Madame Tussauds, home of famous wax figures, which originated in Europe in the 1700s, has a branch in Hongkong. You can read about its history here. As this museum is at Victoria Peak (right after you get off the tram), we paid it a visit. It was of those times that we were able to enjoy the “sights” since the toddler was fast asleep in my arms. One thing I noticed here though, is that about half of figures were Chinese stars, many of which I don’t recognize save for Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Yao Ming. I would surmise that the museums differ in every branch, depending on who is famous there. London, New York and Washington, DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood would house the more global celebrities, I guess. How wonderful it would be if Manila can be home to one branch. But alas, I don’t think the humid climate would permit it.
Anyhow, these are some of the residents of the Hongkong branch, starting with Madama Tussaud herself.