Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Madame Tussaud Museum to open in Jakarta July 2012

Indonesians no longer need to go to London or Hong Kong to visit the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum because a branch of the famed institution will be opened in Ancol Beach City, Jakarta, in late July 2012.

"The Madame Tussaud Museum to be set up in Ancol Beach City will be the largest in the South East Asian region," Ancol Beach City manager Lukman Azis said here Wednesday.

He said Madame Tussaud museums in several countries were usually built on land lots of 2,000 square meters but the one in Ancol Beach City would sit on 3,000 square meters of land.

In addition to wax duplicates of international figures, the museum in Jakarta would also display wax statues of famous Indonesians.

However, the number of wax statues to be displayed in the museum in Ancol Beach City was still confidential.

Ancol Beach City, built on a total area of 58,000 square meters, would also feature supermarkets, children`s play grounds, 77 culinary booths, and 42 shops.

Ancol Beach City would also offer facilities for beach activities such as beach volley , banana boats, jetskies and other recreational pastimes, an international standard auditorium that can accommodate 22,000 people for national or international indoor events, Agustinus Teddy Darmanto, president director of PT Wahana Agung Indonesia, said.

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