Seremban (Jawi: سرمبن; Chinese: 芙蓉) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan, located within the district of Seremban, one of the seven districts of Negeri Sembilan. The town's administration is run by the Seremban Municipal Council also known as Majlis Perbandaran Seremban. On 9 September 2009, Seremban was to be declared as a city, however it was later deferred due to technical reasons. However, the idea of granting city status has been brought up again and Seremban is expected to become a city in the near future.


Seremban was originally founded as Sungei Ujong (or Sungai Ujong), named after a nearby river of the same name. While the town was renamed Seremban thereafter, the Sungai Ujong name most prominently persists as a street name for a road adjoining the southern side of town (Sungai Ujong Road, or Jalan Sungai Ujong).

The town is also referred alternately as "Fu Yong" (Chinese: 芙蓉,literally"hibiscus") among the Chinese-speaking community, although the name is unrecognised officially.

Latest News for: Seremban


Seremban restaurant under probe over halal status

Malaysian National News Agency 29 Jul 2021
REGION - CENTRAL. Seremban restaurant under probe over halal status. " data-media="">. 28/07/2021 07.35 PM. SEREMBAN, July 28 -- A restaurant here is under investigation by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry for allegedly promoting itself as a halal outlet in an online food ordering application ... .......

Seremban eatery owner in hot water for claiming to have halal certificate from Jakim

The Star 28 Jul 2021
SEREMBAN. A restaurant owner here is being probed for allegedly fraudulently claiming his oulet had a halal certificate to serve Muslim patrons. Read full story ... ....

Negri Sembilan MB appoints new mayor for Seremban

The Star 23 Jul 2021
SEREMBAN. Datuk Masri Razali has been appointed the new Seremban City Council Mayor, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun. Read full story ... ....

Foreign worker nabbed over murder of his co-worker in Seremban

The Star 22 Jul 2021
SEREMBAN. A Bangladeshi man allegedly killed his fellow countryman and buried his remains near a worker’s quarters at a construction site near here. Read full story ... ....

EMCO: N.Sembilan KPDNHEP assures adequate food supply in Seremban

Malaysian National News Agency 09 Jul 2021
N.Sembilan KPDNHEP assures adequate food supply in Seremban ... SEREMBAN, July 8 -- The Negeri Sembilan branch of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry ......

Transport Ministry: Apad and Puspakom services in Seremban temporarily halted until July 22

The Star 09 Jul 2021
PETALING JAYA. All Land Public Transport Agency (Apad) and Puspakom offices and counters in Seremban will be temporarily halted due to the enhanced movement control order implemented, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. Read full story ... ....

EMCO: More roadblocks but no barbed wires in Seremban

Malaysian National News Agency 09 Jul 2021
More roadblocks but no barbed wires in Seremban ... SEREMBAN, July 8 -- No barbed wire fences would be installed in Seremban during the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from midnight tonight until July 22, police said today....

Seremban placed under EMCO

Malaysia Kini 07 Jul 2021
This is after the district recorded over 5,500 active cases as of July 4. ....

Ismail Sabri: EMCO to be imposed on Seremban as well as areas in Pahang, Johor, ...

The Star 07 Jul 2021
PETALING JAYA. A two-week enhanced movement control order will be imposed on several localities in Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Johor, Kelantan and Sabah from Friday (July 9), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Read full story ... ....

Seremban High Court to rule on challenge by Nora Anne's family today (June 16)

The Star 16 Jun 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP). A Malaysian court will rule Wednesday (June 16) on a challenge by the family of a French-Irish teenager over an inquest verdict that she died by misadventure after vanishing in the jungle. Read full story ... ....

Seremban cops detain couple over baby-dumping case

The Star 15 Jun 2021
​​​​​​​SEREMBAN. Police have arrested a couple, believed to be lovers, to assist in a probe into a baby-dumping case near here, says Asst Comm Mohd Said Ibrahim. Read full story ... ....

Seremban orders all public parks to close until June 14

The Star 03 Jun 2021
SEREMBAN. All public parks and recreational areas under the purview of the Seremban City Council will be temporarily closed from Thursday (June 3). Read full story ... ....

Covid-19: Seremban’s Masjid Negeri closes for a week after worshippers found breaching SOPs

The Star 14 May 2021
SEREMBAN. The Masjid Negeri here has been ordered to close for a week from Friday (May 14), after worshippers were found to have violated Covid-19 prevention standard operating procedures (SOPs). Read full story ... ....