He’s truly a legend..

When Dato Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement from the badminton world in 2019, it really came as a surprised and to be honest, we couldn’t get over his retirement..just yet. We feel like we have lost a one in a million  shiny star among us because he’s truly irreplaceable. To many of us Malaysia, he’s more than just world’s badminton player, he’s a legend. 

Proving that he’s a class of his own, The Madame Tussauds museum in Hong Kong has announced that they are planning to have Dato Lee Chong Wei wax figure, as an honor gesture for the former badminton champion. Well,  there’s no one who deserve such a respect and admiration other than Dato LCW himself. 

Dato LCW took to his Instagram to share this happy news with his fans. Check this out!

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Can you guess what am I up to? I’m so honoured to be the first Malaysian athlete to join @madametussaudshongkong. Special shoutout to the team who were extremely patient and detailed during the sitting session. It was definitely a new experience for me! My wax figure will be unveiled in the second quarter of 2020. Stay tuned for more updates! #pleasedontplayabeckhamcordenprank #honoured #staystrongmomota 猜得出我这是在干些什么吗?没错!我很荣幸能以马来西亚运动员的身份加入@madametussaudshongkong。特别鸣谢香港杜莎夫人蜡像馆团队在测量过程中的耐心与细心。这个初次体验很新鲜很好玩! 我的蜡像将在今年第二季度揭幕。你是否也跟我一样兴奋呢?敬请期待! #MTHKxLCW #李宗偉蠟像 #李宗伟蜡像

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Meanwhile, The Madame Tussauds museum in Hong Kong hopes that Dato LCW wax figure would attract more sport fans around the world. 

“Malaysia is one of our important markets. We are indeed privileged to have such a brilliant athlete joining us,” BoBo Yu- The Madame Tussauds, Head of marketing

Dato LCW has shared that his wax figure will be unveiled around the second quarter of this year. So, If you’re planning to go to the museum in the middle of this year, don’t forget to pay “him” a visit. 

Prior to Dato LCW, Malaysia’s actress Michelle Yeoh was the first Malaysian to have given such an honor. Neverthless, we are so proud of LCW!