When I found out that the first Museum of Illusions in Southeast Asia opened in Kuala Lumpur in June, I really wanted to go and have a look at it myself. It was not only until mid-July that I was able to be there, and pathetically, I was alone. Museum of Illusions, and similar attractions, are to be visited in large groups. The more the merrier.
Museum of Illusions is a collection of museums with branches in Croatia, Australia, Oman, Serbia and Slovenia. With the opening of this establishment last month in the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, just steps from Pavilion, to be followed are museums in the United States of America, Canada, Germany, Greece and many other countries. The fact that Museum of Illusions can mushroom so quickly is because this is a franchise business.
In Kuala Lumpur, Museum of Illusions is located on the first and second floors of Ansa Hotel in Bukit Bintang. It’s easily accessible by LRT and MRT, which also facilitated my visit, as I had initially planned.
However, with my accommodation at Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Museum of Illusions is just a stone’s throw away and I ended up walking over.
There are tens of optical illusions of different scales and sizes within Museum of Illusions that are aimed at messing up the eyes and minds of visitors, to make them second guess their perception of reality.
Of course, looking at these photos, you can hardly tell. In fact, unlike many of the 3D art museums that I have been to, there are no photo samples to copy the poses. Crew members are available to explain the exhibits and also to help to take photos. During my visit, there was only one crew member who was busy assisting a foreign family. Oh well, let me just have a look around by myself. And this is the outcome.
Would I visit again? Yes, but not alone. Would I encourage you to visit? Definitely. Just make sure you go with as big a group as possible! It’ll be so much more exciting!
For more information on these illusions and ticket pricing, log on to the official website of Museum of Illusions Malaysia.
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