Museum: We choose people visitors want to see

Just who qualifies to be immortalised in wax? And who decides?

Ms Lily Lim, general manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore, said: "Our choice of figures reflects celebrities our visitors want to see.

"This is based on regular polls and feedback, together with extensive monitoring and research by our global and local teams."

She explained that Huang Wenyong was chosen because of the significant contribution he has made to the Singapore TV scene.

"Unfortunately, we are not able to incorporate every Singapore celebrity into the attraction," she said.

"We do, however, encourage visitors and members of the public to give suggestions on who they'd like to see immortalised in wax as we are always looking to expand our repertoire of wax figures."

Ms Lim said it is normal for visitors to debate who is and is not included in the attraction as everyone has their favourite star.

The museum selects public figures to be added to its collection annually.

Ms Lim said it is already planning for new arrivals for next year.