Monday, April 25, 2011

Seremban

Seremban is the capital of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan and can be easily reached by highway and rail.

The town is small and can be easily explored on foot. The pace of life here is slow and the traffic flow here is more relax compare to the bigger cities like KL.

Some of the charming old shop houses which still survive until the present day

The Seremban Main Market is probably the best place to start in order to get a feel of the character of this small town.

The market is the place where the locals source for fresh vegetables, meat and fruits.

On the first floor of the market, there are stalls selling clothes, flowers and a wide selection of hawker stalls.

Some of the best food in town can be found at the market's hawker stall such as beef noodle, Hakka noodle and etc.

Negeri Sembilan is influenced by the Minangkabau and this is visible in some of the architectures in the town. Minangkabau derived from the Malay word menang kerbau which means "winning buffalo". This contribute to the unique roof architecture which resembles buffalo horns. This feature can be seen at Seremban Municipal Hall and Wisma Negeri.

Some of the earliest church, mosque and Hindu temple built in Seremban can be seen around the town center. Even though their size are insignificant, I'm already impressed with their architecture.

Seremban Parade is one of the shopping mall available in the town. It is strategically located opposite the Seremban Railway Station.

The railway station in Seremban was built between 1904 and 1910 for what then a significant sum of 26, 000 Malaysian Ringgit. It was built on three acre land. It is a stopover for passengers traveling between the southern and eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

2 comments:

soulesscloudy said...

dont tell me now they starting selling tanglung???

Borneo Falcon said...

Nope. The photo was taken somewhere last year. Probably around the lantern festival period

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