Trick Eye Museum at RWS refreshed after revamp

SINGAPORE - The Trick Eye Museum at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has refreshed their exhibits with six new themed zones in time for the school holidays.

The museum hopes that by doing this, it will give visitors reason to visit again. 

Renewal works took place between Oct 19 and Oct 30 while the museum remained open. But the museum had advised members of the public in an earlier statement to re-schedule their visits to enjoy the new offerings that it had planned to complete by the first week of November.

AsiaOne was at a media preview on Monday (Nov 2) and got to experience the new, enhanced zones, which includes 4D elements - a first that the museum is introducing in Singapore.

Visitors to the Trick Eye Museum since its launch on June 2014 would remember "escaping" from the jaws of an overgrown angler fish or "riding on the back" of the Merlion.

While the angler fish and Merlion are still on display, there are now additional art exhibits and themed zones.

The previous six themes like "Safari Kingdom" and "Star of Circus" were scrapped, AsiaOne understands, and they were replaced by interactive exhibits that aims to involve the five senses and stimulate six different emotions. These zones include "Fantasy" (pictured above), "Mystery, "Excitement" and "Fairytale".

In a new exhibit like "Overcome the Supernatural", visitors will be able to "levitate" and pose with skeletons and vampires. If you are not a horror movie fanatic, then "Escape into Fantasy" where you can "ride" a unicorn and dance with fairies.

With the new 4D element, one of the things that visitors can do is to undergo a quick head-scan on "Dancing Star" where they can view an avatar of themselves dancing in different traditional costumes on-screen.

According to the Trick Eye Museum, the 4D concept was brought over from the main branch in South Korea, which made its debut earlier this year. All the new exhibits were designed and painted by the in-house Korean artists and designers.

"The new themed settings will provide a brand new experience for all our visitors, giving everyone a reason to visit again," said Ms Sue Oh, Brand Manager of Trick Eye Museum Singapore.

She added that the 4D concepts were also introduced to "heighten the degree of interaction" for guests.

The Singapore outlet at RWS is the museum's first venture overseas. Since then, it has branched out to China and Hong Kong, with further ambitions to expand to other parts of China, India and the US in 2016.

Tickets are priced at $25 for adults, and $20 for children and seniors.

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