Last Friday, I brought the two kids to the Alive Museum Singapore at the Suntec City Mall.
* All photos (apart from the first photo) were taken with the Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Full-frame E-mount Prime Lens.
Although the estimated time needed to cover every exhibit was around one-and-a-half hours, we lingered for two-and-a-half and ended up with 250 photos.
More importantly, we had oodles of fun and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The Alive Museum was opened in 2009 in South Korea and debuted in Singapore on 12 June this year.
The 3D visual illusion museum aims to serve as a fun and unique treat for the whole family, locals and tourists alike.
It offers a sensory experience that tricks one’s visual, physical and environmental perceptions, bringing fantasy to reality.
Not only can you touch and feel the exhibits, you can also hop into the frame and become a part of the art masterpieces that play on optical illusions.
All the artworks are hand-painted and handcrafted by Alive Museum’s own team of artists from South Korea to ensure a consistent level of high quality of craftwork.
Alive Museum boasts its own dedicated R&D team, which studies different techniques and paints for producing each exhibit.
All the contents in each museum are chosen specially to provide a unique experience that is relevant to each location.
Besides snapping photos with the exhibits, visitors can also purchase handmade candies from the Alive Museum gift shops.
To stay current and exciting, about 30% of the collections are refreshed every year while special exhibits are held during major holiday seasons such as Christmas and Chinese New Year.
The Alive Museum in Jeju appeared in an episode of the popular 2011 Korean drama “Heartstrings”
Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), is a corporate partner of Alive Museum in Korea.
To help visitors create the most realistic and stunning pictures, locations for posing and taking photos are indicated with Pose Point and Photo Point icons at each art exhibit, so that you know where to pose for the best effect and the photographer knows where to stand to get the best snapshot.
Free WiFi is provided so you can upload and share the fun snapshots immediately with your friends and family on various social media platforms.
As part of its Singapore 50 project, Alive Museum Singapore will engage local communities through teachers, students and Singaporeans from various walks of life to create artworks that they think define the essence of Singapore.
Of these, 20 entries will be showcased in Alive Museum Singapore by year-end, bringing its total number of artworks to more than 100.