Wax figures of Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife unveiled at Madame Tussauds Singapore

Photo of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and wife Kwa Geok Choo at Sentosa, taken on Valentine’s Day in 2008. -- PHOTO: KWA KIM LI
Photo of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and wife Kwa Geok Choo at Sentosa, taken on Valentine’s Day in 2008. -- PHOTO: KWA KIM LI
Wax figures of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife Kwa Geok Choo have been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which had its grand opening on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Wax figures of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife Kwa Geok Choo have been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which had its grand opening on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Wax figures of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife Kwa Geok Choo have been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which had its grand opening on Thursday. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
Wax figures of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife Kwa Geok Choo have been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which had its grand opening on Thursday. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Wax figures of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife Kwa Geok Choo have been unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which had its grand opening on Thursday.

The figures show Mr and Mrs Lee smiling, arm-in-arm and seated against a backdrop of red flowers formed in the shape of two hearts. They are also dressed in the colours of Singapore's national flag - red and white.

The couple's wax figures are among other lookalikes of political leaders, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

The museum also hosts other wax doubles of local celebrities, such as actress Zoe Tay, singer Stefanie Sun, film-maker Jack Neo, actor-host Gurmit Singh and football legend Fandi Ahmad.

The museum opens to the public this Saturday at the Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa.

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