Tampin (Jawi script: تمڤين; Chinese: 淡边) is a town in
Tampin District, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, however part of the town
spills over into the neighbouring state of Malacca, as it is located
along the Malacca-
Negeri Sembilan border.
1 History and etymology
6 External links
History and etymology
Tampin gets its name from the container or pouch weaved from the
pandanus fronds. The container was used to store condiments such as
the kelamai or dodol and the shrimp paste belacan. The district of
Tampin is also called Luak
Tampin as the word luak is the local term
Tampin was originally governed by the
Rembau District administration.
Naning War in 1832 Raja Ali declared himself the ruler of
Seri Menanti and his son-in-law, Syed Shaaban, as the ruler of Rembau.
This enraged other rulers of
Negeri Sembilan as they had no right to
the posts. In 1834 a civil war ensued, which resulted in Raja Ali and
Syed Shaaban retreating to
Tampin and the area from Mount
Putus Hill being removed from Rembau.This area consisting of the
provinces Repah, Keru, Tebong and
Tampin Tengah formed the district
known as Tampin. Syed Shaaban became the first ruler of
proclaimed himself the title Tunku Besar Tampin. The district is one
of the original nine states collectively known as Negeri Sembilan,
which means "Nine States" in Malay.
On 11 March 1889, the Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Cecil
Smith, held a meeting with the rulers of Jelebu, Sungai Ujong, Rembau,
Seri Menanti and Tampin. The purpose of this meeting was to combine
the districts to better manage them under British rule. Tampin, Rembau
Seri Menanti agreed to the proposal and were united as the Seri
Menanti Confederation. The newly formed confederation accepted Martin
Lister as its first British Resident.
After the independence of Malaya in 1957,
Negeri Sembilan and its
districts started forming local administrative councils. Formerly
known as the
Tampin Town Board, the
Tampin District Council was
established on July 1, 1980 as a result from a restructure of the
state via the Local Government Act of 1976.
The signboard indicates the state boundary between
Negeri Sembilan and
Malacca in Tampin.
Negeri Sembilan side of the town is governed by the Tampin
District Council, while the
Malacca side of the town called Pulau
Sebang and is governed by the Alor Gajah Municipal Council.
Tampin is a parliamentary constituency in the
Dewan Rakyat of the
Malaysian Parliament. The current Member of Parliament is Datuk Seri
Shaziman Abu Mansor of federal ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional.
Tampin provides 3 seats to the
Negeri Sembilan State
Repah, containing downtown Tampin, currently held by DAP; 
Gemencheh, held by BN; and 
Gemas, also held by BN.
Tampin is well served by the Malaysian transportation system. By car
it is accessible by either North–South Expressway using the Simpang
Ampat exit in neighbouring Malacca, or using route which connects
Seremban and Johor Bahru.
Tampin is also the southern end of
Route which begins in Karak in the east coast state of Pahang.
Malacca are thus able to access the East Coast
Expressway to get to
Kuala Terengganu while bypassing
In terms of public transport,
Tampin is served by the West Malaysian
railways system. In fact,
Gemas which is part of
Tampin district, is
the meeting point of West Malaysia's eastern and western railway
Pulau Sebang/Tampin railway station
Pulau Sebang/Tampin railway station is in Pulau Sebang,
which is on the Malaccan side, about 1 kilometer from the town centre.
Malacca Town does not have a railway station,
people living in
Malacca normally have to travel to the station in
order to get on a train. There was a track from
Pulau Sebang to
Malacca City before
World War II
World War II but it was dismantled by the Japanese
during the war for the construction of the infamous Burmese Death
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^ "Latar Belakang". 19 October 2015.
^ "TABURAN PENDUDUK MENGIKUT PBT & MUKIM 2010". Department of
Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
^ "YDP Profile". Majlis Daerah Tampin. Retrieved 18 September
^ Azilawani (14 April 2009). "Penyatuan Rembau, Tampin, Sri Menanti".
National Archives of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
^ "Ahli Parlimen".
Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 15
^ "Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Sembilan". DAPMalaysia.org. Retrieved 15
^ "Senarai ADUN Barisan Nasional". Barisan Nasional. Retrieved 15
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Coordinates: 2°29′23″N 102°14′15″E / 2.48972°N