Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Singapore Review

Who hasn't heard of the name Van Gogh

If you are in Singapore and happen to love the arts then visiting the pop up exhibition for the Van Gogh Immersive Experience Singapore. They've extended the dates, so you can take this opportunity to immersive yourself in a new way of enjoying art. The exhibition offers a 360-degree multisensory experience that combines art and technology, the first and only in Asia! 

There are various platforms to get your tickets, we got ours from  Klook  but it seems that it is now currently unavailable. But fret not, you can still get you tickets from the Resorts World site directly. With ticket and hotel bundles, it's definitely worth checking out.

Getting There

The Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience exhibition is situated in Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. To get to Sentosa, there are various modes of transportation. You could take a taxi or alight at the VivoCity MRT Station and then heading over to level 3 to take the tram into the island. 

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What to Expect

The Forum B1 of Resorts World Sentosa has been transformed into a mesmerizing world of art dedicated to Van Gogh, along the way to the exhibition there are artistic bunnies with the influence of Van Gogh; perfect for taking a wefie/self or two.

Upon arrival, at the entrance of the exhibition we were greeted with lots of Van Gogh-themed rabbits wearing sunglasses, amidst a huge Starry Night-inspired mural speckled with with sunflowers. 

After getting our tickets verified, we entered a dark alley way filled with self-portrait paintings of Van Gogh on both sides of the entrance. Following a staircase down to a second room, replicas of  oil canvas paintings from the 1880s adorned each side of the walls. 

Before entering the exhibition area, we were greeted with a the larger-than-life Van Gogh Experience pop up banner stand, decked out in sunflowers. A perfect place for some photos for sure, and waiting in line to get that perfect shot did take some time as lots of people were wanting to do the same.

Past the sunflowers, we entered the actual exhibition area which houses several different rooms and corners to experience 360-degree digital projections, replicas of life-like paintings, dozens of colorful projections, interesting facts and photo opportunities; complemented by an audio soundtrack.

There was a fascinating sculpture of  Van Gogh’s head, which turns into a colorful collection of his most famous artworks, Starry Night. One of our favorite experiences was a wall projection of a vase bursting into vibrant blooms, featuring different works throughout Van Gogh's lifetime. 

In one of the immersive rooms, there were cozy chairs and benches where one could watch as several of works transform the spectacular room with 360-degree moving projections that bring the painter’s most famous works to life with audio commentary.

There were other rooms which had the same concept so you get to immerse yourself in the art, just without the comfy looking chairs. One of the rooms was Japanese themed, and while not exactly displaying the works of Van Ggoh, does provide a good context on the art methods and history adding a different layer to the experience. 

Besides the immersive rooms, towards the end of the exhibition, there're other actives such as enjoying a VR headset experience with the artwork which inspired Van Gogh's work with commentary, a cinema screening offering all the facts of Van Gogh and his career on film, and  an interactive art studio where you get to color your own art piece which  you scan to see your masterpiece on the big screen - perfect for adults and children alike.


We got to understand what went on in Van Gogh's family, life and and personality of sorts. That his full name was Vincent Van Gogh. He was brought up in a family with a strict upbringing and tried to break free of the constraints he thought was constricting his without realizing he was never truly free: the way in way he wanted to express his art and stubbornness in pursuing perfection relentlessly resulted in him developing depression. He loved painting the same subject, over and over again in different seasons and perspective and did a lot of self-portraits.

His complicated friendship with Paul Gauguin, another painter with different ideologies on art, also affected his mental well-being. While his close relationship with his brother, Theo, helped somewhat both financially and emotionally, it was never enough. On 27 July 1890, in a field near Auvers, Vincent shot himself in the chest with a revolver. He died two days later, with his brother Theo at his bedside. He was 37 years old.

All in all it was a good experience with the immersive qualities and use of technology to bring the artwork to 'life'. Hidden amidst the bustling noise of Universal Studios and other Sentosa attractions, it’s an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.

Have you visited Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments below! 

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