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From the northern town of Ipoh, capital of Perak, a journey to the southern region is always in demand, especially to towns like Seremban. Therefore, if you’re planning a trip from Ipoh to Seremban, then read on. In Ipoh, there is one bus service companies that offer direct journeys to Seremban, namely Kesatuan Express. Kesatuan Express offers more trips, a total of up to 3 a day. The bus services take only 3 and a half to 4 and a half hours from the pick-up point in Ipoh, Terminal Amanjaya to Terminal One in Seremban.
Many people regard Seremban as a small sleepy town, but the truth is that it’s growing at a rapid pace. It is the capital city if the state of Negeri Sembilan, whose name literally means ‘Nine States’ and the people here practice a custom called ‘Adat Perpatih’ which is different from the rest of the Malay states in that it favours the Matrilineal line and allows property to pass from Mother to Daughter. Adat Perpatih also involves a form of semi-democratic system of electing leaders, whereby leaders in the various communal hierarchies are elected by commoners. Once you land in Seremban, you should make your way to the old Seremban market or Pasar Besar where you’ll get a chance to taste the best beef noodles ever. Apart from that, the town is famous for other Chinese cuisine like Hakka noodles, Siew Bao and curry laksa, as well as Malay dishes like satay and cendol at Haji Shariff. In Seremban town itself, you should visit the local museum and Seremban lake gardens, but if you can get hold of a car, you should take the one hour drive to Istana Sri Menanti, a grand and opulent wooden palace built about a hundred years ago without using a single nail. There you’ll find interesting exhibits about the Negeri Sembilan royal family and be able to explore this antique castle. Should you feel a sudden craving to visit Seremban, worry not as you can easily book a bus from Ipoh and anywhere else using the Catch That Bus app, which is available for both Android and iOS.