HOW is it like to be one of the first guests at a brand spanking new hotel? Interesting, to say the least! We were invited to a media getaway at I-City Shah Alam‘s new three-star hotel, the Best Western, with a complimentary night’s stay and free buffet meals. Since I was allowed to bring a guest, I had my mum tag along, even though my house isn’t that far away from Shah Alam. At least we got to sleep in a comfortable and spacious room with fluffy pillows and comforters and cold air conditioning.
As part of our trip, we were also given free reign of the various attractions within I-City.
To those who haven’t been here before, I-City is a theme park of sorts with rides, places of visit and other stuff all under one roof. It is particularly popular for itsforest of LED trees at night – but has since opened many more attractions, including the Trick Art Museum – which was our first stop of the day.
The place is divided into five sections over two storeys of 3D-paintings, designed to look like they are ‘popping’ out of the wall. The five theme are Masterpieces, Egyptian, Marine Life, Animal Kingdom and Modern Classics. Some of the famous paintings you will see include the Mona Lisa and The Scream. There are helpful photos next to each painting for visitors to refer on how to take the perfect 3D-looking pic.
I think youngsters and families would enjoy the place, since you can be as creative as you want with the pictures. You don’t necessarily have to follow the examples given! When we went it was afternoon so there wasn’t much of a crowd so we could take our time, but I imagined it would be a long wait if it was busy.
Upstairs where all the other themes are located and jumbled together. Some of the paintings didn’t look very 3D though.
Various ‘modern’ paintings depicting European life. Idk why they didn’t put in some local flavour as well.
There were even some famous movie characters, like ET, King Kong, Spiderman, The Mummy and Batman.
Entry tickets are priced at RM10 per person. It’s a unique concept, but there aren’t like a tonneload of exhibits on display. We were out in less than 30 minutes. But if you have families with small kids, or teens, could be a nice place to go to for the weekend + visit other attractions in the area.
Trick Art Museum@I-City
i-City, D-1-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor
Opening hours: Daily (11am -12am/1am on holidays)