Revisit Singapore Part 8: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.)

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Singapore in late June for the first time in two years. In addition to famous tourist areas, I went around spots I have never been to before this time. While I have lived in Singapore for a year and half before, I find something new whenever I revisit Singapore. In this article, I will write about Madame Tussauds and Merlion etc. in the Sentosa Island as part of Day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Singapore with Scoot
* Day 1: Don Mueang International Airport
* Day 2: Raffles Marina
* Day 2: Chinese Garden
* Day 2: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part1
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part2
* Day 3: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.) [This article]
* Day 3: Sentosa (Palawan Beach)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Cable car)/Henderson Waves Bridge
* Day 3: Chinatown
* Day 4: Katong area/Esplanade
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part1
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part2/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands etc.
* Day 5: library@orchard etc.
* Day 5: Little India
* Day 5: Bugis
* Day 5: Marina area & Return Home

[Travel Date]
2018.06.23-27

[Main Part]

Go to Sentosa Island

It was the third day of my Singapore trip. To begin with, I will had breakfast at Grand Park City Hall where I stayed.Grand Park City Hall breakfast1

As I mentioned in the past article of the second day morning, breakfast of Grand Park City Hall is very delicious.Grand Park City Hall breakfast2

On the third day, I am going to Sentosa Island. I moved to Clarke Quay station of North East line.

There were several distinctive-looking buildings on the way to the station. For example, this was “Central Fire Station”.Singapore Central Fire Station

Here is “Old Hill Street Police Station”.Singapore Old Hill Street Police Station

I arrived at HarbourFront station, the last stop of North East line.Singapore HarbourFront

Monorails (Sentosa Express) and cable cars are available to move from HarbourFront to Sentosa, and I chose cable cars.Singapore Cable Car1

Singapore Cable Car2

Here are views from a cable car. The tallest buildings over there were “Reflections At Keppel Bay”, a luxury condominium. Singapore Cable Car3

I wish it had been sunny, but it was cloudy.Singapore Cable Car4

Tiger Sky Tower

After I reached Sentosa Island, I visited “Tiger Sky Tower”, which was located near the cable car station.Singapore Sentosa Island Tiger Sky Tower1

“Tiger Sky Tower” is the highest observation tower in Singapore and stands at 131 meters above sea level.

When I entered into “Tiger Sky Tower”, it started to rain.Singapore Sentosa Island Tiger Sky Tower2

However, it was sunny over there.Singapore Sentosa Island Tiger Sky Tower3

After I left “Tiger Sky Tower”, I ran across peacocks.Singapore Sentosa Island peacock1

Perhaps, these peacocks might be parent and child, as their body sizes were different.Singapore Sentosa Island peacock2

Madame Tussauds Singapore

I came to “Madame Tussauds Singapore”.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds

“Madame Tussauds Singapore” is a Wax museum and tourist attraction at the Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island in Singapore. It officially opened on 25 October 2014 as the seventh Asian branch of the Madame Tussauds chain of wax attractions worldwide.

When I entered into the building, I soon found a waxwork of Singapore Airlines’ cabin attendant, called “Singapore Girls”, near the ticket counter.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Airlines

After I passed the ticket counter, there was a world leader zone. To begin with, Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, and his wife Kwa Geok Choo.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Lee Kuan Yew

Their son and the current Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Lee Hsien Loong

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Barack Obama

Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Elizabeth II

Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Mahatma Gandhi

From here, sport athlete zone. Cristiano Ronaldo.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Cristiano Ronaldo

Tiger Woods.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Tiger Woods

David Beckham.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore David Beckham

Then, entertainment zone. Bruce Lee.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Bruce Lee1

I regularly go to gym and he is one of my ideal figures.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Bruce Lee2

Audrey Hepburn.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Audrey Hepburn1

I watched “Roman Holiday” when I was in junior high school, and I was surprised at her beauty.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Audrey Hepburn2

Marilyn Monroe.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Marilyn Monroe

Arnold Schwarzenegger.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Arnold Schwarzenegger

Beyoncé. When I used to live in the US for six months from 2006 to 2007, I knew her and since then she has been one of my favorite singers.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Beyoncé

Michael Jackson.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Michael Jackson

Leonardo DiCaprio.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Leonardo DiCaprio

From Asian section, Andy Lau.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Andy Lau

Michelle Yeoh.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Michelle Yeoh

And last but not least, Tom Cruise.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Tom Cruise

Wax artworks were main exhibits at Madame Tussauds, but there were other attractions.

One of them was “Images of Singapore LIVE”.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Images of Singapore LIVE

Actors showed history of Singapore live and I found the show very interesting. However, taking photos were not allowed, so I just took a photo at the entrance.

The other one was “Spirit of Singapore boat ride”.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Spirit of Singapore boat ride1

Major tourist spots in Singapore were reproduced as a replica and visitors went through with a boat. Here are snaps.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Spirit of Singapore boat ride2

Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Spirit of Singapore boat ride3

Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore Spirit of Singapore boat ride4

In addition, F1 cars replica were exhibited.Singapore Sentosa Island Madame Tussauds Singapore F1

Sentosa Merlio

After I left “Madame Tussauds Singapore” and moved to the next destination, I reached Sentosa Merlion on the way.Singapore Sentosa Merlion1

Regarding Sentosa Merlion, I visited its observation deck two years ago (see the related article), so I took just several photos this time.Singapore Sentosa Merlion2

Singapore Sentosa Merlion3

Singapore Sentosa Merlion4

Luckily, I was able to take a photo of Sentosa Express.Singapore Sentosa Express

Good Old Days

Now I will have a lunch. I stopped by “Good Old Days” near Beach Station.Singapore Sentosa Good Old Days1

In the restaurant.Singapore Sentosa Good Old Days2

“Good Old Days” served Singapore local food and I ordered Chicken Biriyani.Singapore Biriyani

Then, I will move to Palawan Beach.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Madame Tussauds and Merlion etc. in the Sentosa Island as part of Day 3.

I enjoyed Madame Tussauds more than expected. Wax artworks were so elaborate that I was impressed with them. The only problem was the admission was relatively expensive (- the official rate was S$42). I managed to buy the ticket for S$20. If you would like to buy discount tickets, please see the “Buy tickets reasonably at Voyagin” section below.

In the next article, I will write about Palawan Beach in the Sentosa Island as part of Day 3.

[Map]

1 Tiger Sky Tower
2 Madame Tussauds Singapore
3 Sentosa Merlion
4 Good Old Days

[Related Link]
Visit Singapore
Grand Park City Hall
SENTOSA: Singapore’s Top Tourist Attraction
Singapore Cable Car
Tiger Sky Tower
Madame Tussauds Singapore
Sentosa Merlion
Good Old Days

[Buy tickets reasonably at Voyagin]

In this article, I used several paid attractions and arranged all of the tickets with “Voyagin”, which offered discount tickets as follows:

(1) Cable Car
“30% OFF Cable Car Singapore Faber-Sentosa Instant E-Ticket”

(2) Tiger Sky Tower
“39% OFF Tiger Sky Tower Singapore Sentosa Instant E-Ticket”

(3) Madame Tussauds Singapore
“52% OFF Madame Tussauds Singapore Museum Instant E-Ticket”

The website is available in multiple languages. Once you complete a booking, the E-ticket is sent on the spot. Then, all you have to do is to show your E-ticket at the ticket counter. In case you have a chance to visit Sentosa in the future, I would recommend you check the website 🙂

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