I remember watching a TV program on Madame Tussauds wax museum, when I was small. I don’t exactly remember what was the TV program, I think it is 9.05(namayai paha) presented by Hema Nalin Karunarathna. If you remember him presenting it, don’t forget to comment.
Let me come to the story, it was my childhood dream to visit Madame Tussauds one day. The TV program was about its London Branch, so the dream was specifically, to go to London and visit Madame Tussauds. Well, my brother has visited it once and brought a book on how they make wax figures.
One of the branches of Madame Tussauds is at Sentosa island, Singapore. Thank you so much Moi Khim for the tickets. My husband and I had so much fun! The problem of visiting Madame Tussauds Singapore is, if you want to visit it, then you have to buy tickets to visit “Images of Singapore” too. Images of Singapore is another attraction, which has a 40 minutes guided tour on the history of Singapore. No choice, you can only enter Madame Tussauds after this tour.
How did we come to Madame Tussauds
Around 1 pm on a Saturday, we took the train to Harbour Front and got into a mono rail to go to Sentosa island. You have to pay 4 SGD, as an entry fee to Sentosa island, if you are taking the monorail. You can also just walk through Sentosa Broad Walk and no entrance fee involved. Also you can take a taxi or cable car to get into the island.
When you take monorail, you have to get down from Imbiah Station to go to madam Tussard. Its just few meters of walk from Imbiah station.
As all of you expected, I screamed with happiness. The wax figures looks so real! The trick for a good photograph is, just get your camera to the direction they are looking at and you look at the same direction, then take the photograph. Voila! you have a nice photo with your favorite celebrity.
It takes at least 3 hours to visit the place and take photographs with the celebrities. Some figures like Queen Elizabeth II, Justine Beiber are very popular among the visitors and you will have to wait few minutes to take a photo.
There are props like, jackets, hats, mask and wigs available in the boxes near the wax figures. Make sure you wear few of them, when you are taking the photos, it is so much fun that way.
There was a professional photographer taking photos at several photo spots, like Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and Queen Elizebath II. He gave us a ticket with the photo id in it. We presented it to the counter near the exit and they showed us our photos, we selected one photo from the two photos he took to buy. Then they printed it and put it in a cardboard frame. It was 20 SGD for a photo and for an extra payment of 2 SGD we got the soft copy of the photo we printed. If you are given a coupon at the entrance, don’t forget to present it to the photo printing counter when you are buying the photo. I got a 5 SGD coupon and totally forgot to redeem it when I buy the photos.
There was a stall, where we can try making a wax hand from our own hand. It is go like this. you have to put your hand in an ice cold water for few mins, then they put your hand in a hot bee wax. They make sure a good layer of bee wax is around your hand, let it dry and carefully remove it. As I remember they sell it for 20 SGD. You can add LED bulb, get the wax hand colored in your favorite color or add a stand buy paying some more money.
You can do a Q&A game and learn about how they make the wax figures. There is an area dedicated to learning about the process as well.
Food and Drinks
No food or drinks allowed inside the building. Startbucks, Subway and several other outlets were near the place.
How did we return home
We took the mono rail from Imbiah Station and alighted from Sentosa station. Then just walk to the Harbour Front MRT station to get a train back home.
You can find more info about Madam Tussards Singapore at https://www2.madametussauds.com/singapore/en/
Do not forget to tell me in the comments, if you have been to a Madame Tussauds, or another wax museum . I am so excited to hear about the other places.
Looking forward to write you about another experience soon. Take care, have a nice trip with your lovelies.