Upside Down House Of Malaysia

Normal is boring! If you believe this and if you are a diehard fan of bizarre architectural wonders, Malaysia has one for you!

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.

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31 Responses

  1. Hilary says:

    Oh now that's cool. What fun it would be to photograph its interior.

  2. How fun it would be so see inside. It might make me a little dizzy though.

  3. It must have been built right side up and then turn over using a crane or using some other mechanical device.

    Novelty… and a waste of a perfectly useful dwelling for someone who would benefit from it. Sorry.

  4. Joop Zand says:

    Thats a special one…..i love it.

    Greetings, Joop

  5. Now that is a definitely different. 😀 I have seen some other photos of upside down buildings – fun to see but would ot want to live in one.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, a special one indeed!! I love it, too! And what a great shot, Indrani!!

  7. Oh, Wow! That is so cool!

  8. Cloudia says:

    arse over tea kettle!

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  9. looks crazy but it is admirable.

  10. looks crazy but it is admirable.

  11. ladyfi says:

    I'd love to live in a house like that!

  12. but is it wheelchair accessible?

  13. Yes Gerald, it is wheel chair friendly. I have updated the post with a link.

  14. A very noble thought and a very creative execution! Awesome!

  15. Carver says:

    What an interesting concept.

  16. Leovi says:

    Very funny and nice house upside, great shot.

  17. arabesque says:

    what an extraordinary architecture.^0^

  18. Gattina says:

    I know upside down houses, but not with the roof down ! Usually the bedrooms and bathroom are on the first floor and the living room and kitchen on the second, but the roof remains on the top, lol ! Funny !

  19. George says:

    A tourist attraction near us has an upside room, but I have never seen an entire house upside down. This would definitely be something to see.

  20. ashok says:

    funny…i have quite a few of them in my collection of funny images 🙂

  21. Well, that's totally and wonderfully inspired and cool. Thanks for widening my horizons.

  22. Krishna says:



  23. Jeevan says:

    Sounds very interesting… and wish to look into this house.

  24. muthu says:

    that's quite a unique house indeed… 🙂

  25. I used to wonder about your travel across Europe, and now I can see the research you do!

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