Magical Race at Singapore's KF1

Recently a client of our’s, had one of the most interesting Family days held at a Race Course. Yes, a real race course. Right at our Singapore’s very own KF1 Karting Circuit. It was indeed a beautiful day to have some good old competition between the colleagues and their family members through Kart Racing.

 KF1 Karting Circuit

KF1 Karting Circuit

Among the various 4D Arcade Race machines and food, I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of this event to bring Magic to everyone. There are bound to be periods where people will wait for their turn or just resting around until it would be their turn again and that would be the best chance for Magic to shine!

I soon found myself with the Director and his son with some colleagues awaiting for their turn and I knew what they needed more than just waiting around. Hence I went forth and did what had to be done. Magic was lifted up their moods at the very instant once it began!

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Magic has been around for the longest time and it definitely isn’t just for the old but young as well. A little something for the young ones brought some smiles upon their faces as well! Magic that happens in one’s hands will be the best. Even children would wonder what had just happened in their hands too! :)

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Covering all corners at an event is what we do, engaging everyone leaving them with much laughter and smiles at the end of the day, that’s what Magic is about. Bringing them immense joy and unbelievable moments with just Magic.

I definitely enjoyed myself with my last group right here and I was very certain that they did. Looking at these photos, I truly feel glad I was able to bring much Joy to them and more! Hope you guys out there have a Magical week ahead too! :)

Signing off,

Kim (8)
1/3 of The Strangers

Aspiring a group of Youth at Risk

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Just a while back, I had a wonderful opportunity to be invited to share my Journey of Change with a group of Youth at Risk. It was an extremely fruitful experience for me as I have never imagined to be doing this myself one day.

Just a few weeks before accepting this opportunity to give this talk. I wondered to myself if I were to take this up, how can I be different from other speakers that they probably have seen before. Thinking while I was growing up during my teenage years and having seen many different types of speakers till today, I figured that it would be best to be myself because no one can be the same you :)

The slides I prepared were simple and it was well received as I specifically tried to keep it less serious and not as dry as it should be. It was until the end where some Close Up Magic was introduced to close off, and it had a totally different type of positive reaction. It was an absolute outburst of joy and contentment combined a suspension of disbelief as soon as Magic started to set its’ foot in.

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It was as if every single one of them ignored the current reality they were in and allowed Magic to be bring them to another dimension. There was this immense hope and gratitude that filled their eyes besides their screams and gasps of disbelief, and I knew only that good old Magic brought them there. They were absolutely absorbed by the Magic I showcased. I genuinely feel how they felt there and then, even though I was merely just performing at that instance. It felt extremely similar to my first time having seen Magic as a kid. It was like a rush of sparks that had just ignited from within my bones and you cannot never forget that feeling!

I absolutely enjoyed having shared this moment with them. At the end when it was time for goodbye, they all thanked me very happily and I was extremely gratified to see how all of them have responded to what I have given and brought to them.

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It is always during moments like these that I know that Magic, has made it’s mark once again. Besides triggering the emotions of shock and surprise, this time, in much more positive and inspiring way, hopefully aspiring them to never give up on hope wherever they are or whatever situation they are in.


Signing off,
1/3 of The Strangers
Kim (8)

Mind Blowing Close Up Magic with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Just two months back, our very own Magicians Kim and Joel performed Close Up Magic for Hewlett Packard’s Reimagine Summit 2018. Day 1 of the HPE Reimagine Summit in Singapore has been successfully completed with a tremendous turn-out and an action-packed agenda. One of the key highlights was our social media "Post & Tame I.T." competition, with more than 300+ participants taming the I.T. monster away on the digital wall!

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Of course what a better way to complement the HPE Reimagine Summit in Singapore than with Magic! Amidst the many booths that showcased different types of Technology solutions and more, we were the only selected fringe activity as entertainment. Given the versatility of a Roving Magician, one can move about on the floor to engage groups in different areas and even to the furthest corners of the event venue.

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As the clock ticked towards showtime, both of them broke off from the middle to seek groups gathered at corners that would not be left out at all. Quickly, Joel found himself a group soon to be mesmerized by his bag of Card tricks.

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As for Kim, he too, quickly found a group of Koreans soon to be laughing and deeply drawn to his mystifying sleights which they quickly called for more friends to come over and watch!

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Magic, like technology, is a tool.     

-Mercedes Lackey

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 Engaging the furthest tables of the venue!

Engaging the furthest tables of the venue!

Last but not least, right before the going into the ballroom for more programs lined up for the different delegates and representatives. A very happy group of Indonesians who loved the Magic they saw, asked for a few photos together before heading in. Magic did it once again!

 Always a pleasure to take a photo with happy guests! :)

Always a pleasure to take a photo with happy guests! :)

Of course! Before we left the venue, we had to take one more photo altogether to remember that Magic had the people at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Reimagine the possibilities of the impossible becoming one on that very day.

 When was the last time you Reimagine to have something impossible to become something possible?

When was the last time you Reimagine to have something impossible to become something possible?

Signing off,
Kim and Joel
Close Up Magicians of Meta Illusions

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

Weekend Magic at The Wisteria Mall

Just recently, The Strangers had the chance to put up their Magic Show for the Heartland crowd for two weeks in a row! In the midst of doing different Grand Opening for the numerous shops, The Wisteria Mall itself had it's very own feature of different entertainment lined up for the people who came to the mall! What a better way to have a Grand Opening of a Shopping Mall then with The Strangers Show to be part of it! Arriving to the venue on both different days, the place was just filled with people excited to patronize shops but at the same time we had also realized that there were families and children who were waiting near the stage so eagerly for The Strangers to perform! 

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We did our usual set up as the people waited patiently. Slowly, the crowd grew and once we got up on stage and hit them with our different acts of humor, danger and mystery, the crowd grew so much more as the atmosphere was just filled with laughter and joy! Ending off with our very own Inspiration closure, the people showed us immense appreciation through their overwhelming applause. It was an extreme fulfillment to all of us as we discussed, to not only have the audience really close to the stage but it was one of the rare times we have encountered as well! Till then, we look forward to bring The Strangers Show to different parts of Singapore!

Signing off,
1/3 of The Strangers
Kim

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

A baffling and action-packed evening with The Rotary

This week, our trio of magicians, The Strangers, were presented with a golden ticket to perform for one of the most prestigious clubs in Singapore for their 31st anniversary gala dinner – The Rotary Club. Reminiscent of a 20th Century luxury party for the rich, the gala dinner was swarmed and packed with handsomely groomed gentlemen and ladies. And what better way to complement such an exquisite and vibrant atmosphere with one of the best in Magic in Singapore.

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The distinguished guests and honored executive members of the club were given a once in a lifetime magical experience. Many of the guests had never seen a real life magic show before, and for the rest who have seen magic before, they were only limited to the screens of their laptop and television. Magic for them only exists outside of their lives. But not tonight. The audience were well treated to a feast of magic eye candy; many of them were impressed by the deftness and skill The Strangers exhibited during the show. Some were also flabbergasted by how impossible the act of separating colored sand from a bowl of water was. Impossible, or not?

Magic, for us, is all about creating a unique and fascinating experience. Magic does not only consist of the tricks up our sleeves; magic is created when the performer and the spectator are emotionally engaged and enthralled by the magical journey both of them have embarked upon within a short period of time. The suspension and disbelief combined with the theatrics and comedy of our performers, make our magic a wonderful entertainment for people of all ages.

Interestingly, the children of our guests absolutely adored our illusions on stage. They were so eager to participate in our magic show that some even climbed up on stage to experience the moment of magic for themselves. Such is the power of magic! The audience loved our magic and so did we enjoy their enthusiasm and participation.

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We hope that you had had a great week as well. Till next time!

The Strangers Signing off!

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

Sleek Mind-Blowing Magic at Sinfonia Ristorante

Just last week, I had the good fortune to perform for Sinfonia Ristorante at the Victoria Concert Hall for their Launch Party. Upon entering the establishment, the posh yet vibrant atmosphere caught my eyes.  We arrived at the venue early, and the party was already in full swing. There was a buffet spread of the finest Italian cuisines, cooked up by the amazing Chef Simone Depalmas.

As this is a fine dining restaurant, you could see guests salivating over each dish. Little did they know that they will be jaw dropped by something else coming up next.

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I performed to many tables that night, but the most unforgettable performance in the night was to a group with an unconvinced spectator. As I performed for their table, the skeptical looks on the guest slowly turned into amazement and surprise, leading to a great round of applause.

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I also managed to perform to the esteemed chef of the night, Chef Simone Depalmas. He could not stop raving about the magic happening in his hands after my performance to people all around.

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 The family going crazy after my final revelation.

The family going crazy after my final revelation.

Performing for the guests of the Sinfonia Ristorante was an eye-opening experience. The etiquette in which they conduct themselves and the way they inadvertently gave in to the laughter and the surprise brought about my magic reminds me why I love to do what I do.

Till next time!
Joel the Magician

Joel 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 kim@metaillusions.com

Finalists in a competition: The Strangers

Last weekend, our trio of magicians at Meta Illusions, The Strangers, competed in a talent competition hosted by both Bukit Timah Plaza and Noon Talk Media – they have emerged victorious among numerous other competitors having acquired third in the overall contest.

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The Strangers – Yu Ji, Kim and Anderson – put in blood, sweat and tears to create a new, never before seen illusions specially designed for this competition. The illusion – to vanish a judge’s phone and allow it to reappear inside a box, a box that has been hung up on stage and secured under lock and key. The road to the illusion’s inception was not an easy one; weeks were spent conceptualising and perfecting the illusion under the guidance of Singapore’s top iPad illusionist, Alexander Yuen. Yet despite the gruelling practice as well as the audience’s scrutiny and scepticism, not only has The Strangers managed to complete and perform their illusion, they have managed to deliver their top class performance with class, swag and humour, much to the delight and amazement of the audience and the judges.

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The most interesting part of it all is that The Strangers is the ONLY contestant performing magic within the competition to have emerged victorious. Numerous other magicians were either eliminated through the constant bouts of attrition amongst contestants. This is a true testament to The Stranger’s performance; they are ranked as the best magic act within this competition.

Although The Strangers did not rank first, their charisma and magic have won the hearts of the judges and the audience. One particular lady was so impressed with their performance that she took the initiative to commend them for their magic! What a heart-warming sight!

We hope that you had had a great weekend as well! Till next time.

Signing off,
The Strangers

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

Giving back through Magic at the Istana

On the 15th of June, during Hari Raya, we at Meta Illusions, had the privilege of sharing our gift of magic to the less fortunate at the Istana. The performance requested was iPad Magic by Alexander Yuen and Alexander shared the opportunity with The Strangers and one of our Magicians, Joel to also put up a performance at the Singapore Istana.

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Volunteering our time and bringing Magic to the less fortunate is one of the best things a Magician can do. Bringing much Joy to the faces of audience lets us know that their experience with our Magic has indeed lifted their spirits and that alone is more than enough.

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Before starting the show, we broke off into the crowd to bring some Close Up Magic right to their fingertips. This was extremely well received because of the nature of Magic being seen up close before their eyes rather than far away.

Our charming Magician YJ amazed an enthusiastic bunch of people with his mind-boggling, endless production of coins from within the fabric of his coat. Much to the amazement to the audience, his magic brought a huge bout of laughter and giggles.

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On the other hand, our other magicians, Anderson and Joel, also had the chance to flabbergast their audiences with their impeccable sleight of hand magic. Magic, to us, is not merely about the tricks. but it is about connecting and bringing unforgettable memories to all of our audiences, regardless of race, language and religion. 

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Next up, we had The Strangers to come out to perform their Dance act as well as different segments of the show. Click here to see a short segment of their opening act!

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Did we also mention that we also get to meet Mdm President Halimah? Yes, it was a great pleasure meeting our President. She was extremely cool as we engaged in a small chat on Magic before we all took a selfie together!

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I hope you guys had a good read! Have a great weekend ahead!

Signing off,

1/3 of the Strangers
Kim

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

Customized Magic at Singapore's 1919 Water Boat House

Two weeks ago, Kim and I had the chance to perform for a Marine Company beside the Singapore river at 1919 Water Boat House. There was already a touch of magic to the dreamy location as the restaurant was designed like a cruise ship which overlooked our very own Singapore River.  The company wanted a personalized touch to the show and hence, we specially customized our tricks to fit the theme of their company. Just as the show was about to start, the sun began to set and cast a beautiful orange glow on the Boat House, giving us that extra boost of confidence to deliver what we do.

The crowd was amazing that night. Laughter and gasps of astonishment filled the air as we started by working the crowd by amazing them with our bag of tricks.

 Look at Kim producing a massive coin out of thin air!

Look at Kim producing a massive coin out of thin air!

At the end of the night, the guests were enthralled with the magic we showcased and the client was completely satisfied! 

Hi Yu Ji,

Thank you so much for the efforts during our event! I’ve received wonderful feedback, esp from my marketing manager. He made it a point to tell me having you guys is a great idea. He enjoyed it and so did our customers.

Regards
Qi Hui

25th May 2018
— http://www.singaporemagicshows.com/testimonials/
 The guests would not take their eyes off me as I was trying to break the unbreakable rope.

The guests would not take their eyes off me as I was trying to break the unbreakable rope.

We definitely hope that every guest went home with wonder in their eyes and magic in their hearts. Together, the magicians at Meta Illusions will continue to make the impossible, possible!

Signing off,
2/3 of The Strangers
Yu Ji & Kim

Yu Ji 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 kim@metaillusions.com

You will not believe what these guys will do next?

This week, The Strangers have taken on a challenge; to compete and participate in a talent competition hosted by Bukit Timah Plaza. Having emerged as the only participants performing magic in the finals, our trio of magicians are going up against strong competition, dancers, singers and beatboxers. Will Magic prevail?

To prepare for this competition, our trio of magicians, Kim, Yuji and Anderson have contributed blood, sweat and tears into creating an ultimate magical moment for both the audiences and judges live on stage. Their spectacular production of canes and mind-boggling feats of card transformations have won the hearts of many during this week’s performance. In order for their magic to triumph against the rest, YOUR valuable vote will be needed. Kindly give this video a like to lend The Strangers your support. (Click this link to view the video: https://www.facebook.com/BTPPage/videos/2162544510429936/)

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Yet, the best has yet to come. The Strangers have saved their best act for the finals. What kind of magic do they have up their sleeves? Death defying illusions or perhaps an impossible feat of teleportation? Here is your chance to witness their magic live! Do come on down on the 23rd of June to Bukit Timah Plaza, at 1.00pm, to lend The Strangers your utmost support. See you there!