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Negeri Sembilian An Ideal Eco-tourist Destination

Imagine, the pastoral villages, and verdant jungles together with fabulous waterfalls, breezy and crystal clear streams, beautifully flowing rivers scenic valleys and plains amidst undulating hills and mountains that is all what makes Negeri Sembilian an ideal site for eco-tourism.

Situated on the southwest tip of the Peninsular Malaysia, it is basically a federation of nine states that makes it to be named as Negeri Sembilan, which literally means nine states. The area is said to have been established between the centuries from 15th to 16th, by the Minangkabau natives of West Sumatra who then moved to the region during the Malay Sultanate in Malacca.

The modern history of the Negeri Sembilan started with British intrusions in the districts of Jelebu, Rembau, Ujong and Sungai to guard economic interests of Britain and placed the country under British Resident’s control. By moving tactically and making treaties with separate states, the British were able to have their influence over the entire area between the periods from 1874 to 1889. Soon after the states were reformed into a closer federation in 1895 and Negeri Sembilan became one of the Federated Malay States in 1896. It also endured Japanese occupation in World War II between 1941 and 1945, and then joined the Federation of Malaya in 1948, eventually, turned into a state of Malaysia in 1963.

It is worldly famous for its Minangkabau-styled architecture, which reflects the influence of the State’s first people from Sumatra. Negeri Sembilan offers visitors a complete blend of attractions from historical sites to stunning seaside resorts. Visitors will be astonished to find a destination with an affluent and unique culture where the warmth is known to be amazing. Located just south of the state of Selangor, it is barely 25 miles away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport that makes it to be easily accessible by getting through flights to Kuala Lumpur. Negeri Sembilian mesmerizes its visitors by the profusion of attractions such as the Royal Museum of Seri Menanti, once the residence of the Yang Dipertuan Besar, now converted into a royal museum. Port Dickson, a famous holiday resort of Malaysia with stunning beaches along with high standard restaurants and water based activities. Lake Gardens, well landscaped with two lakes placed among the greenery, the park offers cool interval from the heat.

Art and Cultural Complex with its magnificent Minangkabau roof is the place, where traditional Negeri Sembilan arts, music and cultural dance are held. Ulu Bendol Recreational Park, it is the most popular forest reserve park in Negeri Sembilan. Lukut Fort, a historical building built in 1847, the fort was used to shield its tenants from tarnished clandestine societies that preyed on miners during the height of Negeri Sembilan’s tin-mining industry. Lata Kijang Waterfalls, it is one of the uppermost single drop waterfalls in Malaysia and the Nilai Nilai is a popular shopping area. The best recommended time to visit this interesting destination is all year around except three months of October, November and December as these are rainy months and the precipitation is much heavier during this period.
Updated : 29-09-2011 20:20:10
Source : news.cheapflighthouse.co.uk
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