You can now catch Malaysia’s ‘Lee Chong Wei’ at Madame Tussauds Singapore

Photo courtesy of Madam Tussauds Singapore
Photo courtesy of Madam Tussauds Singapore

Madame Tussauds Singapore unveiled the wax figure of former world No. 1 badminton star Lee Chong Wei yesterday, which has been eagerly anticipated since its announcement in 2020.

Lee Chong Wei, a well-known figure in Malaysia, is the first sportsperson from that nation to have a wax figure displayed inside Madame Tussauds. The greatest sportsmen in the world, including former football players David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, will appear beside his wax statue. 

With a record 349 weeks as the best badminton player in the world, including 199 straight weeks at the top, Lee belongs in the hall of fame. He has won 69 super series championships and served as Malaysia’s UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

In a statement, it said a six-hour “sitting” was required of Lee Chong Wei in November 2019 as the Madame Tussauds staff painstakingly gathered over 200 measurements of the legendary athlete. Madame Tussauds Singapore is delighted to present Lee’s wax figure to admirers in Southeast Asia before it returns to its permanent home in Hong Kong, with much anticipation.

Lee had given his official jersey from his final Olympic performance in Rio 2016, making the wax replica even more precious. As Lee Chong Wei himself explained, “I’m very pleased to finally be able to show my wax figure to admirers from all around the world. Fans can expect incredible resemblance and limitless photo possibilities with the wax figure.

Steven Chung, general manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore also revealed his excitement over playing host to the Lee Chong Wei wax figure. 

“Sports legends are extraordinary, larger-than-life individuals who have the unique ability to capture the hearts of fans and inspire the younger generation from around the world. We are proud to be chosen as the first Madame Tussauds to display Lee, one of this region’s best ever, right here in Singapore, where he will stand among giants in our very own Sports ‘Hall of Fame.”  

Fans who wish to see Lee Chong Wei’s wax figure can visit Madame Tussauds Singapore’s website here to purchase attraction tickets before the wax figure jets off to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2023 for permanent display.

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