I’ve ever done since leaving high school and put my palate to the test with Negeri Sembilan’s signature masak lemak cili padi dishes.

Such a hands-on experience would indeed prove interesting for foreign tourists who would like an authentic introduction to rural Malay traditions, culture and lifestyle. In this case, a twenty-something guy who’s never stepped within the vicinity of a kampung.

As a matter of fact, the villages we visited were to host 300 Japanese students who would be visiting as part of their extra-curricular activities right after our departure.

Marco Moraglia, who hails from Italy, appreciated the experience of mingling with the locals. He expressed his love for the colourful culture he observed during his stay at various homestay villages.

“I used to live in Japan for a number of years and over there, people try so hard to achieve uniformity. It’s great to see Malaysia embracing diversity,” he said.

Meanwhile, another international participant, Vittorio Lloyd Salac from the Philippines, said he had no problem adapting to local food.

Malaysia Co-Operative Societies Commission of Negeri Sembilan state director Haji Zakaria Mat Jusoh said that the response towards the homestay programme has been encouraging.

homestay negeri sembilan

(The ‘bride’ Mary Gael and ‘bridegroom’ Marco Moraglia being carried on a sampan as part of the Adat Perpatih wedding ceremony at Homestay Kampung Pelegong. -Photo from Gaya Travel Magazine)

“From the period of January to August this year, the five homestays in Negeri Sembilan which are registered under the Co-Operative received over 2.6 million visitors. Out of this number, over 600,000 are international tourists,” revealed Haji Zakaria.

The healthy statistics could partly be attributed to the well-planned itinerary that’s offered in the programme. For instance, a three-day stay at Homestay Kampung Pelegong includes activities such as handicraft-making, playing local folk games, fishing, rubber-tapping and fruit-picking at the many orchards.

There have also been occasions when foreign tourists stayed for over a month and completely assimilated themselves into the daily grind of the villagers.

Obviously, those who are used to living in a city will need a little nudge to adapt to life in a village.

But by the time our group arrived at Homestay Kampung Lonek in Jempol, the fourth and final village for this trip, the golden hue of the paddy field against the bright evening sun provided a welcome change from the grey hues of the concrete jungle.

Sure, a hotel with room service and breakfast buffet would have made for a much more comfortable stay. But the warmth of the families that welcomed me into their homes and gave me an intimate glimpse into their lives more than made up for the lack of amenities.

“Maybe the houses are not fully equipped, but you do get a genuine taste of culture, heritage and a sense of community,” said Badariah Ahmad, chairperson of Homestay Kampung Lonek, while we were having a picnic breakfast on a river bank on the last day of my trip.

The opposite of the Malay phrase “Tak kenal maka tak cinta” (which literally means, I can’t love what I don’t know) best describes my homestay experience.

They might not have been five-star resorts and spas, but if you go with a receptive mind, chances are, you will fall in love with the charm of kampung life.

Homestay Addresses

Homestay Kampung Pachitan

Lot 2006, Kampung Sawah

71960, Chuah Port Dickson

Negeri Sembilan

Tel: 012-6075597



Homestay Kampung Pelegong

Kg Pelegong, Bt 8, Jalan 8

71900, Seremban

Negeri Sembilan

Tel: 013-3954189



Homestay Kampung Batang Nyamor

Kampung Batang Nyamor

71350, Kota

Negeri Sembilan

Tel: 06-4381811


Homestay Kampung Lonek

Kampung Lonek

72200, Batu Kikir

Negeri Sembilan