Top 5 Trick Art Museums In Malaysia

Top 5 Trick Art Museums In Malaysia

Trick art has never become more fun and it has literally brought art to the masses in a fun, interactive way.

If you don’t know what trick art is all about, it’s also known as the ancient art of “tromple-l’oeil”, which in French means to deceive the eye. According to Wikipedia, it is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

In some forms of trick art, it is also considered 3D art and the 3D factor is observed in terms of its height, width and depth. Sculpture, for example, is a form of three-dimensional art.

There are many forms of 3D art and trick art. Some of the more popular trick art pieces can be found on the streets of Ipoh and Penang. Some of which you probably may have seen on your friends’ social media posts.

Recently, trick art museums have grown in huge popularity. If you’ve not been to one, go pay a visit the nearest one to you and you’ll understand the fun, the hilarity and even, the wonder of it all. It may bring out the child in you! A great bonus is that you’ll get some terrific photos (not to mention conversation starters) out of it.

Here are the Top 5 Trick Art Museums In Malaysia:

1. Trick Art Museum, i-City, Shah Alam

Trompe l’oeil has thrilled many people since this place opened at i-City in Shah Alam. Your eyes play tricks on your mind as the 2D paintings have been skillfully painted to make the art appear three dimensional. The museum boasts 8,000 square feet of space and has 2 floors of delights for you to explore.

There are varying themes in this museum. The optical illusions are created by the clever painting of shadows and action outside the perimeter of the picture frames. The real fun comes in visitor participation in order for you to enjoy the full effect of the paintings (as shown below).

Address: Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, i-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Ticket price: RM10 per person

Opening hours: 11am – 11pm

Tel. no: 03-5521 8800/8494
Website: www.i-city.my
2. Magic Art Museum, Melaka

One of the latest attractions to hit Melaka is the Magic Art 3 D Museum at the Bayou Lagoon Park Resort. This museum comprises of two floors and the art is well done and there are quite a lot of interesting exhibits to participate in. It’s best to go with two or more friends. The more the merrier when it comes to visiting trick art museums because some pieces look better with more people in it when you take a photo.

They’ll tell you to take off your footwear before you go in, which isn’t too bad as some photos look better without footwear but we’ve never been asked to remove our footwear at other trick art museums so this may be off-putting for some others.
Address: Bayou Lagoon Park Resort, Jalan Wakaf Utama, Bukit Katil, 75450 Melaka
Ticket price: Currently, there is a special promotion for the entrance fees at RM15 for an adult and for a child / senior citizen, it’s RM12. The normal price is RM25.
Opening hours : Mon-Thur : 9am – 7pm.   Fri – Sun, Eve Public & School Holiday : 9am – 9pm
Tel. no: 06-2311604
For more details, visit their Facebook page.
3. 3D Trick Art Museum, Penang
The museum was set up by six people consisting of interior designers, painters, sculptors and a mass media expert, which created Penang’s first pure hand-drawn 3D museum.
This one isn’t as large as some of the others listed here, but it’s still a fun place to visit if you’re ever in Penang and looking for something fun to do. Some say that this museum is more suitable for kids but it is still a place which is fun and taking photos will definitely bring a smile to your face.
Address: 10, Lebuh Penang, Georgetown, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Ticket price: Adults – RM15 (With MYKad), Children aged 12 and below / Senior Citizens – RM10. Foreigners – RM25
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm, Weekends & public holidays 9am – 9pm.
Tel. no: 04-263 1628
4. Kuso Trick Art Gallery, Johor Bahru

If you’re ever in Johor Bahru and looking for something fun to do with the family, visit Kuso 3D Trick Art and prepare yourself to be entertained. Why is it called KUSO? On their website, they explain that the word “kuso” is a new term that has a double meaning, which can be to make fun of something or of someone or pertaining to anything hilarious and funny.

It’s the first destination for 3D trick art in Johor Bahru filled with unique 3D paintings and interactive pieces. There’s something for everyone and it’s suitable for all ages.

Address: 83 & 85 Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/2, Taman Mount Austin,  81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

 

Ticket price: Adult / Child – RM18. Children ages 5 and below will not be charged ticket prices.

 

Opening hours: Sun-Thu : 11am – 8pm,    Fri-Sat : 11am – 9pm.

 

Tel. no: 07-358 7973

 

Website: www.kuso3d.com.my

 

5. Langkawi Art of Paradise 3D Museum

This museum is the newest one to surface, opening earlier 31st of January this year. It’s the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and it’s the second largest 3D art museum in the world. Located in Oriental Village in Langkawi (where the cable cars are), the museum has an exhibition space of nearly 2,000 square metres in a three-storey building. Large much? We think so!
The museum is divided into nine zones covering optical illusion, aquarium, safari, interactive 1 and 2, fantasy, classic, Egyptian theme zone, ancient palaces and scenery as well as the Malaysian zone. It has more than 100 pieces of 3D paintings produced by 23 Korean artists in collaboration with local artists. Definitely a must-visit!
Address: Art in Paradise Langkawi, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, Pantai Kok area
Ticket price: Adult – RM38, Child – RM28. Family ticket for 2 adults & 2 children – RM120. Children of ages 2 or under is free.
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm
Tel. no: 016-557 6096
For more details, visit their Facebook page.

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