This year, tourists who visiting Hongkong will be able to get photo with Indonesia President, Joko Widodo. This is not selfie witht he President but only with his wax sculpture which have been displayed at Madame Tussauds Museum in Hongkong.
“According to the plan, the sculpture will launch at the second quarter of 2017,” said Regional Director Southeast Asia Hongkong Tourism Board, Simon Wong.
Simon Wong optimistic that the sculpture from the number one person in Indonesia will increase the visit of Indonesia Tourist to Hongkong. “We can see in Jakarta, in Indoneisa, people like to get photo with President. But if you don’t ever get photo with President, then you can get the photo when visiting Hongkong, not with the real one but with the sculpture in Madame Tussauds Hongkong.
When asked is Madame Tussauds Hongkong would to add the collection for Indonesia figure, Simon have answered that currently they don’t have any plan to add their wax sculpture collection. Even so, he continue that President Joko Widodo have become very popular person before their decided to make his sculpture.
“I think, President is very quite popular. We want people know there are sculpture of President Jokowi in Madame Tussauds Hongkong,” said Wong. The figure of Jokowi have been selected to be new collection of wax sculpture in Madame Tussauds because he have gain highest score from polling which held by Madame Tussauds Museum. Beside President Joko Widodo, there are also have other figure which selected by visitor to be made the sculpture like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The Madame Tussauds Museum team have held some research after the name of President Jokowi appear in the top of the polling. From that research, the team have concluded that Jokowi is the figure which very fit and proper to be created his wax sculpture because have been view as iconic figure in the world right now.