Seremban is the capital city of Negeri Sembilan, one of the sixteen states that currently make up the country Malaysia. It borders Kuala Lumpur on the north, and Malacca, Malaysia's histrorical state on the southern border. Seremban is a great 'detour' destination for travelers or tourists in Kuala Lumpur as it only takes one short hour to get to the City from either Kuala Lumpur, or Malacca.
You can get into Seremban via the PLUS highway, that connects most western ciies and town s on the western plains of the West Malaysia. Consequently, Seremban can be accessed from Kuala Lumpur (by heading south) and from Malacca (by heading north, of course). There are numerous ways for travlers to get into Seremaban and immerse themselves in this state's 'Minangkabau' cultural traits. Driving is definitely an easy option, or you can take the bus services from either Kuala Lumpur or Malacca, costing around RM 10 -RM 15 one way (approximately USD 3 to USD 6 one way).
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is conveniently located about 40 minutes driving from Seremban town centre, and the airport limo service can take you right into the heart of Seremban town centre at a pricier fare of RM 60.
Public transport in Seremban is not very reliable, despite its status as the state capital. Buses to take you around the town centre are very infrequent, and even if they are available at some lucky hours, they are usually dirty and may well be below expectations of any travelers, especially from the first world country. However, frequent bus services cater for journey from Seremab to other neighbouring districts within the state of Negeri Sembilan, all at very affordable fares.
The best suggestions to get around the city is probably through renting a car, althugh the aren't many car rental services in Seremban. Most overseas travelers rent their car in Kuala Lumpur, and from there, they make their way to Seremban.
Taxi to explore the town centre is also another option, although most of the taxi drivers do not charge you based on the taxi meter. They usually come out with their own fares (even before you step in the taxi), but comparatively with Kuala Lumpur, these fares are usually much more affordable.
However, most of the top attractions within the town centre are of walking distance, and are accessible easily by only walking.
Whilst in Seremban, you can take some time to see the State Palace (Istana Negeri), which is within a short walking distance away from the State Library and the majestic State Mosque. These three iconic landmarks are probably the top three structures that highly symbolizes the architecture values and cultural prominence or essence in this town. After that, you can take an evening brisk walk around the Lake garden, where you can see a number of people doing 'yoga' and jogging around, in response to the state's 'healthier lifestyle' campaign.
Seremban is a town that combines the greenery element of nature and barracks of old architecture that now serves the purpose as shop houses, restaurants and so on. You can spend the rest of the day going in and out of shops that usually have a high display of cultural values (depending on who the business owner is). The beauty of Seremban lies in here; the more classical yet urbanised side of Malaysia, with it being only one hour away from hustling and modern Kuala Lumpur.
You can visit the State Museum that possess a wide range of the 'Minangkabau' culture artifacts and rarefactions.
Ulu Jempul, about 1 hour away from the town centre is a rural region that can be visited if you are thinking of getting some forestry scenary or to just wash yourself up at the many fresh waterfalls the place has.
You cna also visit Port Dickson, about 20 minutes drive away from the town centre. This small town is highly renowned for its local beach and abundance of amazing seafood galore.
Eat and Drink
Countless local restaurants, stalls and hawkers are sprawled around the city centre, each offering their own unique taste of local delicacies at very affordable prices. Usually, a complete meal with drinks and desserts at local restaurants will cost you around RM 10 (approximately USD 3 - USD 5).
However, posh restaurants high-end eateries are also available if that is more of your thing.
Many motels are available in Seremban. Hotel too, ranging from 1 star to 5 stars are of popular choices within the town. Usually, hotels in Seremban don't usually require an early booking, as they are seldom full.