Thursday 23 October 2014

Media Preview of Madame Tussauds Singapore

Although we've been to two Madame Tussauds before (once in Hong Kong and the other in Sydney Australia), we were still pretty excited to visit our very own Madame Tussauds Singapore! Located at Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa, Madame Tussauds is the island's newest attraction.

On our way to Imbiah Lookout by car
Private media preview

We were one of the lucky few who were able to visit the attraction before it is opened to the public this weekend.

Madame Tussauds Singapore
(Address: 40 Imbiah Road, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa)

My girl has visited both wax museums in Hong Kong and Sydney but she couldn't remember as she was too young when we visited in Hong Kong and she was taking her nap when we visited it in Sydney. She was thus very excited. It was all very new to her.

Madame Tussauds Singapore is the only one with a boat ride
(Pity that they were still putting final touches to it so we couldn't ride it yet)
Selfie at the good ole tram
(Taken with my Olympus OMD mounted on one of the props)

World Leaders:

Doesn't this guy look super familiar?
Why, you see him all the time on every bank note!
Yusof Bin Ishak was the first president of Singapore
Barack Obama, the first Black president of the USA
Other famous world leaders
(you know who they are)
Family photo with the Queen of the UK
(Photo taken by the staff of Madame Tussauds)

Singaporeans love football so not surprisingly, there was a small section featuring football stars! Have never seen the hubby so enthusiastic about taking pictures with wax figures..

Doing sit ups with the face of football, David Beckham
Winning the (very small) champions cup
Playing golf with the infamous Tiger Woods
Basketball with Yao Ming is a must (left);
Didn't know Christiano Ronaldo is so tall. He looks tiny on the field (right)
A member of the staff was still putting on final touches on Fandi Admad when we took this picture!

History of Making Wax Figures:

As with all wax museum, there was an area that explained the whole process of making wax figures. It is a very tedious endeavour which is why each figure cost a whopping $300,000 to create!
Carving the head of Stephanie Sun (Sun Yanzi)

TV & Music:

This guy represented Singapore when we hosted The Amazing Race and is now immortalised as a wax figure!
(Unfortunately, doubt future generations will know who he is..)
Yes, he is the most well-loved Phua Chu Kang, a TV character made famous by Gurmit Singh
(Coincidentally, this photo of us was also featured on the cover page of Zaobao last Sunday!)
With the late Huang Wen Yong (left);
A super skinny Stephanie Sun (right)
Taylor Swift and her guitar
(She's so tall!)
Elvis Presley (left) and Madonna (right)
With my favourite singer/musician/director of all time, Jay Chou (Zhou Jie Lun)!


The Great Director, Jack Neo
Kungfu heroes, Jacky Chan & Bruce Lee
With famous Bollywood stars!
(Apologies to all my Indian friends and readers for wearing the sari wrongly. Have no idea how to do it =( )
With Lenardo diCaprio (left) and the famous Marilyn Monroe (right)
And there's must be a Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman in every Madame Tussauds that we've visited! Mega-super-stars!

The organisers of this event also encouraged us to post our photos on Instagram so that they can be printed for us as souvenirs at the end of our visit.

Print Instagram photos

I thought that that was a great idea! Love how the photos turned out =)

Honestly, I had expected that my girl would get bored after 5 minutes since she neither knew who these famous people were nor what they did. Thankfully she didn't and enjoyed playing with the props and grabbing the legs of the wax figures like a pro! We had an awesome afternoon =)

If you're wondering why certain famous founders of Singapore are missing (for example Sir Stamford Raffles and Lee Kuan Yew), either they are still undergoing final touches or are featured in the boat ride. All would be ready by the time the attraction opens (hopefully!).

Tickets are now at a special price of S$20 per ticket (usual S$30) till 31st Dec 2014 so do pay a visit before the end of the year!

If you're keen to visit the newest attraction in Sentosa, great news! We are giving away a Pair of Tickets to Madame Tussauds Singapore (worth S$60) to THREE lucky winners!

Simply follow these steps to qualify:

(1) Leave a comment on this blog post on which wax figure you would like to meet and why
(2) Enter the above entry into the Rafflecopter widget below (don't forget to do this as we'll be using the widget to pick the winner!).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The other entries are optional but you may enter them for more chances of winning! Good luck! =)

Terms and Conditions of this giveaway:
a) This giveaway ends on 7th November 2014 (Fri) and is only open to readers living in Singapore.
b) Participants must leave a comment with the required answer and enter their entry into Rafflecopter in order to qualify. Other entries entered into Rafflecopter must also be completed (I do check!). Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice.
c) Limited to one prize per household.
d) The winner will be drawn randomly via Rafflecopter and must respond within 3 days after being contacted by me otherwise another winner will be drawn.
e) The tickets are valid for one month from date of collection.


This post is part of my MadPsychMum Fun in Singapore Guide to all things exciting for kids! 
Check out other fun playgrounds and attractions in Singapore! =)

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Disclosure: An invitation to this media preview was received from Madame Tussauds Singapore for the purposes of this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received; all opinions and text are my own.
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