Waxing lyrical about S'pore girl

Waxing lyrical about S'pore girl

SINGAPORE - No, you're not seeing double.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight stewardess Nur Surya Mohamed Ambiah stands next to her waxwork double, which will be the face of the iconic Singapore Girl at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

To create her lifelike double, the 31-year-old had to go through an eight-hour sitting.

Measurements were taken of her face and body, along with a hand cast and hair samples.

It is the second time that the museum, which was founded in London in 1835, has made a wax model of the Singapore Girl.

"The Singapore Girl, with her distinctive sarong kebaya, is a global icon," said Mr Marvin Tan, SIA senior vice-president of cabin crew.

Each Madame Tussauds wax figure takes at least three months to make and costs more than $300,000.

This article was first published on Mar 04, 2015.
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