Singapore’s First 3D Museum Opens​

  • The museum errs on the side of the fantastical with everything from human canons to dinosaurs to mermaids.

    The museum errs on the side of the fantastical with everything from human canons to dinosaurs to mermaids.

  • ​Visitors can become a part of Van Gogh's The Starry Night.

    ​Visitors can become a part of Van Gogh's The Starry Night.

  • The museum is divided into six sections, including safari-themed natural habitats, such as a panda's bamboo forest.

    The museum is divided into six sections, including safari-themed natural habitats, such as a panda's bamboo forest.

  • Illusive painting effects transport visitors to a rainy day in Paris.

    Illusive painting effects transport visitors to a rainy day in Paris.

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Singapore’s first 3D museum has just opened, adding new dimensions to Sentosa island off the city’s coast bringing 80 paintings and optical illusion installations to Resorts World Sentosa. The aptly named Trick Eye Museum is the first overseas venture of the original Trick Eye Museum in Seoul, whose trompe l’oeil paintings have attracted visitors since it opened in December 2010. The museum’s original works as well as replicas of some of Seoul’s most popular pieces are divided into six themed zones including playful renditions of classic artwork, safari animals, circus arenas, fairy tale characters, romantic settings, and high-adventure sports. The experience is designed to be highly immersive and interactive, with guests becoming parts of the installations through cutouts and photo-altering effects: think 3D murals flipped 180 degrees in photos making visitors look like they’re skydiving, perception-altering fun-house rooms turning children tall as giants, a cutout at the end of a circus canon to pose you as a soon-to-be human cannonball. Named as the “Best Integrated Resort” for the past three consecutive years by TTG Travel Awards, Resorts World Sentosa also includes Universal Studios theme park, the S.E.A. Aquarium, and Adventure Cove Waterpark. A Korean marketplace with street food, restaurants, and various retail outlets is also set to open later this year.

For more information, visit Trickeye Museum.

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