Jan 10, 2013

2 Sabah - Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House)

The family back home was abuzz with news of the latest attraction in Sabah, which was the upside down house. My eyes rolled at the fact that it was just a man-made structure that's not even an original idea.  Little did I know that I would be making a stop here on our journey to Kampung Luanti for the fish massage! It was along the way and seemed a waste not to satisfy our curiosity.

Rumah Terbalik

Rumah Terbalik (meaning Upside Down House) as it has been named, has no significant cultural bearings nor it is a natural phenomenon like the famed Rafflesia.

I would have put its existence down to an inauthentic tourist attraction had I not known that it was built with an important message that is a stand against the exploit of natural resources. According to legend..I mean, mom..it was constructed as a grim reminder that our world could turn upside down with the continuation of such abuses.

The tickets are a bit pricey but I consoled myself that, "It's for a good cause". Really!

We were only allowed to take photos at designated areas outside the house. The interior was off limits. A guide led us through with a brief explanation. Inside, the ceiling was the floor and vice versa. The rooms had beds, there was an equipped kitchen and a proper living hall. It was a normal fully furnished home except that everything was locked in an upside down position.

The tour was a short one. We were soon ushered out via the other door and into the souvenir shop, giving way to the next batch of tourists to enter.

I would sum up the whole experience as, "Mmm..interesting". 

RM10 per ticket (Mykad Holders)
Waiting our turn at the entrance
A house without a car wouldn't be complete


  1. Woo! Nice find! Bet it is a new tourist attraction coz it was not there when we were there! So, you guys need to walk terbalik ke while admiring the place?? Hehehe...

    1. Kakaka..not us ^.^ The guide walk terbalik to face us while he explained to us, got la.


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