Is the world a better place when it’s upside down? How about stay in an upside down house? Can everything be better when upside down?
There are so many upsides down houses in the world but it’s merely a showpiece. Likewise the ones in Borneo, it’s for tourism.
Malaysia very first Upside down House or in Bahasa Malaysia Rumah Terbalik, is located in Kampong Telibong, Jalan Telibong, Tamparuli, 89208 Tuaran, Sabah.
As February 2012, it has been listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as being the first Upside down House of Malaysia.
Tamparuli is a small town, a sub-district of Tuaran on the west coast of Sabah. It is a popular tourist attraction and it’s along the main highway to Mount Kinabalu. The population is dominated by native Dusuns but a sizeable Chinese runs most of the shops.
It is learn that the owner of the Upside down House is Mr Alexander Yee, a Sabahan who owns construction firm and a tourist lodge in the wildlife rich Kinabatangan district in the east coast of Sabah.
The outward appearance of the upside down House looks exactly like the traditional Sabah village residence and it took about six months to build. It cost about half a million ringgit to build the 140 sq m house with fully equipped interior including dining room, master bedroom, living room bathroom and kitchen.
All the things in the house had been placed upside down like 40 inch TV, microwave, vacuum cleaner, computer, desk, chair, sofa, bed, cabinet, washing machine, painting, stove, rice cooker, fridge, sewing machine and etc. The 35 kg sewing machine on top and the upside down car are one of the main attractions.
A new and amazing tourist attraction for the town, the upside down house has a souvenir shop and café. A guided tour will be provided for the 20 min tour and strictly no photography in the house. The entrance fee is RM10.