[Media invite + Give-away]
Okay, the headline sounds kinda cheesy but hey, I hope it did catch your attention! We recently visited the Alive Museum Singapore (located at Suntec City) with the little Bub in tow. Actually we made that a special trip as part of her birthday celebrations. The initial plan was to head to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) but I had been feeling a little under the weather and the Bub and I did visit USS the weekend before as part of the Company’s family day celebrations. We learned that it was not too ideal for young toddlers as she couldn’t meet the height requirements for some of the ride. So the invite to Alive Museum really did come in handy! Thanks again Serene for thinking of us and do take part in the give-away at the end of the post where we will be giving out a family package to the Alive Museum.
Alive Museum first started in Korea as Trick Art Museum in Seong-eup, Jeju Island, and changed its name to “Alive Museum” in 2012. Since then, there are 15 branches of Alive Museum globally, making it the largest chain of 3D interactive illusionary art museum in the world. Outside South Korea, Alive Museum is also in Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, China and it hit our shores since June 2014. Wow, didn’t know that it has been that long.
I know that when it first opened its doors in Singapore, it was a hit with the youth and families. I remembered seeing my Facebook feeds flooded with funny pictures from friends who looked like they totally enjoyed themselves at the Alive Museum. So at the back of our minds, it was one of the places that we should bring our overseas friends to visit in Singapore. But we never got round to going there, so I’m really glad that we have the opportunity to check it out. In fact, timing was just right as part of Alive Museum’s attraction’s renewal, two new zones which are the Young@Heart and Live.Laugh.Love was recently added to provide more fun and laughter for families.
As part of Bubba’s birthday ritual, I took the day off to spend with her. So after her hearty breakfast of red eggs and mee sua, we headed down to Alive Museum. It was the school holidays and we were initially worried of the crowds but upon entering behind the doors, I was pleased to find that though the exhibits are rather compact, the place is quite spacious for a young toddler to run around and explore. I later found out the Alive Museum is actually the largest illusion attraction in Singapore, with an area of more than 10,000 sq ft and with more than 80 art pieces. Great for young ones to run around and talk about exhausting their energy! I think she really felt like a queen for the day. I should have asked the Man to join in this photo as well. Darn!
The only problem with bringing a toddler is that it made it almost impossible for both the Man and I to take any pictures. And it was even harder to get a proper family shot (imagine holding on to a toddler who was interested in escaping our clutches). So please enjoy the somewhat funny pictures of Bubba in the strangest poses and of course somewhat blurry shots because she is like a torpedo at most times.
We did have a ball of a time posing with the art pieces and even took some time to admire the complexity of the brush strokes. Little known fact is that all of the art pieces at Alive Museum are handpainted by a team of talented artists. Bubba was quite excited when she saw the doggy and when we asked her to put her tiny head through the cut-out, she obliged with a smile not knowing that she’s actually part of the toilet bowl decor that this cute little doggy is going to be taking a p*ss at. Oops! Talk about bad parenting.. haha..
Exaggerated actions by the father are a bonus if the toddler is cooperative in the picture and if this Mama here manages to snap it at the right moment.Like I said previously, the Alive Museum reminds me very much of a labyrinth except that you can’t quite exactly get lost in here. It was actually pretty fun for Bubba who had a ball of a time exploring the different murals.
A fun fact about the Alive Museum is that Singapore attractions are incorporated into the exhibition. It’s really interesting to see these special Singapore-themed art pieces in a different light. For instance, Bubba sat right at the swirling waters of the Marina Bay water as it leaked out from the bay.
Attempted to take a ‘dry’ shower under the Merlion!
And then ‘moon-lighted’ as a trishaw driver along the streets of Singapore.
The Mama and Bubba duo also scaled up the city of Singapore. One of the pictures that actually turned out nice because Bubba was somewhat cooperative. 🙂
“Finally, I spot some people of my height!“
“Let me give you a helping hand!”
To help create head-turning pictures and wonderful memories, Pose Point and Photo Point icons are located at each art exhibit, from where visitors can pose or press click to achieve the best and most realistic-looking pictures. We found this to be useful because sometimes within a split second, we needed to achieve a somewhat dramatic or realistic photo. Otherwise, you may just end up with one of these shots. Case in point: Toddler refuse to sit in the specific photo spot!
We were quite thrilled to check out the vibrant and colourful zones of “Live.Laugh.Love” and “Young @ Heart” incorporated into Alive Museum. Bubba had fun pretending to ride the bicycle alongside the little monkey and bear as we cheered her along!
Why the Father and Daughter duo also made it to the covers of a fashion pop magazine!
The “Young @ Heart” zone is a fun one to check out. Lovers can propose to their partner with a huge wedding ring, or ladies can effortlessly sweep their men off their feet! Like they always say, there really is no end to creativity.
We didn’t get round to posing much in this zone but it was fun to walk past it and marvel at those cheesy shots that we would probably laugh at had we managed to get some shots of those.
There were so many exhibits that we went a little dizzy trying to see which pictures we should actually pose with. I guess we don’t need a lot for towards the hour-long walkabout, Bubba became a little cranky. Here are some of the best shots at Alive Museum that we took:
“Don’t let that scary crocodile eat me! PLEASE!”
“Penguins! I want to catch them!”
The common misconception that people may have about Alive Museum is that it’s just all 3D pictures but having gone through the different exhibitions, we realised it’s much more.
We actually experience Digital Art at Alive Museum with upfront interaction with the art pieces and were surprised by the 4D effects!
Alright, guess that about brings us to the end of the post where I will try not to let the cat out of the bag for you guys. Oops, bad pun! But honestly, if you have ran out of ideas and are looking for a fun place to bring your little toddler, Alive Museum might just be the place you want to check out.
Tips having survived Alive Museum with a toddler, here’s what I would recommend:
- Come prepared! Best if you could have another 2 more adults. I know you may wonder, why does a toddler need at least 3 – 4 adults to manage him/her. But I guess we would have loved an extra pair of hands to help us direct the Bub and take those photos for us! Or you could always politely ask the other patrons, I’m sure they would oblige too.
- Go early! Being among the first few through the doors of Alive Museum, we missed the crowds and managed to go through majority of the exhibits. That said, Bubba is always the most active in the day so it’s good for her to run around and exhaust her a little before her lunch and afternoon nap.
A sweet deal you don’t want to miss!
Now, to make your visit sweeter, visitors get to enjoy 40% Discount!
|Usual Price for tickets||$25||$20|
|After 40% discount||$15||$12|
Terms & Conditions:
- Valid from 27 May 2016, for a limited period only.
- Other terms & conditions apply.
- Information is correct as of time of print (27 June 2016).
Giveaway for readers!
I’m giving away a Alive Museum family package (tickets for 2 adults and 2 children) worth S$90!
To participate in this giveaway, simply follow the instructions on Rafflecopter.
Terms and Conditions:
1. Giveaway is only open to readers living in Singapore and ends on Sunday, 10 July 2016, 0000 hrs, .
2. All steps will have to be completed in order for your entry to qualify. Incomplete or invalid entries will be disqualified without notice.
Alive Museum Singapore
Address: Suntec City, #03-372 (between Towers 3 & 4)
Accessibility: Nearest MRT Station: Promenade Station (CC4 on Circle Line), Taxi Stand at Tower 4. Bus Stops at Tower 2 & 3
Opening Hours: Opens daily from 10am to 10pm (last admission at 9pm)
Counter Ticket Prices: Adult: $25, Child: $20 (3 to 12 years old)
Art Pieces: More than 80 art pieces
Approx duration of visit: 1.5 hours recommended
Free Wi-Fi Connection: Yes! For you to upload and share your photos on social media!
Note: We received a pair of complimentary tickets to visit the Alive Museum. As Bubba is under the age of 3, she entered free. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions expressed are purely of my own based on our experience. Alive Museum has also kindly sponsored the family package for the giveaway.