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Steve Jobs is in town for a 3-month stay, but will have nothing to say and will not even get a change of clothes. That, of course, is because the real Steve Jobs is dead and Bangkok’s visitor is made of wax. 

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Celebrity Chatpawee "Cee" Trichachawanwong poses with the wax model of Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs at the Madame Tussauds wax museum at Siam Discovery. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARSILL


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Steve Jobs arrives in Bangkok for 3-month stay

Steve Jobs is in town for a 3-month stay, but will have nothing to say and will not even get a change of clothes.

That's because the icon behind the creation of iPhones, iPads and iPods has come to Bangkok as a wax figure, taking his place besides such wax celebrities as Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.

His wax figure wears his trademark black cotton turtleneck, Levi's 501 blue jeans and New Balance trainers, in a pose seen on a Fortune magazine cover in 2006.

A team of artists spent three months to create the figure, which has already been on display in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

"Steve Jobs' inventions have changed the face of modern technology. He has inspired and influenced millions of people and undoubtedly deserves a place here," said Noppadon Prapimpunt, head of Bangkok Cluster, Merlin Entertainments Group, which runs wax museums in 12 cities.

The man who built and then rebuilt the Apple empire died on Oct 5, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.

Adapted from a bangkokpost.com story.

celebrity – someone who is famous, especially in the entertainment business คนมีชื่อเสียง
pose – to stay in a particular position in order to be photographed วางท่าถ่ายรูป
founder – a person who establishes an institution, business, or organisation ผู้ก่อตั้ง
museum – a building where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept พิพิธภัณฑ์
icon – someone who is very famous and who people think represents a particular idea  ดาราหรือบุคคลผู้มีชื่อเสียงที่เป็นตัวแทนของสิ่งใดสิ่งหนึ่ง
creation – the act of making something new การสร้าง, การประดิษฐ์
figure – a shape, especially of a person รูปร่าง, รูปทรง
trademark – something particularly noticeable that a person, group, etc.  typically has เครื่องหมายประจำตัว
turtleneck – a sweater with a high part fitting closely around the neck คอเสื้อแบบคอเต่า
trainers – a pair of shoes that you wear for sports or as informal clothing
on display – putting something in a particular place so that people can see it easily  โชว์, แสดง
invention – a thing or an idea that has been invented สิ่งประดิษฐ์, ความคิดในการประดิษฐ์
inspire – to give people a particular feeling or a desire to do somethng จุดประกาย
influence – to affect or change how someone or something develops, behaves or thinks มีอิทธิพลต่อ, ชักจูง อำนาจบังคับ
undoubtedly – used to emphasise that something exists or is definitely trueอย่างไม่น่าสงสัย
deserve – of something that you earn or are given because of your behavior or qualities สมควรได้รับ
empire – a group of commercial organizations controlled by one person or company เครือบริษัทที่ยิ่งใหญ่

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