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Published: Tuesday December 10, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 10, 2013 MYT 7:21:09 AM

Mandela lives on at i-City wax museum

One for the album: Lim and his wife Boon Yong May, 37, posing with the lifelike wax exhibit of Mandela as their two-yearold daughter Yie Jie takes a photo of them. — FAIHAN GHANI/ The Star

One for the album: Lim and his wife Boon Yong May, 37, posing with the lifelike wax exhibit of Mandela as their two-yearold daughter Yie Jie takes a photo of them. — FAIHAN GHANI/ The Star

SHAH ALAM: The memories of the late Nelson Mandela will continue to live in the hearts Malaysians, particularly at RedCarpet@i-City here.

Many patrons to the region’s first interactive wax museum were pleasantly surprised to learn that they could pay their last respects to Mandela – whose likeness is one of the 100 exhibits at the museum.

Businessman Rosle Jaafar, 45, from Johor Baru, said he was glad he had taken his family to visit the museum during the school break.

“He was a great man of peace and I am glad we are able to see what he looked like.

“His death is a loss to humanity,” he said.

Lim Keong Khoon, 40, from Butterworth, said he did not expect to see the former South African president at the World Icon section.

“I am glad I was able to see him here with my family,” he said.

I-Berhad information manager Tang Soke Cheng said Mandela’s death had sparked interest in him with many patrons stopping to take a closer view of the wax figure.

“We noticed that some patrons spent a little longer with the Mandela exhibit including posing for photographs (with it),” she said.

She added that RedCarpet@i-City is more than just a wax museum as it offers members of the public an educational experience of the lives of the personalities depicted.

The wax museum houses exhibits covering famous celebrities, sports stars, personalities and iconic world leaders.

The museum is offering a more than 50% discount during its Special School Holiday promotion.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, RedCarpet

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