Travel: Why this house in Malaysia is a tourist attraction
A two-storey 'Upside Down House' at the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the latest tourist attraction at the country's capital.
Visitors are allowed to enter and take pictures alongside the furniture and decor of the Upside Down House, recently started as an exhibit at KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All pics/AFP
Everything inside the structure such as the furniture has been placed in an upside down position.
This isn't the first upside down house to be constructed in the country. The Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House) located in Tamparuli, a small town and a sub-district of Tuaran on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia, has been a popular tourist attraction for some time, with a guided tour available for visitors at daytime.
In the early 1960s, Developer and F. E. Dykstra developed and built an "upside-down house" to lure prospective property buyers to Sunrise, a city in central-western Broward County, Florida, United States.
The home was completely furnished, and the carport featured an upside-down car. Public interest was aroused through numerous news stories and the structure became a national attraction that drew thousands to Sunrise. People came to stand on the ceiling – and many stayed to make their home in the community.
Lee Vining, a town in California, United States, is the site of an Upside-Down House, a distinctive local landmark built by silent film actress Nellie Bly O'Bryan.
An upside down house was built as a source of tourism at Trassenheide, a seaside resort with 1,000 inhabitants, on the island of Usedom in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in Germany. The construction was completed in August 2008.
Designed by Polish partners Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk, the house was used purely as an exhibit as the creators felt that the whole interior, which was upside down could disorient some visitors.
Terfens, a municipality in the Schwaz district in the Austrian state of Tyrol is famous for having an upside-down house.
Foreigners' Street or Yangren Jie, an amusement park and entertainment area in Chongqing, China has an upside-down house as one of its attractions. A structure known as 'Mad House', which has been designed and constructed upside-down is a tourist attraction in Bispingen, a municipality in the Heidekreis district of Lower Saxony, Germany.