My sister brought me and my friend to the upside down house (Rumah Terbalik) when I was back home for the weekend.
Sabah has lots of gorgeous natural tourist attractions so it was very funny to find this man-made attraction that’s trying a bit too hard to be popular.
The location of the attraction is very far from the city center. Even with our own car, we drove kilometers and kilometers until we are at the foot of the route to Mt Kinabalu!
To find your way to the house, you will need to pass the water reservoir on the way to Tamparuli. The house is next to the Shell station after the famous Tamparuli bridge (it even has it own song–”Jambatan Tamparuli”!).
The rules there say you are not allowed to take photos of the inside of the house but you can take as many photos as you want outside.
You will be fined 100 ringgit if you are caught taking photos inside the house. (What draconian rules.) The employees said it’s to preserve the uniqueness of the house. Pfft.
Inside the upside down house
The inside of the house is more fascinating than the outside. It’s a rather tiny home and everyone has to crowd on the red carpet.
The layout of the house is a typical Malay home sort of place, except everything is glued to the ceiling.
There’s a living room, two bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen. There’s spare change scattered on the floor and even a bucket of KFC–a cute touch.
My favorite is the upside down washing machine because I didn’t catch it (not literally) until I was far away from it.
The backside of the house is really cute because of the upside down bicycle.