Trick Eye Museum Singapore reopens with new exhibits

The revamped Trick Eye Museum in RWS has reopened with six new themes

Oh, how spooky!
Oh, how spooky!
03 Nov 2015

Oh, how spooky!

You’ve probably seen them all over your Facebook:  photos of children seemingly crawling into the mouth of a serpent, or shots of your manliest guy friends doing pirouettes in a pink tutu. Since its opening in June 2014, the Trick Eye Museum in Resorts World Sentosa has been a huge hit, to the point of having to undergo renovations during the last two weeks of October to refresh some of the paintings – after all, you’ve got to give visitors a reason to come back, right?

The newly revamped Trick Eye Museum contains six new themes, including two entirely new zones: Supernatural and Fantasy. The other zones are named Mystery, Excitement, Fairytale, and Trick World. These zones also contain new paintings, while retaining some of the existing favourites. The Trick Eye Museum has also added new “4D” concepts, which allow visitors to interact with animated images by projecting their faces onto a screen.

Earlier this week, we had the privilege of visiting the newly-revamped museum, which opened to the public last Saturday, to peek at some of the new paintings and sculptures. So click through to see some of them here! (Don’t worry, this is only a light sampling of what’s new – there will be plenty of surprises when you visit it yourself!)

Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
03 Nov 2015

Alice in Wonderland

If you take a step back to survey the entire room, you’ll notice that the Fantasy and Supernatural zones, unlike the other zones, each contain one cohesive painting rather than separate scenes. This corner of the Fantasy zone is connected to the rest of the room by a pool of water, which you can in turn pose with to look like you’re being swept away by the waves. 

Butterfly and swan
Butterfly and swan
03 Nov 2015

Butterfly and swan

The previous zones were named World of Masterpieces, Safari Kingdom, Star of Circus, Dreams of Fairy Tale, Love in Winter, and Adventure Discovery. Over 50 percent (in fact, close to 80 percent) of the museum is new, post-revamp.

For instance, this swan sculpture might look familiar, but the museum has refreshed the background for a more fantastical look (the old background depicted a castle).

Pegasus
Pegasus
03 Nov 2015

Pegasus

Every painting presents the opportunity for you to either pose by yourself, or with others. Be creative!

Bubble flower (Fantasy zone)
Bubble flower (Fantasy zone)
03 Nov 2015

Bubble flower (Fantasy zone)

Every new art exhibit was designed by the museum’s in-house team of designers from Korea, and every painting was created by Korean artists.

Vampire hunting (Supernatural zone)
Vampire hunting (Supernatural zone)
03 Nov 2015

Vampire hunting (Supernatural zone)

This zone ain’t for Twilight fangirls.

Supernatural zone
Supernatural zone
03 Nov 2015

Supernatural zone

In case you didn’t know, the Trick Eye Museum in RWS was the first branch of the Trick Eye Museum to open outside of Korea. Since then, it has opened branches in Hong Kong and China.

Supernatural zone
Supernatural zone
03 Nov 2015

Supernatural zone

Unlike conventional museums, the Trick Eye Museum lets visitors touch and get snuggly with all paintings and sculptures.

While some of the paintings in the Supernatural zone might be a little spooky (and some paintings in the Fantasy zone might look a little girly), the museum as a whole appeals to all ages, genders, and levels of embarrassment. So don’t be shy – put on your best goofy faces and pose to your heart’s delight.

Refreshed entrance
Refreshed entrance
04 Nov 2015

Refreshed entrance

Refreshed sculptures
Refreshed sculptures
04 Nov 2015

Refreshed sculptures

Refreshed paintings
Refreshed paintings
04 Nov 2015

Refreshed paintings

Trick Eye Museum Singapore is open year-round
Monday – Sunday, 10 AM – 9 PM (Last admission 8PM)
Ticket prices range from $20 to $72
Visit trickeye.com/singapore/ for more information

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