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    Sri Menanti Palace

    by chiabh Updated Aug 30, 2007
    the palace...

    This 5-storey palace is designed according to tajul muluk principles and was built by master craftmen "tukang" Kahar Siak Baki and "tukang" Taib using cengal wood. Built without a nail or screw, the palace is raised 2 metres above the ground... It has a long balcony and its wooden pillars, 99 in all, are carved with intricate gold flower motifs...

    The four main posts at the centre of the palace raise 21 metres from the ground to the central tower (the highest floor) and each post is carved from a single cengal tree trunk... Work began in November 1902 and completed 3 years later....

    Between 1908 and 1931, this palace was the royal residence of the Yang Di-Petuan Besar, Tuanku Muhammad...

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    Sri Menanti

    by muddybok Updated Nov 25, 2006

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    Sri Menanti

    How do you like this magnificent looks of Sri Menanti with it’s reflection on wet field after the overnight shower?

    This is not a common looks of Sri Menanti. In fact do not hold me responsible for not getting the same photographic effect on your visit.

    Did I tell you it’s a reflection on "wet field" after "overnight shower"? That is the condition for such effect.

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    Selamat Datang

    by muddybok Updated Nov 25, 2006

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    Selamat Datang!!

    This is one of the arches that welcome and bring you to loyal palace of Sri Menanti. You can enjoy some nicest roof top and houses using this N29 exit.

    The other route accessible to Sri Menanti is much closer for visitor coming from Kuala Pilah direction.


    Either way, you will get to see great architectural Minangkabau roof works and color village houses.

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    Visiting Hour

    by muddybok Updated May 13, 2006

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    Visiting Hour

    Daily (Monday-Sunday): 10am – 6pm
    Except Friday: 10am – 12:15pm, 2:45pm – 6pm

    I think you would have guessed them after referring to your phase book. Anyway, Friday noon will have a compulsory prayer slot for Muslim friends in Malaysia.


    Don't worry if you arrive during Friday prayer time because you can explore the lakes and probably drive around the village area and see Moslem walking to mosque. There would be single hour waited in your life visiting Sri Menanti.

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    Newly planted

    by muddybok Updated May 13, 2006

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    Paddi Field

    This field is well watered and it’s planting season for some paddy growers.

    I have serious obsession to click my cameras whenever I see paddy fields. I don't know whether it's due to the longing to escape to quiet place these farmers had or it's my patriotism from growing up in an agricultural nation?

    I am especially like the scene of ripe paddy grains in the field ready to be harvest.

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    Kampong Tour

    by muddybok Updated May 13, 2006

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    Kampong House

    Beside the palace tour, you may want to consider a short tour into small villages around Sri Menanti.

    You will discover very rich kampong setting and nice roof arts that concaved upward (Minangkabau style). How often do you get to see some villages next to an attraction anyway? Since you have been struck by the awesome looks of the museum & roof work, why not explore the village to better appreciate those miniature Minangkabau roof works on houses and i believe some of those creatively painted kampong houses will equally impress you.

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    Royal Museum of Sri Menanti (Old Palace)

    by muddybok Updated May 13, 2006

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    Sri Menanti

    The Royal Museum of Sri Menanti is one of the major attractions in Negeri Sembilan. Due to its difficult route access to Sri Menanti, some beach destinations had somehow overshadowed the full potential of Sri Menanti.

    I don't think i have cover much in my page due to my interest in visiting museum. But you better hurry to the place just in case some inappropriate of management and letting this priceless structure rotting away.

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    Selamat Jalan

    by muddybok Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    Selamat Jalan

    I hope you enjoy the Sri Menanti virtual tour. If you want to find out more about my next destination (Kuala Pilah), please leave your comment and click Kuala Pilah.

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    The Arch of Sri Menanti

    by muddybok Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    Arch of Sri Menanti

    There is no exception for Sri Menanti not having a grand looking arch. Being a Royal Town surrounded by beautiful hills, this arch will really set your mood to better appreciate this awesome looking town.

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    The journey continues….

    by muddybok Updated Nov 15, 2004

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    To Kuala Pilah

    I hope you enjoy the Sri Menanti Virtual Tour. My next destination is Kuala Pilah then Tampin.

    Do sign my comment column and continue with my Negeri Sembilan tour.

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    Never miss good shots!!

    by muddybok Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Buffalos? Where??

    I am suppose to show you some great looking buffalos but delayed my urge to take the shot when those buffalos came up close. I was thinking taking the photos slightly later since the opportunity for buffalos are plentiful.

    I was proved wrong when I return and those buffalos rather playing mud at the far end (see highlight in yellow). My advice is if you going to take a great picture, just take it without reasoning or you will miss that frame forever.

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    Sri Menanti Architecture

    by muddybok Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Sri Menanti

    Sri Menanti not just built entirely with solid wood, but it is also the only big palace architected without the usage of a single metal nails.

    The building was built entirely woods interlocked and wood pegs to hold the building in place and survive many years of administration purposes.

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    Minangkabau Houses & Roof Arts

    by muddybok Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Roof

    Most roofs in Negeri Sembilan will concave upward a little. Majority of the houses will also be painted with dark color. Some families have lately painted the pillars with brighter colors and redefined the colorful lifestyle of Negeri people.

    According to Pepatik custom, men in Negeri Sembilan will be married into the female families. The wife will also have major say in daily lives. This is what we call girl power!!!

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    Batu Kasur (weight stone)

    by mansionion Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    Batu Kasur (weight stone)

    Located on the compound of Sei Menanti palace is a replica of Batu Kasur (weight stone) that has a significant cultural element and histrory in the royal family.

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    Masjid Diraja Tuanku Munawir

    by muddybok Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Masjid Diraja Tuanku Munawir

    This is the Royal Mosque of Tuanku Manawir, located next to Arch of Sri Menanti at the entrance of Sri Menanti.

    I don’t think you’ll even miss it from entering the area.

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