MY FIRST IMPRESSION
With over 10,000 visitors a day in Croatia’s branch, I can understand why its popularity expanded to 15 cities across the globe within 4 years – including Kuala Lumpur as its flagship museum in Asia. However, as I stared at its clean-cut-modern exterior (looking in), with its white and light blue colour combination, sure let’s off an intimidating yet exclusive first impression.
ASIAN MENTAL PARADOX
For the majority of those unaccustomed to clean-cut-modern designs – this may serve as a challange; pushing its local visitors away through no fault of their own. In Kuala Lumpur particularly, the concept of modern-culture entails a hefty price tag and lavish spoils. However, this isn’t the case for the Museum of Illusions. Its strategic location within the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle and tucked safely and comfortably within a hotel, makes for a very appealing yet safe environment for both family, group or personal visitations.
THE MUSEUM’S APPEAL
Affordable rates that definitely can take-up your day is an immediate pull for me. Surprisingly – according to its staff, most parents would bravely leave their children to play within the safety of the museum while they indulge in the Malaysia’s shopping capital. Another surprising pull are its museum fees – priced reasonably, are NOT PAY PER ENTRY, ITS PAY PER DAY which means so long as you are still fashioning the museum’s wristband, you are allowed to venture outside and come back in as long as it is within its operating hours and day of purchase.
UP FOR A CHALLENGE?
The moment you enter the museum, you will immediately be drawn to the 70 different exhibits that are a combination of science, mathematics, biology, and psychology. No other museums are similar in exhibit but share the idea of combining educatiin and entertainment as a form of attraction. Before I knew it, it was passed half an hour just focusing all my attention on a single exhibit – which I couldn’t even solve. To make matters worse, its difficulty level was average and was pleasently teased by its friendly and helpful staff. Eventually, after a few persuasive gestures for some help, the staff accomodated us with the solution to one exhibit (once). Unfortunately, I was too slow to comprehend the solution due to my mental breakdown.
Walk-in Adult = RM35 (MyKad) / RM45
Walk-in Children (5 – 15 years) = RM25 (MyKad) / RM35
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) = RM90 (MyKad) / RM120
Student = RM30 (MyKad) / RM40
EVERYDAY (INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS) : 10am – 10pm
1st Floor, Ansa Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
101, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Office: +603-2110 2654
Here’s the magic, if you absolutely enjoy or even thrive for some mental tease or are game to completely torture your brain to a point of total meltdown then this museum is made for you. The feeling you get after solving even a single puzzle is beyond words and addictive.