Lembaga Muzium Negeri Sembilan (State Museum) in Seremban

Lembaga Muzium Negeri Sembilan or state museum consists of a main building with a Minangkabau-style peaked roof (as the state was settled by Minangkabau from western Sumatra, now Indonesia) and two wooden stilt houses outside: The Istana Ampang Tinggi (1860s) and the Rumah Negeri Sembilan, both transported and reconstructed here from elsewhere in the state. The main museum tells the history of Negeri Sembilan: The state’s name means nine (sembilan) villages or nagari in the Minangkabau language as the state was settled by the Minangkabau, a people originally from West Sumatra (in present-day Indonesia) with each sembilan having ts own chieftain/king etc. However and over the years and into the colonial period, the former state of Naning was annexed to Malacca, Klang to Selangor and Segamat to Johor. Unlike Malaysia‘s eight other Royal Malay states, the Ruler of Negeri Sembilan is elected to his office by the territorial chiefs or Ruling Chiefs of the state. http://lmns.ns.gov.my/en/

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