The Upside Down House (Rumah Terbalik) @ Tamparuli, Sabah

Written by @curiostraveller 
(Photos by www.curiostraveller.com/@joehairie)

(Travelling with Mr.Oscar)

Rumah Terbalik is the first upside-down house in Malaysia. This building is situated along the main highway leading to Mount Kinabalu, Kiulu River rafting and all the districts on the east coast of Sabah (i.e Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Semporna and Tawau) in Kampung Telibong, Batu 21, Jalan Telibong, Tamparuli, district of Tuaran. Today , you will be able to view a traditional Sabah kampung house fully equipped with kitchen, living room, bedrooms, toilet, veranda and garden in a new perspective – upside down!

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The Love Story of Jambatan Tamparuli (Bridge)-A Fantasy or Reality?

Written by @joehairie
Photos by @curiostraveller & credited sources)

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Not long ago, I contributed a short article for this blog (Here is the LINK). It was about Jambatan Gantung Tamparuli and how it’s related to my experience when I was still a child. I also briefly wrote about ‘Solungkoi’. In this article, I will explain further about ‘Solungkoi’ story. Each time I want to visit a place, I will sure to do my homework by doing some research, well, at least using the MR Google help. It is mandatory for me to know the exact location, degree of attractiveness, story behind such places and many more. I will feel comfortable and super ready for doing such trip. It so happened that I had the need to re visit the famous Jambatan Tamparuli.

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Jambatan Tamparuli: The Journey On The Shaky Bridge To ‘The Other Side’

(Article contributed to the Inner Circle of Shangri-La Group) 

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Posing with Travelling Beruang in support of the MAKNA program to help children with cancer in Malaysia

It has always been my dream to be able to get back home in my own hometown, Tamparuli. I have been living outside Sabah for quite a long time. I came home finally and immediately took the chance to get back home and see the progress of my Village. There are 2 unique bridges in Tamparuli Town itself. First is the Suspension Bridge which is meant for pedestrians. The second one is the bridge that was built by the British in the 1950’s and that bridge alone has its own legend, a forgotten love story that involved a British Officer, a local girl and a local man. Tragic ending that is, so to say.

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