Top 15 Attractions to Visit in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Top 15 Attractions to Visit in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

From hiking Gunung Ansi to visiting Centipede Temple and Jelita Ostrich Farm, Seremban makes for a fun, culture-filled getaway destination in Malaysia!

Seremban isn’t considered much of a tourist destination for those travelling to Malaysia, but there are significant things to see if you choose to travel there. Before the town was renamed to Seremban, it was called Sungai Ujong after a nearby river.

Seremban is popular for its food, shopping malls and Centipede Temple. If you want to see the unique Minangkabau architecture with your own eyes, the town of Seremban in Negeri Sembilan should be on the top of your list of destinations, but of course, that’s not all there is to experience. Below are some of the attractions you will want to check out during your trip.

1. Gunung Angsi

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Start off your Seremban trip by hiking the highest peak in Negeri Sembilan, Gunung Angsi. The mountain is located within the Hulu Bendol Forest, which was established way back in 1972. Standing at 825 metres, it is the most popular hiking spot for locals staying in Negeri Sembilan. It’s also popular with local tourists from states like Selangor, Malacca and other parts of Peninsular Malaysia.

It is considered one of the toughest mountains to scale. Climbers and visitors who aren’t familiar with the forest trails are bound to get lost in it without a guide. Apart from this mountain, you can also see nearby mountains while on the way up. Among them are Mount Tampin, Mount Telapa Bad, Mount Datuk and Mount Berembun. Climbing isn’t the only activity you can do here; you can camp out for the night or go jungle trekking too. If you’re into nature, there are also various tropical trees that can be found here such as the Mersawa Tree and Meranti Tree.

Address: Jalan Kuala Pilah, 72009, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, 70400, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (7am-6pm)

2. Palm Mall

There are many mega shopping malls in Seremban. The first one you should visit is Palm Mall. This lifestyle mall is the largest mall in Seremban and is a top favourite among shoppers. You can shop and dine at its 187 retail outlets and restaurants. The landscaped pedestrian boulevard will also appeal to your artistic eye.

Souvenirs, fresh produce, clothing and electrical goods are some of the items you can buy from this mall. There are just too many to choose from depending on the brands and designs that you are looking for. If you are fond of luxury goods, you can come here and shop as there are brands available here.

Address: Kemayan Square, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (9am-10pm)

3. The Sandalwood

While you’re in Seremban, make sure to drop by the craft store known as The Sandalwood to have a closer look at the unique crafts on display. Don’t be confused, this shop does not sell any sandals that are made from wood. There are more interesting items in the shop. Some of the products are sandalwood essential oils, beads, incense, statues, craftworks, logs and chips (wood pieces).

The most interesting craft product is the Horse Statue and The Laughing Buddha made from sandalwood. The Sandalwood has been around since the 1950s and you’ll be surprised that such shop can be found Seremban.

Address: No. 327, Lor Haruan 5/7, Oakland Commercial Centre, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-7pm)

4. Seremban Cultural Complex

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This is the point of interest that every tourist needs to go and visit. It is not just to learn about the state’s heritage and culture, but it is also to appreciate the Minangkabau architecture. Seremban Cultural Complex is a museum rich in the culture and heritage of Negeri Sembilan, and the roof is its main attraction. You can learn about the history of the roof with the help of a guide, so you won’t just be killing time taking photos in this location. The complex comprises of three buildings, the Negeri Sembilan House, the State Museum, and Ampang Tinggi Palace.

You will find photographs, royal silver, traditional costumes, old weapons, artefacts and handicrafts in the museum. This attraction is ideal for both kids and adults. The Minangkabau House is also a good spot to take photos with your family.

Address: Jalan Sungai Ujong, Lebuhraya Seremban – Bukit Nenas, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-6pm)

5. Cat Town

This particular attraction is a must for everyone, especially kids. Cat Cafes are emerging in almost every country. You can find them in Bangkok, Singapore, and Tokyo, to name a few. The one in Seremban is called Cat Town and you will be awed by the size of the cafe.

Upon stepping into the cafe, you will be greeted by – you guess it – lots of cats! There are different breeds too, from Persian cats to Siamese cats. The cafe is more than just a place to hang out, it’s also a place where you can have coffee while petting many little balls of fur.  If dogs can be a man’s best friend, cats can be too.

Address: Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (2pm-10pm), Closed on Monday

6. Centipede Temple

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If you are up for it, challenge yourself and visit the famous Centipede Temple in Seremban. Officially called the Sze Koon Temple, it is located way up the hill and you need to take a long walk before you reach the top. The locals gave it the nickname Centipede Temple because there are various species of centipedes outside the temple that you can come across.

That is not all – from the hilltop you get a view of the entire town, so remember to take your camera with you. Get ready to climb more than 260 steps to reach the top because you don’t want to miss the panoramic view. The good thing is, you will come across unique statues on the way up. Among them are Taoist and Buddhist deities as well as giant centipede statues.

Address: Jalan Temiang, 70200, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, 70200 Seremban, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (7am-7pm)

7. Jelita Ostrich Farm

A visit to Seremban is not complete without going to its well-known ostrich farm. If you recall the Tasmanian Devil from the Looney Tunes series, the cartoon character can run like The Flash. Ostriches are also quite similar to the Tasmanian Devil in terms of speed. Kids will enjoy their time here as there are other farm animals too such as goats, turkeys, and geese.

You can even ride an ostrich but remember, safety first since they can run very fast. The ostrich eggs are as big as dinosaur eggs, so be sure to snap some photos.

Address: Lot 1504, Batu 6, Mukim 70100, Pantai, Negeri Sembilan, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (9am-5pm)

8. Galeri Diraja Tuanku Ja’afar

Klang is not the only town that has a royal gallery. There is one in Seremban too, and if you want to know more about the state’s royal history, this is the place to go. Choose either the guided tours or visit the museum on your own. If you opt for the guided tours, you need to book in advance because of the availability of slots.

Take a closer look at the various royal collection on display. Learn the past history of Negeri Sembilan as well as the background of Tuanku Ja’afar, the former Yang di-Pertuan Besar of the state. There are nine exhibition halls in the complex and there are so many exhibits to see.

Address: Jalan Taman Bunga, Taman Tasek Seremban, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (10am-5pm), Closed on Monday

9. Seremban Square

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The Seremban Square is such an iconic landmark of the town. Every year, tourists and locals come to the square just to take some pictures. Located in the heart of Seremban town centre, it is one of the popular spots to explore and linger. At night, the square will be lit by beautiful decorative lights and you can finally escape the sweltering heat of the day.

Address: Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

10. Seremban Lake Garden

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Another favourite spot among locals is Seremban Lake Garden. It is more than just a recreational area. If you are looking for some fresh air and cool breeze, head on over here. It is one of the oldest natural lake gardens in the country.

While the young ones play in the playground, you can jog or take a stroll along the lake garden. You don’t have to worry about safety because their facilities are very good.  “SHELL” Children Traffic Park and Malaysia Park (Taman Malaysia) are also located in the vicinity.

Address: Jalan Taman Bunga, Taman Tasek Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

11. Jeram Toi Forest Eco Park

Apart from Gunung Angsi, another recreational forest to check out is the Jeram Toi Forest Eco Park. It is located about 28 kilometres from Seremban. You can enjoy activities like trekking and swimming. During the weekends and public holidays, the Forest Eco Park will be packed to the brim. Hence, the best time to come here is still during the weekdays.

Address: Kampung Lalang, Kuala Klawang, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (8am-6pm)

12. Parkson Terminal 1 Seremban

Still looking for something special to buy for your friends? Although Seremban has yet to attain a city status, it has many shopping malls that are worth visiting. Parkson Terminal 1 Seremban is a mall you should check out because you’ll find a lot of items that you are looking for here. From stationery, beauty products, to sportswear and accessories, Parkson has everything under one roof.

Address: Jalan Lintang, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-10pm)

13. Seremban Prima

Seremban Prima is the next shopping centre to purchase your souvenirs or gifts. It is located opposite the train station. There are more than 140 retail shops for you to choose from. If you need some stimulation, there are entertainment areas such as the bowling alley, Ampang Superbowl and karaoke bar, Galaxy Kbox. You’ll also find appealing brands like Poly Watch, Brand For Less, and Sport Empire that you might want to check out before leaving the town.

Address: Seremban Prima, Jalan Dato Bandar Tunggal, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-10pm)

14. Seremban Gateway

Generally, you will seldom find a shopping mall that is opened 24 hours every day, but you will be glad to find one in this town. It’s time to indulge in mouth-watering food and shop beyond midnight and till the wee hours of the morning. The cosy environment in this mall will make you feel comfortable and accommodated as if you were in a spacious airport.

Address: Jln Sg Ujong, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (24 hours)

15. Angsana Seremban

Looking for the Giant Supermarket? Then you are at the right place. You will find one in Angsana Seremban. It is one of the oldest shopping centres in Seremban but not as big as other malls in the town. Do not expect to see international brands in this shopping mall as most of the retail shops here only sell local goods. It’s a good place to buy groceries for your kitchen or food souvenirs.

Address: Jalan Kuala Pilah, Plaza Ampangan, 70400 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-10pm)

You never know what you find in a seemingly simple town when you travel. In the case of Seremban, the town truly proves that there are endless things to discover about a country’s culture and history regardless if the place is highly commercialised or not. The next time you take a trip to Malaysia, you definitely have to put Seremban on your itinerary. Get ready to learn, shop, and have lots of fun.

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