Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Istana Lama Seri Menanti / Old Palace at Seri Menanti

If you had been to Padang Indonesia , you will notice that this palace bears the same resemblance to the Pagar Ruyung Palace . I had been to Pagar Ruyung palace in Padang and i will post in my blog in due time. One cannot fully understand Negeri Sembilan without reference to Pagar Ruyung:its cultural , spiritual and political predecessor.The history and the people of Minangkabau began at least eight centuries ago with the migration of Minangkabau people from west sumatra and settled alongside orang asli settlement in the west of the malay peninsular.

Set in a a quiet green valley and surrounded by padi fields and forest, the Istana Seri Menanti is a strikingly unusual structure, an unabashedly traditional building in this rapidly modernizing state. The current building was constructed between 1902 and 1908 for Tuanku Muhammad Shah, the 7th State Ruler or Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan. The Istana served as the official residence of the royal family until 1931, before it was converted to a Royal Museum in 1992.

Do visit Seri Menanti as you will be mesmerized by the grandeur of the palace and the serenity of its surrounding area . You will feel as though you are in a different era whilst being there as the surrounding area seems to be encapsulated in a time capsule.

Admission: Free

Weekdays: Daily: 9.30am - 6pm; Fridays: noon - 2.50pm

Weekends & Public Holidays: 9.30am - 6pm

Thursdays (From 1pm onwards) : Closed


  1. bleh ambik gambar dalam tuh ekk? pelik..

  2. wehhhh... memang curik2 ni... Den baghu poei sana... nak snap kat dalam pun ghisau sebab banyak camera kat atas... siap letak amaran lagi, ni mesti lepas gambar2 ni kuar kat sini... hehehehe

  3. mano ado eden buek saloh , sebonarnye eden keno tangkap tapi eden buat2 sawan jer , he he