Trick Eye Museum
Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the eye’, which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. With that, 2D paintings on the museum walls, floors and ceilings appear to pop out of the surface and come to life. Visitors are more than welcome to explore the various themed galleries with their eyes, hands and even cameras.
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Trick your eyes
Bored of the usual shopping trip to Orchard Road and raring for a more unique experience, I paid a visit to the Trick Eye Museum with my friend in December. We had a whale of a time thinking of absurd poses and interacting with the exhibits, and came out with many cool Instagram-worthy photos. My favourite photo has to be the one of us seemingly getting swallowed by a giant fish like something straight out of the biblical story Jonah and the Whale.
The entire experience was chock-full of fun and laughter, but not without some grievances. I felt that the exhibits were not sufficiently spread out and as a result, many people unknowingly walked into each other’s photos, giving rise to some frayed tempers.
At $25, the tickets are on the pricey side, however you can take advantage of an on-going promotion to lessen the burden on your wallet. Simply key in the discount code ‘trickeyesg’ when you purchased your tickets online and you’ll save yourself $3.75! I won’t be going back anytime soon though. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, I feel that it is unnecessary to visit the Trickeye Museum more than once because it is possible to cover the entire premise within an hour and doesn’t warrant a second trip.
This is in comparison to Alive Museum
I went trick-eye on a weekday too and there was no queue and very few people. The crowd came when I was about to finish touring the place, so again for me the crowd was not a huge issue, except that there were more senseless people who went Trick-eye on the day that I went so I was fairly irritated. It didn't help that the place is small.
Trick-eye really lives up to its name of 'tricking your eyes'. There were more creative artworks where people can interact with. Quite a number of climbing, crawling, sitting to do, so the whole experience was very fun.
All the rooms were well-lit, so the pictures came out perfect. In fact I didn't really have to edit the photos I have taken for trick-eye because the colours were already very vibrant and bright, no hard shadows etc.
Of course it is not perfect. Trick-eye tries its best to provide the best visual for visitors, but at the same time these images can get a little too big for your camera. So at many occasions, my camera was not able to show the full artwork. For those who wish to visit trick-eye, please remember to bring a wide angle lens.
Really fun but once is enough!
To celebrate the end of our common tests, I visited Trick Eye Museum with 2 of my friends today after hearing everyone rave about it. The main selling point of the Trick Eye Museum is that in contrast to most conventional museums, visitors are actually encouraged to touch, interact and take photos with the exhibits!
Fortunately, the place wasn't too difficult to find - just a short walk from the Sentosa Boardwalk - and we didn't have to wait at all before entering. After buying our tickets, we immediately headed into the museum.
The entrance of the museum itself had quite a few exhibits for us to take pictures with. The exhibits mostly consisted of optical illusions and 3D structures. There were a few sections of the museum - the fairy tale section, the winter section and many more. Each section was themed and I thought that added a unique touch to the exhibits!
Overall, I thought it was really fun and the photos we took with the exhibits were, undoubtedly, REALLY cool - but I thought $25 was a bit pricey considering the fact that we managed to cover the entire museum within an hour, including photo-taking time. I'd recommend this place to those who enjoy taking photos but I think this is one of those places where one visit is more than enough.