Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Wax Museum (Entrance Fee/Rates, Operating Hours)
At The Peak, it was still raining and Tutubi never got to see, even photograph, the famous postcard view of Hong Kong's city lights.
Later explored the mall for various finds and decided to visit the Hong Kong branch of famous London attraction: Madame Tussauds wax museum.
at the museum, Tutubi was able to meet Jacky Chan, other Hong Kong and Chinese stars, sports luminaries, famous people and even the British royal family's wax sculptures
Just a few sample pictures for your viewing:
Get acquainted with Nelson Mandela of South Africa famous for eliminating apartheid
get art lessons from Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor and co-founder of Cubism
become a superspy with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond or simply the new Bond girl
get the facts right from Princess Diana on what really transpired on the day of her death (recently her 10th year death anniversary)
be the goalie and foil David Beckham attempt
see for yourself that the King of Rock n Roll is not yet dead (elvis presley)
lambast George W. Bush and his warmongering ways
confer with Mahatma Gandhi and his civil disobedience of India and congratulate him on India's 60th year of independence, again, from the oppressive British
hug or strangle the self-proclaimed king of pop (michael jackson)
ask Adolf Hitler why he committed suicide or if it's really true that he's the son of Jose Rizal (a historical rumor/hoax still circulating)
remind Albert Einstein to comb his hair :)
pose with the glamorous princess of J-Pop, Ayu, Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ), very big in Japan (Tutubi loves J-Pop, btw)
hug and kiss Brad Pitt since Angelina Jolie's not around
tee off with Tiger Woods on the fairway
The great part of the museum is that, unlike others Tutubi's seen, you may actually touch the exhibits and pose for pictures
Mock Saddam Hussein whom the American war machine brought down in Iraq
play around with the exhibit e.g. be part of Rembrandt's famous painting "The Syndics of the Clothmakers' Guild"
Be the 5th member of the Beatles besides John Lennon, Paul MacCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison
Be part of the British royal family
or play basketball one-on-one with the giant Yao Ming (姚明)
Jacky Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Mikhail Gorbachev, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Bruce Lee, Macaulay Culkin, Pres. Bill Clinton, Luciano Pavarotti, Eddie Murphy, Harrison Ford, Hugh Grant et al, was also hoping to see Maria Sharapova but a bit disappointed she's not there
Madame Tussauds New York now has on display the hotel heiress Paris Hilton (House of Wax) in prison garb :)
Sad thing about it is that Madame Tussauds probably haven't heard of Jose Rizal, whose life and works, fueled Asia's first republic :(
Tips on visiting Madame Tussauds:
Photographers are there to take your picture that you can order prints on your way out at, again, touristy prices.
Bring your own camera and tripod so you can take your own picture with your favorite personality. Tutubi didn't use flash on any picture and the museum has low light condition.
Madame Tussauds is located at Level P1 The Peak Tower
How to get there: From MTR Central terminal, walk to the Peak Tram Terminus and ride the famous The Peak Tram service to the Peak Tower or take CityBus routes 15 or 15A.
Wax museum operating hoursis open from 10am to 10pm
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong entrance fee/admission prices/rates:
HK$215 per adult
HK$145 per child (ages 3-11)
HK$145 senior citizen
discounts if you buy tickets online
Other branches of Madame Tussauds are in London, New York, and Berlin (Germany)
special packages available at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Official Websitehere
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Jose Rizal in Hong Kong
Hong Kong in Philippine History
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A Symphony of Lights
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posted by GingGoy @ 9:51 PM,
- At Aug 29, 2007, 12:37:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
so life like huh. quite eerie. never been to a wax museum before. looks like a fun stop.
- At Aug 29, 2007, 5:06:00 AM, said...
Some of them really look real, don't you think so?
- At Aug 29, 2007, 5:33:00 AM, carlotta1924 said...
reminds me of the madame tussaud's over at 42nd street in nyc. they also have that beatles wax figures, but for me i posed with the spice girls :P =)
nakikinig ka ba sa globe? =)
- At Aug 29, 2007, 4:07:00 PM, said...
I've never been to a wax museum before and somehow I find it quite eerie. Wonderful yes, but scary.
Nice photos though!
- At Aug 29, 2007, 4:09:00 PM, Mari said...
Many years ago I went to a wax museum in Buena Park, California, and the only one we could pose with was Frankenstein. LOL
Thanks for the wonderful pictures.
- At Aug 29, 2007, 6:55:00 PM, dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...
Interesting photos and humurous description...
Looking forward for more of this series...
- At Aug 29, 2007, 7:13:00 PM, said...
photo cache, quite scary much like the wax museum movie of paris hilton :)
thess, so life-like were some of them looked so real
carlotta, the beatles also present (syempre) in London. what do you mean nakikinig sa globe?
kyels, scary indeed but nice since we were like children and not too many people
mari, frankenstein of all people :)
dodong, kakatuwa talaga parang bata naglaro sa museum...dami pa susunod na posts :)
- At Aug 29, 2007, 8:37:00 PM, said...
meron na palang M. Tussauds sa HK. Pinakagusto ko yug sa BEATLES> sulat ba yung mahal na entrance?
- At Aug 30, 2007, 5:15:00 AM, carlotta1924 said...
hi! globe yung jpop band na kumanta nung feel like dance na nauso nung mid-90's. =)
- At Aug 30, 2007, 10:24:00 AM, R.O. said...
shucks ang galing, i want my wax version!
- At Aug 31, 2007, 2:40:00 AM, said...
hi! i saw the entrance going to the museum there at the peak tram when we came to have a vacation in hongkong. sad to say it was too expensive for us and had different plans. we didn't expect it when we went there. i only had pics with bruce lee since nasa labas sya. hahahaha!
ganda pala kung pumasok noh? oh well.. love the pics!
- At Aug 31, 2007, 5:18:00 AM, said...
reminds me of the movie, something about wax works, you know the scary thing.. but you got a nice round up of famous celebs and personalities :) must be an enjoyable experience. thanks for dropping by my blog! you got nice one here!
- At Aug 31, 2007, 8:13:00 AM, said...
nadaanan namin yang wax museum noon pero hindi kami pumasok. with your pics ay para na rin akong nakapasok....and it saved me HK$150 [or HK$300] dahil 2 kami ni ronnie, ;-)
- At Aug 31, 2007, 10:39:00 AM, said...
iskoo, personally i found the place worth my money, unlike the "free" tour :(
carlotta, yes naisip ko na nga yun later when i was bothered by that globe question. nasa isip ko kasi globe cellphone hehe
baldagyi, pano yan wax version mo tapos di pa rin pwede post yung picture :(
andianka, minsan lang naman yun kaya kami pumasok. we didn't actually plan to enter at first. sulit naman, may picture na ng mga celebs...too bad i don't like posting my own picture here :)
dimaks, wax works nga. fun yung pose beside famous people or make fun of them
saida, iba pa rin yung ikaw ang naka-pose sa picture. the first picture namin is with Jacki Chan :)
- At Sep 1, 2007, 12:11:00 AM, said...
Lucky you tutubi! I'd love to visit MT Wax museum,too so I can give Brad Pitt a slurp,lol
- At Sep 1, 2007, 12:53:00 AM, tin-tin said...
it's like they're real! :)
and i didn't know about the relationship between hitler and rizal :)
- At Sep 1, 2007, 8:04:00 AM, said...
Gosh.. some of them look so real and life like :) YOu can't seem to distinguish fake and real anymore :)
- At Sep 1, 2007, 2:02:00 PM, pieterbie said...
Love the way how the young woman is sitting between the British Royals!
- At Sep 1, 2007, 2:39:00 PM, dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...
I'm excited can't seem to wait longer for the next post :)
- At Sep 1, 2007, 3:25:00 PM, said...
Wonder if the water fountain clock is still there? Have you experienced the underwater tuberoad
also? It's like the BART System of San Francisco which goes under the water of the bay area from Oakland to SF.
So scary though...Cheers.
- At Sep 2, 2007, 1:05:00 PM, The Rainmaker said...
Adolf Hitler rocks. Great pics by the way. May i grab Nelson mandela's pic? The guy's my idol man...hehe.
- At Sep 3, 2007, 8:02:00 AM, 32 flavors said...
HK $120! I'm not so sure I would want to pay that much to see wax figures!
At least you can credit it as a been there, done that moment.
thank you for the comments on my blog! :)
- At Sep 3, 2007, 2:15:00 PM, said...
cheh, brad pitt, eh? :)
tin-tin, parang totoo talaga yung iba. don't take my word on that hitler-rizal relationship. work of people with nothing to do :)
bw, some are so life-like really
pieterbie, queen of england she was that day!
dodong, mamaya na sunod na post. superbusy me! :(
trublue, i seem to recall passing by that underwater tunnel between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. there are 2 of them, the government one is cheaper, therefore with heavy traffic. the private one is faster but more expensive. don't know if that's the one you're referring to.
daniel ted, you may grab mandela's pic but please attribute it to me by linking it here :)
32 flavors, really pricey for $120 but worth it if you love to take pictures to build your portfolio of celebrities and famous people :)
- At Sep 4, 2007, 3:00:00 AM, said...
Didn't know there were two tubes also, but that was 1984 and you can feel the darn thing move. Cheers!
- At Sep 5, 2007, 1:57:00 PM, said...
one of my favorite places i've been to in orange county... a few years back, wax museum is where i first took my niece and nephew. awesome craftmanship.
- At Sep 11, 2007, 1:06:00 AM, -= dave =- said...
you must have missed your wax version, tito b., hehehe. i must say, it's a nice ambition to be worthy enough of having a wax statue of your own image and likeness.
anyway, sweet soul revue is from pizzicato(sp?) five, right? is globe their international name?
- At Jun 11, 2008, 9:27:00 PM, said...
Wow, mahal na pala sya ngayon. 3 years ago, it was only HK$90 peak tram + Madame Tussauds. Planning to go back next year with my niece.
- At Apr 20, 2011, 7:06:00 PM, said...
umm there's a scream section right?included na ba yun sa admission?thanks :)
- At Jul 15, 2013, 2:57:00 PM, said...
"Sad thing about it is that Madame Tussauds probably haven't heard of Jose Rizal, whose life and works, fueled Asia's first republic :("
Ummm, Madame Tussaud lived during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. I don't think she's still alive when Jose Rizal was born.
If you want to see Jose Rizal in Madame Tussauds, we all need to request it. If they get a large volume of request, they will deliberate on it. The creative team at Merlin Studio looks at the requests and does a "fame-test."
- At Jul 15, 2013, 3:05:00 PM, GingGoy said...
Anonymous, haha i was referring to the now owner of madame tussauds and not the person who is long dead hehe many of them are contemporaries david beckham, yao ming...so it's a popularity contest with the owners/musuem people. we can probably start a petition to Merlin Studios :P