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    Bukit Tampin (aka Gunung Tampin)

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Bukit Tampin

    Bukit Tampin, also known as Gunung Tampin, is located within the Tampin Forest Reserve.

    The Hill Diptercarp Forest which is formed here is rich with a plethors of forest trees and palms. Its beauty is enhanced further by the outcrop of rocks which form a natural landscape that is sure to attract and charm every visitor. The scenario of indulating terrains which lead to the top of Bukit Tampin promises an enjoyable experience. At the peak of the hill, you will be able to behold the panoramic beuty of the landscape.

    Facilities available here are resting huts, bathing pools and jungle tracks that are provided for the comfort of its visitors.

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    Balai Tunku Besar Tampin

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Balai Tunku Besar Tampin

    The Balai Tunku Besar Tampin is the official residence of the ruler for Tampin, the Tunku Besar of Tampin.

    Historically, Tampin used to be part of the district of Rembau before it was partitioned in 1836 where the southern area of Rembau around Tampin is being recognised as a new luak (state) with its own ruler.

    Unlike other luak in Negeri Sembilan where the ruler is known as Undang Luak, the ruler of Tampin is known as Tunku Besar and the post is passed over from one generation to the other as hereditary rulers of Tampin.

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    Taman Rekreasi Tampin

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    Taman Rekreasi Tampin

    The Taman Rekreasi Tampin (Tampin Recreational Park) is home to several species of fowls and birds as well as longtailed monkeys, porcupines, swans, peacocks and ducks. The landscape of this recreational park is fashioned in such a way that the park is situated in a valley bordered by sloping hills with a small lake in the centre with a suspension bridge spans across it.

    There is also a fish pond and a mini aquarium in the park's vicinity. For recreation, there is a basketball court and a children's playground within the park. The Tampin Museum is also located within the park's vicinity as well as eateries selling local foods and drinks to quench your thirst while experiencing the freshness and tranquility of the park.

    For a small town like Tampin, it is quite an achievement to have its own recreational park with green and shady trees within the town centre itself.

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    Taman Tasik Tampin

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Taman Tasik Tampin

    Taman Tasik Tampin (Tampin Lake Garden) is located at the foot of Tampin Hill, about 10 minutes drive from Tampin town centre.

    This lake garden is the starting point for trekking journey to reach the peak of Bukit Tampin. Facilities available here are resting huts, bathing pools, observation tower and jungle tracks that are provided for the comfort of its visitors. The Tampin Hill set a nice backdrop to this lake garden and cool air to its surrounding, especially in the late evening and early in the morning.

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    Muzium Tampin

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Muzium Tampin

    Tampin is the first ever district and town in Negeri Sembilan to has a museum of its own. The Muzium Tampin (Tampin Museum) was built in the 1920s and used to be the home of a high-ranking government official but after its conversion as a museum, it has become an invaluable place for the preservation of history.

    The museum is a storehouse for ancient relics, artifacts and manuscripts relating to the state’s history, as well as some unique musical instruments. A single-level building, the museum has exhibition areas where traditional Malay cultural regalia is kept and the traditional attire of dignitaries is on display too. Aside from the usual items connected with the history and development of the state, the museum also has some unusual and informative items on display such as agricultural tools from days of old.

    Unfortunately, it is not well kept by the relevant authority. Recently, the museum was in the news when one of the item on display here - an old cannon - was stolen. However, the cannon was later recovered and the thieves were prosecuted. Hopefully the incident will be a wake up call to the authority to improve on the maintenance of the museum.

    Free entrance.
    Opening Hours
    Weekdays 10am­ - 4pm
    Weekends & Public Holidays 10am­ - 4pm
    Mondays Closed

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    Tampin (Pulau Sebang) Train Station

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Tampin (Pulau Sebang) Railway Station

    It is incomplete to visit Tampin without visiting the train station that gives life to the town and the district.

    The Tampin Train Station was built during the British Rule in Malaya in 1922 and is functional till today as part of the railway line that connects Singapore and Bangkok via Kuala Lumpur. Other than passenger trains, the station also accommodates cargo trains carrying major commodities such as cement, petrol, rubber and logs. The train station was badly damage due to the bombing by the Japanese army in WW2 but was later repaired after the war was over and remains as it is until today.

    Eventhough there is a move by certain quarters to rename and rebrand the train station as Pulau Sebang Train Station, it will always be known as Tampin Train Station by the local comunity and travellers alike.

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    The state border

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Border of Negeri Sembilan/Melaka

    The town of Tampin actually start from accross this state border for Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

    Geographically and politically, the town of Tampin and its main road is divided into two parts by the states' border - the one under the jurisdiction of Negeri Sembilan is where the town of Tampin is located whereas the other half of the road and the town which is under the jurisdiction of Melaka is known as Pulau Sebang.

    However, most peoples would normally refer the whole town as Tampin regardless of the states' border. Perhaps due its proximity with the states border, this town is a hive of activity with peoples and vehicles clogging the road.

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    Tampin Town

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Jalan Besar Tampin

    The main road of Tampin (Jalan Besar Tampin) runs through the heart of the town.

    Those travelling along the town's main road will definately notice the sheer contrast between the town and its next door neighbour Pulau Sebang. Most of the buildings in Tampin are quite sombre-looking in contrast to the brightly painted buildings in shades of orange or yellow in Pulau Sebang. Eventhough Tampin is not as colourful as Pulau Sebang, it can still be proud for having its own green belt within the town area - something that is lack in Pulau Sebang.

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    Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple

    by mansionion Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple

    The Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple is probably the most beautiful place of worship in the town of Tampin.

    Founded in 1967, the temple has evolved from just a place of worship in its early days into a one stop community centre for the Sikh community in Tampin today. Apart from religious celebrations, social functions and community services are also organized here in the temple.

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    Sticky Dodol

    by muddybok Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    Dodol

    Dodol is a traditional desert or sweet served in many traditional occasions. The ingredient of dodol is basically grind rice powder mixed with coconut milks, sugar & salt and stir the mixture in slow fire until it turn thicken & sticky.

    It sounds tedious to prepare dodol? Just go and buy some, because it make more economical sense and convenient if your consumption is not in large volume.

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    The making of Lemang

    by muddybok Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    Lemang

    This is lemang and normally sold during Ramadan month & served by Muslim friends for Raya open house.

    Rice is filled into bamboo tube and cooks in slow fire that normally using traditional burner such as coconut remains and fire woods.

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    To Tampin

    by muddybok Updated Nov 15, 2004

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    To Tampin

    Sorry, the caption may sound silly. I need to start driving so that I can reach home in time for my niece’s 1 year old birthday.

    I only manage to cover a small section of Tampin, I will definitely come back for more detail tour and hopefully will update my Tampin page soon.

    The Must See section is not exactly all the “Must See”, but will show you my brief tour in chronological order. Do view this section using “Author's Order” for best effect.

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    Good Bye Tampin

    by muddybok Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Bye Tampin

    The lemang, dodol and cencaluk tips were some of the highlights for road connecting Tampin to PLUS highway. You will see many stall selling almost identical products, and similar price tag.

    Just stop by anyone of them or across the street if the joint is lacking of one of two items mentioned. Happy shopping and do try cencaluk see whether you enjoy it or you will puke smelling it.

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    Cencaluk (Fermented Shrimp)

    by muddybok Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Cencaluk

    Cencaluk is made of small baby shrimp after being salted and ferment them to perfection. It is a great enhancer for some local dishes and will smell a little for those who are not used to it.

    It’s hard to describe cencaluk without actually tasting it yourself. You will either love it or hate it to the core.

    Most hotel buffet in Malaysia will include some of this cencaluk, you may want to taste small amount to decide for yourself.

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    Tampin Town Centre

    by muddybok Written Nov 15, 2004

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    Tampin Town

    I won’t call Tampin a city although it is a district centre by itself. Tampin is quite big but somehow still lack of high rise building for me to call it a city.

    Tampin strikes my attention with very colorful town-wide repainting of striking colors and also because I lost my direction every time I drove pass the Tampin.

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