Sunday, August 10, 2014

Alive Museum in Singapore!

Update: Use the promo code "aliveopen" to get 20% discount when booking tickets online :D

In the midst of blogging my Korea travelogue (i know it's taking forever to complete, lol) I shall share with you guys a newly opened attraction that arrived in Singapore and originated from South Korea! Not to be confused with the newly opened Trick eye Museum at RWS, i went to the Alive Museum located at Suntec City Mall! Joyce and i got the invites from OMY and we brought Don and Angie along for this 1.5 hours of non stop laughter filled and photo taking visit! Having been to such illusion museums in Korea itself, i was quite excited to see what the Singapore outlet has to offer!
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The Alive Museum is opened from 10am to 10pm daily and last admission is at 9pm. We wanted to avoid all the crowd and maximize the time we have inside so we went in at exactly 8.30pm, with 1.5 hours to spare to take all the photos!
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A thing to note before i start spamming all the photos i took (lol!) is the "Photo Point" sticker that you can find pasted on the floor! These are the "spots" that the photographer should stand on in order to bring out the perfect picture! If you have no idea how to pose at a certain art work, fret not because at the side of every art work, there's an example of how you can/ should pose. Just let your inner drama queen/ king take over and pose like no one's business. HAHAHHA
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Honestly i felt that not all of the art work are easy to take. There are some of them that no matter how you take, it still feels weird and it's like you can still visually see the corners of the room even though you took the photo from the photo point. (i thought the above photo was rather obvious) Oh ya, don't expect every shot to be perfect because there can be people at the side of your photo due to crowd or side walls of a different colour etc so at the end of the day in order to get the best picture, you still have to do a bit of editing and cropping - which is what i did for my photos...

One thing which i was quite disappointed was the harsh spot lights from above each artwork which created these white patches in the photos. It might not be that obvious in my photos as i tried to use Photoshop and cover them up... I would rather the whole museum to be bright lit (like the one i visited in Korea) so there is no need for the spotlights :(
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But still, we had a great 1.5 hours inside with over 80 artworks and of which 9 are locally themed and unique to Singapore and by early 2015, we can expect more than 100 artworks in the museum. The returning factor would be 30% of the paintings would be changed every 12 to 18 months and during special occasions, we can expect special artworks!
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The Merlion and MBS artwork are 2 out of 9 of the Singapore themed paintings :D
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There is this mirror room about half way through the museum which Joyce and I wasted i mean spend most of the time inside camwhoring! LOL All the walls, floor, ceiling are mirrored and they have this disco light and funky music playing. Like as if you are in a club, HAHHAHA But one thing to note for girls, it's better to wear shorts due to the reflections from the floor and it's also easier when taking photos with artworks that require you to erm... "climb" or "mount". LOLOL
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What do you call a guy mermaid? Ok, i just googled. It's called Merman, LOL

Anyway, here's a good example of what i meant by the harsh spot lights which created the white patches on the photo. I know it's supposed to brighten up the whole picture but then again. Maybe one of minority that would notice it. HAHA
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The ones below are my favorites of the day so they deserve a huge space for their own :D
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Look at the huge difference in size!
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Skydiving is one of the things in my bucket list.
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Even though i posted quite a lot of art works in this blog post, there are still a lot others which is not shown here! There were some pretty cool ones but they were under maintenance T_T But all in all, it was a fun experience and i would recommend that you cater about 2 hours for your visit. (It was quite empty that night and we already took 1.5 hours...)

The Alive museum is located at Suntec City Mall #03-372, between Tower 3 and 4. Ticket price is at $25 for adults, $20 for children from age 3 to 12. There is currently a promotion now by the way! "Like" Alive Museum on their Facebook Page (, purchase a full priced ticket and redeem a Burger King Meal Meal (Fish’N Crisp or Chick’N Crisp burger, small fries and a small coke) for FREE. Promotion till 30 September 2014 :D

Have fun!