Tampin is a unique city located in Tampin District, Negeri Sembilan, however a part of the town spreads over into the neighbouring state Melaka. The Negeri Sembilan side of the city is governed by Tampin District Council while the Melaka side which is known as Pulau Sebang is governed by Alor Gajah Municipal Council. The name ‘Tampin’ is originated from the container or pouch plaited from pandanus fronds. The containers were used to keep condiments like shrimp pastes and dodol. This green city is scenically framed by Gunung Datuk and Gunung Tampin at the southern end of the Titiwangsa Range. Located in the heart of the town are vibrant shop houses and coffee shops that you can visit.
Tampin is accessible by land transportations. To get to the destination from Kuala Lumpur, drive along North-South Expressway and reach your destination in about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Enjoy the picturesque view along the journey by KTM Komuter Train and take a stop at Pulau Sebang / Tampin. You can also take a bus from Southern Bus Terminal, Cheras which is also known as TBS to Tampin from RM11.20 only.
Are you a person who loves adventurous outdoor activities? If your answer is yes, then this place should be in your list when you are in Tampin. Located in Tampin Forest Reserve, Gunung Datuk Recreation Forest is a hill dipterocarp forest. It will take approximately 10 kilometres for you to reach here from Tampin town. This recreation forest is lush with flora and fauna which will definitely shake your stress away. Gunung Datuk got its name from Dato’ Pepatih Nan Sebatang, who organized a gathering of leaders here to elect the future clan chief back in 1372. This 880-metre high mountain offers climbers a breath-taking view once they are on top. Climbers will take about three hours to complete the climb and enjoy the magnificent 880-metre above sea level view. This recreation forest is also suitable for camping and picnic activities. The climbing fee is RM5 per person, camping fee RM3 per tent, tent hire (hold up to 4 people) RM5, climbing guide for RM60 (less than 20 people), RM120 (between 20 to 50 people) and RM180 for more than 50 people. The chalet rental is RM50 per night and RM30 for half day rental. Visitors can also do rubber tapping. Thus, this place is really a good deal for you!
If you plan to spend your night in Tampin, Caspari Hotel is worth it. Located at 630 Jalan Besar, Tampin, this hotel offers you a stay that will complete your getaway in Tampin. It is also located near to Tampin Shopping Centre, Tampin Stadium, Complex Arena Dataran Tampin and Church of St. John Vianney. This 3-star has three types of rooms which are superior queen, superior twin and family suite. Priced from RM140 per night, this hotel provides public facilities like room service, accessible parking for all, wireless internet access in public area, restaurant and elevator for residing hotel guests. Each room is furnished with a desk, TV, shower and cable TV. To ensure that the hotel guests have a great stay, this hotel has a bar, air-conditioned restaurant and café for them to eat or drink. The hotel services include a 24-hour security, daily newspaper and 24-hour receptionist.
Priced from RM95 per night, this 2-star budget hotel gives you a comfortable stay in Tampin. Its public facilities like early check-in, elevator and wireless internet access are made available to hotel guests. Its efficient hotel services like bellhop, front desk, luggage storage and multilingual staff will smoothen your stay. Each room is furnished with a desk, shower and TV.