Negeri Sembilan, located in the central region of Peninsular Malaysia, is bordered in the north by Selangor, in the east by Pahang and in the south by Melaka and Johor. Covering a total area of 6,645 sq km, the land comprises of picturesque valleys and plains amidst undulating hills and mountains. As the Titiwangsa mountain range of the Peninsula tapers down towards the interiors of Johor, the mountainous and forested terrain of the eastern part of the Negeri Sembilan gradually give way to the gentler, undulating rubber and oil palm plantations of the west region.
Negeri Sembilan meaning nine states, located on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia is a small but interesting state with a rich culture and history. There are seven administrative districts in Negeri Sembilan namely Seremban, Jelebu, Jempol, Kuala Pilah, Port Dickson, Rembau, and Tampin.
History of Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan was settled between the 15th and the 16th century by the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra who migrated to the region during the height of the Malay Sultanate in Melaka.The Minangkabau brought along with them a rich cultural heritage which is still preserved and practised today as the fascinating Adat Pepatih, a matrilineal system of inheritance and administration that is unique to the State. In its early history, Negeri Sembilan as a unified State did not exist. It was rather a loose confederation of nine fiefdoms which developed in the secluded valley of the region. It was only in 1773 when Raja Melewar became the Yam Tuan that the fiefdoms of Sungai Ujong, Rembau, Johol, Jelebu, Naning, Segamat, Ulu Pahang, Jelai and Kelang were brought together under his rule. The history of modern Negeri Sembilan began with British intervention in the districts of Sungai Ujong, Rembau and Jelebu. In Sungai Ujong, the British intervened to stop the conflict between Dato' Kelana and Dato' Bandar which was affecting the tin trade along Sungai Linggi (Linggi River). The British supported Dato' Kelana and appointed W.A. Pickering as the British resident in 1874. By 1889, a treaty was made between the Yam Tuan Seri Menanti and the four Datuk Undang wherein the Yam Tuan was installed as the ruler of the state of Negeri Sembilan. The same year saw the appointment of the first British Resident of Negeri Sembilan, Martin Lister.
Negeri Sembilan Identity & Icon
Custom : Adat Perpatih
Building : Traditional House - 'Bumbung Lentik'
Flower : Bunga Tanjung (Mimusops Elengi )
Animal : Buffalo
Food: Lemang, penganan, cucur, Masak Lemak Lada Api
Song : Bongai
Icon : Seri Menanti Old Palace
Drinks : Air Janda Pulang
Music : Caklempong & tumbuk kalang
Costumes : Baju kurung (woman) & Baju Melayu (man)
Games : Dam Melayu
Weapon : Cangai Puteri
Tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures range from 21۫C (70۫C) to 32۫C (90۫F).
Distance to Seremban (by land)
From Capital City of Kuala Lumpur : 065km (approx.)
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 050km (approx.)
From Thailand Border (Bukit Kayu Hitam)-North 484km (approx.)
From Singapore Border (Johor Causeway)-South 250km (approx.)
State Executive Council
State Executive Council is established by the 1959 constitution. It consists of the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) as its Chairman and ten other members of the State Assembly.
Tourism Infoline 1 300 88 5050 (within Malaysia)
Tourism Malaysia 606-762 4488 (Negeri Sembilan Office)