Monday, July 14, 2014

A Great Place for Short Vacation @ Seri Menanti Resort, Negeri Sembilan


In previous post, I mentioned that I visited Negeri Sembilan state in Malaysia. For those who never heard it before, here is a simple introduction:

"Negeri Sembilan is situated in the west of Peninsular Malaysia. It is about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur city. Its name literally means nine states as the state once consisted of nine districts. The state is known for its Minangkabau culture and Adat Perpatih, an age-old matrilineal social system. Negeri Sembilan is synonymous with the unique upswept roof designs, a typical feature of Minangkabau architecture." (Tourism Malaysia booklet)


在上几个博文,我已经提起说我到访马来西亚的森美兰州。若你们还没听过的,这里是些简单的介绍:

"森美兰州坐落在半岛的西边。从吉隆坡南部大概是50公里。起名字的字面是九州的意思因为以前的森美兰州由九个区组成。这森美兰州以 Minangkabau 文化和 Adat Perpatih,古老的母系社会制度闻名。森美兰也与独特的上翘屋顶设计画上等号,Minangkabau的典型建筑特征。"(马来西亚旅游书刊)  


Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Royal Town

Seri Menanti is the royal capital of the state of Negeri Sembilan. Seri Menanti Royal Museum which I shared earlier is located here. It is a small town with several historical and cultural landmarks.



Seri Menanti 是森美兰州的皇家城都。我之前所分享的
Seri Menanti Royal Museum也坐落在这里。这是一个有数个历史和文化地标的小镇。



Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Resort

Seri Menanti Resort is just located beside Seri Menanti Royal Museum. Within a minute walking distance, you can reach the old palace. I stayed here for a night following Santai Travel Magazine team.

Seri Menanti Resort坐落在Seri Menanti Royal Museum 的隔壁。在一分钟内,你就可以走到那旧皇宫。我跟着Santai Travel杂志在这里待了一个晚上。

Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Resort

The room rate for double bed is around RM150/night. 

双人床的房间价格大概是RM150/一晚。 

Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Resort


Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Resort
 Go for a dip in the expansive swimming pool surrounded with lush vegetation is what I wanted for a weekend break away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

在这被树林包围的宽阔泳池内嬉水是我在周末逃离市区繁忙所渴望的事。

Seri Menanti Resort


Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Resort

The dormitory room offered by the resort. There are double bed rooms and family rooms but I only feature this as not many resorts offer dorm.

在这被树林包围的宽阔泳池内嬉水是我在周末逃离市区繁忙所渴望的事。 



Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Resort

The souvenir given by the resort is presented on the table of the room. It is a dodol (Malay dessert) in the small container.

放在房间的桌子上的酒店赠的手礼。手礼是个放在小盒子里的dodol (马来人的甜点)。  


Seri Menanti Resort
Seri Menanti Resort

 Let see what we had for high tea: 

来看看我的茶点:



Seri Menanti Resort-special cutting of mango

All kinds of fruits but I chose to have mango as I was quite full after lunch. 

各式各样的水果但是我选择芒果因为午餐后我是蛮饱的。 



air jando pulang
Air Jando Pulang

One of the popular Malay drink in Negeri Sembilan is Air Jando Pulang. If you understand Malay,then you will sneer at it. Let me define what it means Air=water; Jando/Janda (the standard Malay word is Janda, but NS folks like to pronounce everything ends with 'o' sound)=widow; Pulang=coming home. So it sounds funny right?!

在森美兰州其中一个著名的马来人饮料是 Air Jando Pulang。若你明白马来文,那么你就会会心一笑。让我解释这是什么Air=水,Jando/Janda (真正的写法是Janda,但是森美兰人都很喜欢把大多数的a读成o音)=寡妇,Pulang=回来。所以是不是很好笑?!
 

special Negeri Sembilan dessert

Remember to enjoy this cool and refreshing drink when you are here! The exquisite richness of the coconut pulp and brown sugar to taste, sometimes added with pandan leaf, makes this drink unique to Negeri Sembilan. Add in some ice-cubes for an ice-cool exotic drink, just the thing to quench your thirst on a hot sunny day.

当你来这里游玩时,记得去享用这超酷且清新的饮料!饮料内含细嫩的椰子肉和红糖,有些还有放pandan叶,使这成为森美兰的特有饮料。加上一些冰块,这冷酷的异国情调饮料在大热天是解暑的好工具。


Seri Menanti Resort

After high tea, we had some traditional games to stretch our muscles. If you followed my blog closely, then I believe you seen this in my Penang post.

茶点后,我们又有些传统的游戏去伸展我们的筋骨。若你有跟踪我的博文的话,那么相信你在我的槟城稿那里也看过这游戏。

Seri Menanti Resort

This game requires two players. One will sit on the coconut leaf and another will pull the leaf at the other end. 

这游戏需要两个人。一个坐在椰叶上面,另一位则是在前面拉。

Watch here for better idea: 
看这视频:






Seri Menanti Resort

Seri Menanti Resort- Bowling with coconut

Seri Menanti Resort-Bowling with coconut

Seri Menanti Resort-Bowling with coconut

Another fun game of the day was bowling with coconut. As the coconut shape is not round, it really tests the players' skills!

那天还有个蛮有趣的游戏那就是拿椰子当保龄球来玩。因为椰子不是圆形的,所以这真的很靠那人的技巧!

 

selfie with scarecrow xo
与稻草人自拍 xo

 Seri Menanti Resort
After the game, we had our dinner. I don't eat Malay dish very often but I really like the tempoyak durian! 

游戏后,我们便吃晚餐。我并不常吃马来菜肴但是我非常喜欢tempoyak durian!

Seri Menanti Resort 

While eating, there was a video display of Yg Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan for the homage ceremony on 18 May 2014. 

在吃的时候,我们一边欣赏摄于二零一四年五月十八日民众向森美兰州最高统治者致敬的录影带。

Seri Menanti Resort 
At night we gathered at the concourse area for some night activities besides prize giving ceremony for the game.

到了晚上,我们聚集在大厅内,除了颁奖,他们还准备了些夜间活动。


Seri Menanti Resort

This included karaoke session. I was so nervous that day as suddenly being called out to sing a song. Not only that, I had been asked a lot of personal questions by the emcee that made me so embarrass. All thanks to the fella beside me who wrote my name on the paper without notification. So I will pay back what you did in future!

这包括唱k。我当时非常紧张因为被突然间叫出来唱歌。不仅如此,我还被问了一堆的私人问题弄到我真得很不好意思。全要多谢我隔壁这位家伙,在神不知鬼不觉下,把我的名字呈上去。所以来日我一定会‘报答’你的!

Seri Menanti Resort 
The night ended with all joining in the folk dance like poco-poco and etc. This was my last night in Negeri Sembilan, though tired but I really enjoy the trip! See you all in next post! Happy Monday and hope you all have a great start of the week!

最后我们以民间舞蹈如poco-poco来结束当天的行程。这是我在森美兰的最后一晚,虽然很累,但是还是很享受这次的旅程!下次再见!祝你们有个美好的一周!

80 comments:

  1. The game looks fun! :D
    I thought this was in Indonesia since the name is similar with Indonesian's Bahasa :D
    Thanks for sharing ! ^^

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  3. Looks like great fun, Emily! :)

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  4. Awesome pics dear :) xx
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  5. wow fun.. is that your room?

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  6. Amazing place and great pictures.
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  7. Nice! I'm in need of a vacation right now!

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  8. Thanks for sharing:). Very interesting all of the pictures.

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  9. Nice picture and wonderfull place i see...
    Regards

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  10. fun getaway!
    xox
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  11. Ohhh the fella had a interesting sense of humour :P
    Anyway, the resort looks really cool!
    Take care*

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  12. Nice, the drink sounds very special!

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  13. Nice getaway! Sounds fun :)

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  14. For a short vacation, looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  16. Bowling with coconut? Great idea!

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  17. I like the little 'bridge' that leads away from the swimmping pool :) It's also great that you didn't just hang around but did all those fun activities :) xx Maja
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  19. Realy a lovely place

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  20. Hello sweetie, I always love travel with your blog :)

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  21. Wow that must have been fun! Its so cool that you attend such fun events so often! All that Malay food is making me hungry!! New post on my blog -
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  22. This resort so exotic and the fruit looks amazing!

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  23. Clean and neat. Air Jando Pulang tick me. :-)

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  24. Seem like super fun there.
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  25. Nice post and your the food looks so good!

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  26. beautiful pics!
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  27. Never really visit Negeri Sembilan before, everytime just passed through.

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    1. take a time to have a look next time

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  28. everything looks great. I love all of these shots. Wish I could visit
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  29. Oh Emily I would love a vacation in that beautiful place!
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  30. Wonderful photos, so fun!!!
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  32. Well, this mango looks amazing.

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  33. Nice place to go....I just realise it . Even quite near my place.

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  34. I really want to travel like you :D
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  35. have anice day!
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