Sunday, October 10, 2010

STATE OF NEGRI SEMBILAN, MALAYSIA

Port Dickson

Port Dickson

Port Dickson or more popularly known as PD has long been a weekend retreat for many inland dwellers, specially those from the city seeking to temporarily escapethe hustle and bustle of a hectic life. Located about 32km from Seremban, PD which is in the Pantai Laut district, offers one of the best beaches on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. All along the 18 km of beach front are shady casuarina trees that "sing" along with the gentle breeze.

Port Dickson

Port Dickson usually comes alive in August each year during the "Pesta Port Dickson". Besides this, there are also cultural presentations at the annual festival. The most famous picnic spot in PD is the Blue Lagoon near Cape Rachado. One can easily reach the Blue Lagoon either by bus or taxi that ply along this popular coastal route from the main terminus in town.

PD boasts of many international class and budget accommodation, ranging from luxury establishments to simple guesthouses. Currently, rates are from as low as RM80. Food stalls can be easily found along the beach as well as the town center. PD's specially is seafood, be it Malay, Chinese or Western cuisine.





State Museum

State Museum

The state museum is a "must" item for local history lovers. Located within the grounds of the Cultural Handicraft Complex, it is actually an old wooden palace which has been reassembled for public viewing. Built entirely of wood, this palace which has seen greater days of royal spiendor at its old site at Kampung Ampang Tinggi, houses various old and historical artifacts which will interest those with a keen eye for local history, like weapons as well as brass and silverware. Also on display is a tableau portraying a grand royal wedding.

Situated next to the state museum is the "Rumah Minang", depicting an actual Minangkabau house. Also found at the Complex grounds are the megaliths from Fort Kempas





State Secretariat Building

State Secretariat Building

Built in 1987, this building takes the function of administering all the districts. Located in the same compound is the Dewan Persekutuan. The third building in the compound is the Dewan Undangan Negeri, designed in the famous Minangkabau architecture.





Sri Menanti Palace/Royal Museum

Sri Menanti Palace / Royal Museum

Negeri Sembilan's rich traditions go back a long way. One of these has been manifested in the construction of the Sri Menanti Palace in Sri Menanti. Built at the turn of this century to replace an older palace which was burnt down, this uniquely constructed palace has now become a tourist attraction after it was turned into a Royal Museum in 1992.

The Sri Menanti Palace was the official residence of the royal family until 1931 when it was found to be inadequate for the growing functions of the state. Designed by two local craftsmen and carpenters, "Tukang Kahar" and "Tukang Taib", the wooden palace or "Istana Lama" (old palace), which was completed in about six years in 1908, was built without the aid of any nails or screws. The palace, which features 99 magnificent pillars to denote 99 warriors of various "luak" or clans, is often the subject of study and research among students of architecture.





Seremban Lake Garden

Seremban Lake Garden

The Seremban Lake Gardens is one of the most picturesque gardens in the country. Its lush greenery and well-maintained lawns are a delight to the tired eye and often have a calming effect on many a weary soul.

There are jogging tracks in The Lake Gardens for the more energetic visitor while children can frolic in the playground. For those who are content to watch the world go by, this is just the place with benches erected in various spots overlooking the lake and greenery.





Ulu Bendul Recreational Park

Ulu Bendul Recreational Park

The Ulu Bendul Recreational Park located some 16km from Seremban on the Kuala Pilah Sri Menanti route, at the foot of Bukit Angsi provides a welcome respite to the weary traveler. The park is one of the six recreational parks in Negeri Sembilan developed for ecotourism purposes. Picnic lovers should find this place inviting because of its shady and leafy surroundings.

The refreshing and cool water from the stream that meanders through the park offers a fun place for visitors bent on having a dip. For the more adventurous, they can go jungle-trekking. To savor the best out of this park, visitors may prefer to stay at the specially designated camping grounds or rent one of the chalets in the park.






Accommodation in Negeri Sembilan

Bahau (9)

ACBE Hotel
Bahau Hotel
Bunga Raya Hotel
Embassy Hotel
Jan Yatt Hotel & Restaurant
Lucky Hotel
Miniva Hotel
Rumah Rehat Bahau
Sinaran Hotel

Kuala Pilah (2)

Rumah Rehat Kuala Pilah
Sri Menanti Resort

Nilai (3)

Allson Klana Bandar Baru Nilai
Allson Klana Hotel Putra Nilai
Nilai Springs Resort

Port Dickson (34)

Ancasa All Suite Resort & Spa Port Dickson
Avillion Admiral Cove
Avillion Port Dickson
Bayu Beach Resort
Casa Rachado MAA Training Resort
Corus Paradise Resort Port Dickson
Duta Hacienda Riviera Resort Palm Spring
Duta Villas Golf Resort
Eagle Ranch Resort
Glory Beach Resort
Golden Straits Villa Beach
Guoman Port Dickson
Kong Ming Hotel
Le Paris Hotel & Resort
Lido Hotel
P.D World Marina Resort
Pantai Ria Hotel
PNB Ilham Resort
Port Dickson Golf & Country CL
Residence Desa Lagoon Resort
Sea View Hotel
Selat Hotel
Selesa Beach Resort
Seri Malaysia Port Dickson
Sunshine Bay Resort
Tanjung Biru Condominium
The Legend International Water Homes
The Legend Water Chalets
The Nuri Hotel
The Regency Tanjung Tuan Beach Resort
The Travers Hotels Sdn Bhd
Thistle Port Dickson Resort
Tiara Beach Resort
We Young Hotel

Seremban (9)

Allson Klana Resort
Carlton Star Hotel
Guest Inn Hotel
Kemayan Park Inn Int. Hotel
Lake View Hotel Seremban
Mee Lee Hotel
Milo Hotel
Seremban Inn
Seri Malaysia Hotel Seremban

source: cuti.com.my

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