The Negeri Sembilan arts scene in steeped in the Minangkabau culture and heritage dating back to the 15th century.
The Negeri Sembilan State Museum and Complex Centre is the heart of the Negeri Sembilan arts scene.
The Negeri Sembilan Craft Complex located on Jalan Dato Abdul Kadir in Seremban first opened in March 2007 although the actual building is more than 100 years old.
The annual Negeri Sembilan Cultural Carnival took place in June 2010 with an international cultural feel as groups from Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Africa joined the Malaysian participants from Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang, Kedah, Johor, Terengganu and NS.
Organised by Negeri Sembilan Ministry of Tourism to promote the local tourist sector through cultural performances the carnival was a great success that was enjoyed by all.
This was a colourful event with over 700 participants that attracted crowds of more than 20,000 over the two day event at various venues in and around Seremban.
The Rembau Crystal Village is the largest crystal village complex in Malaysia and has been set up in the town of Rembau by the Negeri Sembilan Institute.
The Negeri Sembilan Craft Complex promotes the high quality handicraft items made by local artisans within 3 separate galleries which are the craft gallery, heritage gallery, and craft shop.
The Seri Menanti Royal Museum was built entirely of local hardwood using traditional building methods without the use of nails or screws and it was originally intended to be a royal palace.
You can expect to see historical weapons, brass items, various silverware, many different artefacts, handicrafts, traditional clothes, woodcarvings, photographs as well many items used by the royal family.
Negeri Sembilan Arts
Negeri Sembilan State Museum
Negeri Sembilan Handicrafts
Negeri Sembilan Cultural Carnival
Newly opened on 1st December 2007 the Rembau Crystal Village is also a training complex, manufacturer and exhibition site showcasing some magnificent locally made traditional crystal pieces and a fine example of Negeri Sembilan handicrafts at its best.
The Negeri Sembilan Craft Complex was set up to help preserve the rich culture and heritage of the state and the items on sale reflect the proud history and heritage of Negeri Sembilan arts.
There are various documents concerning the royal family on display here and visitors can also see costumes, bed chambers, traditional furniture and weaponry.
Built in Minangkabau style in 1953 on Jalan Sungai Ujong in Seremban the complex comprises of 3 main buildings which are the Teratak Perpatih, the Ampang Tinggi Palace and the Minangkabau House.
The legacy of the Minangkabau heritage can be seen in its unique architectural style in many notable buildings throughout the state.