What is it?
Madame Tussauds is a wax works. Originally created in London, UK by Madame Tussaud herself in 1835 and now owned by the Merlin Entertainment Group who have opened similar wax works across the globe.
It officially opened on 25 October 2014 as the seventh Asian branch of the Madame Tussauds chain of wax attractions worldwide.
Where is it?
40 Imbiah Road, Sentosa, Singapore, 099700
Choose your travel wisely. We went to the Imbiah Station – Sentosa Express and due to the construction works (removing the Merlion) our 10 minute walk turned into a 30 minute walk back to Imbiah Lookout Cable Car Station through the construction site and along the very narrow path on the road. If you have any restrictions on walking this would have been impossible and definitely impassable for wheelchair users due to the extremely small gap to get through at the Merlion Cable car station. We took the cable car back across to Vivo City as it was so much easier.
How much is it?
An online saver ticket costs $30 (adult) and $18 (child) including GST.
Booking ahead is essential due to the Covid-19 capacity restrictions.
The F1 VR racing experience is an additional costs and is advertised at $40 (adult) and $28 (child) online but there was an offer the day we went and booked on site for $15 (adult) including GST.
When is it open?
Mon – Fri 10am to 7:30pm (last admission 6pm)
Sat, Sun and PH 10am to 9pm (last admission 7:30pm)
What’s it like?
There are four main sections to walk around. It starts with Indian Cinema and film stars – great for the Bollywood fans – and moves onto Images of Singapore, the Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride before finishing with the famous people of the world from sports stars, world leaders and film stars from across the globe. Then there’s the additional Marvel 4D cinema show at the end which is fun for the fans.
The Indian cinema experience is fun and interaction with the movie stars is possible due to clever technology.
The Singapore live walks us through the history of Singapore with wax works and lights and sounds from Sir Stamford Raffles, through the War to present day.
The boat ride is 3 minutes long and highlights the modern features and landmarks of Singapore.
The last section is where most of the selfies and pictures will be taken as you can get up close and personal with world leaders (Barack Obama, HM The Queen, Nelson Mandela etc) as well as sports stars (Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, David Beckham etc), Kung Fu stars (Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan) and music (Beyonce, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Elvis etc) and movie stars (Michelle Yeoh and Johnny Depp were particularly realistic). You can also sit for an interview with Oprah and there’s an IIFA Awards experience too where you can dance in virtual reality with back up dancers.
There’s a small behind the scenes section which was closed due to the current Covid-19 restrictions.
Just a few pictures to give you a flavour because I wouldn’t want to spoil the fun of all the real life waxworks that you can take selfie’s with. As it’s so quiet now really is the best time to go to get some great photos.