Lonely Planet Writer

Come hang out in Malaysia's newest upside down house

Life can feel topsy-turvy at times, but those who set foot in the Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House in Malaysia could be forgiven for feeling a bit off-beam. The house is a double-storey house with bedrooms, bathrooms, a living room and kitchen, and all have been constructed upside down. Think beds and sofas on the ‘ceiling’ and light-shades on the ‘floor.’

The Upside Down House in Kuala Lumpur. Image: Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House
The Upside Down House in Kuala Lumpur. Image: Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House

People love checking out or staying in unusual houses, and tourists enjoy posing for pictures on the ‘ceiling’ of the fun attraction at KL Tower in Basala, Kuala Lumpur, which is the Malaysia’s newest and tallest upside down house – yes there are several more! The first was constructed in Tuaran, Sabah, in 2012 , followed by ones in Penang and Melaka and there’s also an Upside Down Gallery in Port Dickson.

Outside the new house, locally called Rumah Terbalik KL, you can find an upside down open garage complete with a car, and an upside down flower garden is also in the works. Children love the novelty of posing for photos, selfies and videos with everything in the opposite position to where it should be. Well it certainly gives an alternative meaning to Lionel Richie’s song, Dancing on the Ceiling!

The upside down car and garage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Image: Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House
The upside down car and garage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Image: Kuala Lumpur Upside Down House

Admission fees (until August 4) are adults, RM15, and children, RM10. For further information see here.