Company behind Tussauds eyes Singapore attractions market

MERLIN Entertainments, the British company responsible for the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museums, has the Singapore attractions market in its cross hairs.

According to Singapore’s The Business Times, representatives from the firm were in the Lion City to view potential sites for setting up an attraction.

David Bridgford, strategy director, Merlin Entertainments, was quoted by the paper as saying that the company was “committed to investing in Singapore”, but a suitable site had not yet been found.

In the meantime, Merlin is also paying close attention to the proceedings regarding the Singapore Flyer, which was placed under receivership in May (TTG Asia e-Daily, May 30, 2013).

In the same interview, Bridgford told The Business Times that the company would monitor the receivership process, but the Singapore Flyer was “certainly of interest” to Merlin.

Merlin Entertainment operates close to 100 attractions across 22 countries, including Legoland theme parks, Sea Life aquariums, Madame Tussauds wax museums and the landmark London Eye.

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