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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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Okay to spend an hour here for a few snaps

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Not worth for to pay the entrance fee and we can't even take a single pic inside of the upside down house. Just enjoy the ouside view. If you are coming in a big group, not recommended to come and

Thank Misscapricorn111
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The visit was a big disappointment and wish to have more houses in the area. It was a genius idea for the exhibition but I wish to have more. Entrance fee is RM10.60 for adult for the house museum only. They also has 3D museum and package ticket is available.

Thank Kamalmo
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

As expected, there was not much to see. On a busy day, you may have to wait for 40 minis in the queue for a 10 mins walk thru the house. Only good if you have nothing more interesting to do.

Thank Mahadi8488
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit to this beautiful place and we loved the concept of The Upside Down House.Visitors were allowed to see what's inside the house but taking photos was prohibited.You can take pictures outside of the house though...which was okay for us. The 3D Museum was such a delight for me as it was my first time to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Drop by for a visit on the way to Mount Kinabalu with family since its so much hyped. A 15 minutes tour of the house with things nailed to the ceiling or floor costing rm31 is a complete rip off. I expected more for the money spent. At least a bit of photo of the inside as tokens should be... More 

Thank mythalbie
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Rumah Terbalik is a nice tourist place to visit. Everything inside the house are upside down done well

Thank PToh55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

As I've never been to an upside down house, therefore I cannot compare. But, I find it quite interesting, cos everything is ...well upside down ..hehe. Very unique concept. The house is well maintained.

Thank V F
Semporna, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Nice view and good service for tourists and clear explanation about history that house and full with nature in outside

Thank arlinahalih
Alexander0323, General Manager at Rumah Terbalik, responded to this review

Thank you Arlin for your positive feed back. Once a while we get visitors who have a pair of keen eyes to see our effort and what we worked hard to do at Rumah Terbalik, and we thank you that we met one in you this time. It is a quite something to come up with such an idea (easy... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The entrance fee is considered expensive, yet we are not allowed to take pictures inside the house. Photos are only to be taken outside the house. There is a short 10 minute tour in the house & not allowed to touch & take photos. Wasting money, overrated place is all I can say.

Thank Noraini M
Alexander0323, General Manager at Rumah Terbalik, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back Noraini. While we tried our best to ensure you enjoy your visit, we cant help to notice that you didn't! As a matter of fact, the idea of no photo taking is practise in many tourist attractions around the world. We rather that visitors experience the House instead of viewing it from photos. Not... More 

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