The family back home was abuzz with news of the latest attraction in Sabah, which was the upside down house. My eyes rolled at the fact that it was just a man-made structure that's not even an original idea.
Little did I know that I would be making a stop here on our journey to Kampung Luanti for the fish massage! It was along the way and seemed a waste not to satisfy our curiosity.
Rumah Terbalik (meaning Upside Down House) as it has been named, has no significant cultural bearings nor is it a natural phenomenon like the famed Rafflesia.
I would have put its existence down to an inauthentic tourist attraction had I not known that it was built with an important message against the exploit of natural resources.
According to legend..I mean, mom..it was constructed as a grim reminder that our world could turn upside down with the continuation of such abuses.
The tickets are a bit pricey but I consoled myself that, "It's for a good cause". Really!
We were only allowed to take photos at designated areas outside the house. The interior was off limits. A guide led us through with a brief explanation. Inside, the ceiling was the floor and vice versa.
Labels: Fish Massage, Rafflesia Flower, Tuaran, Upside Down House