Since its inauguration in 2014, Trick Eye Museum Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa has been entertaining visitors with optical illusions and visual manipulations in painting and architecture.
The name, Trick Eye, comes from the shortened form of the term ‘Trick of the Eye’ and refers to an art technique that turns 2D paintings on plain surfaces into vivid 3D images that trick both your eyes and the camera lens.
Trick Eye Museum’s six interactive zones cover the themes of Mystery, Excitement, Supernatural, Fairy Tale, Fantasy and Trick World, where visitors are invited to participate actively and explore with their eyes, hands and cameras. Each theme zone is a visual treat for the eyes!
Here are my 5 tips to ensure an enjoyable time at Trick Eye Museum Resorts World Sentosa:
1. Choose a good time to visit the museum
As we visited during the June school holidays, the weekdays and weekends are equally packed with families and tourists alike. Nevertheless, I called and asked the staff for the best time to visit on a Saturday. They told me it was during dinner time, hence we visited the museum at 6.30 pm.
2. Wear comfortable and fitting clothes
We lie down on the floor, climb onto the fixtures and were doing all sort of levitation stunts (as far as your imagination takes you) and it wouldn’t be convenient if you are wearing skirt and heels. So wear comfortable clothing and jeans and just enjoy yourself at the interactive museum.
3. Turn off the camera flash & look out for the photo points on the floor
No camera flash is required in the museum and it may even spoil your photos! For the best experience, do stand on the “Photo Points” indicated on the floor. For certain shots, you would need to rotate your photo to the right direction and angle (some post-editing is required).
4. Take your time to pose & backtrack if necessary
At first, we skimmed though and skipped a few places that didn’t capture our interest and also took photos in a hurry as there were quite a lot of tourists who sometimes strayed into our photos unknowingly.
When we finish exploring the entire museum, I couldn’t believe it was so fast, so I stopped and looked at my photos. As I wasn’t pleased with the results, I backtracked, tried to improve the expression/action and retook some of the photos!
This time round, the crowd seemed to lessen by a fair bit and we have the whole place to ourselves to pose, look silly and goof around! So there is really no hurry to finish the museum, just take your time and return to the place where you have missed or would like to retake your photos again!
5. It is more fun with your family or a group of friends
For some shots, the photos would have turn out better with more people in it but we couldn’t do it as there were only the two of us. We also could not find any staff around at that time to help us take a couple shot so it is recommended to go with a larger group of friends.
The kids around me looked like they were having so much fun too with their parents telling them where to stand and how to pose!
Anyone can be an actor, a director or a photographer here at the Trick Eye Museum! We went to Insadong Korean Town conveniently located next door for my favourite Korean ramen and it was an enjoyable Saturday evening spent.
I would definitely want to visit Hongdae Trick Eye Museum, Hongdae Ice and Love Museum when I visit Seoul, Korea next time. 🙂
Resorts World Sentosa
Opens 10am – 9pm Daily
Kids (age 4-12) & Senior Citizen (age 60 & above): $20