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
me, singing on stage
Zhang Yi Mou, film director
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
Feng Xiao Gang, film director
Yao Ming, the tallest NBA player as of date (7'6")
Pepsi Studio and F4
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. :)