Formula One meets Formula Magic

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This month, our team of Magicians at Meta Illusions were given a fantastic opportunity to showcase their talents and skills at Singapore’s very own Formula 1 event down at Singapore Grand Prix. Our magicians, Yu Ji and Anderson, in preparation for the event, were suited up, and were extremely eager to perform for the wonderful people, both local and international, down at Paddock Club Lifestyle booth throughout the weekend.

Armed and equipped with their arcane and mystical knowledge on the art of conjuring, they have decided to give the audience a huge surprise. Even though the weather was not well as expected, both of their magic brought a certain sense of joy, excitement, sometimes, even more so than the humming and buzzing of a Formula One engine.

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The audience stunned and mesmerized by the magic of magician Yu Ji. Revising classical magic with contemporary notions of presentation, Yu Ji defines what new generation magicians should be – cool, sleek, suave. Here, you can see how mere packets of card were able to generate psychological fireworks for those who were interested in our entertainment. The lady in the picture, a Chinese of Indonesian origin, was so amazed by the card trick that she requested for a photo, together with the magicians at our booth. The best form of compliment for us magicians, is not the jaw dropping moments, but rather, the smiles at the end of the performance. That is when we know that we have brought meaning and fun to our audience.

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In this photo, we see our magician, Anderson in action, attempting to demonstrate his ability to alter the fabric of reality for two of SIA air stewardesses.

Magic is all about the connection between the performer and the audience. Fooling the audience is secondary. The true performer is one that is able to engage, amaze and provide moments of fun and excitement. That is our main goal. And that is what Meta Illusions pledges to our clients. And our magicians did just that for Singapore Grand Prix, with huge success!

Our magicians were also performing alongside with the Co-founder of Meta Illusions, Alexander Yuen, at the F1 event. He too, was showcasing his remarkable work on digital magic down at the various luxurious suites at Paddock Club. What better way to complement the event than Ipad magic!!

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Our magicians had great fun and so did the crowd who were there at the event throughout the weekend. We hope that those reading this article have had a wonderful weekend as well!

Cheers!

Team Meta Illusions.

Formula One Weekend at FOO’D by Davide Oldani

On the weekend of the 16th-17th of September of 2017, Kim and I were hired to perform for the restaurant FOO’D, by Michelin Star restaurant owner Davide Oldani. It was the period of the Formula One, and since the restaurant was at the Victoria Concert Theatre, the symphony of revving engines could be heard in the distance. The two of us were performing on Saturday, whilst Kim performed solo on Sunday.

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We were hired to perform our unique close-up magic for the restaurant, and begun almost immediately once we reached the restaurant. The tables were shifted to accommodate for families, and the giant LED screens in the restaurant were showing the Formula One live. I began by approaching a group of friends while they were having their appetizers.

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One of my favorite tables that evening was a family of three which I performed a series of ring and coin magic for. They enjoyed it so much that they requested to take a photo with me!

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Upon half-time, Kim took the limelight. He proceeded to a family of 8 and started his enigma with cards. The family loved his performance and they gave him a really great applause!

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Kim was amazing with his audience members. His artistry continued on Sunday evening, and he managed to get great responses accompanied with screams and compliments. One of the compliments that he received was “Great sleight of hand and very fast fingers!”

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One of my favorite tables was a Japanese family of 10 that were so amazed that they were yelling and screaming during the moment of magic taking place. It brings me absolute joy to see the audience having a good time and enjoying themselves ~ Kim

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Overall, we had a fabulous time performing for FOO’D by Davide Oldani. The staff and managers were all extremely hospitable and we would love to be able to perform for them and their prestigious guests anytime again. Till next time!

Edward and Kim are professional magicians, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com.

Intoxicated with a sip of Magic

This week, I had a fantastic opportunity to perform for Bacco Wine’s Boutique Italian Wine Fair. Bacco Wine specialises in exquisite fine wine, many of which can be considered luxury goods. The management of the event has decided to incorporate our sleek and stylish brand of roving magic to complement and accentuate the uniqueness and exquisiteness of wine. The mixture of wine and magic would prove a potent combination for fun and excitement.

With a wine glass in hand, a great number of guests at the event were all from diverse cultural upbringing; many came from London while others were born in Belgium, Canada and Scotland. Yet despite the cultural and historical differences, roving magic was not only able to entertain them, it also allowed me to create lasting bonds of friendship between strangers.

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Magic broke the ice instantly and brought great bouts of laughter within minutes.

This photo was taken while I was showing a group of young ladies the world’s fastest card trick and they seem to be enjoying themselves greatly.

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Everyone was excited to know that there was a magician around them. The moment they realised that the ‘man in black’ was approaching, they all gathered and greeted me with immense enthusiasm and cordiality. Apparently, the management intended to put my performance as a surprise for their guest, and how splendid has it turn out to be. There were frequent gasps of bewilderment and shock. One lady even exclaimed out loud how amazing the magic was!!

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It was a truly wonderful afternoon performing for the guest. It brings me great joy to see how the art that I adore and love so deeply, is able to bring such joy to others.

Signing off,  Anderson!

Spectacular Magic for NUS Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day

This month, I was given a wonderful opportunity to perform for the wonderful crowd of NUS; the Office of Alumni Relations, NUS has invited me to perform close-up magic for their annual event - Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day. 

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The event, very much like a carnival, had all sorts of spectacle, ranging from live singing bands to delightful gourmet food booths to excite the tastebuds - what better way to complement the joyous occasion with great magic done inches away from the audience.

I had the luxury of interacting with many ex-students and alumnus, all of which tremendously enjoyed the miracles happening right at their fingertips.

This particular group of current students were so amazed at the illusions that they started yelling and laughing the moment the magic happened. It brings me joy to see how strangers can connect instantly and create wonderful and unforgettable memories within seconds. 

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I also had the great honour of performing for the higher management of NUS - president NUS, Dr. Tan Chorh Chuan as well as the director of NUS Office of Alumni Relations, Mr. Bernard Toh. They enjoyed my performance tremendously and they even said that they will definitely consider me for future events. One of the audience member even said that I was one of the smoothest magicians he has ever seen! I am glad that magic entertainment appeals to everyone, providing them with much fun and laughter.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time performing for NUS and I hope that they enjoyed it as much! 

An afternoon of Magic for KK hospital’s Nurse’s Day

This week, our corporate magicians, Yu Ji and Anderson were invited by KK Hospital to perform their unique and creative brand of close-up magic for their Nurse’s Day event. The event, held at a lounge, were filled with popcorn wagons, ice cream stalls and entertaining photo booths. However, in order to make the event one that is entertaining, fun and highly interactive, magic was chosen by the management.

Our magicians were extremely eager to show the crowd something magical, mysterious and wonderful. The nurses were highly courteous and pleasant; many of them had not seen close-up magic in their lives. Despite this, they were very much astounded by the visual effects our magicians have to offer. Our corporate magicians magically made objects appear on the nurse’s hands, animate written ink while causing pieces of paper to turn into real money. However, despite the amazing magic, it is our belief that the most important thing within a magician’s performance is the interaction between the magician and the audience.

Our corporate magicians are able to break the ice within an instant; at the snap of the fingers. We are able to bridge a connection between ourselves and also, in between strangers. The value of a corporate magician is not measured by not only how amazing his magic is, but also how he is able to make his magical evening a fun and memorable one. Magic, in itself, is a valuable ice-breaker, that no other form of entertainment is able to accomplish effectively.

Here we see how our magicians are able to conjure up the smiles and laughter for their wonderful audience during KK hospital’s Nurse’s Day event.

Our team at Meta Illusions are dedicated to bring good, high quality magic entertainment to the Singapore crowd. We hope that you have appreciated our magic as much as we did ourselves.

Anderson and Yuji are both professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com.

 

Remembering Thieves Market with Magic

Last month, our team of magicians at Meta Illusions were out filming a special project at Sungei Road Flea Market. This is not an ordinary video but rather, it serves to commemorate the final days of this age-old bazaar that was formerly used as a platform for immigrants to sell illegal or smuggled goods. The flea market was Thus, to allow the older generation to reminisce this part of our country’s vibrant past, and to educate the younger generation on our colourful history, we have decided to make a short but meaningful video that combines both history and magic.

Sungei Road Flea Market shows a unique side of Singapore; it provides us with a contrasting view; one that is drastically different from the stereotypical modernised concrete jungle. The market sold a myriad of objects, ranging from archaic coins to old gramophone records. There was even a stall that sold old shoes of various designs for almost nothing. Our team was mesmerised by this interesting bazaar. The flea market seemed magical all by itself even without any magicians!

Armed with their knowledge and skills in magic, our magicians, Alexander, Elijah, Yuji and Anderson astounded the stall owners with our unique brand of magic with the items at their stalls. It is our belief that magic allows the performer to break barriers, ethnically and linguistically. And our little project at Sungei Road Flea Market proofed just that. We made rings appear and disappear at will, caused a plant to sprout from the ground and even made the Merlion, a landmark of Singapore, disappear! The stall owners were awed and amazed by our magic so much so that their reactions towards it were incredible. One stall owner, Mala, even agreed to provide us with an intimate interview on her life as a dealer at the flea market.

Magic has always captivated our imagination. We hope that our video production of Sungei Road Flea Market will captivate yours as well as it did ours! Let the memory of it live on the net and more importantly, within our hearts

What does it mean to have a past? Does your past define your future?Take a peek into the lives of those whose history started from this place.

 

Meta Illusions delivers high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, casual events and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

Magic on the streets @ SHINE Fest

This weekend, our team of magicians at Meta Illusion are invited to perform at Singapore’s very own SHINE Festival. This event, organised by the National Youth Council, aims at showcasing Singapore’s local talents through the provision of a platform for talent development. Our magicians at the event - Joel, Elijah, and Anderson – have astounded many on the streets of Orchard.

Here is what our magicians have to say for the event:

‘The event was extremely enjoyable. I think this is a great platform for young artists to present their art to the public. I am honoured to be given this fantastic opportunity to perform for the crowd. My most memorable moment during the event was a selfie request proposed by a lady. She was fooled so badly by my tricks that she wanted to remember me forever.’ - Elijah

                      Magician Elijah taking a group photo with his newly acquainted fans.

                      Magician Elijah taking a group photo with his newly acquainted fans.

‘I am extremely pleased to see that the National Youth Council is providing young budding talents such a wonderful platform to share their passion on the arts. I am delighted to see that a large part of Singaporeans love magic as much as I do. I would definitely be looking forward to this event next year!’ - Anderson

                                                        Magician Anderson in action!

                                                        Magician Anderson in action!

 

‘Magic has been a major part of my life and I am very happy to be given this opportunity to share my magic with the Singapore community. The event was extremely exciting and I have made quite a number of friends during the event!’ – Joel

                                         Magician Joel gaining popularity on the streets.

                                         Magician Joel gaining popularity on the streets.

Magic is an Art that we adore that transcends race and languages. What is your Art?

 

Meta Illusions delivers high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, casual events and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

A magical afternoon @ Xinmin Secondary School’s homecoming day.

This weekend, I was given a wonderful opportunity to showcase my style of close-up magic to my peers and teachers at Xinmin Secondary School. It all started out as a surprise! I was approached by my ex-teacher, Mr Christopher Tang, of whom, used to teach me higher-mother tongue back when I was a student studying at Xinmin Secondary School. He asked me whether or not I was interested in providing my magic entertainment services for the school. I was delighted and I replied him that I was up for it!

During the event, I crossed paths with numerous familiar faces, many of which I have long forgotten. The experience was surreal! The entire event was like a trip down memory lane; all-too-familiar and nostalgic. Who would have known that after a period of 6 years, I would be back here at my Alma Mater

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                                                          A shot with Mr Tang!

Everything about the school has changed. The school has constructed new facilities while the pantheon of teachers has changed over the years. Yet there are still some things that never will change – the sense of belonging towards a second home.

I am pleased to be able to share my love for magic with the current students studying at the school. Their reactions were great and they certainly were very polite and well-mannered before, during and after my performance.

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I got the chance to show my magic to some of my teachers as well, of whom, enjoyed it tremendously. They told me how proud they are of me and my achievements over the years, both as a student and as a person!

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I would like to express my gratitude to my teachers at Xinmin Secondary School for all their love and care throughout the years (and their forgiveness as well, for I was not an easy student to handle) and last but not least, to my manager, Alexander, for making me a better performer while providing me ample resources and opportunities to further my dream as a magician! Thanks Alex!

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Anderson is a professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com.

Digital Magic meets Hong Kong’s NTT Communications

This month, I was able to showcase my brand of classy and innovative digital iPad magic to the management and employees and NTT Communications’ corporate lunch event! This event was focussed upon embracing disruptive technologies (especially in the security aspect). The company adamantly believed that their image and perception of technology is best represented by my brand of iPad magic! What a great honour it is for me to be regarded by them as one of the best digital magicians both within Asia and around the world. In fact, the client wanted to book me on the month of December back in 2016, however, I was unfortunately unavailable. Yet despite the odds, they still insisted on acquiring my service as an iPad magician because they said that they only want to hire the best. I was extremely touched by their gesture.

So I packed my bags and booked a flight together with my crew Elijah, as well as our newest member on our team, Anderson. It is truly a privilege to be able to fly abroad with them!

The crowd during the event was highly pleasant and enthusiastic. Their reactions during the performance were good and they definitely enjoyed the moment when I produced an actual sized bowling ball from a large sketch pad.

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Moreover, the service and hospitality provided by our clients were first-class. We treated each other with great respect and at that moment during the event, we were not bonded simply by a business transaction, but rather, by something more. They even had a green room prepared for us before the show. It was a great pleasure performing for NTT Communications and I hope that they enjoyed by performance. In fact, the clients, of whom hired my services for this event told me that the show was worth the wait!

Apart from the show, I had a great time exploring the streets of Hong Kong with my team! We visited quite a number of cool and quirky cafes that sold some pretty delicious local food.

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My team and I also scaled Hong Kong’s very own Victoria Peak! The scene was breath-taking and the trip was definitely a memorable one!

I would love to go back to Hong Kong once more and maybe spread my love for magic abroad other international boundaries as well! Alexander signing off!!!

 

Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by technological companies to do their launches due to his skill in combining technology with magic.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

Magic at Hong Kong Fintech Challenge

This week, I was invited to showcase my brand of interactive and creative iPad magic for the people of Hong Kong during Fintech Challenge. This event was organised by Citi and PWC, both companies of which are highly renowned throughout the international business community. The event is aimed at exploring possible disruptive Fintech apps. I was very pleased to be invited to this event; the magic that I was about to perform is not your run-of-the-mill close-up magic. I intend to show them what a brilliant piece of entertainment customised iPad magic is

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iPad magic is superior to traditional magic in many ways! Digital magic has a slant towards innovation and creativity. These concepts align themselves very much to the themes and mottoes of top companies around the world. Thus, iPad magic, when presented with great flair and dexterity, would appeal greatly to this group of intellectual business intelligentsia.

The magic that I showcased was customised to suit the theme of Fintech Challenge – Instant online shopping. I wanted to bring out and accentuate the possibilities and convenience on how online shopping can benefit the general population. iPad magic is able to do just that. Imagine being able to produce anything that you desire on the screen of your digital tablet and pull it right out with just your fingertips, would not that be convenient?!

I had a great time performing for the crowd at Fintech Challenge in Hong Kong and so did they. Hopefully, I will have another opportunity of providing luxurious and sleek digital magic for their events in the future!

 

Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by technological companies to do their launches due to his skill in combining technology with magic.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org