What on earth is an Upside Down Museum? If you are thinking this, don’t worry; I thought the same thing when I randomly saw this on a map the day I arrived in Penang, Malaysia. I was overheated from walking around in what may be the hottest place I’ve ever visited so I thought…let me see what this upside down museum thing is all about!
It wasn’t too crowded when I went which was around 3:30 pm but I was traveling in the off season and there was still a small line. They have to limit the amount of people inside at one time because…well, you’ll see.
Basically this museum is a series of rooms, designed to look like a home. There is a living room, bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, etc., except everything is upside down. You go to each location and a staff member assigned to each one poses you and uses your camera to take your picture. Make sure your cell phone has a full battery! When the picture is flipped, it appears that you are whatever room doing whatever activity but UPSIDE DOWN!
I don’t know about you all but as a solo traveler it’s so nice having your own photographer for an hour!
Here’s the fun part….the end result of your pics. (I have many, many more but didn’t want to bore you all!)
Hate when I can’t reach the books on the high shelves!
Just hanging around the house!
That yoga is really starting to pay off!
Here’s behind the scenes how it works:
This is before shot…you do some ridiculous pose and you really have no idea how it will turn out.
Then you flip the picture on your phone and voila…enter exorcist!
You can even become part of the street art…
The cost is 30 MYR (about $6USD). This was money well spent because I had so much fun. The museum takes roughly and hour to hour and a half. I was giggling like a little kid the whole time. When is the last time you felt like a kid?