Jelita Ostrich farm is only 60mins from KL and Melaka and barely 30mins from Seremban...
Located along Jalan Jelebu, this farm is the 1st Ostrich Show Farm in Malaysia, being awarded by the Malaysia Book of Records.
Here, you will see many ostriches, given a personalised tour by the staff there, a chance to ride an ostrich and also stand on an ostrich egg...
The Ostrich is the second fastest animal in the world with a speed of 45mph and the fastest 2 bird on the face of the earth. It also holds the record of having the biggest egg in the world, weighing easily 3pounds each.
Please refer to my travelogue for some fun facts on Ostrich Birds and the Jelita Ostrich Farm.
Address: 1504, Batu 6,Mukim Pantai,Jln Jelebu,71770,Sban
Directions: From Sban town, go pass A&W, and go straight until you see a Fire Station on the left. Turn Left and go straight. You will see Ocean Smkt on the left. Go straight and turn at the traffic light where Shell Station is. Go straight till you see the signange.
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Right in downtown Seremban, there is an impressive Catholic church building.
The history of this church started with French Missionary (MEP) visiting Seremban from Malacca in 1848. From an initial atap construction, the new church was built around 1899.
There are many Catholic churches built by French Missionary in large and small towns all over the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This beautiful building in Seremban is one of them.
Address: Jalan Yam Tuan, downtown Seremban
There is another attractive building - the Wesley Methodist Church in downtown Seremban.
It was built in 1915 with the support of then Seremban Chief Police Inspector Bailey. The early congregation were Chinese immigrants of Christian faith who can to Seremban area to work in the tin mining industry.
The Anglo-Chinese School of Seremban is located at the Church compound too.
Great news. The main post office is located just opposite the Seremban Train station.
Like all Post Office in Malaysia, it has been privatized under Pos Malayisa.Besides sending mail, one can pay online for all utitlies, car annual road tax or to major mobile phone and satelitte television subscription as well as for government trust fund payments.
There is a philatelic counter. While there is a number queueing for all the multi-purpose counters, no need to use queuing number to buy stamps or send parcels or registered mail. There is a separate counter and the line is short.
Postage to send a postcard within Malaysia is 30 sen and 50 sen for any country overseas.
Seremban Parade is one of the many shopping malls and hypermarkets in Seremban.
For Malaysian tourists, it is a popular place to go for air-conditioned environment shopping with easy parking when visiting a new town. There are food court for dining, supermarket to stock up drinking water or even buying local art and craft and souvenir items.
Seremban Parade is located just opposite the Seremban train station. You can even charged up your mobile phone for a small fee at one of the mobile phone outlets. The anchor tenant is Parkson Departmental Store.
The Municipal of Seremban (Majlis Perbandaran Seremban) has traditional Minangkabau features.
Minangkabau is a cultural region in Sumatra Island, Indonesia where the word itself originates from "kerbau" meaning the rice fleld cow with the pointed horns that are so important to the life of the farmers.
Seremban is one of the few State capitals that has not obtained city status yet. So the Municipal of Seremban is working hard to achieve city hood by 2009.
Address: Located at the Padang, downtown Seremban
At Seremban Parade, just below the McDonald giant logo is a Chinese shrine.
Perhaps before this shopping mall was built there was a small temple or a giant tree where a spirit is worshipped by the local Chinese.
When the shopping mall was completed, the shrine was rebuilt so that the local Chinese can continue to pay their respects and pray.
Small Chinese shrines like this are found in urban areas or even in compounds of multi-national factories. To demolish completely and forget about these holy shrines will be courting unknown disasters for the new tenants - so goes the beliefs.
The State Mosque is built in 1970 era and located on a small hill top overlooking the Lake Gardens and downtown Seremban.
There are nine pillars which symbolizes the nine states (districts) of Negri Sembilan (which translated from Malay means "Nine states)
The mosque also have Minangkabau influence and have a great view from there. Like all Muslim mosques, tourists may not be able enter on the busy Friday prayers.
Right in downtown Seremban along Jalan Yam Tuan is the famous Hindu Temple.
Like all typical Hindu temple, there is a tower with statues of Gods and Goddesses as as important religious icons. One can visit any Hindu temples but do ask permission first and in most indoor places, you must remove your shoes. If unsure, if photography is allowed or not especially if there are ceremonies, just ask.
As photo shown, the tower has gotten a uniform saffron color coating. More colors will be added as the restoration or renovation process is completed. Often the Hindu priests and artisans may be from India.
LIke most major Malayan early towns, there is a "Padang" a Malay word for "field" where parade, assembly, official events or football or even cricket matches were held.
In Seremban, the Padang provides an open space right in downtown. It is reminder of the 19th-20th century Seremban with such open space is an important gathering point for municipal and public events.
If in an emergency, it will be an easy place for a helicopter to land.
Seremban was a typical Malayan town with double storey terra cotta tiled roof in Indo-Anglo-Chinese design with the shop on the ground floor and the family on the floor above.
At one time, because there was rent control after the World War II, many of these prewar buildings were kept by the owners as there was no financial incentive without the ability to chase out old tenants or increase the rental rate.
Today, as you go around Seremban you can see the interesting design of the five-foot way outside each building - like a connecting corridor and the window and door decorations.
Seremban Train Station with the clock tower and located at downtown Seremban is a typical major train station that was built when Malaysia was a British colony.
Today, there are fewer trains running as the 4 lane highway is a more popular transport mode with private cars, motorcycles or buses plying.
Still you can take a commuter from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban.
The architecture of the train station with woodenand terracotta tiled roof and semi-open waiting area that shield off the sun and the rain but not the sound of arriving and departing trains with potted flowering plants for deoration under the instruction of the station master.
Joggers will simply love the Seremban Lake Garden. With jogging tracks all around, this lake garden is not just your regular park. It has also been noted as one of the most picturesque gardens in Malaysia.
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The Hindus, as you know, have deities for most purposes with a religion that goes back more than 6,000 years.
In Bukit Kepayang, Seremban, there's a lovely old temple perched atop a narrow ridge, only reachable by a 1 km long trudge up a very rough path.
Not recommended for those a little unfit or suffering from heart complaints, it's a 20 minute walk for the fit and a 40 minute walk for others.
There are two temples at the top of the climb.
The Virgin's Temple is supposed to be nearly 100 years old (the resident priest could not tell us exactly how old); contains the supposedly only "white" snake god and the only temple in Malaysia with as many as seven deities in the same altar.
The local Hindu girls go here to obtain guidance and blessings to become pregnant and to obtain a husband (preferably in reverse order).
The legend is that the temple has a very high success rate.!!
Walking shoes and a bottle of water essential.
Take a plastic bag and fill it with rubbish collected on the way up or down. You will be further blessed.
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Address: Bukit Kepayan, Seremban
Directions: Turn right into Bukit Kepayang before Jusco shopping complex and park at the foot of the hill on the left after entering the new gated community.Related to:
My two daughters from Australia insisted that i add this tip.
When they visited this bastion of Asian culture, it blew their minds.
DO NOT wear open shoes when you visit the Seremban "wet market" or "pasar besar.
It's called a wet market because the floors are frequently flushed with buckets of water and hoses and are therefore frequently 1/2 inch deep in water.
It is closed each Tuesday for weekly Council cleaning rituals.
This is where the locals buy their fish, chicken and other meats as well as their fresh vegetables, some fruit and flowers.
Not for the faint hearted or the fastidiously heigenic, they will slaughter your choice of chicken right there in front of you.
We and the locals think nothing of it but if you want FRESH, you can't get anything better.
Address: 500 metres from bus terminal
Directions: A short walk down the main shopping street from the Terminal 1 shopping complex