Rumah Terbalik on literally translated as the upside down house is one of our visit when in Kota Kinabalu. The house is indeed very unique and it is one of the first of its kind in South East Asia and among the five upside down structures in the world. There is 3 which is located in Europe and one is in Japan.
The house was opened to the public in early February 2012 and has since been attracting visitors from near and far. The house which is being build had cost them at RM500,000. The house is around 140 sq feet where it is alike a dream which had came true and the design of the house is based on the combination of the local ethic there which is the Sino- Dusun and Dusun. The house itself is hard to miss, having been flipped upside down, with its floor facing skyward. Everything inside the house, from furniture to household appliances, hover above your head, as the ceiling is actually the floor. Visitors will notice some distinguishing Sabahan décor and features showcased in this house. In the garage, a car is parked upside down. It might seem disorienting in the first few seconds, but the fascination of it all takes over. This architectural wonder has also been included in the Malaysia Book of Records for being the first of its kind in the nation. Visitors can enjoy a meal or afternoon snack at the Rumah Terbalik Café or pick up a souvenir at the Gift Shop.
The house is located along Mile 21, Jalan Telibong, Tamparuli. The journey by road takes approximately 40 minutes. Taxis can take you from the city centre but be sure to make return arrangements as taxis on standby may not be readily available at this location.
Daily (including public holidays): 8:00am to 10:00pm
MyKad holders: RM10.00
Students/Children below 12 years: RM5.00
Children below 3 years: Free of charge
** Kindly note that indoor photography is prohibited.
Tel : +6088 260263
Website : www.upsidedownhouse.com.my
Email : [email protected]