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Believed to be the oldest in the country, allegedly dating back to Portuguese rule of Malacca during the 16th century.
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Tanjung Tuan or Cape Rachado is an area in Alor Gajah District, Malacca, Malaysia. It is an exclave of Malacca adjacent to Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The cape is well known for the Cape Rachado Lighthouse facing the Strait of Malacca. The coastal area off the cape is famous as the site of the naval Battle of Cape Rachado in 1606, between the Dutch VOC and Portuguese fleets.
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The Lukut Fort and Museum is a historical site in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The fort was built by Raja Jumaat in 1847 and later controlled by his son Raja Bot. Located on a hill, it is in ruins and the area has been converted into a historic recreation park above the museum. The museum houses some of the antiquities of the fort, apart from artifacts and pictures related to the history of the past tin extraction done in Lukut area.
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The Puteri Beach is a beach in Tanjung Kling, Central Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Malacca. Various activities are found around the beach, ranging from fishing, camping as well as workplace for fishermen. It also has night market stretching along the road in parallel with the shoreline.
Masjid Negeri Seremban
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The Negeri Sembilan State Mosque is Negeri Sembilan's state mosque. It is located at Jalan Datuk Hamzah near the lake gardens in Seremban, Malaysia. The architectural design was by Arkitek Jurubina Bertiga led by Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim and the consultant engineer was Ove-Arup dan Rakan-rakan. Its architecture is a combination of Modernist and Minangkabau style. It is one of the popular tourist attraction in this area.
Royal Gallery Tuanku Ja'afar
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The Tuanku Ja'afar Royal Gallery is a gallery in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The gallery is about the former Negeri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Ja'afar. The building has a concept of modern colonial architecture. The gallery is housed in a three-story building with an area of 4,087 m2 and divided into 9 exhibition halls. Six exhibitions hall are available for visitor viewing while another three halls are still under construction.
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Unlike the hereditary monarchs of the other royal Malay states, the ruler of Negeri Sembilan is known as Yang di-Pertuan Besar instead of Sultan. The rules is selected by the council of Undangs who lead the four biggest territories of Sungai Ujong, Jelebu, Johol, and Rembau, making it one of the more democratic monarchies.
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The lighthouse is believed to be the oldest in the country, its history allegedly dating back to Portuguese rule of Malacca during the 16th century. The lighthouse on a hill is located in a cape, and hence the name. The hike up to the lighthouse is around 15 minutes on a well paved road, without any vehicles. The hike is quite straightforward, and the view from the cliff side is beautiful, although there is no railing. The lighthouse is not open to the public.
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