New 4D exhibits put you on screen at the Trick Eye Museum at Resorts World Sentosa

The new exhibits include the Art Fighter game (above) and there is also a new supernatural- themed zone.
The new exhibits include the Art Fighter game (above) and there is also a new supernatural- themed zone.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
The new exhibits include the Art Fighter game and there is also a new supernatural- themed zone (above).
The new exhibits include the Art Fighter game and there is also a new supernatural- themed zone (above).ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN

Trick Eye Museum updates attractions with new themed zones and fresh interactive displays

Be prepared for more tricks to be played on your eyes when you next visit the Trick Eye Museum.

After it updated its attractions last month, the museum at Resorts World Sentosa - which uses optical illusion to make 2D artwork appear 3D - boasts new themed zones and fresh exhibits, including 4D ones.

Like before, there are 80 paintings, sculptures and illusions in the 800 sq m space, but 80 per cent of the exhibits are new.

The Merlion and Giant Baby, both of which are unique to the Singapore branch, are still there.

The museum, which originated from South Korea, opened here in June last year and is the first overseas Trick Eye Museum branch.

It drew 500,000 visitors in the past year.

All the six themed zones have been replaced by new ones: mystery, excitement, supernatural, fairy tale, fantasy and trick world. For instance, in the supernatural zone, you can look like you are floating or stuck in a crystal ball. Over at the fantasy zone, magical realms will "come to life" before you.

In these two zones, where sculptures, illusion paintings and even the walls and floors seamlessly blend to turn the entire room into one giant exhibit, visitors get a more immersive experience.

In the other zones, like before, each exhibit is a standalone.

The museum has added inter- active 4D exhibits, including Art Fighter, a game where a camera scans the visitor onto a television screen and tracks his moves as he battles a bad guy; and Dancing Star, where you superimpose your face onto an on-screen character and make it dance.

The renewal workstook place from Oct 19 to 30.

Ms Virginia Goh, 36, a lecturer, and her son Vincent Teoh, 10, visited the museum for the second time on Monday.

She says: "The new exhibits are interesting, especially the interactive ones because kids prefer to interact with something rather than just pose for a photo. My favourite is the fairy-tale zone and my boy likes Art Fighter."

Polytechnic student Fahim Fazil, 19, has never been to the museum and is looking forward to visiting it this weekend.

"I like the idea of having a 4D experience. I'm excited to see the different zones. I can see myself taking lots of photos in the supernatural zone, which looks so cool in my friends' photos."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2015, with the headline 'New 4D exhibits put you on screen'. Print Edition | Subscribe