Seremban is the capital of the state of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. It is about 45 minutes to an hour’s drive from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Seremban is famed for its ostrich farm, state museum and several parks including a lake garden and city park (Seremban 2). Due to rapid expansion, a rising township nearby is called Seremban 2 and will serve as the state’s future administrative hub.
Seremban is famous for the Seremban Siew Pau, which is a type of pastry traditionally filled with pork, from the Chinese culture. Other popular Chinese foods include baked crabs and beef noodles.
Negeri Sembilan is unique for its Malay, Minangkabau culture. Minangkabau people originate from Sumatra in Indonesia and their culture has unique features in architecture, traditional wear and family rules. In Minangkabau culture for example, it is customary for married women to stay in their parents’ home and for the son-in-law to move in with his wife. It is common for sisters and unmarried siblings to live closely in the same home. Also, it is customary for men to travel and seek their fortune, so the ancestral home and family fortune is often passed down from woman to woman.