Two weeks ago I spent my weekend in the Singapore! Singapore is now already like the second home for me since I go there quite often for pleasure and for work purpose (as this post is written, I counted I've been to SG 6 times so far this year and actually I am going there again next week!). The trip was being organized by the kind Trick Eye Museum Singapore (thank you very much!) and I went there with my dear friend, Anak Jajan and we spent good fun weekend there!
This picture had nothing to do with this post, it’s just that I arrived earlier hence I could spend a little more time exploring the cafe! I love this roasted soft serve by Sunday Folks. DA YUM!For those who don’t know (really?), Trick Eye Museum is not your typical (sorry) boring & stiff museum, it’s actually a fun museum, or let's say playground where you can enjoy and actually be a part and interact with the art. The medias are nicely curated 2D art treated with Trompe L’oeil to give 3D optical illusion effect, and are designed to be interactive, meaning if you want to see or get the better result of the optical illusion, you gotta be a part of it. Originated from South Korea (and operating in Seoul, Busan, Jeju), the Trick Eye Museum is now expanding its existence overseas in countries like Hong Kong, China and Singapore, and hopefully Indonesia soon maybe? ;P
The Trick Eye Museum Singapore was opened exactly a year ago (as this post is written) in Waterfront @Resort World Sentosa (Sentosa Gateway) in Sentosa Island, so this post is kind of the 1st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, and in that case, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Getting here was actually very easy, I mean it’s Singapore and each area could easily be accessed with their public transportations, the easiest would be via MRT (make your stop to the Harbour Front – Vivo City and change train to the Sentosa) or basically using cab just like I did! If you come in group of 4, I highly recommend using taxi, since it’s faster & more efficient, not to mention, the cost could be relatively cheaper (depending on where you departed).
To get the ticket, you can book the ticket online here -> http://trickeye.com/singapore or walk-in and buy directly at the ticket station located in front of the museum, the admission fee is S$25 for adult and S$20 for children (age 2-12) and senior (60 and above), and the opening hour starts at 10 AM – 9 PM daily. There's sometimes special discount for online ticket bookings!
The giant baby with kids caged inside!
Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street – Rainy Day” interpretation
Another favorite: the art of love wall! Even though it’s mostly occupied with couples, you can also do this with your mom or your best friends <3.
Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream”
Now we all know what he’s screaming for!
Monalisa book cover
Watch your step!
The bottomless pit illusion, it’s actually quite scary when you’re actually standing there LOL!One of the things I love about this museum was the fact that they gave you the tips & instructions on how to pose at each media placed next to the exhibit, just in case you’re running out of creativity!
Caught by the T-Rex!
All eyes on me I am on a circus!
Finally know how it felt to ride a big whale! You’re going to need to rotate your picture to 90o to get the effect.
No this is a wrong position, somehow it works LOL!
Had to rescue myself from being eaten...
...managed to survive and now rescuing Marius from being eaten by a big Anglerfish!One of my favorite installation has got to be the popular Ames Room! I’ve seen a lot of people uploading their action here, this would require at least two people in the medium to create the illusion, the person on the right will appear bigger and the one on the left will appear smaller. Here's me acting as a monster papparazi to the scared Julia.
The Little March Girl
I AM the angel who rides bike!
This was one of my most favorite illusions as it could appear very real, actually there’s a rope to hold on to and the mamooth would stand still to keep us hanging, but I think this girl’s way too strong to hold on the cliff HAHAHA!
KPOP enthusiast would love!
We somehow have teriffic balance!
Feels a little like Harry Potter and a bloody witch!
The Merlion boat looks incredibly pretty and this was specially designed for Trick Eye Museum Singapore and can only be find here. I am super positive about the hence each area could have a little piece of its origin value and emphasizing it is just never wrong, for example in Korea there’s the trick eye museum created from ice.
Horse racing FTW!!! Another one specially created for Trick Eye Museum SG!
When you realize you have enough of the amazing art installations, here comes the goodie bag design and the hand-held fan! Now this gets tricky >,<
Must admit I had fun visiting the Trick Eye Museum, the art pieces were indeed very interactive, but I highly recommend you guys to come in minimum 2 people when visiting the museum so you can help each other in taking pictures, well if you come alone, you’re more than welcome to bring your tripod and stuff, but during the peak days, I think that wouldn’t be extra convenient, especially knowing people are queueing and in a way you’ll look a little funny (trust me I am being sarcastic), and also travelling with your best friends = more fun right?!
...AND BESIDES! SCHOOL HOLIDAY IS HAPPENING THIS MONTH! COME COME!
GETTING THERE (besides taxi)
Bus number 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145 or 166 and head towards Vivo City.
Take the MRT to the Harbour Front - Vivo City and take the E exit and go to the 3rd floor to continue your journey with Sentosa Express.
Walking (only from Resort World Sentosa) – 10 minutes walk by heading towards Sentosa Boardwalk
Thanks for reading, and again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRICK EYE MUSEUM SINGAPORE!
Waterfront - 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43-44
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138
Phone: +65 6795 2370
Opening Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM (last admission at 8 PM)
Ticket: S$25 (adult), S$20 (children & seniors)
No dresscode, dress as you want!
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