Nowadays we spend some time in Negeri Sembilan. Our son works in Negeri and two of our nephews have also moved there. Wonderful banana leaf lunches at Dheeran's in Jalan Tok Ungku in Seremban, all those "Pakistani Malls" in Nilai 3, seafood in Lukut and of course Port Dickson or PD.
The Waterfornt in Port Dickson has turned out quite nicely. The place has all the fastfood eateries along the waterfront. There is a nice esplanade where PD folks gather almost every evening, especially during weekends. Some folks try fishing. Plenty children play in the park and also fly kites. It is a fantastic place to go for a walk at sunrise and sunset.
To me Negeri Sembilan people seem more relaxed and cool. Everyone is friendly. Reminds me of Penang and possibly Melaka. Its a more cosmopolitan outlook.
The crowds are not only Malaysians but also Westerners, Banglas, Pakistanis and ninja Arabs as well. Semua jenis ada. Our country is really a peaceful and fantastic phantasmagoria (look it up) of human beings.
Here are some pictures from our last visit just a few days ago.
Above : Starbucks, Below : McDonalds. This is the park
area where people sell souvenirs and stuff.
Below : Children and adults fly kites in the refreshing breeze.
Below : Bangla (??) guy watching sunset.
Then we met these students and teachers from the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Raja Jumaat in Port Dickson. They had a choir that arranged themselves in the park and sang a few songs. They were collecting donations for :
1. Dato Ooi Eow Jin (a former orchestra conductor and musician with RTM). They said that Mr Ooi was ill and needed assistance with his medical treatment.
2. for their School Hall Fund.
3. for the Tabung Harapan
These are our future Malaysians. Our future fathers, mothers, teachers, friends, neighbours, citizens and everything else. These bunch of youngsters look like they are on the right path.
Here is a short video of the teachers and students from SMK Raja Jumaat. If you wish to donate, the account info is provided. I am doing this in good faith. I trust the information is correct.