Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to feature Jokowi wax figure

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia
PHOTO: The Straits Times

The State Palace has agreed to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong's proposal to create a wax statue of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

"We agreed [to the request]. This wax statue can be one of the instruments to promote Indonesia as the museum is visited by international tourists," Presidential Secretariat head Darmansjah Djumala told on Monday.

Jokowi's statue will be placed alongside other influential world figures.

The museum also plans to change the Jokowi statue's outfits periodically to exhibit various Indonesian fabrics.

"For example, the statue will wear batik on National Batik Day," said Darmansjah.

The same thing will be applied for Indonesia's first president Sukarno's statue too, which is already at the museum.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong made a request to create the Jokowi statue following a poll carried out by the museum.

Most of the visitors chose Jokowi as their number one choice to be made into a statue, beating current US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, who were also on the list.