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LEE CHONG WEI MAKES HIS MADAME TUSSAUDS DEBUT IN SINGAPORE
LEE CHONG WEI MAKES HIS MADAME TUSSAUDS DEBUT IN SINGAPORE (yahoo.com)
Thu, October 13, 2022 at 4:35 PM·4 min read
Malaysia's Badminton Star Reveals His Wax Figure on Limited Display in Singapore
Slated to be Moved Permanently to Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong in Q1 2023
SINGAPORE, Oct. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Much awaited since its announcement in 2020, Madame Tussauds Singapore has unveiled the wax figure of former world no.1 badminton player, Lee Chong Wei today.
Former world no.1 badminton player, Lee Chong Wei revealed his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore on 13 Oct, 2022 (Photo: Madame Tussauds Singapore)
A household name in Malaysia – Lee Chong Wei is the first ever athlete from the country to grace the halls of Madame Tussauds. His wax figure will star alongside the world's top athletes including legendary football players Cristiana Ronaldo and David Beckham. Lee marks his spot in the hall of fame with a record 349 weeks as the top badminton player worldwide - spending a consecutive 199 weeks at the top spot. With 69 super series titles under his belt, he has also represented Malaysia as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
In November 2019, Lee Chong Wei was put through a 6-hour 'sitting' as the team from Madame Tussauds meticulously took over 200 measurements of the iconic athlete. With much excitement and anticipation, Madame Tussauds Singapore is excited to debut Lee's wax figure for fans in Southeast Asia before it makes its way back to its permanent residence in Hong Kong. Making the wax figure extra special, Lee had donated his official jersey from his final Olympics performance in Rio 2016.
Fans can expect amazing likeness and endless photo opportunities with the wax figure as Lee Chong Wei himself shares, "I'm so excited to finally be able to reveal my wax figure to fans from all around the world. A lot of time and effort has been put in by the team at Madame Tussauds. They have been so meticulous at their job recreating me and I am so grateful for this opportunity."
Former world no.1 badminton player, Lee Chong Wei with his fans at the Fan Meet and Greet session on 13 Oct, 2022 (Photo: Madame Tussauds Singapore)
Former world no.1 badminton player, Lee Chong Wei signing his autograph for his fans (Photo: Madame Tussauds Singapore)
Steven Chung, General Manager, Madame Tussauds Singapore also reveals 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'."
Madame Tussauds Singapore is pleased to announce Malaysia Airlines and Firefly as the official airline partner for this launch. Fans who wish to see Lee Chong Wei's wax figure can visit Madame Tussauds Singapore's website at www.madametussauds.com/singapore to purchase attraction tickets before the wax figure jets off to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2023 for permanent display.
About Madame Tussauds Singapore
Located at Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa, Madame Tussauds Singapore opened in October 2014, and features variety of interactive experiences under one roof; from Madame Tussauds Singapore, to Images of Singapore, to "Spirit of Singapore" boat ride – the only Madame Tussauds site to have a boat ride, the Marvel Universe 4D Cinema, and lastly the Ultimate Film Star Experience! Featuring 12 incredible zones from glamourous Hollywood actors to your favorite K-pop stars, artists, musicians and sports heroes, the incredible Madame Tussauds Singapore houses over 75 wax figures. The gallery of wonder is so much more than an exciting attraction – where guests will get to experience our immersive and interactive technologies at every corner!
Welcoming a fabulous 10 million guests through our world-famous doors every year, Madame Tussauds gives you the chance to experience the ULTIMATE fame experience. We have over 23 unique locations around the globe, from New York to Singapore, Amsterdam to Sydney - and of course London, where the story began. Throughout our 250+ year history, Madame Tussauds has brought to life thousands of celebs, stars and heroes - in mind-blowingly accurate detail – giving visitors the opportunity to brush shoulders with their idols and LITERALLY reach for the stars!
Madame Tussauds Singapore welcomes guests from 10am to 6pm daily (final admission at 5pm). For ticket enquiries, please call (65) 6715 4000 or visit www.madametussauds.com/singapore/.
SOURCE Madame Tussauds Singapore
Wait. What!? LCW and wife are expecting a baby boy?! Congrats!
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It's his birthday today. Same with many of my relatives and friends.
Big talk right now in the media abt hall of fame fr Taufik.
If it is true, then he is very immature. Probably misinterpreted.
Or Taufik was angry at bwf for the reward which by right Taufik himself shd be awarded 1st for being the 1st to win both OG and WC.
Will one time wonders will also be inducted?
Who are the one time wonders so far?
Alan and zhao jh shd be there with legends.
Becoming a joke.
Then even zhao junpeng OG winner for 2000 should be inducted then .
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Yeah. BWF must get their mind fixed. Set the criteria.
I think that’s Ji XinPeng
Hall of Fame deliberately has a wide and flexible range of acceptable criteria. Fame is not only winning OG or WC - that’s more accurately a Hall of Champions.
Across the world, both are famous.
if i were to choose th or lcw achievements, i'd go with lcw. that's personal opinion. i'd like to be remembered as the icon of longevity and consistency winning countless superseries and stay at top of the chain ranked 1 for absurd amount of time rather than one hit wonder (yes i know it's oly/wc)
Have to respect TH. He got knee issues. Hence he can't last. You shd try playing with knee injury. See how it goes. lol
We can't take his OG and WC away. He is the 1st to achieve both. Respect.
part of being an all-time great athlete is staying healthy.
extreme longevity at the top outweighs two ultimate titles.
axelsen has two wc gold, one og gold, 22 ss\wt titles & 489-146 w-l record... and he is still active.
chen long had two wc gold, one og gold, 22 ss\wt titles & 446-115 w-l record.
taufik had one wc gold, one og gold, 18 gp\ss titles & 413-138 w-l record.
taufik is hof worthy but axelsen & chen long go into the hall before him.
He had smoking issues before his knee injury.
You are right.
It was more of the stamina than injury pain.
Just for fun I checked which players stopped Lee on his route to gold medals on Olympic or WC.
2004 Chen Hong
2008 and 2012 Lin Dan
2016 Chen long
2005 and 2010 Taufik
2006 Bao Chunlai
2007 and 2009 Sony Kuncoro
2011 and 2013 Lin Dan
2014 and 2015 Chen Long
2017 Brice Leverdez
2017 was Brice Leverdez
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Ok, corrected, thanks.