Want to meet Justin Bieber, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg in Bangkok? Go to Madame Tussauds at Siam Discovery, the center of Bangkok’s shopping district.
What is Madame Tussaud’s?
It’s basically an interactive wax museum of famous local and international personalities, dead or alive.
I also learned that Madame Tussaud’s is one of the oldest attractions in the world as its first ever museum opened more than two centuries ago.
Personally, I guess what makes this museum successful is solely based on people’s desire to be one with the rich and famous and see how they would look like up close and personal.
About Madame Tussaud’s Bangkok
This particular branch has about a hundred life-sized wax figures of famous personalities and is divided into separate themes such as history, world leaders, arts, sports, music, film and TV.
What I love about this museum are its interactive displays and true-to-life sets which would surely unleash your inner creativity.
It’s basically great for the whole family and I guess it’s a perfect way to spend those harsh midday hours between 10AM and 2PM. It’s also in a mall which makes it accessible to shopping and eating as well.
My Madame Tussaud’s Bangkok Experience
Instead of just posing the same way for every wax figure that caught my eye, I tried to have some fun with some of the famous personalities.
Albert Einstein: Pretending that I was more knowledgeable than him about relativity, I tried to correct his equations on the blackboard.
Bruce Lee: To beat his one inch punch, I only used my pinky finger to break the three layers of concrete.
Ice Age: I tried to stop the end of the world by protecting the nut stuck in ice from this adorable little fellow. There’s also a fun short 4D clip about Ice Age that was included in our package.
Justin Bieber: To lovingly mock him, I did his signature pose on his controversial Calvin Klein ad.
Khaosai Galaxy: Since I know that I’ll never beat him in Thai kickboxing, I tried to do a surprise attack.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Because he’s always been just a nominee of major acting awards in Hollywood, I decided to give him one being a huge fan of his movies.
Ludwig Van Beethoven: I really loved his facial expression upon listening to me play a single key on the piano as if I was a musical prodigy. Well at least I know he can’t hear me.
Mark Zuckerberg: Seeing him check his Facebook account, I wrote him a funny status update.
Michelle and Barack Obama: Doing the former president’s duties at the White House even for just a day really gave me a huge headache.
One Direction: Time to activate my fan girl mode with these boy band heartthrobs.
Oprah: She asked about the story of my life and I told her that there’s really not much to know.
Queen Elizabeth: I just found out from her majesty that she’s retiring so bow down before me peasants, I’ll be taking over the throne.
Tiger Woods: We’re both actually looking for the golf ball after my perfect swing in the meadows.
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman): Logan’s ready to battle our mutant enemies while I’m right beside him texting.
Yao Ming: I did my best but I guess my best wasn’t good enough so I had no choice but to do this.
Is the Philippines ready for this kind of attraction? I guess so.
But I think a survey on which local and international celebrities would appear in our museum would be appropriate. I’m sure Manny Pacquiao and President Duterte would be on top of that list.
Was the experience worth it? I think it was because it was our first time and we spent a good two hours at this particular branch in Siam Discovery and we had a lot of fun taking pictures as souvenirs.
Would I recommend Madame Tussaud’s to my friends?
Definitely, why would I write about it?