Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Upside Down House of Borneo

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. 

Gift shop
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


  1. Well, my trip this year will be to Borneo! i just came in searching for info about Malaysia! thanks Lisa Travelers

  2. You are welcome Bose. Hope you would enjoy your trip here!

  3. Thanks for that write up ;) Can you update the entrance to : Adult (int'l) RM18 and Adult with mykad RM10. Thanks for visiting us too ;)

  4. Hello Alexander
    Great house! Thanks for the update, I have changed the info.

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