‘Upside Down House’, The Latest Charm in Kuching, Sarawak

Previously, Malaysians were hyped by the existence of an ‘upside down house’ which became the talk of the town and then asserted as one of the must-visit spots if when going to Sabah. The first ever ‘Upside Down House’ in Malaysia was built and made famous in 2012 and is located in Tamparuli, Sabah. It does not only attract Malaysians but also international tourists, making it a tourist hotspot for visitors. Following the upsurge in popularity, the ‘upside down’ was subsequently opened in Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur.

Nevertheless, Sarawak is, too, into the ‘Upside Down House’ phenomenon and has opened one of its own in the capital city, Kuching. Located in downtown Kuching, behind the Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching, the first ‘Upside Down House’ in Sarawak was officially opened on March 2, 2017. The ‘Upside Down House Kuching’ is developed by Antares Management Company, owned by Kon and two other partners.

Being blessed with natural wonders, Sarawak is an ideal destination for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers. However, apart from being rich in nature and culture, the state seems to lack fun attractions, especially for foreign tourists to visit. Hence, Sarawak is now also moving towards the development of attractions which bring artistic and entertainment value.

According to Antares Management Company founder Brendan Kon, the idea of building ​​the ‘Upside Down House Kuching’ came to him after his travel from abroad to countries which had ‘upside-down house’ attractions. The construction took about three months to complete and had its soft-opening on February 25, 2017.

 

Upside Down House Kuching opening ceremony

Upside Down House Kuching opening ceremony

Image credit to Upside Down House Kuching Facebook page

 

The ‘Upside Down House Kuching’ aims to bring the visitors a whole new fun and mind-blowing experience, especially for foreigners coming to Sarawak as well as leaving a wonderful memory for everyone. The target audience are families and youngsters who love to take photos.

Upon entering the ‘upside down house’, visitors will find that every pieces of the furniture and home interior decorations are above their heads and placed ‘upside down’, in conjunction with the main concept of the attraction. The idea and design of the house came from Brendan Kon himself whereas the items were sourced from various local furniture shops. The company also managed to get local contractors to help make this project a success.

 

Visitors at Upside Down House

Visitors at Upside Down House

Image credit to Upside Down House Kuching Facebook page

At the reception area, there is a food stall provided for the visitors, and inside the house, visitors will be able to see the rest of the house including the reading area, day bed, living room, mini library, dining table, kitchen, laundry area, master bedroom, toilet, children’s room, play area and a home office.

The ticket for every foreign adult and child are priced at RM20 and RM15, respectively. Meanwhile the ticket price for a Malaysian (Mykad holder) is RM15 per adult, and RM10 per child. The ‘upside down house’ is open daily from 9.30am to 6pm on weekdays, and 9.30am to 7pm weekends.

 

Visitors at Upside Down House

Visitors at Upside Down House

Image credit to Upside Down House Kuching Facebook page

Entry into the house is limited to a maximum of 30 people at one time to allow visitors to enjoy the view and to facilitate ample photo-taking oppurtunities.

This is the company’s first project which is based on art and entertainment values, and Brendan Kon is looking forward to getting support from the state government to develop more exciting places throughout Sarawak.

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