Negeri Sembilan at a Glance

Negeri Sembilan is a premier investment location, primarily due to its proximity to the Klang Valley, the nation’s main industrial and business centre. Considering the excellent infrastructure and other facilities available, Negeri Sembilan can be considered an extension of the Klang Valley.

Negeri Sembilan, which means ‘The Nine States’, is synonymous with the migration of Minangkabau people from Sumatra across the Straits of Malacca centuries ago. Its dialect, culture, ceremonies, and rites are different from the rest of the states, making it unique.

You’ll find various awesome landscapes; beautiful green rolling lands flanked by series of rugged Central Forest Spine mountain in the east and a long lovely coastline in the west.

Negeri Sembilan plays an important role in Malaysia’s food security, with vast plantation of commodities and crops across the State. Located adjacent to the financial and business centre Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan gives a great advantage as a premier investment location.

Key Economic Indicators

State Population GDP (2019 stats*) GDP Growth Share to Malaysia’s GDP Labour Force Labour Force Participation Rate Unemployment Rate
1.15 million RM 48 billion 5.1% 3.4% 497,800 3.4% 3.1%

International Gateways Accessibility

56 km / 45 mins 93 km / 75 mins

Major Cities Accessibility

69 km / 55 mins 76 km / 60 mins 57 km / 50 mins 280 km / 3 hours

*Distance and time calculated from Seremban city centre.


* Department of Statistics Malaysia

** Buku Data Sosioekonomi Negeri Sembilan 2019