NEGERI SEMBILAN - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
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Minangkabau Dance - Negeri Sembilan / The Nine States

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NEGERI SEMBILAN

 

Negeri Sembilan, in the west of Peninsular Malaysia, is a small but interesting state with a rich culture and history Translated literally as ?nine states?, the state once consisted of nine districts, each ruled by a Malay chieftain. The Minangkabau people migrated across the Straits of Malacca from Sumatra centuries ago and is often identified with the pervasive influence of the Minangkabau culture, reflected in the upswept roofs reminiscent of buffalo horns. Many of its traditional houses and modern state buildings arc fine examples of this distinctive architecture. A unique feature of the state is the Adat Perpatih, a matrilineal social system practiced by the present-day descendants. This system is evident in clan and marriage customs, property ownership and dance forms.

 
 

 Come, visit this charming state and take home fond memories from this land of ancient traditions.

Paddy fields - Negeri Sembilan / The Nine States

 

The state capital of Seremban, an hour?s drive from both Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is a flourishing urban centre with several historic and cultural landmarks. The State Museum and Cultural Handicraft Complex, State Mosque and the Lake Gardens are among Seremban?s attractions. The seaside resort of Port Dickson, washed by the gentle waters of the Straits of Malacca, is a popular destination for locals and foreigners alike. Venturing into the Minangkabau heartland, one finds picturesque villages and quaint towns, the highlight being the royal enclave of Sri i\lcnanti, the site of Malaysia?s largest traditional timber palace. Elsewhere in Negeri Sembilan, encounters with nature await the adventurous amidst its verdant rainforests, rivers and waterfalls.

 
 

FASCINATING MALAY "MINANGKABAU"

CULTURE

 

 

 Negeri Sembilan?s distinct Minangkabau heritage and Adat Perpatih customs form the main ingredients of its captivating history and splendid traditions.

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC

 

Enjoy the melody of the state?s traditional musical performances. The Caklengpong or Taklempong is an ensemble of gong-like instruments or bonang. Its music usually accompanies traditional dances, wedding ceremonies and cultural events.

 
 
 

TRADITIONAL ATTIRE

 

The traditional costume of Negeri Sembilan is a prominent feature of the local culture. The resplendent attire of the women consist of an exquisitely embroidered headdress shaped like a buffalo horn and an elaborate velvet shoulder cover displaying intricate needlework. Men wear a jacket adorned with gold thread embroidery, woven sampin or waist cloth and fashioned tanjak or headgear.

 
 
 

GETTING THERE

Traveling to Negeri Sembilan is convenient as an excellent network of roads connects it to the rest of the country The state is also located on the main railway grid.

 

BY ROAD

 

Seremban is situated about 60 km south of Kuala Lumpur on the North-South Expressway and 40 km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. Taxis, buses and car rental services arc available from the airport to designated destinations in Negeri Sembilan. There are regular air-conditioned coach services from the main Puduraya Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur to Seremban. Port Dickson is located along the coastal road about an hour?s drive from Scrcmban.

 
 
 

BY RAIL

 

The KTM Komuter operates daily train services from the KL Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur to Scremban and the smaller towns of Nilai, Batang Benar, Labu and Tiroi at frequent intervals. Travelling time to Seremban is approximately one hour.

 
 
 

GETTING AROUND

 

 

Those who prefer self-drive will be rewarded with rustic scenes of villages, plantations and lush greenery Bus services arc available from the Terminal One Bus Station in Seremban to towns such as Kuala Pilah, Kuala Kelawang, Port Dickson, Nilai and Tampin.

 
 
 
 
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NEGERI SEMBILAN - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA