Ethnic Cooking & Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House) Tour Print


Travel Period: 01 January 2019 till 31 December 2019

Categories Price Per Person
Adult Traveler
I have a group of 2 - 3pax

MYR 600
Adult Traveler
I have a group of 4 - 6 pax

MYR 525
Adult Traveler
I have a group of 7 - 12 pax

MYR 495
Child Traveler
I am accompanying a group of Adults

80% of Adult price
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).


  • Child rate applies for children between 3 - 11 years old.
  • Infant below 3 years old is FOC.


  • Additional charges of MYR 30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. OutSkirt Charges Applicable for Hotels Outside of Kota Kinabalu City Area & One Borneo Area. 


  • Request for Private Tour at a reasonable fee (private guide & vehicle).

Tour highlights

  • Guided Cooking Class
  • Learn to Cook 3 Traditional Dishes
  • Visit Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House)
  • Lunch (Eat what you cook)
  • Hotel Pickup / Drop Off

About The Location

Rumah Terbalik is located some 40 minutes away from the city centre of Kota Kinabalu. The journey passes scenic countryside views of paddy fields and villages as well as some peculiar looking bus stops. So keep an eye out!


Cook up scrumptious traditional Sabahan cuisine with our professional chef. Pick up fresh local herbs from our garden and learn about their nutritional values along with other ingredients used to create the delicious dishes. After preparing the and cooking the dishes, you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour - your very own freshly-cooked meals - with complimentary dessert and drinks prepared by Mango Garden Restaurant. Finally, complete your cooking course with a visit to Southeast Asia's first Upside Down House, "Rumah Terbalik." Have fun taking pictures at the Upside Down Garden, Upside Down Toilet and Upside Down Car.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Ethnic Cooking & Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House)


  • 0900hrs: Rise and grind, your pick-up awaits at the hotel lobby. You will be whisked away on a 30-45minute journey to the countryside for your cook-out!
  • 1000hrs: Arrive at the weird and wondrous Rumah Terbalik ( Upside Down House ). Your world will be turned upside down as you enter this unique attraction. You will be accompanied by a guide, that will explain to you’re the cultural elements within the house.
  • 1100hrs: Proceed to Mango Garden Restaurant for your cooking class.

What’s on the Menu?

You will be cooking three types of dishes, from the different native Borneo tribes. Hinava Salad (Fish Salad), Manuk Tinapah (BBQ Chicken in Local Herbs & Spices) & Kok Daeng Masak Timbul (Braised Fish Head with Herbs) 

You will be guided all the way through by a Head Chef, that will explain the local produce used and also a little history behind every dish.


  • 1200hrs: After having some fun with food presentations, time to dive in and taste the fruits of your labour! Your meal will be accompanied with steamed white rice, dessert and drinks.
  • Certifications will be given out by the Restaurant. Transfer back to your Kota Kinabalu Hotel.
Meals 01 Lunch
Include Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Meals as Stated, Guided Cooking Class, All Ingredients & Utensils, Entrance Fees to Upside Down House, Souvenir, Certificate on Basic Sabah Ethnic Cooking Class
Exclude Carbonated & Alcoholic Beverages, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned


  • Comfortable walking shoe
  • Camera
  • Note that the menu is derived from local ethnic dishes, so it contains local herbs & spices. Should you be allergic to spices, kindly inform the chef in charge.
  • All ingredients and cooking utensils needed in the class will be fully provided for, including aprons, cap & gloves.
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle.  Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee.  Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.

Why Travel With Amazing Borneo


For once, travel to get out and get real! Be wowed by our unexpected surprises along the way as we design experiences around you. Tell us and we will do it your way.


We are your friend in need! We make your adventures unique and unforgettable, alongside our fun-loving guides, sharing insights into the authentic local culture.


What are you actually paying for? We guarantee the unrivalled prices and services, allowing you to pay LESS and travel more, for that desired quality and satisfaction.


Particular about food? So are we! We handpick restaurants, including quaint eateries around the corner of the alleys to give you that immensely local dining experiences.

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