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South Korea’s first and original 3D illusionary entertainment attraction is now in Singapore! If you’re looking for something new and fun to see or do on weekends, this is definitely the place to explore with family or friends 🙂 Just make sure you come with your camera and/or phone all fully charged up as you’d be snapping away lots of pictures. And that was what my husband and I did!
Alive Museum Singapore is located at Suntec City Mall at Level 3 (#03-372), between Towers 3 and 4.
Ticket prices are as follows:
|Adult||13 yrs and above, including Senior Citizens||$25|
|Child||3 – 12 yrs||$20|
|Child||Below 3 yrs||FOC|
|Family Package||2 Adults + 1 Child||$60, every additional child at $10
(up to 3 children)
If you LIKE Alive Museum on their Facebook page, you can redeem for a free meal (choice of a Fish’N Crisp or Chick’N Crisp burger + 1 small fries + 1 small coke) at Burger King Suntec (located just next to the museum) with purchase of a full-priced ticket from now till 30 September 2014.
Alternatively, you can also purchase tickets online to avoid the queue and check in with e-tickets. And if you use the promo code aliveopen at checkout, you can enjoy a 20% discount.
(This blog post contains photos that could be ‘spoilers’ if you haven’t been to the Alive Museum so advance at your own risk, haha!)
Yes, I was trying to tickle her foot, lol. But I don’t think it was a good attempt.
Walking into the museum was like stepping into an art gallery with various paintings and drawings on the walls. As it was our first time visiting an illusionary museum, it took us a while (and many trial shots at every station) to figure out the ideal angles, perspectives and poses for every masterpiece though it was helpful that there were sample shots stuck on the wall so we could refer to them as a guide. Somehow, it didn’t quite work for us in every picture because it still look kind of weird for some so I guessed it really depended if we managed to capture the scene or situation at the right angle. Do note as there were spot lights shining from the top, it was inevitable that white patches would appear in most photos. Pity. Otherwise, the pictures could have looked more realistic.
Despite that, we spent a good 2-hours in the museum laughing at ourselves because of our silly faces and poses which we normally don’t even do. In fact, I was probably the one having more fun than the husband because he wasn’t interested in dramatic posing at all. And yes, to enjoy this museum, you’d need to unleash that drama king or queen in you, be thick-skinned enough to do all kinds of weird poses or moves in front of strangers and not mind lying or sitting down on the floor. And because some of the paintings were so close to one another, you would have to say ‘excuse me’ all the time to people around you so they don’t end up being in the background of your photos. So much going-on, really. What a feat, lol.
Alive Museum first opened in South Korea in 2009 and currently has 8 branches in Korea, 3 in China and 1 each in Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey. It is the world’s largest chain of art entertainment where 2D art pieces become 3D from certain perspectives through state-of-the-art media, digital technologies and various painting techniques. Over here, not only we can touch and feel the exhibits, we can also be part of the masterpieces!
I shall now let the rest of our pictures do the talking. Enjoy!
And this marks the end of our museum tour. This shot was taken right outside the exit.
Some tips on photo-taking would be to first identify where the Photo Point icons on the ground are (not every art piece has this) so you’d know where to stand to capture the most realistic shots. Also, it is best not to use camera flash. For best results, crop your pictures within the art pieces.
I didn’t include every single shot we took in this blog post as some just didn’t look right but I had probably covered at least 80% of the exhibits so you’d have a good idea now what to expect at the museum. There are about 84 art pieces in the museum now with 9 being Singapore-themed. The museum will also be engaging local communities from various walks of life to create artworks that define Singapore and these artworks will be showcased in the museum by year-end, bringing its total number of art pieces to more than 100.
And if you want to share your snapshots on your social media networks when you’re there, just make use of the free wifi available.
Have fun, folks!
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-372
Suntec City Mall (between Towers 3 & 4)
Opening hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm daily (last admission at 9.00pm)
PS: Thank you Janet / Rui Long for the invite and thank you Alive Museum for having us.