Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Seremban is the state capital of Negeri Sembilan, about 30 kilometres inland from the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. It is located within the district of Seremban, one of the seven districts of Negeri Sembilan. The town's administration is run by the Seremban Municipal Council.

Culture & Heritage

Historically, Negeri Sembilan is influenced by the Minangkabau's and thus, Seremban is the centre of the Minangkabau culture in Malaysia. People of Negeri Sembilan are also known for the practice of an ancient Malay tradition called Adat Perpatih, where women are given a higher social status than men.


Ampang Tinggi Palace is famous of its architecture which it is built without a single nail. This palace was built during the reign of The 5th Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Yamtuan Udin, better known as Yamtuan Imam Sri Menanti in Ampang Tinggi, Kuala Pilah in 1861. He has held the reins for 10 years from 1861 until 1869. This castle measuring 66 1/2 feet wide and 23 1/2 feet long and there are various forms of very delicate carvings along the outside walls of this palace. This castle is still strong despite his age has reached 133 years. Because of the unique architecture and sculpture refinement, this home has exhibited in England in 1994 as an example of Malay architecture.

Food & Drink

Seremban is well known for its Nasi Padang (Padang food) or Minangkabau dishes. It is rich in coconut cream and is generally accompanied by a generous serving of bird's eyes chillies. Some of the dishes are very spicy so prepare to order some ice water or soda before you start munching. Local desserts include 'air batu campur' or mixed ice which is shaved ice with brown sugar syrup, beans, corn and cendol.


Seremban is the business and commercial centre for most towns and villages in Negeri Sembilan. Residents from outlying areas come to Seremban by commuter train or buses to shop in Seremban. There are many shopping outlets concentrated in town centre such as Seremban Parade and Terminal One.

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