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Alive Museum Singapore will be closing permanently on 30 May 2017.

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I have mentioned quite a number of time on my blog that I absolutely LOVE trick art.  My love for trick art started in 2011 during our visit to Korea where we visited the Trick Art Museum in Jeju.

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Back then, trick art was still quite a novelty.  But in recent years, I have found it to be increasingly common place.

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The boys have been to many trick art museums before.  Korea, Japan, Malaysia.  And they love it! Especially the older boy MF.

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He is like super drama king.  Don’t believe, check this out:

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The younger boy MY is still warming up to the whole trick art concept.  Most of the time, he has been there to spoil the photos.

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Need more evidence?

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But he tries.  And he’s getting better with each trick art museum that we visit.

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Truth be told, the thing about trick art museums with kids is… It CAN be quite stressful.  Getting the kids to cooperate to get a ‘perfect shot’ is much harder than it looks! Behind every shot, there is a lot of coaxing involved.

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So in my opinion, if you are travelling with young children, you should only make trick art museums a destination IF your children enjoy it.

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And if they DO love it, you will find yourself making trick art museums a regular part of your travels.

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Because the photos you come home to will never fail to bring a smile to your face.

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Back to Alive Museum Singapore.  It think it is extremely important, with so many trick art museums around the world. for one to incorporate art that is unique to the country it is in.

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I realised this when we were visiting the Trick Art Museum in Tokyo (read about it here), where they had a whole section dedicated to Japanese art.  Despite that Trick Art Museum in Tokyo being very small, I was happy with the money I spent on admission there because of the Japanese section – which I wouldn’t be able to find in other parts of the world.

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So when I visited Alive Museum Singapore, I was on a lookout for Singapore-related paintings.

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And there they were!

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We found pictures of familiar Singapore landmarks around Alive Museum Singapore.  For that, it was a huge plus point.

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Some where pretty in-the-face while some were slightly more obscure.  Like how Marina Bay Sands formed the backdrop of this cannon trick art.

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Of course, not everything was Singapore-related.  There were some trick art that were pretty morbid.

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I wasn’t sure if it was such a great idea for the kids to be part of such trick art experiences.  But hey, they seemed to be having fun.

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Another feature that was different about Alive Museum Singapore from some other trick art museums I have visited was the inclusive of Object Art.

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Object Art allows visitors to be part of the sculpture pieces, creating a more immersive experience.

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Another thing worth mentioning about Alive Museum Singapore was that they update their exhibits.  This year, they have opened two new zones:

Young @ Heart Zone *NEW*

Vibrant and colourful, this zone appeals to the young and young-at-heart, bringing visitors into fantasy worlds.

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Live. Laugh. Love Zone *NEW*

This zone encourages bonding with your loved ones and family and allows you to express your love for each other through art!

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That being said, I also felt there was room for improvement, particularly in terms of staff involvement.  I felt that we were waved into the museum at the entrance with the assumption that everyone would know what to do.  When we visited trick art museums in Tokyo and Johor Bahru, all visitors were given a introduction on how trick art works and how to frame their shots and how to exaggerate their acting etc.  This was absent at Alive Museum Singapore.

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There were points in Alive Museum Singapore where we came across an exhibit and were like, “Hmmm, what are we supposed to do with this?” But there was no staff around to explain to us.

We even got lost and didn’t know where the doorway to the next section was at one point.  I am not sure if it was deliberate, like they were trying to make ‘escape room’ part of the whole immersive art concept by getting us stuck.

And I also felt that the demonstration photos that they displayed next to the exhibits were not very inspiring.  I am not a very creative person, and when I visit Trick Art Museums, I always rely on demo photos for inspirations – they are usually quite hilarious.  In general, the demo photos at Alive Museum Singapore were… to put it bluntly, boring.

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On the whole, the kids enjoyed the visit to Alive Museum Singapore a lot, just like how they enjoyed visiting any trick art museum we have brought them to so far.  There was a wide range of exhibits, much more than some other trick art museums I have been to.  And for visitors from overseas, it provided some great uniquely-Singapore photo opportunities.

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40% Off Admission Promotion

If you are planning to visit Alive Museum Singapore, do so NOW because there is a 40% off admission promotion going on for a limited time!  This brings the adult admission price down to $15 and child price to $12 – which I think is very reasonable.

On top of that, if you are bringing the grannies or your children are school-going, check out the $10 nett admission for seniors and students!

Giveaway Time!

We are giving away one set of tickets for 2 adults + 2 children to Alive Museum Singapore! To stand a chance to win, simply lock in your entries with the gleam app below:

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Contest ends 24 July 2016 at 2359 hours.
  • Winner will have to redeem his / her visit personally at Alive Museum Singapore.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash or kind.

Information on Alive Museum Singapore

Address: Suntec City Mall #03-372, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983

Getting There: Promenade MRT (CC4 / DT15)

Maps: Click here for Google Map Location

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm Daily

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram | Twitter

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31Comments

  1. mmlittlee says:

    Hahha MF is really good at this! I love his expressions! Haha and that panda poop ice cream!!!! >_<
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  2. Lee Kim Eng says:

    i love to take photo with my family that i can keep all those memory after many years back. (FB: Elisa Lee)

  3. So fun! Hope I win!!!! Hahahaha
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  4. quit says:

    oh wow, these are amazing and interesting as well, these painting are so good and so real.
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  5. Lolo says:

    Ok, to be honest, when I first clicked on this I thought it would be something boring (as I really dislike museums) but I found myself giggling out loud at many of the pictures! There were definitely a few strange ones in there, but it seems like something cool to do one day! I bet there were lots of laughs! #MondayEscapes
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  6. Gin says:

    This museum looks so weird and strange but I would definitively check it out if I ever go back to Singapore !

  7. Ruth says:

    I am totally amazed by this museum! I would not miss it if I visit Singapore one day. I am sure your kids had a blast looking at how the photos came out. Some of those are crazy (like the Kung Fu Panda one).
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    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yeah, my kids always love looking at the photos at trick art museums. They will ask to look at the photos immediately after they are taken and laugh over it. Sometimes they are not open with the result, they even ask to retake! It’s always a lot of fun visiting trick art museums.

  8. Ahila says:

    Fun place to visit with kids.

  9. This place is really really cool!! I also love this kind of art.. how amazing is that!! I’m not a kid anymore but would love to go there someday 😀

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  10. Awwww I’d love to visit that museum – seems like soooooo much fun!!!
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  11. Ok, so I’ve never actually heard of trick museums before – is that just me? I really like the concept though and kudos to your boys for getting involved. I can imagine my daughter getting pretty fed up with me trying to get her to pose – depending on her mood. I’d quite like to visit though…one for my list when we visit Singapore next year! #citytripping
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  12. Ha, I love this! Such a fun place to go and take lots of silly shots. I have a few friends who have been to here (or maybe somewhere similar) and I had so much fun looking at their photos!
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  13. These photos are hilarious! I’ve seen a few blogs on trick art and it’s quite fascinating but have never actually been to one. My daughter would definitely have to be in the right mood though! Thanks for linking up with #citytripping
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  14. Isabel says:

    This pictures are so fun!! Love the kids excitement!

  15. Ive never actually seen any trick art in the flesh but these photos are amazing

  16. alex says:

    Oh my goodness – I didn;t even know trick art was a thing until I read this!? Where has it been all my life – I love it! I showed all my kids (The panda one went down well, obvs) and they were chuckling away, I wish this museum was in my country! Thanks for sharing! #CityTripping
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  17. I didn’t even know what trick art was until reading this! This looks like so much fun, especially to do with kids! I would love to visit a museum like this and looks like your kids enjoy it so much! So fun 😀

  18. Wow they have awesome pieces there. I love going to these places. There’s a few of those here in the Philippines. Really fun for the family. 🙂

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