The historic state-----Malacca
Malacca is a small, friendly city that with many eye-catching sights and attractive modern establishments. It is easy to go around on foot or trishaw to explore the many places that make Malacca unique. As you explore them, you'll learn about the rich heritage and history that has shaped the landscape and left a mark on Malaysia's cultural lifestyle.
The Dutch, who held Melaka for over a century, left many fine buildings marking their heritage. The most imposing relic of the Dutch period is the Stadthuys, a strikingly pink town hall which is today the oldest Dutch building in the Far East. Right next to it stands the bright red Christ Church, constructed with pink bricks imported from Holland and covered with local red lacerite. Today, these buildings together with the ruins of the Portuguese built A Famosa and St. Paul's Church are the most prominent reminders of the Europeans' presence in Melaka.
The special adobe-----Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan simply means 'Land of Nine States'. The name is so-called because it once comprised nine separate districts, each ruled by a Malay. Among the main attractions of the town are the Cultural Handicraft complex, the State Museum, the State Mosque and the Lake Gardens.
The best seen in the Minangkabaus architecture and styles in the constructions can be found in the Seri Menanti Palace. one uniques in this building as no screws or nails were used in this construction.The Arts & Culture Park or popularly known as Taman Seni Budaya Negeri is indeed a typical example where the legacy of the Minagkabau architecture exists. It exhibits some of the rich cultural traditions and artefacts of the state.
The music and dance, though not widely practised today by the locals, is still an area which is a pride here. The songs are mostly lively and fast beat. They mostly have a significant sound of metal-made hollow drums called the 'cak-lempong' in the background. The 'tarian lilin' (candle dance) is a popular dance among the Minagkabaus where the dancers dance in the dark, with candles lit on saucers placed on their palms being the only lights that could be seen. The another interesting dance performance called the 'endang'. 'Endang' is a unique dance that requires the dancers to sit on the floor in a yoga position or what the Malays call 'bersila' and do synchronized rhythmic movements in accordance to the lively background music.
You must also try out someting refreshing for the mind and physical on your trip is go to natural place such as beache in Port Dickson,picnick in Ulu Bendol .Not far away from this fine spot, for those who are a little bit more adventurous, going for a hike up to Gunung Agsi is a great experience. Every step there is to make to the top is sheer pleasure as you will find lots of beautiful birds, lizards and sometimes snakes that you hardly find elsewhere.
One should also try out some of the traditional dishes offered by the locals like beef rendang (beef cooked in rich spices and coconut), gulai lemak cili api (tumeric gravy with chilli).
Negeri Sembilan is definitely a state of difference. With a culture so unique, put together with its music, lovely destinations and delicious food, it is a wholesome package that will undoubtedly cause one to bring home a wonderful exploration experience.