Madame Tussauds comes to Singapore!
Sentosa has partnered with Merlin Entertainment and they will be bringing Madame Tussauds Singapore to the Images of Singapore (IOS) attraction. It will open at Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa in 2014.
I've never been to a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum before so I'm quite keen to take a look when it opens. Here's a taste of things to come.
Picture 2 (left to right): Wax figures of Jay Chou, Katy Perry, Kate Winslet at the news launch of Madam Tussauds Singapore.
Here's the rest of the press release.
About Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity experience and the world’s best known and most popular wax attraction. There are currently 15 Madame Tussauds attractions around the world (5 in Europe, 4 in the USA, 5 in Asia and 1 in Australia). Each of the attractions are unique and tailored to the host city and visitor demographic to feature both local as well as international figures. These attractions are continually endorsed by celebrities, sports stars, royalty and global politicians.
Founded in London in 1835, Madame Tussauds’ amazing wax figures are so high quality and so lifelike that even the celebrities themselves do a double take when they see them – and all in stunning interactive themed sets designed to excite, amaze, and surprise, including some with unique animated features!
And, with no bars, ropes or barriers around the figures, visitors will have no problem believing that they really are standing beside their heroes and the photographs taken with favourite stars will be a special memory for ever. The result of 200 years of expertise and painstaking research every figure takes Madame Tussauds’ gifted sculptors a minimum of three months to make, and costs more than £150K.
Most contemporary figures are also produced following sittings with the celebrities themselves and are the result of hundreds of separate measurements, hours matching skin tone, eye and hair colour – with every individual hair inserted separately.
Celebrities and film studio wardrobe departments often supply clothing for their figures, or designers will reproduce significant or iconic outfits as exact replicas, only for Madame Tussauds. Inclusion in one of Madame Tussauds attractions around the world is seen as a huge honour and recognition of an individual’s contribution, status and achievement.