Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Resorts World Sentosa Trickeye Museum to open in 2014

Come mid-2014, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will be home to the region’s first Trickeye Museum. This new interactive museum will be sited at the integrated resort’s Waterfront. Occupying an area of 800 square metres, the museum will feature six theme zones, with 80 three-dimensional paintings and optical illusion masterpieces.

“Trickeye” is derived from the French compound word - Trompe-l’oeil – meaning ‘trick of the eye’. Guests visiting this museum can expect paintings that stimulate creativity and imagination techniques through their vision. Not only will they see with their eyes, the museum requires the active participation of guests to become subjects within the masterpieces.

In conceptualizing the museum at RWS, Trickeye took into account some of the most remarkable aspects of the Singapore – a truly cosmopolitan city with a thriving ecosystem of nature and wildlife – and transferring them into artworks. The six zones will cover the themes of Love, Circus, Masterpiece, Safari, Fairytale and Adventure. The works displayed will also blend together cultures of East and West in interesting ways, reflecting the melting pot culture of Singapore.

Ms. Sujin Seong, Director of Trickeye Museum said, “Since we initiated this popular concept in Seoul back in 2010, we have always aimed to expand the footprint of Trickeye beyond the shores of Korea. As a key tourism hub, Singapore was the obvious choice, and Resorts World Sentosa is a prime spot to set up our first overseas venture. We believe that Trickeye Museum will complement the resort’s existing offerings and provide more compelling reasons for tourists from around the world to come visit.”

Mr. Goh Chye Boon, Executive Vice President of Resort Operations, Resorts World Sentosa, said, “We are proud to have Trickeye Museum join the exciting line-up of attractions at Singapore’s first integrated resort. As a key player in the tourism industry, Resorts World Sentosa will continuously refresh our offerings to attract new and repeat visitors, and to stay on top of the game in this dynamic industry.”

Trickeye Museum will be one of the anchor tenants at the Resort’s Waterfront, and Mr. Goh added that, “We will continue to roll out a series of exciting offerings to inject vibrancy to the area. Guests can look forward to enjoying even more unique moments and experiences when they visit our Resort, where there is something for everyone in the family.”

Resorts World Sentosa will have SEA's first Trickeye Museum.
Looking ahead for 2014, the Resort will continue to push into secondary cities in its key markets and roll out campaigns throughout the year to attract repeat visitations from locals and nearby markets including Malaysia and Indonesia.

Trickeye museum first opened in Seoul in December 2010 and has welcomed more than a million visitors to date. It has since opened two other museums in popular tourist locations of Busan and Jeju, and established itself as a leading art gallery in Korea.

Source : Press Release - Southeast Asia’s First Trickeye Museum to open at Resorts World Sentosa in 2014

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