Upside down House in Sabah is my picture for the week. Known locally as Rumah Terbalik, I had to see this to believe it and when I was there, I was amazed by the intriguing architecture involved in building this extra ordinary home. The house was built at a cost of RM500,000 in Tamparuli by entrepreneur Alexander Yee, it was opened in February 2012. Describing the 140sq m house as a dream come true, Alexander said the house was a mix of ethnic Sino-dusun and Dusun style. The official opening was done by YB Datuk Haji Masidi Manjun, Sabah's Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment on the 9th of March, 2012.
The Rumah Terbalik in KK is also fully equipped with kitchen, living room, bedrooms, toilet and veranda in a new perspective – upside down! The interior area is about 1,500 square feet, with master bedroom, child room, living room + kitchen and a bathroom. Even a garage outside the house holds an upside down car. The unique structure is designed for all ages and nationalities and it is also wheelchair friendly.
Upside down house in Sabah
Address for the upside down house in KK;
Kampung Telibong, Batu 21,
Jalan Telibong, Tamparuli,
District of Tuaran,
Telephone: 088 260263
Entrance Fee: RM18.00
Time spent here: 20-30 minutes
How to go o the Upside Down House?
If you drive from Kota Kinabalu, head on the main highway to Mount Kinabalu. Just a few Kilometers before Tamparuli town and before a Shell gas station, you will see the house located on your left. The place is also the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and if you are visiting KK city and have some extra time, make a trip just out of town to visit the Upside down House in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.