Start your retirement in Seremban where you’ll have just about everything you need to enjoy your golden years meaningfully. Are you or a loved one looking for the perfect place to retire? Thinking of living somewhere with a more relaxed pace of life, yet has all the necessities at your doorstep? Life doesn’t end at 60. All it takes is a little planning to make your next stage in life a fulfilling one. And it doesn’t hurt to start scouting potential locations even now. Here’s why Seremban is our top choice for retirement. 1. Easily accessible Seremban offers the perfect abode because it is close enough to KL to easily commute into the city, yet far away enough so you can escape and come home to a quiet and peaceful life. It is only an hour’s drive from KL with at least two different highways to choose from. And even if you don’t want to drive, there are many ways of getting to Seremban such as the train and express bus services. Using the Seremban-Nilai-KL Sentral-Sentul Komuter Express by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB), Seremban station is two stops away from KL Sentral station and the journey takes only slightly over an hour. This means that your family who may be living and working in KL can visit frequently, and vice versa. 2. Healthcare facilities Despite being a small city, Seremban has several state-of-the-art government and private hospitals; namely Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital, KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital and NSCMH Medical Centre. These healthcare providers are equipped with advanced technology and leading-edge medicine practices, with specialist doctors and consultants who are highly experienced in their medical disciplines. Although they may not be in KL, these hospitals are fully stocked to provide their patients with 24-hours medical and specialist support for emergencies and inpatient care. What’s even more reassuring is that they are all within a 10km radius. 3. Recreational activities Seremban may have just attained city status, but it still has its lake garden, a gorgeous green lung that residents often visit for walks and family outings. One of the oldest natural lake gardens in Malaysia, the 10-acre park is decorated with tropical flowers and plants along the lake which makes it a peaceful and calming environment to relax at. Various facilities are provided here such as a jogging track around the lake, a children’s playground and a floating stage. The family entertainment program “Serembang di Seremban” (An Evening in Seremban), which features cultural performances, takes place on the floating stage every fortnight on Saturday. For the more adventurous, there’s Gunung Angsi to tackle. Even if you don’t want to climb, you can also enjoy the smaller trails running through the forest and rivers that surround the mountain. Jeram Toi Waterfalls, a popular place for swimming and picnics is also nearby. Imagine digging into a delicious BBQ spread next to refreshingly cool waterfalls amid a forest reserve area. The waterfalls are easy to get to and do not require a long trek through the jungle. There is also a hiking trail provided for those who prefer the more challenging route to the waterfalls. 4. Eating and shopping If the outdoors is not your cup of tea, what about some indoor exercise while you jalan-jalan in one of Seremban’s many shopping malls? Window shopping is well-known to be Malaysians’ favourite pastime. You can easily clock in your 10,000 steps while enjoying some retail therapy. Palm Mall is the largest lifestyle and shopping mall in the city. With over 180 retail outlets and eateries, it is the perfect place for shopaholics and foodies alike. Surprisingly, Seremban even has a shopping mall that is open 24 hours a day, every day. Seremban Gateway is a street mall which is a food and beverage hub. If you find yourself looking for a late-night snack or supper, Seremban Gateway has got you covered. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to try the Hakka mee, Seremban beef noodles, or (of course!) the Seremban siew pau. For something that’s unique to Seremban, go on a yau yee mai fun hunt. This cuttlefish vermicelli dish is unique to Seremban and is a must-try! 5. Senior community living Seremban is home to the newly developed Millennia Village, a first of its kind retirement village in Malaysia. Although it’s close enough to the town center, it is also located in a private enclave within a 32-acre development. From the moment you arrive at the village, you are welcomed with the naturally serene surroundings which lead to the conscientiously designed age-friendly living spaces that you can now call home. Choose from the diverse range of activities and events offered, and be a part of the community. For example, those with green thumbs can enjoy growing herbs and vegetables in the urban garden and food forest. With the harvest, they can prepare a scrumptious meal together in the community kitchen. A relaxing stroll along the walking paths that surround the compound is the perfect way to end the evening after a hearty dinner. The rental model adopted here is pragmatic as it takes away the expensive costs and hassle of managing your own property. This makes it perfect for those who just want to enjoy retirement. From conceptualisation to construction, the living spaces are carefully designed to ensure your comfort. Attention to detail is evident with wider rooms, wheelchair friendly features, ramps, minimal steps and many more practical interior designs. As a retiree, your focus should be on what truly matters: building new and meaningful memories, as well as friendships. Youth may be desirable but if you make the right choices, your golden years could be the best years of your life.