Sunday, 10 August 2014

Mia's Review: Alive Museum [Sponsored]

Just recently, two Korean 3D entertainment attractions, the Alive Museum and Trick Eye Museum, opened their Singapore branches separately at Suntec City and RWS. And needless to say, my facebook page was momentarily flooded with albums and albums of head-scratching, 3D vision illusion photographs uploaded by friends.

And all thanks to omy and Alive Museum, I was able to enjoy a fun evening at the museum on a Friday night after work, with T!

Alive Museum first opened in June 2009 at Jeju Island (I've been there in October 2009!), and is the original 3D visual illusion museum from South Korea. They currently has 8 branches in South Korea, 3 in China, and 1 each in Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey and Singapore, with the Singapore being their 15th branch and standing at 10, 000 ft, the largest of such 3D museums here so far.
Alive Museum also boasts of its own dedicated R&D team, who studies different techniques and paints for the best quality masterpieces. All the artworks are hand-painted and handcrafted by their own talented artists from South Korea to exact standards, so as to ensure unparalleled quality.
What's more, the Alive Museum in Jeju even appeared in an episode of the popular 2011 Korean drama, Heartstrings.

 I dropped by at 6:30pm on a Friday night to collect the tickets and there was just a handful of visitors loitering around the counter. By the time I returned with T at 8 plus, there was already a small queue to enter and a mini-jam right at the entrance due to the first art piece that was exhibited right at the entrance.

There are a total of 84 masterpieces, of which 9 are uniquely Singapore. Alive Museum plans to increase the total number to over 100 pieces by early 2015 through the Singapore 50 project, with more details to be released in time to come.

And before I start sharing some of my pictures taken, I have to first apologise for being at one of my cui-est moment, due to a fcial IPL session just hours earlier. :(

Oh well, here goes....

To each art pieces, there will be a 'instructions board', 'pose point' and 'photo point' displayed alongside to guide you the best angle to snap your photographs, or the best way to appreciate the trickery.
The reason why this trick art piece caused a small jam at the entrance, was because we have to stare at the black figure on the right for 20 seconds before quickly shifting your eye gaze towards the blank white head on the young man's hand.
What will you see? Well, you got to try it out for yourself to find out!

Other than trick arts, the musuem also exhibits digital art pieces like so, showing 2 Mona Lisa blowing the scarf towards each other.

There's also object art, which features sculptures and installations that challenge our senses.
And yes, you're seeing Bruce Lee, Beckham and even Spidey bowing down to me.

Seriously, where do you get such a big UNBORN baby girl anywhere else? Fully dressed in a pair of skinny jeans somemore!

That's what T gets for always bullying his dogs at home.... Revenge time for the pup!

And then I transformed into Little Mermaid! Fellow contact lens wearers, beware, for the spurt of air to blow up your hair is actually quite strong. I couldn't open my eyes at all.

He swallowed the guts of a wolf (or maybe another dragon, Toothless maybe?) to find the courage to stick a finger up the nostril of this ferocious-looking dragon.

And then I bumped into the forever throwing up Merlion, and almost got myself drenched in her vomitus. NOoooo!

And yes, while you take these fun pictures, you'll find lots of pesky 'unclaimed' bags lying all over in the background/foreground/whatever.

Or even blur visitors walking straight into your pictures (and staying inside for a good while).
But hey, it's pretty crowded and they will make full use of the space to cramp about 2 to 5 art pieces in a pretty small section, so let's just be gracious about it and wait for a while. :)

And then, we moved on and I found myself on the floating house from UP!

And then, I found a bench to take a rest and look who found me! What an adorable giraffe!

Have I told you that T was a canoeist? *rofl*

Took a blow from Ryu!
Yet another strong spurt of air from the hidden nozzle here to blow up your hair. But this wasn't as bad as Little Mermaid earlier.

Busy catching all the falling penguins while T pours them out.

Well, I'm obviously not going to post all the pictures so as not to spoil your surprises. But other than the types of art I've mentioned above, there's also Experimental art, which combines new technology with various digital art concepts for visitors to actively interact with each other. (hint: look out for The Camera Obscura exhibit. Queuing time might take a while too...)
In addition to the 4 art types I've mentioned, Alive Museum's R&D team is also getting on a brand new development, called the Dark Room, with more news to be revealed real soon!

To stay current and exciting, Alive Museum will refresh about 30% of their collection 12 to 18 months, and special exhibitions will be held during major holiday seasons, such as Christmas Day and Chinese New Year.
What's more, Alive Museum even provides free Wifi within the compound for social medial whores like me visitors who are avid users of social media to upload all their quirky photographs immediately after snapping them!

So what are you waiting for?
Like Alive Museum on their facebook page and get a free meal at Burger King (located next door) with the purchase of a full-priced ticket.
Alive Museum is located at Suntec City #03-372, between Towers 3 and 4 (nearer to Promenade Station). 
Tickets are priced at $25 for adults and $20 for children of 3 to 12 years old.

Till then,


  1. Wow!!! I will visit here when I go Singapore! But museum can take photo? I remember museum does not allow visitors to take photo. giglove

    1. Yes you can! These 3d trick art museums are for you to take a lot of fun pictures!

  2. I like the 6th photo! "Long live the Queen!" they say! LOL ~Giglove

  3. haha such a fun museum! i want to visit one like this one day

  4. Ha ha !! I love this museum! Such a fun place to be

    GIG Love
    xoxo Chaicy - Style.. A Pastiche!

  5. Wow that's a very very nice place to visit with friends and the family! I love when museums bring fun to learning

  6. Great pictures - What a fun way to spend the day, looks like an amazing place! <3 GIGLove

  7. Love the photos! Looks like you had a great time. :)

  8. this is really great place ! <3
    and the dog pee picture is fun tho!

  9. It looks so much fun!! You had some great pics there =)

  10. That looks like such an interesting place ! I love the dragon shot ! So real and so cool !! :D

    Keep in touch ya. :)

  11. Such a great place for kids and adults alike. Would love to visit it soon. GIG Love :)

  12. interesting 3D artwork..seem like you have tonnes of fun!!

  13. A great 3 d art. u have such a wonderful time!

  14. trick art museum is definitely one of my favourite place! Must visit this in Sg soon :D:D

  15. Wow. Art Museum are really on trend these days. They also have it here in Indonesia but I am not sure it is from the same promotor or artist or not. Great post.

  16. This museum is very educational and perfect for field trip.

  17. This is perfect for educational purposes. I believe the last time I went to a museum, was on High School! Oh that's 9 years ago!


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