Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another Wax Museum - Madame Tussauds Shanghai!

Tonight, we went to Madame Tussauds Shanghai, located at the 10th floor of New World Building, in Nanjing Xi Road. It is accessible by train stopping at People's Square station. Not because you've been into one does it mean you've seen it all. This applies true to this museum who has several locations scattered around the world. My mom and my brother have Jairus have been to Madame Tussauds New York last year but that doesn't stop me, my mom and Julie from taking a peek of what's inside their Shanghai branch. The good thing about their different locations is that each has its own "specials" in relation to their region and target market. With that, the local and regional icons get to mingle with world celebrities.

Here are some of the pictures taken inside the wax musem with different personalities and celebrities.

Barack Obama, current president of the United States

Bill Gates

me, singing on stage

Zhang Yi Mou, film director

Sylvester Stallone

Marie Tussauds or Madame Tussauds, founder of the museum

There are also photo-opp places where you can insert yourself in the scene like the ones below:

me as an astronaut

me, at the president's podium

His Royal Highness, Prince William of Wales

Twins, a singing duo

Jackie Chan

Charlie Chaplin

Bruce Lee

Feng Xiao Gang, film director

Yao Ming, the tallest NBA player as of date (7'6")

Pepsi Studio and F4

Jerry Yan

Michael Jackson

It was already late when we came to the museum, so we stayed until closing time (a little over an hour) and then headed home. On our way back to the hotel, I saw this countdown marker for the World Expo 2010 to be held in Shanghai next year. The city is really gearing up towards welcoming the world for what seems will be an event of the year for 2010.

On a lighter side, I was surprised to see Bea Alonzo and Shaina Magdayao on TV while I was channel-surfing tonight. :)

1 comment:

Roland said...

great photos! I dont think Ive read anything like this before.So good to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject.
Thanks for starting this up. these wax model looks like real people!! hope to see more Shanghai Travel Guide from you.