Thursday, December 03, 2009

Hong Kong Trip '09: [PART 3] Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trip '09
Part 3
Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong

When you are in Hong Kong, you definitely have to visit Victoria Peak.
When you are at The Peak, you must visit Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum at Peak Tower.
Victoria Peak (太平山, Mount Austin) is a mountain on Hong Kong Island, more commonly known as The Peak. Victoria Peak is occupied by a restricted radio telecommunications facility while the surrounding areas are public parks and high-value residences.

[Peak Tram]
Before you even get to Victoria Peak, you will probably need to hop on the funicular. The opening of the Peak Tram funicular in 1888, marked the end of sedan chairs carrying the wealthy up to The Peak. Soon after then opening of the funicular, between 1904 and 1930, the Peak Reservation Ordinance designated The Peak as an exclusive residential area reserved for non-Chinese. They also reserved the Peak Tram for the use of such passengers during peak periods. However, that is until today, when the Peak Tram is mainly used by the tourists. Nevertheless, the Peak remains an upmarket residential zone, largely occupied by expatriates and the wealthy locals.

[Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum]
This was my first time visiting a Madame Tussaud's Wax Musuem. Now that is really gettin up, close & personal with the stars.

President Obama (US President); Cecilia Cheung (HK actress); Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt (Hollywood celebrities)

Aaron Kwok (HK celebrity); Leo Ku (HK celebrity)
Ayumi Hamasaki (JPop artiste); ?? (HK actress)

Kelly Chen (HK actress); Bae Yong Jun (Korean actor)

Princess Diana; Leslie Cheung (HK celebrity)

UK Royalty; Albert Einstein

MM Lee Kwan Yew (Singapore Minister Mentor); Chairman Mao Ze Dong (former Chairman of PRC)

Mozart in youth (musician); Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

"Hail! Hilter" Adolf Hilter (leader of NSDAP); Saddam Hussein (former President of Iraq)

"We Want You!" George W. Bush and Bill Clinton (former US Presidents); Andy Lau (HK celebrity)

Lin Chi Ling in Red Cliff outfit (Taiwanese supermodel/actress); Leon Lai (HK celebrity)

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (Hollywood actor); Johnny Depp (Hollywood actor)

Marilyn Monroe (Hollywood actress); Jacky Chan (HK/Hollywood celebrity)

Tiger Woods (Golf icon); David Beckham (Football icon)

Elvis Prestley (musician); Freddy Mercury from Queen (musician)

"The Fab Four" The Beatles (musician)

Madonna (Queen of Pop); Michael Jackson (King of Pop)

Louis Koo (HK actor); Teresa Teng (Taiwanese musician)

Twins (HK celebrities); Anita Mui (HK celebrity)

Miriam Yeung (HK Celebrity); Joey Yung (HK Celebrity); Bruce Lee (International superstar)

Before we end Part 3, remember that when you are at The Peak, do not forget to the breath-taking panoramic view of Hong Kong, provided the skies are clear!

Next, we hit the streets of Hong Kong!

Photography & Editing by William Tan 2009
Documented using Nikon D200 with Tamron 18-270 VC and Panasonic LUMIX-LX3


Julee said...

Hi William,

What were you looking at when sitting beside Ayumi?? ^ ^

Like the pic of you between George Bush & Bill Clinton ..... giving a passionate speech indeed, haha...


haha edna,
i will update you when my multiply gallery is updated,
then you can get a close up of my seriousness!