While another city might only have one 3D art museum, you will shock with this city. I tell you guys, George Town not 1 or 2 but it has 3 interactive museums or people more familiar with this place as 3D Art Museums. Those are MIPIM (Made in Penang Interactive Museum), Penang Amazing World Studios, and Odeon.
Since 2008 George Town - Penang was awarded the title of World Heritage Site and was listed under the category of Cultural Heritage by UNESCO World Heritage committee. This city were recognized for the living multicultural heritage communities and architectural treasures.
Previously, tourists who visited George Town would love to explore the city and hunt for wrought-iron caricatures with anecdotal descriptions of the streets. Today, beside those famous wrought-iron and street art throughout the city, people might also want to visit these interactive museums.
This museum was the first Trick art or 3d art or interactive museum in George Town. All of paintings inside the museum adapted Penang heritage and architectural. There is miniature section in this museum that shows local market, those miniatures are mad by artist Mr. Khoo Chooi Hooi, he even put himself on some of his works. Made in Penang museum is located at 3 Weld Quay and if you want to visit it, you can simply hop on to Penang free bus and alight at Weld Quay street stop, near Church street pier. Entrance fee for tourists is RM 30 for adult.
2. Penang Amazing World Studios
Now, we're heading to the second museum that located just beside the first museum. This entrance was hypnotized me at the first time with those colorful canopy outside, but too bad I came too early. This museum is officially open for public since February 20th 2015. What makes this museum different from the previous one? well, this museum also has paintings which shows Penang's Heritage and Cultural. But this museum is cooperating with several world famous cartoon, such as The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Warner Bros even super heroes like Superman and Batman and that's why kids will love to visit this place. Beside the wall paintings, this museum also has 3D printed robot showcase. Ticket price for tourists is RM 30 (adult) and RM 20 (child), oh I can't wait for my visit to this museum later this year.
3. Odeon - The Interactive Museum
This is the newest Interactive museum and located in the middle of Georgetown. Previously, Odeon itself was a name for cinema building in Penang Road then transformed to this interactive museum today. What make's this museum different from other? It displays BLACK an WHITE 3D art cartoon and comic, yess most of the pictures in this place are comic conversation which only have black and white colors, similar with those wrought-iron caricatures.After you take a picture inside this museum, I bet you want to transform it to black and white picture first before upload it to your social media. It located at 130 Penang road.
So which one of these museums you like the most?
For your information, if you use Penang Hop On Hop Off, you can alight at Stop no 13 (Cruise) for Made in Penang Museum and Penang Amazing World Studios and either Stop no 16 (Blue Mansion) or stop no 9 (Chowrasta) for Odeon Penang.