Rumah Terbalik
Rumah Terbalik
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Rumah Terbalik, the first upside down house of Malaysia is located in Kampung Telibong, Mile 21, Jalan Telibong, Tamparuli, Sabah, Malaysia. Nestled within the compound of Rumah Terbalik is also a souvenir shop (i.e. Tamu) well stocked with handicrafts and souvenirs and the 3D Wonders Museum. Using recycled wood and materials specifically to create a more local atmosphere, Rumah Tebalik has an area of 1,500 square feet and equiped with a living room, a dining area, a equipped kitchen, veranda, two bedrooms and a toilet. This fully furnished house is constructed with a slight tilt, and with everything fitted upside down inside the house, it certainly challenges the viewers' perspective when within. The kampong house signifies our past and heritage. Upside down is another perspective of seeing something. It's meant to be a fun way of looking at ourselves and life. As it is located along the main highway leading to Mt Kinabalu, Poring Hot Spring or even Kiulu River, it can help to enhance the already existing tour packages offered by travel agencies as being a short stopover point. A visit to the upside-down house guarantees to one of your most memorable experiences and it is a must-see attraction on your Sabah itinerary.As of February 2012, Rumah Terbalik has been listed within the Malaysia Book of Records as being the first upside down house of Malaysia! The 3D Wonders Museum is where visitors can explore the uniquely themed galleries, the first of its kind in Borneo, showcasing the importance of conservation while promoting the beautiful landscapes and the myriad of local cultures present in East Malaysia. Through the use of special art techniques, two-dimensional paintings will appear to pop out of the surface and come to life, immersing you in a vivid experience like no other. Create your own wacky stories and zip-line through the entire experience as you embark on an adventure in the 3D Wonders Museum right now! This latest attraction is just beside the renowned Rumah Terbalik, Malaysia one and only Upside Down House!
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Trenton
United Kingdom39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The house is small and really underwhelming. You can’t take photos inside which suits them because then we’d all realise this and perhaps not bother going.

Finally, you pay more as a foreigner. I understand this for sites of cultural significance… but I don’t think the upside down house is one of these.
Written 2 June 2023
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shareen yap
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The upside down house is very special and also visit the art .There are also have a local restaurant very delicious.
Written 4 May 2020
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Emmi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Taking photo inside the upside down house is prohibited, but I had a lot of fun taking photo outside, especially the upside down bathroom, garden and car. The timing to visit in the house is too short but the ticket price is so expensive. Will not come back again unless they reduce the ticket price. I can suggest to add on some interesting activities because this place less attractive for some people.
Written 6 December 2019
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Peter R
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Although we drove past it a few times as the entrance is not very obvious, when we did find it, it was well worth the excursion - as well as the upside down house, there are other upside down things to enjoy - luckily the restaurant is the right side up so you can enjoy cake and coffee after looking at the exhibits

Worth a day out to visit and not expensive to enter and enjoy
Written 18 November 2019
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yapyy
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
You cannot take photo inside the house. And visit in the house is also short, you probably can see everything upside down in less than 15 mins.
But as a first timer, I had a lot of fun taking photo outside, especially the upside down bathroom and garden. Will I come back again? well..... this is a place you probably will visit once once in your lifetime, unless they reduce the price.
Written 8 November 2019
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Akbar061191
Selangor, Malaysia3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
With the price rm12, u can only walk n tak photo from outside. Thats all. Me and my family take like less then 10 min we come out. Nothing absolutely nothing. Im sory

1. Make the price low rm5 is worth it.
2. Please add some more features there.

But the workers ar nice and friendly. I love sabah.
Written 16 October 2019
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sc t
Penang66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
For Rm12 per adult, you get to walk around and take pics of a few upside down outdoor exhibits. Then you are taken on a 10min guided tour of the upside down house but photography is prohibited. You come out of the house and you are back where you started.
Written 19 September 2019
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skinnygirldiariez
Bengaluru, India97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Upside house called Rumah Terbalik is a must visit, no photography is allowed when you go inside. But they have a 3D museum that is a must visit as well. I had a blast collecting some fun memories.

The upside-down kampung house is designed for all ages, nationalities and it’s wheelchair friendly. So dont forget to check it out whilst there.

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Written 6 July 2019
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PeaceLover16
Singapore, Singapore106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Different concept. It's a local tribal house that placed upside down.
My children are very fascinated by it. Pity not able to take pictures. It's not allowed inside the house.
Outside the house theres few place like fruit stall, cars, toilets sample that was placed upside down as well that we are able to take pictures.

If you are in Sabah and with young children I'll recommend you to go there once.
Written 24 June 2019
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AzmeerSulong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We visited this place on our way to Kundasang. Many areas to take interesting photos. We need to queue before we were allowed to go in together with their staff that explains the details of the house. They have a small cafe and souvenirs shop too.
Written 23 April 2019
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