Upside Down House Of Malaysia
Rumah Terbalik is an upside down house in Borneo. It is a brand new unusual and creative piece of architecture. The interiors were let open to public, both locals and tourists from 1st Feb 2012. A fully equipped kitchen, bedrooms, toilet, and living room are presented in a different perspective, i.e. inverse to normal. It has a slight tilt, the household items are screwed to the ceiling; it takes a while to get mentally accustomed to the sight. There is a car too, parked upside down in the garage.
(Picture Courtesy Beehive Communications)
Several other countries in world too have similar creations. When compared to other similar buildings in the world this inverted house may not be a huge one, (the entire scene is limited in an 1500 sq. ft. area) nevertheless it is the first of its kind in Malaysia. This building is mentioned in the Malaysia book of records as the First Upside Down House in Malaysia. It is turning in to major tourist attraction.
What touched me most when I read about this building is the noble intention with which this was built. The owner has built this to serve as reminder of: “how our world will turn upside down if we do not protect our environment.”
Exact location: Kampung Telibong, Batu 21, Jalan Telibong, Tamparuli, district of Tuaran. Definitely a fun experience, add it as a “must see attraction” on your Sabah itinerary. Open daily 8.00 AM to 10.00PM.
Update: It is wheel chair friendly.