honest review- trick eye museum @ Resort World Sentosa

Had the chance to tour trick eye museum yesterday, thanks to my awesome friend who had two free tickets and decided to explore that place with me. About trick eye museum (as described on rwsentosa.com 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. Step inside the paintings to complete a visual narrative with your creative poses, and watch a “tricky” story unfold before your camera. At Trick Eye Museum, you’ll be creating unforgettable memories with friends and family amid fun and laughter, with a dash of educational and cultural enrichment.

Getting there: take the monorail from vivocity and alight at waterfront station.

To be honest, it was quite surprising that it was hidden somewhere behind the Korean town (this eatery place which had everything Korean). We were told upon entry that it was a one-time entrance pass, meaning we couldn’t go come out and re-enter.

Upon entering, we were quite stunned at the size of the museum. Considering that there were lots of trick eye stations, the size given to it doesn’t do it much justice. As we walked further into the museum, you could see the few highlights, mainly the bamboo stalks with pandas, the angler fish, the angel wings, and the ames room. We snapped a few pictures, got bored and got out. Well, two guys going on a museum adventure like this… What could you expect?

Good for:

  • couples to explore, take some awesome pictures together, and strike some creative poses
  • family outings – a good chance for families to have fun and collect memories
  • girls will definitely go gaga over such amazing and creative backdrops

Bad points to note:

  • size of museum was an issue; there were just too many people in such a small space, when people were trying to get the right angles while taking at the respective photo points, you could easily offend the other guy who’s standing at the photo point of another station, causing much anger and frustration.
  • Since size was an issue, crowd management should be re-enforced to prevent squeezing and over-population.
  • Did i mention crowds make my head go crazy?

some snippets of the action:

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So, if you have not done so, it would be great if you could go and see what the hype is all about!

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