Before we explore Madame Tussauds Singapore, let’s get to know the creepy fact first. Recalling the classic Hollywood movie House of Wax (1953), the movie theme likely reflects the wax exhibition in Madame Tussauds museum. The climax depicted the creepiest thing when a woman revealed the real human coated by wax for exhibition. Actually it did happen during French Revolution but it was for different purpose (not for exhibition). The chaos during French Revolution remained the dead victims and Madame Tussauds was in charge to model those dead bodies by wax. She herself even looked for the ‘heads’ separated from the body!
Well, let’s stop the glimpse of creepy history and move to the funnier things. Madame Tussauds museum has been the prominent destination for tourist through the ages. It has worldwide branches including in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia (the latest is Madame Tussauds Singapore). Madame Tussauds Singapore opened in 25 October 2015. Located in very strategic area which is Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island, Madame Tussauds Singapore is relatively accessible. Therefore, it attracts so many tourists to visit. So, what’s the fun in Madame Tussauds Singapore behind the creepiness in the past?
1. Celebrity Wax Figures in Madame Tussauds Singapore
First, the primary attraction of Madame Tussauds Singapore is star wax figure indeed. It’s time for getting closer to renowned figures such as Hollywood, Asian, and Bollywood stars. Get used to be under spotlight with A-List celebrities like Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, etc. Next, move to music zone where you can find pop diva Madonna, King of Pop Michael Jackson, and teenage idol: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. In a Brit corner, be the Bond girl and pose besides Daniel Craig.
Furthermore, the wax sculpture is not the single attraction in Madame Tussauds Singapore. There are various properties available and the venues are set up based on the celebrity’s background. You can pose like the stars and take a picture. For example, you can sit up on a bench next to David Beckham, have a cup of tea with Audrey Hepburn, pick the golf stick besides Tiger Woods, wear boxing gloves and robe like Mohammad Ali. Moreover, you have a chance to be Oprah Winfrey’s guest in her popular show.
2. Historical Wax Figures in Madame Tussauds Singapore
Next is still about the popular figures but they are not from showbiz world. Watch your manner as you arrive at British Royal Family corner and bow to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Take a seat on her red velvet throne and pretend to be a Royal member. In addition, some national delegations are ready to welcome you such as Soekarno (Indonesian founding father), Barrack Obama, Yusof bin Ishak (Singapore’s first president as portrayed in Singapore bank notes). In a special corner, you will find the romantic ambiance from sweet golden couple: Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his wife holding hands while sitting on a park bench.
3. VR Racing Experience
Are you mad about F1 Grand Prix but you can only watch it on TV and in circuit? Now it’s your chance to experience the real sensation of driving F1 car by yourself! Madame Tussauds Singapore does realize your imagination. Besides masterpiece collections, Madame Tussauds Singapore also offers the vibrant attraction by VR Racing Experience. Using 2 live-sized F1 cars and VR HMD technology, this simulator brings you to the virtual circuit with the actual atmosphere so you can feel the spinning wheels, bouncing and bumping cars. First, choose your team between Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel. Next, take your seat belt and…. Ready, set, go!
4. The Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride
There is something special in Madame Tussauds Singapore which can’t be found in other Madame Tussauds museums. Madame Tussauds Singapore takes you to the fantasy world of Singapore. Start your journey by riding on a boat. As you enter this fantasy world, the virtual attractions like Singapore tropical garden will mesmerize you by its virtual flowers. Furthermore, you can smell the scent of flowers and hear the bird song just like in the real tranquil forest. In addition, along this steady river you will encounter the mini Singapore which features Singapore landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore F1 Grand Prix Circuit, and you can even see the Singapore Air is right above your head.
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5. Marvel 4D Experience
Madame Tussauds Singapore is not just wax exhibition. It is more than that. One can simply get many exciting things at once in Madame Tussauds Singapore. Here is the newest thrill in Madame Tussauds Singapore: Marvel 4D Experience. Get ready to encounter life-sized figures of Iron Man and Captain America. Besides, have an exclusive chance exploring Tony Stark’s basement workshop and wear his armor. Furthermore, don’t miss the incredible experience in Marvel 4D cinema. It is an extraordinary cinema with high impact special effects such as smooth seat vibrations and water sprays. Take a seat, put on 4D glasses, and discover yourself being in the middle of the war between Marvel superheroes and the evils!