Going to Georgetown, Penang with family or friends? Do you love having quirky photos of yourself taken? Then, I’d recommend the Upside Down Museum in Penang.
I was roaming around the streets of Georgetown, Penang for about two hours while on the lookout for street art when I found the sign that says “Upside Down Museum”. Since I also wanted a short break from walking under the heat of the sun, I considered getting in as a welcome idea.
About Upside Down Museum in Penang
As you may have guessed, the Upside Down Museum is a place where everything else is turned upside down. It’s a house with different rooms where one or two staff per room who will be happy to assist guests on how to pose. They will also volunteer to take the snaps for you.
I was traveling solo at that time. For someone who isn’t too comfortable having my solo picture taken, posing alone in a room felt awkward. However, after two or three shots, I somehow got the hang of it. This would be more enjoyable for me had I been posing with a group.
I came in at about 10 AM and there were only two small groups who are already inside. There was in fact more staff than guests. I could imagine the place will be quite small and packed during peak season.
Playing back the rotated version of the pictures they took of me wasn’t that bad after all. I would like to think they're better than shameless selfies. Having said that, please forgive the below pictures.
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Where is Upside Down Museum in Penang?
45 Kimberley Street
Open: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm daily
Adults: RM 27
Children (aged 5-12): RM 16
Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM 11
Non-Malaysian Students with Student ID: RM 16
Other exciting Penang activities to try
Heritage on a Plate Food Tour – Travel to 4 different tasting locations and sample up to 6 different variations of Malaysian cuisines. Explore how food in Penang has shaped the rich tapestry of its community both in the past and present.
Georgetown Heritage Tour - Visit old Chinese temples Hock Teik Cheng Sin and Cheah Kongsi, and Penang Peranakan Mansion, a rich museum that showcases the traditions and culture of a Peranakan family to give you a glimpse into the past life of the rich and powerful.
Penang Hill and Temple Sightseeing - Explore a beautiful Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si, with its stunning architecture and sculptures. Take the funicular train for a great view of Georgetown from the top of Penang Hill
Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm – Visit one of the largest butterfly gardens in Malaysia with over 15,000 free flying butterflies, observe more than 200 species of plants, see a variety of animal species from invertebrates to small reptiles
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