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Top Choice Temple in Kuala Pilah

Sansheng Gong

One of Malaysia's most intriguing temples, ornate Sansheng Gong was the first in the country dedicated to Guan Gong, sometimes referred to as the god of war. Guarded by stone lions, it has an impressive tiled roof a…
Top Choice Museum in Seremban

Muzium Negeri Sembilan

State history, from traditional weapons to blow-by-blow accounts of European invasions, is well presented at this museum 2.5km southwest of central Seremban. The main building has a Minangkabau-style peaked roof; ev…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Port Dickson

Cape Rachado Forest Reserve

A world away from the resorts is 80-hectare Cape Rachado Forest Reserve. A paved road (pedestrians only) leads through towering jungle to brilliant-white Tanjung Tuan lighthouse, Malaysia's oldest.In 1606 the seas a…
Top Choice Desserts in Seremban

Haji Shariff’s Cendol

Since the 1930s the Shariff family has been serving up refreshingly sweet bowls of cendol (an icy dessert made with pandan noodles, coconut milk and jaggery syrup). Order from the counter inside this green 1919 shop…
Hawker in Seremban

Pasar Besar

Seremban's main food market (1975) is a local institution, with dozens of stalls flowing out from its central wet market. Take your pick of vendors dishing up Seremban's signature beef noodles – stall 748 makes a ri…
Museum in Sri Menanti

Istana Lama

The impressive Istana Lama, a black hardwood palace, was completed in 1908 as a temporary replacement for an even older palace that was razed by British soldiers during the Bukit Putus War. When we passed through, l…
Historic Site in Negeri Sembilan

Pengkalan Kempas Megalith Site

A well-conserved example of one of Negeri Sembilan's 'living stones' can be seen at this 15th-century Muslim cemetery. Ornate tombstones are protected beneath the main pavilion; a smaller shelter covers the ancient …
Desserts in Port Dickson

PD Famous Cendol

Cendol, the alien-looking dessert of shaved ice, coconut, green noodles and jaggery, takes a variety of colourful forms at this roadside dessert shop: durian flavour, topped with rice or red beans, or perhaps with a…
Cafe in Seremban

La Roasteria

Western-style coffees come with a correspondingly high price tag at La Roasteria, but we still can't resist its iced coffee and banana-croissant pudding. Travel miscellany such as suitcases makes the charcoal-walled…
Malaysian in Seremban

Kee Mei Siew Pao

This basic shop is a great place to pick up some of Seremban’s famous pao, golden pastry pork buns.