Upside Down Museum
45 Lebuh Kimberly, George Town, Penang (04 264 2660 /www.facebook.com/ upsidedownmuseum). This wonky museum, which opened last year, is amazing fun, especially when the whole family or a large group of friends are in tow. It’s also a memorable spot to introduce your children to the concept of gravity, a natural phenomenon many take for granted.
Saunter through conventional backdrops depicting typical-looking bedrooms, kitchens, dining halls and the like – standard settings, except they’re upside down. The marvel of engineering has allowed for lightweight furniture and other household items to be attached to the museum’s ceiling. Meanwhile, the floor is left bare so that visitors have plenty of room to roam about and pose for photos. Smiling museum assistants will gladly snap shots for your whole posse so that no one gets left out.
After you take your picture, rotate it upside down so that subjects appear to be defying gravity. The overall effect is highly convincing and amusing, save for the fact that your hair and clothes don’t fall the way they should. Mon-Fri, 8.45am-6.30pm; Sat-Sun, 8.45am-7.30pm. Adults, RM27, Children (aged 5-12), RM16, Non-Malaysian students (with ID), RM16; (My Kad holders) Adults, RM16, Children, RM8, Students (with ID), RM11.