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Seremban Travel TipsSeremban Travel Tips (10 July, 2016)



B. Melayu

Seremban Travel Tips helps you get to know Seremban and prepare your trip there. Seremban is the state capital of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. It has a population of about 420,000 people, and is the 19th largest town in Malaysia.

Seremban was established around 1870, when tin was discovered in nearby Rasah. As such, it is a pretty young town compared to Malacca, Muar or Penang. The town is located on the upper reaches (hulu) of Sungai Linggi, which was used to ferry tin. In the beginning, the town was known as Sungai Ujong (also written Sungai Ujung, Seng Hyang Ujung, Saing Ujung and Semujung)1.

With prosperity from tin came rivalry between different faction, Dato' Kelana on the one side and Dato' Shahbandar on the other. This gave the British an excuse to intervene in the administration of the state.

Location of sights in Seremban on the map

Places of Interest in Seremban

  1. Dewan Undangan Negeri (GPS: 2.72671, 101.94246)
  2. Istana Hinggap Seremban (GPS: 2.72635, 101.94366)
  3. Masjid Jamek Seremban (GPS: 2.73073, 101.93807)
  4. Old State Secretariat Building (GPS: 2.72599, 101.94334)
  5. Seremban Town Fountain (GPS: 2.72599, 101.94334)

List of sights in Seremban

  1. Muzium Negeri Sembilan: State museum showcasing artifacts related to the history of Negri Sembilan.
  2. Istana Besar: Official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Besar, the ruler of Negri Sembilan (though not open to the public).
  3. Cultural Handicraft Complex: Complex built in the Minangkabau style where various state handicrafts are displayed.
  4. State Library: Neoclassical building erected in 1912.
  5. Masjid Negeri: State mosque with nine pillars representing the nine states of Negri Sembilan.
  6. Church of the Visitation: Roman Catholic church in Seremban.
  7. Wesley Methodist Church: Church built in 1920.
  8. King George V School: The premier school in Seremban.
  9. Liesheng Temple: Taoist temple in Seremban.
  10. Seremban Lake Gardens: Public garden for an evening stroll.
  11. Seremban Animal Park: Educational park where ostriches and deer are bred.
    1. Other sights in Seremban

      1. Royal Sungei Ujong Club (GPS: 2.72599, 101.94334)

      Category of sights in Seremban

      Petrol Stations in Seremban

      1. Caltex, Jalan Tuanku Antah (GPS: 2.714296, 101.948741)
      2. Petron, Jalan Jelebu (GPS: 2.723710, 101.957212)
      3. Petron, Jalan Kuala Pilah (GPS: 2.724319, 101.982652)
      4. Petron (Mobil), Jalan Rasah (GPS: 2.714872, 101.942854)
      5. Petron (Mobil), Jalan Tuanku Antah (GPS: 2.714627, 101.947650)
      6. Petron, Jalan Tun Dr Ismail (GPS: 2.739426, 101.928020)
      7. Petronas Jalan Jelebu (GPS: 2.726812, 101.959492)
      8. Petronas Jalan Kuala Pilah (GPS: 2.717255, 102.010967)
      9. Petronas, Jalan Tuanku Antah (GPS: 2.716813, 101.943893)
      10. Petronas, Lebuhraya Seremban-Bukit Nenas (GPS: 2.720828, 101.936972)
      11. Shell, Jalan Dato Bandar Tunggal (GPS: 2.723903, 101.938885)
      12. Shell, Jalan Jelebu (GPS: 2.724015, 101.957673)
      13. Shell, Jalan Temiang (GPS: 2.737176, 101.938144)
      14. Shell, Jalan Tun Dr Ismail (GPS: 2.735343, 101.933621)
      15. Shell, Persiaran Senawang (GPS: 2.708775, 101.996419)

      How to reach Seremban

      Seremban is approximately an hour away from Kuala Lumpur. Exit the North South Expressway at Exit 218 (Seremban Interchange). You can also reach Seremban by train.

      Seremban in Google Maps Street View




      Getting Around Seremban

      It is best to drive in Seremban, as public transport is not a practical choice.

      References

      1. Negeri Sembilan dan Sejarahnya.

      List of Towns in Negeri Sembilan and State Capitals of Malaysia

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