Wish you could meet your favourite person or legend? Madame Tussauds is a must-visit because of its incredible collection of lifelike wax figurines — which includes famous people, historical characters, and other notable figures.
Some time ago, Madame Tussauds Singapore announced that the wax figure of former world number 1 badminton player, Datuk Lee Chong Wei will be joining the family. And on 13 October 2022, this honour became a reality as the sports champion’s wax figure was finally unveiled.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei, a household celebrity in Malaysia, is now the first Malaysian athlete to be immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds. His wax figure will be featured alongside that of other prominent athletes from around the globe, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
With a total of 349 weeks as the world’s best badminton player (including a record 199 consecutive weeks at the top), Lee has earned his place in badminton immortality. He has won 69 super series titles, and he has also served as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador for Malaysia.
During a six-hour ‘sitting’ in November of 2019, the crew from Madame Tussauds methodically gathered over 200 measurements of Datuk Lee Chong Wei. Lee’s official jersey from his final Olympic competition in Rio 2016 was donated to the wax museum as an added special touch.
Before returning to its permanent home in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2023, Lee’s wax figure will be on display at Madame Tussauds Singapore. Fans who want to see Lee’s wax figure before it heads to Hong Kong for permanent display can purchase attraction tickets at Madame Tussauds Singapore’s website.
*All images courtesy of Madame Tussauds Singapore.