NEGERI SEMBILAN - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Heritage Sites

 
 

FASCINATING CULTURE

& HERITAGE DESTINATION

 

SRI MENANTI ROYAL MUSEUM

 

 

Tucked amidst green hills 50 km from Seremban, the charming royal town of Sri Menanti is the official residence of the State Ruler or Yang Di-Pertuan Besar as well as the site of the Sri Menanti Royal Museum. This former palace, converted into the Royal Museum in 1992, is a classic showcase of Minangkabau architecture and design. Built at the turn of the century by two local craftsmen, the wooden structure is an architectural wonder as no screws or nails were used in its construction. It incorporates 99 pillars, each soaring 65 feet, representing 99 warriors who served the palace.

 

Elsewhere, the pretty village setting reflects the dominant Minangkabau influence.

 

Today, it is a repository of the regalia of the Negeri Sembilan Royal family, with exhibits such as costumes, ceremonial weaponry, bed chambers and documents on the Royal lineage.

 

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.45pm

Admission is free.

Tel: 06 497 9653

 
 
 
 
 

ADAT MUSEUM

 

The Minangkabau adat or customs are evident in many aspects of community life in Negeri Sembilan. Handcrafted antiques, community heirlooms and headgear such as the distinctive buffalo horn shaped ladies' headdress can be viewed at the adat Museum in Jelebu. apart from these interesting cultural artifacts the museum also provides information on the adat Perpatih matrilineal system. Go for a visit around the historic town of Rembau for a glimpse of the local lifestyle.

 

Take a visit around the historic town of Rembau for a glimpse of the local lifestyle.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Admission is free.

Tel: 06 438 1036

 
 
 

LUKUT MUSEUM

 

 

Lukut, a historical town situated north of Port Dickson, is the site of the

Lukut Museum and fort.

 

The museum gives an insight into Lukut?s golden era as the capital of the tin trade. Visitors can discover artifacts from the Nassau shipwreck, a Dutch East India battleship which sank off the coast of Port Dickson in 1606. Further away, the ruins of the Lukut Fort, built in 1847 to protect the town?s booming tin trade, is an interesting spot for history buffs. Other attractions here include the legendary ?poisoned well?, purportedly used to punish criminals in the ancient days.

 

Opening hours: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Admission is free.

Tel: 06-651 2954

 
 
 

ARMY MUSEUM

 

Find out everything you wanted to know about the Malaysian army here. This museum traces the history, contributions and achievements of the army from the days of the Melaka Sultanate until the present. apart from kiosks as well as information and graphic panels, the museum also utilises the Pepper Ghost technology for its audio visual presentation, the first of its kind in Malaysia. also on display are canons, tanks, locomotives and vehicles used during the war. The army Museum is located in Port Dickson, home to the firstMalay Regiment batch in 1933.

 

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Admission is free.

Tel: 06 640 9481 / 2 / 4 / 6

 
 
 

HOUSE OF PENDITA ZA'BA

 

 

Also known as Teratak Za?ba, this historic house chronicles the life and times of Za?ba or Tan Sri Zainal Abidin Bin Ahmad, an icon of Malay literature and thinking who made many contributions in the economic, political and social, fields. He was recognised as Pendita Za?ba or learned man. Located in Kg. Bukit Kerdas, about 2 km from Batu Kikir en route to Bahau, this house is a well-preserved example of traditional Negeri Sembilan architecture, with its raised stilts and long up-ended roofs.

 
 
 

SEREMBAN CULTURAL COMPLEX - Seremban

 

The Seremban Cultural Complex is modeled after a traditional Minangkabau dwelling and comprises threemain buildings ? teratak perpatih, ampang tinggi palace and Negeri Sembilan House. Teratak perpatih also known as the State Museum, displays items such as royal silver and brassware, old weapons, handicrafts, artifacts, traditional costumes and photographs. Those interested in the history and tradition of Negeri Sembilan should visit the Minangkabau House.

 

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.45pm

Admission is free.

Tel: 06 763 1149

 
 
 

HOMESTAYS

 

Participate in a homestay programme to experience the local lifestyle. Watch interesting cottage industries such as traditional sugar-making, handicraft weaving or learn the art of rubber-tapping. Try your hand at indoor games like cong/ca/c or participate in a colourful local dance. Homestays in Negeri Sembilan can be enjoyed at Kg Pelegong, Kg Sungai Lonek, Kg Serting, Kg Sri Menanti and Kg Kuala Kelawang.

 

Tel: 06-765 9870 (Negeri Sembilan Tourism Action Council)

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Heritage Sites
NEGERI SEMBILAN - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA