Top Attractions to Visit in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

Top Attractions to Visit in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

A destination for the shopaholics, Nilai has a plethora of shopping spots from wholesale markets to malls. Here’s a round-up of the town’s best attractions.

The town of Nilai, tucked somewhere between Kuala Lumpur and Seremban, is an education hub and also a popular shopping destination. In Malay, “nilai” means value, and indeed, there’s true value in visiting Nilai. Here are some of the attractions in Nilai that will make the visit worth your while: 

1. Nilai Square

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Once you reach Nilai, make a beeline for one of the main landmarks of the town: Nilai Square. It’s located right smack in the centre of the town and is a favourite weekend hangout spot, especially among local families. Snap some photos of the clock tower, let the kids run free at the playground, or check out the mini amphitheatre and football field. Another attraction here is the Craft Centre which has architectural features similar to the houses found in Jempol, Kuala Pilah and Rembau.

2. Nilai 3 Wholesale Market

Why head for the shopping malls when you can get your household items, latest gadgets, car accessories, shoes and clothes at a bargain from Nilai 3 Wholesale Market? It’s the largest wholesale market in Malaysia and is well-known in the country. Aside from the individual shops by the roadside, you can also do your shopping at the covered wholesale market nearby. The entire area is huge and you might need half a day to make the best of your time here.

3. Sentral Bazar Nilai 3

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Image credit: Sentral Bazar

If you can’t get enough of shopping or have yet to find the perfect souvenir, continue your shopping spree at Sentral Bazar Nilai 3, which is near the Nilai 3 Wholesale Market. The car boot sale and the night market here is lively, especially during the weekends. Aside from shopping, you can admire the huge dinosaur replica and the large-sized Transformers model.

4. Nilai Public Park

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For about of recreation, head to Nilai public park where you can play sports or have a picnic. On-site facilities include the jogging track, playground, exercise area, basketball court, football field and even an amphitheatre that’s used for the occasional art or cultural shows. The outstanding feature of this public park is its granite-made mural of the six former Prime Ministers of Malaysia, so do keep a lookout for that.

5. Nilai Spring Golf & Country Club

As the premier golf club in Negeri Sembilan, Nilai Spring Golf & Country Club is a popular choice among pro and amateur golfers from other states and abroad. Those who are new to golf are welcome to register at the golf academy to understand the basics of golfing under the guidance of professional coaches. Golf packages are available for both members and visitors, with differing rates on weekends and weekdays. Take your pick from three golf courses: Pines Nine, Mango Nine and Island Nine, and golf away while enjoying the views of the flora and nearby lake.

6. MesaMall

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Opened in 2017, MesaMall is the latest shopping centre in Nilai town. While some retail outlets have yet to open, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to fill your time. Don’t miss out on Bangkok Street on the first floor; this is where you can get the latest fashion items from Thailand and savour a wide range of Thai food and drinks. Other recommended shops to check out include Sweet Attack for ice cream, Mocktail Bar for coffees and mocktails.

With shopping, dining and leisure activities all done and dusted, you can go home from your holiday with a smile on your face.

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Adrian Chew
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Adrian was born and raised in a small town called Muar, Johor in Malaysia. He likes reading, watching TV, surfing the internet and travelling (if he has time and budget). His favourite destinations are Perth, Siem Reap, Cebu and Singapore. In regards to writing, he loves travel writing too as it helps to broaden his horizon on the different countries, culture, food etc. around the world.

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