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What’s so unique about this museum is the clever display of various interactive optical illusions where the visitors themselves can become part of the amazing compositions. It’s not like an ordinary museum where the prohibitive ‘Do Not Touch’ or ‘No Photography’ signs are all over the venue. Trick Eye Museum breaks away from those rigid constraints and allows you to express your imaginative side and contribute to the wonderful spirit of spontaneity and free expression. How awesome is that?
The basic principle behind the exhibited sculptures, paintings and photographs are to have them taken and presented in such a way as to achieve the maximum effect of the desired optical illusion. The 2D or 3D images are silently inviting the viewer to participate and complete the composition while taking the commemorative snapshots. The variety of possible inputs from the visitors is practically endless. There’s also no limit to the number of photos you can take there.
For those who are little shy or less imaginative, the Trick Eye Museum even provided a suggested angle of snapshots and samples of poses you can take for the best results. The helpful diagrams are located just beside each exhibit which you can mimic. It certainly doesn’t matter how you do it as long as you have fun doing it. And it’s really great fun for the young and the young at heart. Needless to say, the Trick Eye Museum lets you unleash those creative poses and connect with the paintings! I certainly did enjoy it!
I visited the museum on a Friday to save myself from queuing. When it was my turn to buy the ticket the lady asked me how many tickets. I said one, she looked at me and stared with confusion. “Ma’am this is an interactive museum, you need someone to take your picture.” Oh, well that make sense. But I already bought the ticket and I really wanted to see the optical illusions. Not to mention the effort and money I spent to get here would be wasted. So I pleaded … and it worked! Amazingly, one of the crew volunteered to help me. Guess luck was on my side eh! Woo hooo!
I was astonished the moment I stepped inside the room. It is filled with amazing sculptures strategically positioned for everyone to explore. I wandered around for a moment, looking for the right mural to have my first photo op. And as I walked towards the “giant baby”, I’ve noticed a group of teenagers happily taking pictures and making fun of each other. Youngsters from another group were competing against each other to see who made the best pose! Competitive souls!
After a few minutes, I found a free spot and strike a pose right away. The lady crew was genuinely helpful, she even suggested some techniques on how to pose as I tried to awkwardly do mine hehe 🙂 . There were about a hundred of exhibits inside divided into six zones: World of Masterpieces, Safari Kingdom, Star of Circus, Dreams of Fairy Tale, Love in Winter, and Adventure Discovery. I was somewhat overwhelmed by the numerous illusions that seemed to be bombarding my senses every time we stepped into a new zone. Good the lady I’m with was never in a hurry. She was great with being flexible and she always made sure I had a good photo. Isn’t that amazing?
Here are some photos from my visit that truly wowed me, and I hope it will do the same for you too.
Just transformed into a mermaid…
Be like an angel…
Save me from this giant baby!
This optical illusion shows that color can be a tricky concept. Oh no, don’t eat me…
I look so small with this really huge giant yellow boots!
Be careful with that paint!
Boy, this elephant is super strong!
The Merlion boat is specially designed for Trick Eye Museum Singapore.
All the optical illusions were pretty amusing. While it’s fun to look at, they also reveal a great deal about how the brain interprets what the eyes perceive. Sometimes our eyes have a habit of deceiving us – creating a perception that differs from reality and does not match the true image. That’s how our eyes can get tricked!
Overall I had a blast! I’m sure you will too. So book now and experience the fun that Trick Eye Museum Singapore has to offer! Don’t forget to tag your family or your friends with you. It’s worth it!
How to get there:
Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway
*Located near to Universal Studios and Malaysian Food Street.
You can book the ticket online here: https://bookingtrickeye.com/index.php/en/ or walk-in and buy directly at the ticket station located in front of the museum.
For more info, visit their website at http://www.trickeye.com/singapore
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