A Sabahan has forked out half a million ringgit to build Malaysia’s first upside down house to send out an environmental message.
Alexander Yee said the unusual structure at Kampung Bantayan-Telibong, about 40km from the city, was worth every sen.
“If we keep exploiting our natural resources at the rate we are going, sooner or later we will find our world upside down,” said Yee, who owns a construction firm besides operating a tourist lodge in the wildlife-rich Kinabatangan district in Sabah’s east coast.
Yee pointed out that the 140sq m house with fully equipped interior including living room, bathroom, dining room, bedrooms and kitchen also contained unique Sabah features.
He said everything had been placed upside down including the fridge, stove and rice cooker in the kitchen as well as a functioning old sewing machine.
He said the upside down house took nearly six months to build – it involved reinforcing the roof, walls and the floor from where the interior furnishings were suspended.
Yee said visitors would be given a guided tour of the upside down house.
The entrance fee is RM18 for adults and RM5 for children up to 12 years’ old.
Those who have MyKad can visit the upside down house at RM10.
More details about Yee’s Rumah Terbalik are available through the Facebook wall he had created for his latest venture. – By RUBEN SARIO