Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Launches New K-pop Themed Zone

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Published: 06th February 2017
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Tourism attractions and accommodation in Hong Kong are among the best in Asia, and now one of those attractions in particular - Madame Tussauds Hong Kong - is likely to get a whole lot more popular with visiting K-pop fans with the opening of its new K-wave Zone.

Launched on 30 April 2015, the K-wave Zone is the attraction's 10th themed exhibition zone and the first K-pop themed zone in any of the Madame Tussauds museums worldwide.

The K-wave Zone is a central element of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong's 15th anniversary celebration and the attraction's third expansion project, an investment of HK$50 million that adds another 2,400 sq ft to the attraction area.

Seven Korean celebrities' wax figures will be on display in the K-wave Zone, the first of these being Kim Soo-hyun, the lead actor in the immensely popular series My Love from the Star, U-Know Yun-ho and Max Changmin from TVXQ!, Nichkhun Horvejkul, singer and rapper from boy band 2PM and Bae Yong-joon, best known for his role in the drama Winter Sonata.

Work is underway on a wax figure of Choi Siwon, a member of the ultra-popular pop group Super Junior, and this is expected to appear with another Korean star by the end of the year.

Choi Siwon flew to Hong Kong for the opening ceremony of the K-wave Zone, which was also attended by representatives of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea.

In the K-wave Zone, which is set against the backdrop of Seoul's vibrant streets, visitors can re-enact classic scenes from Kim Soo-hyun's My Love from the Star, pose with Bae Yong-joon in a quaint café and join other wax figures on stage and dance to K-pop music. A backstage dressing room full of accessories also provides visitors with the chance to create their very own K-pop looks.

Commenting on the new themed zone, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong's general manager Kelly Mak said: From now on, those who are passionate about Korean culture won't have to travel to Seoul to get up close to their favourite Korean celebrities and enjoy an interactive experience created by advanced technology."

Other themed zones at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong include those on Hollywood A-list stars and Asian VIPs, the British royal family, historical and national heroes, music stars, superheroes and sporting figures.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is located at famed tourist attraction The Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island. A picturesque way to reach the attraction is on The Peak Tram which is a seven minute ride from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus, which itself is a 15 or so minute walk from the Central or Admiralty MTR stations.

Considered to be among the world's best public transport systems, Hong Kong's MTR (Mass Transit Railway) covers much of the destination and is a convenient and affordable way to travel around. Many of the hotels and serviced apartments in Hong Kong are handy to at least one MTR station.

With a network comprising some 150 stations from Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon and Central on Hong Kong Island to Lantau Island and Tsuen Wan in the New Territories, location of the iconic Tsing Ma Bridge.

A local sightseeing favourite and a key infrastructure facility, Tsing Ma Bridge lays claim to the title of the world's longest suspension bridge carrying both rail and road traffic. It was named for the two areas it connects across the Ma Wan Channel - Tsing Yi and Ma Wan - and was itself the inspiration behind the name of nearby leading Hong Kong serviced apartment property, Bay Bridge Hong Kong by Hotel G (formerly known as The Bay Bridge Hong Kong Hotel & Serviced Apartments).

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