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Address: Kampung Telibong, Batu 21, Jalan Telibong, Tamparuli 89250, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 88-260 263
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Rumah Terbalik, the first upside down house of Malaysia is located in...

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, there is also a souvenir shop (i.e. Tamu) well stocked with handicrafts and souvenirs made in Sabah as well as a Café (i.e. Kedai Kopi) serving brewed local coffee. 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. Rumah Terbalik will work towards establishing itself as a new and unique tourist destination within Sabah. 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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unique outlook, visited on Dec 2016

We prefer the outlook rather than interior design. We had been to upside down house at Malacca but its interior stuffs upside down not the whole house. For the first time we saw a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We prefer the outlook rather than interior design. We had been to upside down house at Malacca but its interior stuffs upside down not the whole house. For the first time we saw a house like this quite interesting experience.

Thank hweeying
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the concept is good, we felt cheated. You are not allowed to take pictures in the house. The whole idea is to showcase the uniqueness of the upside down house but unfortunately when you are not allowed to take pictures then is defeats the idea. They should at least inform visitors that cameras are not allowed in the house.... More 

Thank naturewala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the environment is OK and clean. The service is quite good and friendly. the upside down house is not really fascinating so won't give you so much surprise. The entrance fee quote expensive. There are 3D museum added beside upside down house.

Thank Kenny C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

From Aiport Kota kinabalu 2 hours. Operation Monday - Sunday & Public Holidays 7:00 am - 7:00 pm ENTRANCE FEE - ADULT Rumah Terbalik Malaysian RM10.60 Non - Malaysian RM19.10 CHILD ( 4 - 12 years old) RM5.30 All Nationalities RM19.10 * Child below 3 years old – FOC

Thank bentayan
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It's basically just an upside down house build with things decorated upside down inside it. You're not allowed to take pictures or video inside the house. Interesting but unsure if worth for money, Can just dropby on the way.

Thank Prem S
Kuching Sarawak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This place is overrated. It only took 10 mins to see everything and the queue was like 15-30 mis. Not worth the price you pay. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the house or else, you will get shouted at very rudely. Just not the place interesting enough for me. Sorry.

Thank Clemipaco
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place is for me only those who love taking pics or selfie . Well u need to pay fee for the entrance . Worth to visit if u still have spare time to spend . Went there aftr drivin back from kundasang

Thank 616shah
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

1/ Interesting decor in the house. 2/ May drop by to drop the visit while you are on the way to Kundasang, Sabah.

Thank XavierSimTzeKeng
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

No wonder they not allow you to take photo inside of the house, its nothing special and bored. Staff is great and talkative but still they have nothing to explain. Not recommended

Thank ime h
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Didn't check out the TripAdvisor reviews before going to this place. I agree that this place is overrated and deserving of an Average rating. The inside of the "upside down" house or Rumah Terbalik is rather small. I think we only spent 10 minutes inside the house. Took a few funny shots outside of the house which was fun. More... More 

Thank Zefri_Alejandro

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