In the early days, Mantin was well known because of tin mining business by a Chinese towkay (business owner) named Kong Sang. Due to plenty of tin, the Europeans called the place Mine Tin for at this place tin (lombong timah). However, the locals could not pronounce Mine Tin correctly. Instead, they called the place Mantin.
The nearest airport is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which is located about 38km from Mantin. It is the main gateway from/to Malaysia.
(1) From KLIA, exit the airport area, drive along Salak Tinggi, Nilai, and Pajam (a nearby town) for about 38km.
(1) The nearest railway station is the Seremban Railway Station which is in the city center of Seremban. It offers both inter-city train services (southbound to Johor and Singapore; northbound to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang, and Hat Yai Thailand) and Komuter train services (to Kuala Lumpur, Rawang, and Ipoh). This station is within walking distance to the bus terminal of Seremban.
CityLiner Route 818 (Kajang-Mantin-Seremban) from either Kajang (RM 3.60) or Seremban (RM 2). Bus fare (one-way) as at May 2011.
Mantin is a small town and there is just one main street (Jalan Besar) so it is unlikely, if not impossible, to get lost. If lost, just ask around for direction.
Be sure to look left and right before crossing any street, especially the main street. Like other small towns in Malaysia, motorcycles like to ride against traffic on the same lane for their own convenience and laziness.
Due to its demographic, Mantin was famous for traditional Hakka food.
The most famous Yong Tau Foo vendor has lost its glory after the demolition of the old theater, which was next to its original shop. The vendor now operates at the Mantin Hawker Center which is located on the main street.
Another famous food was Woon Chai Koh (a kind of rice pudding) but the original vendor has already retired.
One well-known shop that still serves the traditional food (including Woon Chai Koh) is Old Mantin which was located on the main street. At this time, in order "to serve broader customer base", the shop has moved to Temiang Seremban.
That being said, other Malaysian food is being served, especially along the main street and in the Mantin Hawker Center.
Mantin is also a famous place for growing Durian, Star Fruits, Jack Fruits, Rose Apple and guavas.
During durian season (calendar month of July-August),there is a durian orchard named "Durio Star" which serve fresh Mantin durian on-the-spot. 
There are places, both in Negeri Sembilan and Selangor, worth-visiting that are easily accessible from Mantin such as Broga (22km), Nilai (14km), Kajang (28km), Kuala Lumpur (57km), Port Dickson (45km), and Seremban (17km).