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I didn’t really know there are a growing number of trick eye (or trick art) museums in the Philippines. But it’s not hard to understand in a country which is the texting and selfie capital of the world! Trick art is clever, is perfect for photography and I love the imagination behind it. I certainly had fun when I tried it in Seoul (see photo, with a representation of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’)

Trickart Seoul

Anyway, I forgot to mention in my last post that the trick eye gallery at Banzai Japanese buffet is the latest to open in Manila. There’s a section in the sprawling resto that’s dedicated to those delightful art works. I was too busy eating to pose for pictures but it’s certainly a nice touch for an eat all you can resto… you can pose all you can as well! 🙂

Banzai co-owner Marvin Agustin and his twin sons show us how to strike the pose…

Marvin Agustin at the Trick Art Gallery

Ask the reception desk about how you can borrow the Japanese costumes for a more authentic photo. The best thing about the trick art gallery in Banzai is that it’s FREE to dining guests, whereas other places charge entrance fees.

Guests enjoy dressing up as sumo wrestlers

Flavors magazine editor Dolly Zulueta says: “ano….laban ka? ” (wanna fight?) Hehe.


Another trick eye museum to check out is the one at Seriland or Seri Fantasy World in Manila Ocean Park. Entrance fee is P150 per attraction. This place also looks good, judging from the pics on their official Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/serifantasyworld


Seri 1

Other 3D trick art museums to check out are the following:

JOYous Visual Trick Arts Gallery
at SM Supersale Club, SM North EDSA Quezon City
Entrance fee of P200

Happy Dreamland Theme Park
Balabag, Boracay island
Entrance fee: P160 for adults/ 80 for kids

Cebu Trick Art Museum
3F J. Centre Mall, Mandaue City
Entrance fee: P200

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  1. Classica Samson says:

    Hi there. I would just like to ask if you know where Seriland is licated now? I called MOP and they said it’s no longer located there. Thank you! ????

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