"Seremban - State Capital of Negeri Sembilan" Top 5 Page for this destination Seremban by mansionion

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The district of Seremban and its main town by the same name was formerly known as Sungai Ujung. It is one of the founding territories that made up the State of Negeri Sembilan (literally mean "land of nine territories").

The town of Seremban started of quite humbly with only two rows of shop houses which were built for the mining community around its vicinity. However, it has bloomed significantly with the development of the transportation system in Malaya during British colonial days.

The infrastructure of old Seremban was centred around transporting raw materials and tin ore and the community, mainly Chinese traders built their lives around the mining industry.

The railway line that passes through this town was mainly developed to transport tin to ports nearby. However, it also connects Seremban to most part of the country and contribute significantly to the town development. Thus, the Seremban Railway Station, built in 1924 is one of the town historical landmarks and remain a significant part of the town.

The town has a blend of old and new buildings. It still has many Post-War historical buildings depicting the British colonial days such as the schools, shophouses and government administrative buildings. One can still trace the outlines of colonial town planning that once made Seremban a popular town with the English. The gardens, the train station and administrative buildings retain a small section of its history.

Today, Seremban is the state capital of Negeri Sembilan. It has grown tremendously over the past 100 years from a little mining community into a bustling town.
Located to the south of Kuala Lumpur and close to the KL International Airport, it is easily accesible by road and rail - a mere 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur.

As the state capital, it is the administrative centre for the state as well as the trading point for all businesses in the state with its many trading facilities. It is also a rapidly growing industrial and housing area as some people who work in KL prefer to stay in Seremban for its conducive living environtment.

  • Last visit to Seremban: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2007 at 10:28 PM

    I always just drive by Seremban. Next time, will visit some of the places you have hilighted. Thanks for your tips.

  • RINNAZ's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 12:07 AM

    Onion such a great job u did for my home town, our Menteri Besar should have seen this.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2005 at 11:22 PM

    Good pages, pleasure to read

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2004 at 9:25 AM

    What a distinctive roof on that building! Very nice page with good information.

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2004 at 1:06 AM

    Very good update. I didn't know abt Adelphi. May be due to the reason never stay in Seremban cuz too close from KL.

  • Jul 4, 2004 at 11:45 PM

    geez.. sweet memories of my home town... nice shots!

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2004 at 5:29 PM

    Gosh .. nice pic of Tmn Seni Budaya in my hometown :-)


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