Welcome to
Negeri Sembilan
Minangkabau Heritage

In the west of Peninsula Malaysia lies the quaint state of Negeri Sembilan. The name Negeri Sembilan directly translates as ‘Nine States’ because this state of 6,645 square kilometers once consisted of nine districts. Negeri Sembilan practices the age-old and distinctive Minangkabau culture and tradition that is protected through the Adat Perpatih, a matrilineal social system. The Minangkabau culture also possesses a unique style of architecture that is synonymous to them. It is where you find the roofs of traditional Malay houses or settlements distinctively curve to point upwards at all ends.

Negeri Sembilan is a rapidly growing urban centre but stays true to its roots and character as it still has several historical and cultural landmarks located in the capital of Seremban.


Some notable attractions in this state are Port Dickson, a popular get-away with one of the longest beaches in Malaysia, The Royal Museum of Seri Menanti, The Rembau Museum, State Museum Complex, Lukut Museum, Rembau Crystal, Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest, Jelita Ostrich Show Farm, Army Museum, Wet World Pedas Hot Springs or visit the Sungai Timun Fireflies River Ride (one of the largest firefly colonies in the country).

Indulge in some great value shopping at Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre or just enjoy an experience at the many local homestays in a Malay traditional village kampung throughout Negeri Sembilan.

Food & Dining

Negeri Sembilan is home to the traditional Minangkabau or Minang hot and spicy food, which is easily available in the capital city of Seremban. You can also enjoy fresh seafood in Port Dickson or savour some Chinese, Indian and international cuisine that is served at numerous restaurants, open air food courts as well as hotels throughout the state.


Negeri Sembilan is conveniently positioned at a strategic location. The state is easily accessible from neighbouring states such as Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Pahang and Johor as well as other parts of the peninsula by air, road, rail and or sea. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is only a 30 minutes’ drive from Seremban and getting to or from Kuala Lumpur only takes about 45 minutes.

Explore Other States

Melaka is a treasure trove of 600 years of history. Journey back in time to relish this historical city located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The state of Melaka is strategically located along the historic Straits of Malacca and was first established back in 1403 as a trading post that attracted many traders from all over the world. Today, the city of Melaka is declared a UNESCO World Heritage City.

Experience the many historical sites that give you a glimpse of Melaka’s glorious past. Come marvel and appreciate the heritage buildings and architecture that have stood the test of time built by the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonialists.

There are also plenty of fun activities and modern attractions at the water theme parks and cultural parks. Enjoy the many fruit farms, animal and nature parks, resorts and homestays that Melaka also has to offer. Melaka awaits an unforgettable experience!


Johor is the southernmost state in Peninsula Malaysia that links Singapore to Malaysia via its causeways. The state covers an area of 19,166 sq. kilometers and is known for its beautiful pristine beaches, tropical islands and ancient rainforests. Its name Johor is derived from the Arabic word Jauhar which translates to ‘precious stones’. And like the gem that it is, Johor offers many wonderful attractions. Come enjoy and experience world-renowned golf resorts and luxurious beaches to alluring shopping establishments and the fascinating rainforest and its wildlife.

The state capital Johor Bahru’s diverse history will leave you in awe from all its historical and cultural buildings along with its sumptuous food and modern trappings.