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25 Underrated Things To Do In Negeri Sembilan For Your Weekend Getaway

Despite being only an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, but most travellers don’t know that Negeri Sembilan actually hides a treasure trove of exciting hidden gems. Well, the secret’s out now. Scroll down our list to see 25 things you might not have known that you can actually see & do in Negeri Sembilan.

 

1. Hike to the top of Gunung Datuk for gorgeous views
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Image via Myzaa Sha’eb (Facebook)

There’s a reason why Negeri Sembilan is also a hiker’s heaven. Just ask any hiker worth their salt and they would know Gunung Datuk. With an elevation of 885m, it’s one of the most popular hikes in Negeri Sembilan.

It usually gets crowded during weekends. With gorgeous views like this, who wouldn’t?

Location: Rembau, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

2. Explore a hidden river canyon at Jeram Berungut
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Image via @tajisampret (Instagram)

Jeram Berungut is a beautiful hidden canyon deep within Kenaboi state park. It’s nicknamed the ‘Malaysia Lord of the Rings’ due to its striking similarities to the Argonath.

To get here, you need to drive to Kampung Chennah before taking a guided tour to the canyon.

Location:  Taman Negeri Kenaboi, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

3. Go spelunking in Gua Batu Maloi
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If spelunking is your idea of fun, then head on over to Gua Batu Maloi in Johol. While it can get a little claustrophobic, it’s one experience you will never soon forget, once you reach the light at the end of the tunnel (cave)

Location:  Johol, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

4. Sit back and relax to beautiful countryside views at Kampung Terachi
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Imagine a beautiful countryside with vast, scenic paddy fields and towering verdant hills. That’s Kampung Terachi for you. Enjoy a cup of kopi kampung in a warung on the roadside as you soak in the scenery

Location:  Terachi, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

5. Hike to the top of Bukit Taisho for sunrise and sunset views
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Topping out at 270m above sea level, this scenic, quiet hill is a relatively easy hike for beginners. It’s equally beautiful during sunrise and sunset, however if you’re lucky, you might even see a sea of clouds if you come in the morning!

Location:  Bahau, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

6. Discover a hidden gem at Lata Dinding, one of Negeri Sembilan’s best kept secrets
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One of Negeri Sembilan’s best kept secrets, this majestic waterfall is hidden deep within Kenaboi state park. It’s really difficult to get to, however you’ll be rewarded with sights only few people have seen.

To get here, you need to take a 4×4 to the starting point in Kem Sg Kering, before trekking a few hours in the jungle to the waterfall.

Location:  Taman Negeri Kenaboi, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

7. Feel like royalty at Istana Seri Menanti
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Feel like royalty with a visit to Istana Seri Menanti. Built over 100 years ago, there are three palaces within the complex: Istana Besar, Istana Lama and Istana Tasik. Although it’s no longer used by royalty, it has a rather interesting museum for history buffs.

Here’s a fun fact: it’s a wooden construction without using a single nail!

Location:  Kampung Buyau, 71550 Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

8. Go for a picnic at Jeram Toi
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Want to enjoy a nice relaxing picnic by a waterfall without having to trudge through sweaty jungles for hours and hours? Well, Jeram Toi might be your answer!

Location:  Hutan Lipur Jeram Toi, Kuala Klawang, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

9. Get a taste of local nightlife at Benteng Walk
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A popular, lively night spot in Seremban, Benteng Walk is the go-to place for local street delights like satay minang, apam balik and many more! Opens daily from 6:00pm onwards.

Head to Lorong Seni nearby for interesting murals and street art, perfect for the ‘gram

Location:  Jalan Dato Abdul Rahman, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

10. Feel closer to nature with a relaxing stay in one of many nature retreats in Negeri Sembilan
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Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Go on a quiet escapade in one of many nature-friendly retreats right here in Negeri Sembilan.

Some boasts elegantly designed rooms and villas, and even their own infinity pool that overlooks a lush forest. Just to name drop a few: The Shorea, The Dusun, awanmulan are worthy retreats to spend your weekend at

Location: Pantai, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

11. Challenge yourself with a hike to the top of Gunung Angsi
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Located in Ulu Bendul forest reserve, Gunung Angsi is Negeri Sembilan’s third highest peak. Despite being called a ‘mountain’, it’s not very high, topping out at only 824m.

Though the views at the top isn’t very spectacular, it’s still worth the hike for nature lovers and completionists who want to check Gunung Angsi off their hiking list

Location:  Taman Ular Sungai Batu Pahat, 02400 Kangar, Perlis (Google Maps)

 

12. Visit an ostrich farm
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Visiting an ostrich farm is one of the more unique activities you can do in Negeri Sembilan. The most popular one here is (obviously) the Ostrich Show Farm PD in Port Dickson. Here, you can ride an ostrich, or try out ostrich meat and eggs. There’s a petting zoo for the little ones too.

Hint: There’s also one in Seremban, try looking for Jelita Ostrich Farm

Location:  Lot 1419, Jalan Perdana 4, Batu 9, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

13. Hike up Bukit Senaling for stunning views and sea of clouds
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Famous for its scenic views and sea of clouds, Bukit Senaling is another popular hiking spot near Kuala Pilah. At just 394m, it’s a relatively easy hike, even for beginners

Location:  Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

14. Cruise along a river at Pengkalan Sungai Timun and be amazed by beautiful fireflies
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Did you know that you can watch fireflies in Negeri Sembilan? It’s right here in Pengkalan Sungai Timun. There are river cruises daily for visitors who want to cruise along the river and catch a glimpse of fireflies (or maybe even a crocodile!)

If you’re a first time visitor, don’t be alarmed if you spot “Awas, Ada Buaya” signs as Sungai Timun is in fact, a natural habitat for crocodiles. Nowadays, crocodile sightings have been far and few between, so it’s practically safe

Location:  Kampung Sungai Timun, 71150 Linggi, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

15. Go for a staycation in one of Port Dickson’s many overwater villas
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Want to take your staycation to the next level? Stay in an overwater villa. It’s worth the splurge as nothing beats watching the sunset in your own private balcony overlooking the sea, with the sound of waves crashing beneath your feet.

Port Dickson has quite a few resorts with overwater villas you can choose from, namely Avillion PD, Lexis Hibiscus and more

Location:  Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

16. Try out itik salai, a popular local fare
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A trip to Negeri Sembilan wouldn’t be complete without trying itik salai. A popular local fare, particularly in Kuala Pilah and Tanjung Ipoh, judging by the sheer number of roadside stalls selling this mouth-watering delicacy.

It’s usually served roasted or in the local style of masak lemak cili api. Goes great with fluffy white rice

Location:  Tanjung Ipoh, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

17. Visit the insightful Muzium Tentera Darat
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Located in Lukut, Muzium Tentera Darat is a local hidden gem that’s sadly often overlooked by visitors to Port Dickson.

The museum features an extensive collection of old and new military tech, vehicles and lots more. One of the most fascinating exhibits there is a life-sized mock-up of an underground tunnel network used by communist terrorists during the Emergency.

Location:  Kampung Baru Si Rusa, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

18. Get in touch with local culture in Titi
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Image via @frankieyapweiliang, @waishingren (Instagram), Titi Eco Farm Resort (Facebook)

Titi is a little known hidden gem nestled in the cool hills of Jelebu. Get in touch with local culture with a trip to Kampung Baru Titi, where you can enjoy local flavours and pose in front of cool street art.

Or enjoy a rejuvenating farmstay at Titi Eco Farm Resort. Enjoy yoga in the mornings and experience what it’s like to be a farmer for a day!

Location:  Titi, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, (Google Maps)

 

19. Feed fluffy animals at Lenggeng Eco Agro Farm
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Image via Lenggeng Eco Agro Farm (Facebook)

Nestled in the quiet countryside of Lenggeng, this family-friendly attraction is a nature farm housing a petting zoo as well as Rabbit Fun Land. Here you can interact and feed many cuddly and cute animals, like rabbits, ponies, goats, deer and many more!

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the hanging bridge, or even learn how to milk a cow!

Location:  N34, Kampung Sungai Gunung Machang Ulu, 71750 Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

20. Hike up Bukit Batu Putih for amazing coastal views
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This popular instaworthy hiking spot in Port Dickson needs no introduction. Located in Tanjung Tuan recreational forest (geographically under Melaka state), this super easy hike promises amazing views, especially during sunset.

Try to avoid coming here during weekends as it gets super crowded.

Location:  Jalan Pantai, Tanjung Tuan, 71050 Melaka (Google Maps)

 

21. See Lata Kijang, Negeri Sembilan’s tallest waterfall
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Yet another hidden waterfall in Kenaboi state park, Lata Kijang is Negeri Sembilan’s tallest waterfall at 80m tall.

Not to be confused by Lata Kinjang in Perak, this majestic waterfall can be accessed by a dirt road, but a 4×4 is advisable. There are camping grounds and toilets if you wish to camp here.

Location:  Taman Negeri Kenaboi, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

22. Cross a bridge over the sea to Pulau Burung
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A tiny island just off the coast of Pantai Cahaya Negeri, it’s also one of the few mangrove forest reserves in Port Dickson. The bridge that connects the island to the mainland is quite instaworthy and provides plenty of photo opportunities.

On the island itself, there are walkways and watchtowers to get a more upclose look at rare flora and fauna native to mangrove forests.

Location: Pantai Cahaya Negeri, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

23. See the ‘Taj Mahal’ of Malaysia
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Nicknamed the ‘Taj Mahal of Malaysia’, a visit to Masjid Sri Sendayan near Seremban is guaranteed to impress, with its stunning Islamic architecture and beautiful green gardens.

Location:  Persiaran Idaman Villa, Bandar Sri Sendayan, 71950 Siliau, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

24. Visit a local aquarium at Pusat Ikan Hiasan Port Dickson
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Image via Pusat Ikan Hiasan PD (Facebook), @keeshan_19 (Instagram)

Wait what? Port Dickson has an aquarium? Here’s another hidden gem in Port Dickson most visitors often overlook.

Though tiny in comparison to other sea aquariums, Pusat Ikan Hiasan Port Dickson still manages to impress. There’s a great selection of marine life, from coral fish, eels, manta rays and sea turtles!

Location: Jalan Kemang 8, Kampung Baharu, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

 

25. Peer into a telescope and gaze upon the stars at Balai Cerap Teluk Kemang
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Here’s one for those budding astronomers out there. The only observatory in Malaysia that’s opened to the public, it boasts having the largest and most powerful telescope in Malaysia.

The best time to come is during a cloudless starry night, where you can have a look through the telescope to spot other planets in the solar system. There’s an insightful exhibit for those wishing to learn more about the cosmos.

Location:  4506, 8, Jalan Pantai, Tanjung Tanah Merah, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Google Maps)

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