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Situated in Bahau, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Jempol Lake Garden and 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Jempol Hospital. Kuala Pilah Stadium and Gemas War Memorial ...
Situated in Bahau, this hotel is close to Jempol Lake Garden. Regional attractions also include Jempol Hospital and Kuala Pilah Stadium.
Situated in Segamat, this hotel is close to Dataran Sagamat and Rock Garden. Area attractions also include MARA University of Technology - Johor Campus.
The town of Gemas in the Tampin District of Negeri Sembilan is known to be the main junction of Malaysia’s rail network. This well connected town is the halfway mark between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. As a small, quiet town everything is situated around the city centre which makes it a great place to explore on foot. Despite the seclusion and lack of large-scale urban development, Gemas still has many places to explore and things to do. Let’s take a closer look.
Most people opt to visit Gemas by train. Travel by road is also possible. The town connects to both Segamat in Johor and Tampin in Negeri Sembilan, with public busses running daily. The villages surrounding Gemas are too far to travel on foot, making a taxi or your own vehicle necessary. Within the town, you can access everything from hotels to shops, restaurants and internet access providers easily.
Budget accommodation can be found very near to the station. These hotels are extremely basic, although the shared bathrooms do have hot water. From the higher-placed rooms you are granted a great view over the train station and town.
Head towards the area northwest of Gemas to shop for mid-ranged, comfortable places to stay. Options are limited but overall the quality is great and the rooms are clean. For those who are looking for true luxury accommodation, give the Gemas Golf Resort a try. It is a bit too far from town for walking travellers but the complex is beautiful and the eighteen-hole golf course is in pristine condition.
A beautiful old steam locomotive can be found on display towards the southern section of the train station. It makes for a wonderful photo opportunity while conjuring a sense of nostalgia that puts one back to a time long passed.
The Sungai Kelamah Memorial is found along Route 1 towards the west of Gemas. This landmark serves to commemorate the deaths of the many Japanese soldiers who died when the Gemencheh Bridge was blown up by Australian forces in 1942 during World War II. It makes for a great afternoon excursion for those looking to pass the time while learning more of this area’s heritage.
The local Chinese restaurants are the place to go if you are looking for alcohol. They serve beer, although the local convenience store also sells liquor which can be conveniently taken to your hotel room. Purified drinking water is also available from vending machines. Be sure to keep some coins on you.
As is the case in the majority of Malaysia, Gemas has great seafood. Both Chinese and Malay seafood meals are available. Restaurants along the main street passing the train station are known to serve the freshest, tastiest clams, crabs and other seafood. This area’s Indian food is renowned by locals for being better than is found in almost any other region. Don’t miss the roti canai, it beats almost every other version found in and around Kuala Lumpur.