|The upside down car in garage|
Now, travellers to Borneo has another reason to visit Sabah, Malaysia. The news about the newly opened upside down house is widespread on the internet. The bizzare looking house or ‘rumah terbalik’ in Malay is believed to be the first in South East Asia. It was featured in the Malaysia Guinness Book of Records.
To date, there are only seven upside down structures in the world (7 wonders of the world?) include the famous restaurant in Matsumoto city, Nagano prefecture, Japan; the Upside Down Church and the WonderWork Amusement Park in the United States; Die Welt Steht Kopf (“The World Stands on its Head”) House on the island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea, The House-Attack in Vienna, Austria; and The House of Katmandu on the Spanish island of Majorca.
This property with ‘house flipping’ concept is located at Mile 21, Jalan Telibong near Tamparuli town. Visitors who travel by land from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park, Kiulu (for rafting), Sandakan, Semporna or Tawau can stop for a visit. The site is crowded on weekend and public holiday though. No photography allowed inside the building. There’s a café that sells breads, drinks and snacks, gift shop and public toilet for visitors.
Surely, all eyes will be glued to the upside down Kancil car and other household items like sofa, fridge and TV will make you think aloud as if you popped into the wrong world.
Entrance fee: RM18.00 per person (international-adult)/ RM10.00 per person (local-adult); RM5.00 per person (students in uniform) and F.O.C for children age 2 and below
Opening hours: 8.00am – 8.00pm
By Willie Ki
Pix: Anabella Juan & Joebonaventure Matius