Trick Eye Museum at RWS opens with half-priced tickets offer

    Relax | Fri, Jun 6 2014

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    SINGAPORE - The Trick Eye Museum at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will be offering half-priced tickets to celebrate its launch on June 8.

    Visitors will be able to enjoy 50 per cent off regular tickets priced at $25 for adults, and $20 for children and seniors. The discounts are valid from June 8 to June 22, and tickets have to be bought at the museum's ticketing counter.

    The family-friendly and interactive museum that originated in South Korea has chosen Singapore's RWS to house its first overseas outlet. In South Korea, the Trick Eye Museum has been ranked the number one attraction by travel site TripAdvisor.

    More than 50 optical-illusion artworks were created specially and adapted for the museum to give the gallery a more local flavour, and visitors can be sure to see familiar sights and icons there.

    Two of the exhibits - the Merlion and the Horse Racing - were created with Singapore in mind. Visitors can have the chance to get up close and personal and take a 'selfie' with the local icon and even "enjoy a ride" on its back.

    Mr Jason Kang, CEO of the Trick Eye Museum, said the Horse Racing exhibit was one of his favourites. It was created to reflect the racing culture in Singapore.

    This new attraction has something for everybody.

    Visitors who have a taste for adrenaline can try "escaping" from a fiery volcano or a giant snake. If you prefer arts and culture, "put" on a tutu and be part of a ballet ensemble, or become one of the subjects in the painting by a famous artist.

    The museum has backdrops and scenarios ranging from hilarious to horrifying even. And if you are unsure of how to pose, suggestions are posted next to the exhibit's name and information.

    According to the organisers, the planning of the museum concept took over a year with a team of more than 50 specialists and drew inspiration from many sources including books, film elements and costumes from other countries.

    The construction began in March this year, and the artworks were conceptualised, designed and produced in South Korea. Once they had an idea for a concept, the team would discuss how to model and simulate aspects of the exhibit.

    The artwork is then put into production and then shipped to Singapore to be constructed here, together with final touch-ups. The entire process of putting together an exhibit could take three months to a year, depending on the artwork.

    Mr Goh Chye Boon, executive vice-president of Resort Operations at RWS, said the museum is a great place for families to visit. He urged visitors to not just take photos, but to join in and interact with the exhibit as it will make the experience much more memorable.

    The museum is suitable for young children with adult supervision, and even the elderly. Some exhibits allow multiple people to pose on it and the whole museum can hold up to 300 people at one time.

    The exhibition is the main attraction on The Korean Strip, a mini-Korean themed 100-metre stretch. It is accessible via The Waterfront. It is located next to the Malaysian Street Food and Aston's Restaurant.

    wjeanne@sph.com.sg

    First look at the Trick Eye Museum at RWS

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