Trick Eye

Before I start another travel series from Japan, I thought I’d humor you a little through these photos I took at Singapore’s Trick Eye Museum.

Trick Eye Museum is an interactive 3D museum that originated from Seoul, South Korea. It was such a hit that it has now branched out to Hong Kong, China and Singapore. Basically, Trick Eye Museum makes use of the Trompe-l’oeil technique which basically means “to deceive the eye” in French or “trick of the eye”–hence the museum’s name. Here, 2D paintings on walls and floors create 3d effects through the utilization of optical and scientific principles. Art comes to life and become complete when visitors participate, touch and interact with them.

To be honest, I thought the concept might be a little too kiddie for my taste. I was thinking, maybe I’ll go around and stay for an hour–tops. But to my surprise, my friends and I had so much fun we stayed for close to 2 hours! You see, the world of fantasy and imagination has no age limit. No matter how old you are, it’s bound to fascinate you. At Trick Eye Museum, I was able to dance like a ballerina, fight off monsters, run from dinosaurs, perform in a circus, skydive, fly like an angel, sit on the moon and so much more. Heck, I was even a mermaid at one point. The fun just kept coming. Family and friends will enjoy it for sure!

But before you scroll down to view the craziness that are my photos, I thought I’d share a few tips with you, just in case you plan to visit Trick Eye Museum.

1. Wear pants or shorts. You’ll be sitting on the floor and doing all sorts of positions so you shouldn’t be worrying about your underwear getting exposed.
2. Wear a form-fitting top. This way, your torso won’t look off when you pose beside leg paintings and all.
3. Bring a camera that has a wide lens. There’s not a lot of space at the museum and you need to make the entire painting fit in one frame. The camera I used for this trip was Sony A6000 with 16-35mm lens.
4. Pay attention to the instructions and sample photos. In order for the optical illusion to be successful, you have to take the photos from a certain standpoint. If you’re the subject, you have to know how to pose as well. Don’t worry, there are instructions on the walls and floors. Take your cue from there.
5. Don’t use flash. Lighting plays a key role in the optical illusions. Putting your camera on flash mode might affect the result.
5. Get creative! let your imagination run wild and be one with the art! There are no right or wrong poses, only play it safe or crazy cool.
6. Last and most importantly, use my discount code CAMILLECO to receive 20% discount when you purchase Trick Eye Museum tickets here or at Trick Eye Museum’s on-site ticket booth.

Trick Eye Museum Singapore is located at Resorts World Sentosa and is open from Monday to Sunday, 10AM to 9PM. It features 6 themed galleries which are The World Of Masterpieces, Dreams Of Fairytale, Safari Kingdom, Love In Winter, Star of Circuse and Adventure Discovery. For more information, visit Trick Eye Museum’s website.

38 Responses to “Trick Eye”
  1. Trick Eye Museum

    Hello, it’s Trick Eye Museum again! Your photo will be featured in our blog sometime in this week. So please do check our blog by end of the week. Thank you!

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  2. Ericka Garcia

    Great photos! This museum is perfect for barkada trips in SG! #barkadagoals

    Thank you for the tips, Ms. Camille. I already bookmarked this post for reference by the time I will visit a trick art museum soon. :)

    Love,
    Ericka Garcia

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  3. Trick Eye Museum

    Hello Camille, thank you for visiting Trick Eye Museum in Singapore and hope you had great time with us. We would like to share some of your photo at TEM in our blog for English speakers (http://trickeye.blogspot.com). If it’s ok with you, please let us know. Thank you! :)

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  4. Reena

    Long time no comment ako dito… hehe. Pero I really enjoyed looking at your pics sa Trick Eye. :) Want to go back to SG reaaally bad na. huhu. I think we have something like this in QC diba? For all of the readers who are saving pa for their next SG trip, that place is a cheaper alternative din.

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    • Camille Co

      I heard we have something like it but not by Trick Eye though :)

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  5. Lai :)

    Hi Ms Camille! :)

    I’m not really into social websites but ever since my friend introduced me your blogs (you, Ms Kryz and Ms Laureen) way back January, I started to wait for your next posts and next outfit shots. I really love how you three besties dress up and inspire others to be the best of who they are. :) I’m sorry if my comment is way too long. (hehe) I just really want to say hi and I do hope I can see you three in person. :)

    P.S. I’m sorry if my comment doesn’t really fit this post. I just took the opportunity to comment where the three of you are together. :)

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    • Camille Co

      No need to apologize! Your comment is much appreciated :) Thank you Lai! :)

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  6. Namdi aniki

    Hiya cami..ua my one big role model n style inspiration…..luv..Btw if u dnt mind ma askin which camera do u normally use cz u look jz waaw…

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Namdi! Aside from this, I always use Canon 5D Mark III

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  7. Kai

    Hi Camille, i really enjoy your reading your blog. Its always fun, exciting and informative :) it feels like i have already been also to the places you went (though it would be good to actually go there :) one day).

    Just a question :) May i know where your white sneakers are from? Thanks a lot

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  8. Kay

    I love all your poses with Laureen! Effective ang acting nyo hahaha! I agree, everybody will definitely have fun once you get inside. The great part is for all ages sya! My parents are so cute when we were there last December, sobrang game lang nila and todo ang acting! It’s all pure fun! :)

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    • Camille Co

      LOL! Laureen and I were really into it! Dinamdam namin siya :) I agree! It’s really for all ages! I bet your parents’ photos were epic!

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    • Camille Co

      LOL! That must’ve been Laureen and Kryz’ favorite moment haha!

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