OK. At the end of the article The unexpected Negeri Sembilan trip: Around Seri Menanti and on... , I made a little riddle. Where did I go to from Seri Menanti? Here I might as well come clean as we're already on the subject. The possible next destination from Seri Menanti as shown in the roadsigns in that article pointed to either Seremban, Kuala Pilah or Tanjung Ipoh.
Actually it's none. In fact the road taken to get to the next destination could as well take you to all three places!
OK, I'll stop fooling around. From Seri Menanti I took the road that says to Tanjong Ipoh or Kuala Pilah. Almost 20 km later it entered a T-Junction for the main road from Seremban to Kuala Pilah and vice versa.
The place I wanted to go to next was actually Kuala Talang. From the junction one have to head to Seremban and reach Tanjung Ipoh. It is from there only one could enter the small road to Kuala Talang.
Hmm... Padi fields, greens and hills. Too bad time then was after 6pm while I hope to get to Seremban still more than 20km away before dusk.
Now 20km might not be that far... Ideally, you could always speed the car and cover 20km in less than 10 minutes. But that's probably on a highway, not on a single lane road with some traffic, not when you know at one point it has to climb and weave up the Malaysian main range of Banjaran Titiwangsa before you could weave down to reach Seremban...
Whatever, I tried to enjoy the view as much and as often as I can. So here's another picture from inside the car...
This place which marks the way to a waterfall and picnic area is close to where the climb up the hills and the main range starts...
As it turned out, the climb was rather fast and smooth. It was the way down which became painfully slow because of a long trailer carefully negotiating the many bends while blocking others from overtaking... Until just outside the outskirts of Seremban where the road is straight enough and larger.
Anyway, I arrived at the Negeri Sembilan capital at almost 7pm but there's still enough sunlight to take a picture at my last destination in this particular trip... The tomb of another saintly person. Hmm... I'm sure I've posted an article with some pictures on this particular tomb somewhere in one of my blogspots but couldn't find it.
By the way it is the tomb of a very prominent personality of Negeri Sembilan, Sheikh Muhammad Said al-Linggi. He is a much revered and referred-to religious authority of the late 19th Century till the 20th Century and his children and grandchildren continued to command respect and became places of reference till this day!
With the visit here, the unexpected trip to Negeri Sembilan was concluded. So let me end my current session of writing here. Good night! :]
p/s: Just now when I was looking for other things only did I found the article on Muhammad Said. Here it is Makam (tomb of) Sheikh Muhammad Said Linggi , from the blogspot SENI LAMA MELAYU (MALAY OLDEN ART) written 2 months ago. Cheers!!!